Karaoke Queen

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By Dominic Lim

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Booklist: Most Anticipated LGBTQ+ Romances of 2024

A legal assistant by day becomes a karaoke queen by night to grab a second chance at love in this joyfully queer rom-com, perfect for fans of Casey McQuiston and Alexis Hall.
For Rex Araneta, his college sweetheart Aaron Berry was always the one who got away. So when he finds out that Aaron is now living in the same town and needs help saving his karaoke bar, it’s Rex to the rescue. Or more like Regina Moon Dee, Rex’s internet-famous drag queen alter ego. Even if no one can know the identity of the man behind the makeup.
As Regina’s popularity grows, Rex’s ruse becomes more difficult to keep under wraps. It even becomes a family affair with his mom and sister helping to keep his secret. It’s dawning on Rex that he’s hidden this side of himself away for far too long . . . and perhaps his real shot at love is to reveal his true self. And be loved for all that he is.


  • "Written with heart and a sparkling voice. A pure delight!”
    Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling authors
  • “Abeautiful love letter to the importance of being unapologetically ourselves.”
    Ali Hazelwood, New York Times bestselling author of Not in Love
  • “Lim’s books are full of love, music, community, food, and fashion.  Don’t miss them.”
    Abby Jimenez, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Just for the Summer
  • “I’m singing the praises of Karaoke Queen! Dominic Lim always delivers a hilarious and moving story about friendship, family, and love that brings all the feels.”
    Byron Lane, author of Big Gay Wedding
  • "I laughed, I cried, I loved. Karaoke Queen will give you all the feels!”
    Julie Soto, USA Today bestselling author of Not Another Love Song
  • “Dominic Lim's love of music shines through in his latest novel that's sparkly, fun, and layered with real emotion. You'll find yourself charmed by these unique, loveable characters who are full of hope."
    Sidney Karger, author of The Bump
  • A romance with the irresistible melody of a Broadway hit. Lim offers up a swoony, joyful rom-com to take readers into a love story worthy of a Broadway stage.”  
    Entertainment Weekly, on All the Right Notes
  • "With its incisively etched, marvelously inclusive cast of characters, perfectly polished writing lightly dusted with sly wit, and swoon-worthy sexual chemistry, Lim’s soul-nourishing debut not only perfectly captures the hope and heartbreak of two people falling in love, but also music’s power to transform lives."
    John Charles, Booklist (starred review), on All the Right Notes
  • "A lyrical, romantic debut with tender, moving notes about Filipino American families and queer love stories. Perfect for fans of Casey McQuiston and Alexis Hall, this is a must-have for library shelves. With a relatable queer protagonist, this uplifting book portrays the power of owning one’s truth. Heartfelt, poignant writing and iconic supporting characters boost Quito’s story. The friends-to-lovers trope is wonderfully accomplished, full of sweet yearning and perfect harmony."
    Library Journal (starred review), on All the Right Notes
  • "Fun and effervescent.. There’s a lot of promise in Lim’s debut...with its dual-timeline storytelling, charming cast, and love of show tunes."
    Kirkus, on All the Right Notes
  • "Light and charming, with a hint of snark, this is a promising start for Lim."
    Publishers Weekly, on All the Right Notes

On Sale
Sep 17, 2024
Page Count
368 pages

Dominic Lim

About the Author

Dominic Lim has enjoyed a lifelong love affair with music. Dominic holds a master’s from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, is an alum of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and has sung with numerous professional choral ensembles. As a proud member of the Actors’ Equity Association, he has performed Off-Broadway and in regional productions throughout the US. Although he probably shouldn’t admit to having favorites, the thrill of singing “This is the Hour” in the chorus of Miss Saigon still pops up in his dreams.
            Dom supports his local writing community as a member of the Writers Grotto and as a co-host of San Francisco’s Babylon Salon. He lives in Oakland with his loving and supportive partner, Peter, and their whiny cat, Phoebe.

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