The common theme I notice between these two books is that the protagonists are gay guys in major cities of the northeast (Boston and New York, respectively). I wasn't looking for books about gay guys, particularly, I was just looking for humorous fiction. Apparently gay guys are funnier or something. Most of the books I've found have been like that, actually. Bertie Wooster was a drone, but it would seem that all his descendants are queens. ;)
I'll let you know if either of them are any good. I hope at least that they're better than Wake Up, Sir, which was a distinct disappointment.