Series: A Kinky Connect Chronicles Novella
Author: Harper Miller
Genre: M/M Erotica Novella
Fairy tale endings weren’t made for people like me. Happy for now usually ain’t in the cards, either.
The dents on my wall from where my headboard kept knockin’ against the same spot was the first clue that I needed to calm my ass down. At the rate I was racking up notches and plowing through hookups, I wasn’t ever gonna find nothing real. Guess I kinda jinxed myself. I created my circumstances. You can’t get what you want if you keep falling back into the same pattern of bad habits. But then things changed. I stumbled onto somethin’ I never in a million years expected to happen. You gotta understand, I’m never the guy who wins. It was supposed to be just sex, but that shifty rhyming and scheming bastard, Cupid, pulled a fast one.
I may have changed some stuff to protect a couple of people. But before you go believing the tabloids, make sure you understand that you’re gettin’ the lowdown straight from the source.
I needed to get this off my chest, and it’s only fair that you at least get my side of it all. At some point, I might regret telling you any of this, but for now, you need to know.
*Disclaimer* This is a novella. Not a short story, novelette, or novel. This tale features an M/M pairing. If gay erotica/erotic romance is not your cup of tea and you are offended by same-sex relationships or crass language, you should bypass this story. Content is intended for a mature audience, 18+.
Complexity is the fourth installment in The Kinky Connect Chronicles. The Kinky Connect Chronicles are short erotic stories/novelettes all wrapped up in neat little bows. These stories are standalones. No cliffhangers in the lot!
For her first time venturing into the M/M romance arena, I thought Harper Miller did a really great job! The characters really made this story for me, both Manny and Christopher had excellent depth, with interesting backstories and the unconventional way they meet (considering who Christopher is...which if you want to know you have to read it, no spoiling here ;-) ).
Manny is a strong, independent man building his own business while searching for someone special, even if he has to navigate online hookup sites to do so. He's tough yet still shows great capability to feel, even if he's a bit rough around the edges. Christopher has a high profile job that leads him to be extremely cautious in how he hooks up with others, and he longs for a connection while still having to play things safe. When the two of them meet, sparks fly (and not just in the naughty way). They are undeniably hot together, but there are other variables in play that keep their road bumpy and unclear.
The story is told from Manny's point of view, right down to the way he speaks and thinks. It's a unique way to read a story, and puts you into his head so you come to really feel his emotions. At the end, things are left wide open and I was desperate to find out what happened after that final scene...so I was instantly relieved when there was a link at the end of the book to Manny and Christopher's epilogue, which does help tie things up for the reader.
I was very pleased with how this story turned out, and I hope that the author intends to write more M/M romance in the future--based on Complexity, I'd say Harper Miller will do really well in this genre. For me, this was a 4.5-star read, and I'd definitely recommend it to M/M romance fans 18+ (for adult language and M/M sexual content).
Harper Miller is a thirty-something native New Yorker. She’s traveled the world and lived in a variety of places but always finds her way back to the Big Apple.
A lackluster love life leaves time to explore new interests, for Harper it is writing. The Sweetest Taboo: An Unconventional Romance is her debut novel. In her mind, the perfect Alpha male possesses intellect, humor, and a kinky streak that rivals the size of California.
When she isn’t writing, Harper utilizes her graduate degree in the field of medical research. She enjoys fitness-related activities, drinking copious amounts of wine and going on bad dates.