Coming April 21, 2014, available for preorder now.
PB will be the last story in the TAG trilogy (which became a quadrilogy, or whatever it’s called, when someone convinced me to write Paul’s novella, Love Hypothetically, and then became a pentology [ O.o? ] when Brad and Sebastian had their little tiff). This book is the story of Toby—originally one of Sebastian’s roommates before Brad and Sebastian met—and Tank’s little brother, Jock.
It’s all fun and games until someone puts his heart out.
When Jock meets sexy grad student Toby at a frat party, things finally start looking up. After having been outed to his hockey team and then changing schools, he figures he’s due something good—like the sex he missed out on in the closet. Toby seems like a great place to start, and their night together is an awesome introduction to the fine art of hooking up.
Toby’s heart takes a bruising after the near-perfect experience with Jock leads to . . . nothing. He’s been left on the outside as his friends pair up into blissful coupledom, and he’s in danger of never completing (or starting) his thesis. Can’t something go right?
Then Toby’s coerced into chaperoning a Theta Alpha Gamma trip to France. Not that he’s complaining. What better place to finish his thesis and get over that frat boy? Except Jock’s outing is leaked to the press, making him an unwilling gay rights martyr, and he decides France is a great escape, too. It’s a break from reality for both guys, but they soon find their connection is as real as it gets.
Billionaire with Benefits (Romancelandia #2)
This is the story of Tierney and Dalton, from Too Stupid to Live. Now, let me just say upfront that Tierney changes—a lot, and rather traumatically—early on in this story, so it’s not like Love, Hypothetically in that respect (i.e., he doesn’t manage to fall in love while remaining a douchebag). That’s because Tierney has serious, fatal character flaws of his own making, whereas Paul’s flaws, while serious and of his own making, weren’t fatal.
Or maybe I just didn’t want to write a guy that prickish. IDK, but that’s not how the story works out. As for Dalton, the boy’s got a past, and it’s not all pretty.