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Complexity

(The Kinky Connect Chronicles #4)

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4.12  ·  Rating details ·  66 ratings  ·  49 reviews
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 cre
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Kindle Edition, 95 pages
Published July 8th 2016 by Harper Miller
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Optimist ♰King's Wench♰
Docking and pigeon peas!

I had to google one. I'll let you guess which. *exaggerated wink*

Manny is the narrator of this novella. Manny is a bisexual, Puerto Rican, personal trainer, struggling to make ends meet in New York who likes sex. A lot. He isn't picky about gender or how many people are getting served at a time and he's model hot, so... there's not exactly a shortage of people in the greater NYC area willing to climb into his bed or a bathroom stall or the gym... you get me. I'm actually
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Jamilla_
Jul 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: M/M romance lovers
Shelves: m-m, bisexual
4 stars!

My first thought after reading was, awww.
I quite enjoyed the story of Manny, the go getter personal trainer and Chris, the rising star, firmly in the closet actor.
Harper Miller definitely knows how to do a lot with little. With just a little paragraph here or there, characters are made, fully fleshed out and vivid, Joulie, Titi Lucia, Aimee. The book is told from Manny's POV, and his character is built up especially strong, he's leaps from the page and burrows his way into your heart.

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Christine~justlovemybooks.com blog~
5 Stars!!!!!
This book was absolutely amazing.
Just wow!

*An ARC was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

"Complexity" The Kinky Chronicles book Four by Harper Miller was such a great book! I was absolutely engrossed from the first page and I hated that it was so short! Only 95 pages. "Complexity" is part of The Kinky Chronicles series but I personally found the romance in this novella intense rather than kinky. The relationship was believable as well as heartbreaking and tear i
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Katie
In my very first review of Harper’s work ( The Sweetest Taboo ), I called her fearless. She took a big chance with the voice of her characters in that book. I thought she pulled it off pretty damn well. I also said she’d be an author to watch. At the time I meant that as a first book it was pretty fuckin’ awesome, and I couldn’t wait to see where she went from there.

Here we are, the FIFTH book of hers I’ve read, the FOURTH in a dirty, kinky series of novelettes and novellas, and HOT DAMN.

I was r
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Lustful Literature
Jul 08, 2016 rated it really liked it

Jen's Review

OMG This book! I just finished it and I have to say my heart is pounding. I want to jump up and down and scream. Like seriously Harper Miller??? OMG.. That ending.. I just can’t even with that.

I’m not really sure where to start or what to say. This author is new to me and I have not read the other books in the series. From my understanding (don’t quote me on this) but I believe this is Harper’s first m/m. Well let me tell you this author did a fabulous job on this story and I hope s
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Barbara Ingram
Jun 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Title: Complexity
Author: Harper Miller
Series: The Kinky Connect Chronicles #4
Publisher: Self
Reviewer: Barb
Release Date: July 8, 2016
Genre(s): M/M Romance
Page Count: 144
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

Review:

****4 Chrisanny Stars****

I love Harper Miller’s writing style! Manny’s mannerisms and language lingo made this story so easy to get lost in, it was fluent, well researched and written.

It was unique in that it was from Manny’s POV and that it was like he was telling a sto
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Tracy Reads
Jul 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loved this one ! i am a huge fan of Harper's books while they are short they are really good and Manny and Chris did not disappoint and you get two very Alpha males so its win ! i really loved a snippet from it the one about the lego i'd post it but i think my review wouldn't be allowed and i wouldn't change the wording so you will have to see it when you read it !
great read HOT SEX , POWERFUL MEN , TAKE NO PRISONERS ATTITUDE what is not to love ?
Would Manny and Chris Be My Book Boyfriends ? He
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Carra
Jul 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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
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Meka♥books
I can't get enough of Harper Miller's Kinky Connect Chronicles where people meet online and hook up. Complexity takes an intricate look at not only being gay, but being involved as an interracial couple and a couple that is financially disproportionate.

This book gets complex really quick. The main characters, Puerto Rican born and personal trainer Emmanuel "Manny" Acosta and Caucasian high profile actor Christopher Kaine have a lot at stake if the world knew they were a couple however some memb
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Lauren at Live Read and Breathe Reviews

3 . 5 Kinky sweet stars!



Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Author and Enticing Journey Book Promotions
Genre: MM Kinky Erotica Romance Novella
Part of a series and can be considered a Standalone



My Complexity Review . . .


This novella started off a bit slow for me and Manny took awhile for me to like him, but the more I read the more he grew on me.  It was his direct approach that threw me off at times but its also part of his charm as well. 


While reading the chapters felt long
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Keelan Ellis
Jun 10, 2016 rated it liked it
Manny is a bisexual man, striving for success as a personal trainer. He grew up poor, with a loving single mother and a brother he helped to raise. He has struggled to maintain romantic relationships, and at the outset of the story seems to have all but given up on them. Part of the problem is that he is still mostly closeted about his sexuality, which keeps an emotional distance between him and the women he has tried to build relationships with in the past. He has never considered a relationshi ...more
K
Jul 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Wow, I love Manny and Chris that make up Complexity by Harper Miller. Whewww, that was intense and a such a powerful story. This was my first time reading anything by this author and, at first, I was a little apprehensive as to whether I was going to click with the story. My worry was completely unfounded.

Manny tells ya right up front that he’s a man-whore and he’s all about the sex. He trolls online dating sites for his partners and he knows who he’s getting from the start and what kink they ma
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Joyfully Jay
Oct 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: camille
A Joyfully Jay review.

4.25 stars


While this is definitely a romance book, I was charmed and a bit taken aback by how little the flow sticks to your typical boy-meets-boy structure.

The “charmed” comes from Miller doing a bang-up job portraying Manny. As the narrator of the story, the flavor of his vernacular colors every word. The colloquial English, the inclusion of his Puerto Rican Spanish, and the fact that Miller (through Manny) brilliantly addresses what it’s like to live with stereotypes ba
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Jaymie
Emmanuel "Manny" Acosta is working hard to make a name for himself in the Physical Training world. With dreams of owning his own gym and catering to high-end clients, he's well on his way.

A night on kinkysinglesconnect.com to set up a discreet hookup leads Manny to a secret rendezvous at a luxury hotel in the city. To his surprise, the man waiting for him is famous actor Christopher Kaine. Unable to believe this isn't some kind of joke, Manny is ready to leave, only Chris is determined to do wh
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Sofia The Great
Jun 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016, hot, lgbt, latino
4 Platypires for Complexity by Harper Miller

This is a stand-alone book in the Kinky Connect Chronicles but after reading the other 3, I just had to read this one. Now, normally I don't read a lot of m/m erotica romance. Not that I have anything against them, I just prefer a different kinda kink. lol.
Complexity is actually a novella and not a short story like the others which made me happy. I liked how the longer length made for more character development. Plus those very sexy scenes and the d
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Le Ann Foster
Jul 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
♡♡Reviewed for CherryOBlossoms Promotions ♡ ♡

I gave this book 4 stars!

This is a very short, emotional, love story and can be devour in just a couple of hours. Chris and Manuel find each other on a website. After talking online they decide to meet, but what Manuel was expecting wasn't what he gets when he meets Chris. Chris is a big time movie star and is in the closet. Can these two find away to love and live in the public eye or will Chris choose his career over love?

This book is stand alone
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Wendy Livingstone
Jun 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.
This is the first book which I have read from this author, and it will not be the last. This is her first venture into m/m relationships. This is a short read, but enjoyable.
The two characters Manny and Chris come from totally different backgrounds and professions. These are two complex and great characters. Would like to see more from these two in future.
Amanda Studebaker
Jul 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book took me by surprise. I don't typically read this type of book, but with that said from page 1 until the very end I was held captive by this book. It was so many different things... raw, sexy and emotional. I enjoyed every word and look forward to reading more in by this author.
michelle Shelly
Jul 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
A short hot little read. The characters Manny and Chris are great characters and the story line held my attention. My only complaint about it would be how it ends but even with that its a good short read. Will definitely be checking into more books by this author.
Rach Lawrence
Dec 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016, arc, review-request
Review originally posted on Rach Lawrence Books.

*I was provided a copy of Complexity by the author in exchange for an honest review. I am not compensated for my honest opinion.*

Personal trainer Manny is always up for a good time. Doesn’t matter if it’s with a woman or a man. He’s secure in his sexuality and enjoys the no-strings sex he can get from the kinky website where he’s a member. But when Chris comes along, everything changes. Manny develops feelings he wasn’t looking for. Even if Chris f
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Ash
May 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: aoc, bi-pan, mm, poc
I really enjoyed this novella. The writing was immersive and the author did a great job of giving her characters a voice - Manny especially, who is our POV narrator. This is a fast read, around 95-100 pages, but tells a complete story. There's a little time jump - the first chapter picks up present day, while chapters 2 and 3 flash back to when Manny and Chris met - and I loved the way that allowed us to jump right into the story. It was a super effective way of writing in this shorter format so ...more
Melinda
Jul 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: queer
4.5
I love Manny's honesty about himself, his life, and his identities. As a narrator, he isn't trying to sugar coat anything about being a bisexual latino in today's environment. I really enjoyed his perspective and the glimpse into what he is tackling.

I liked the whole development of Chris and Manny though I do wish we saw more about those late night talks - I know Chris is a sap but I would've loved more glimpses at it as they got to know each other. I think Manny and Chris have a great dynami
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Felicia
Jul 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Defining Moments!

This quick read packs a powerful punch!

Emmanuel ‘Manny’ Acosta has come to terms with who he is and is sick of labels. Is he Hispanic or Latino? Does it matter? Is he bi or gay? He likes women and men…who cares? But Manny knows unfortunately, people do care, and he has come out only to a very few people closest to him. Considering his culture, neighborhood, and even his line of work, life could be very different for Manny if more people knew, and not in a good way.

But Manny is g
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Kirha
Jul 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Manny is a trainer making a decent living. Between working at the gym and building his own client list, he doesn’t have time for a relationship. Truth be told, he doesn’t want one. He enjoys the freedom of one-night stands and multiple hook ups. On one particular night, he chooses to update his profile in Kinkysingles.com to fit his ever-evolving sexual needs. The initial men who contacted him were not worth his time, but when “Vinnie messaged him” all bets were off.

“Vinnie,” also known as Chri
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Smashlybookalicousreviewingchicks
Loved that this M/M story was told from a limelight story. It always made me wonder how many famous stars have to hide behind the truth in the public world. While wrong, it is what society is.

Manny is bi and while his family is understanding, in the work world he has to keep this on the down low. While reading the story you will see phrases he speaks that you may not understand, but the author does an awesome job at the end of book listing the word he spoke and what the meaning was so it made s
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Janette
Jul 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: for-review
Complexity. Never has a title better fit a story. Harper Miller hits the ground running and never stops in this spunky contemporary romance, introducing deep, complex characters who quickly find themselves in endlessly complicated situations. What starts out as a simple quest for a hookup leads to a complicated maze of twists and turns resulting in a lot of heartache and introspection. It's been a while since I've lost myself in a novella as quickly and wholly as I did this time, but there's som ...more
Peggy Lee (Reading Keeps Me Sane)
M/M fans you will love this short, heart warming story about two different worlds colliding and letting love lead the way.

Manny is a spit-fire Puerto Rican American who is also bi. He doesn't share his preferences publicly but has the his Mother's support. Manny is from the hood and is working hard to get ahead and grow his business. He also has desires that he seeks out online. After updating his online profile and a chatting for a while he makes plans to meet 'Vinny'. To his surprise the pers
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W.H.
Rating
5 out of 5 Hearts

Harper Miller is a New to Me Author.

I fell in love with the cover of this story when I paticipated in the Release Blitz. I just had to jump in between the covers and see who Manny and Chris really are. I was not disappointed.

This is an MM Romance novella and it may not be for everyone. So if explicit, hot, m/m sex scenes and talking dirty is not your thing, you may want to skip this read.

Harper Miller really amazed me with her upfront and realistic approach in depicting th
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A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
⭐⭐⭐1/2
Complexity is a M/M novella, but it is also a biracial romance and to some extent a bisexual romance, making it very unique indeed. I had a hard time getting into the story at first, but then the plot picked up and held my attention.

The main character, Manny (a personal trainer), was complex and well developed, but I felt like his love interest, Chris (a famous actor), was not as fleshed out as I would have liked. What I did see of Chris I really liked. What he did and said at the end of t
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Anita
Jul 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Good golly! This was awesome. With a few strokes of the pen, in a handfull of pages, we get an amazing deeply emotional, funny tale about two guys, Manny and Chris. But Manny steals the show. The book has a very Santino Hassell vibe and I kept thinking of Raymond from Sunset Park (Five Boroughs, #2) by Santino Hassell as Manny spoke. Urban, funny, real relatable characters. Fantastic dialogue. And dirty, sexy and flaming hot smexy. Great perspective of a bi guy. So many authors throw in the bisexual theme as a way to explain a character's acti ...more
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The Kinky Connect Chronicles (4 books)
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  • Renewed (The Kinky Connect Chronicles #2)
  • Entwined (The Kinky Connect Chronicles #3)