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Lockhart William “Bill” Templeton III needs a divorce. He’ll have to go halfway across the galaxy to get it.

Bill’s impending marriage to Nelson Wolff could unite two of the most powerful industrial families on Terra Beta. The only problem: Bill’s already married. In his rebellious youth, he took up with Travis, a smuggler and all-around scoundrel, and wound up tying the kn
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Published September 28th 2020 by Jeffrey Ricker
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'Nathan Burgoine
Sep 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: glbt
By now, it’s likely you know I adore Jeffrey Ricker (see: Detours, The Unwanted, my never-ending-suggestion-that-I’d-like-a-sequel-to-The Unwanted) but it’s maybe less known how much I like me a good pew-pew-pew sci-fi story (okay, maybe that isn’t less known, it’s just less often I get to read them). Jeffrey Ricker doing a queer sci-fi with cranky/grumpy hero trekking half-way across the known damn galaxy because that’s the only way his husband agreed to sign the damn divorce papers so he can m ...more
David R. Slayton
Jan 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi, gay
Like a great episode of Star Trek. I loved that Jeffrey Ricker wrote this book about a gay man trying to get an intergalactic divorce and cross-breeds it with commentary about wealth, colonization, and how we move on. My only real complaint is that it's too short, a novella when I wanted more, especially more depth into the character's past. A great quick read that fit exactly what I needed: a space adventure with cool tech centered around a gay relationship that wasn't full of drama or thinly v ...more
Jayme Bean
Feb 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic quick read

I consumed this book in just two short sittings. Everything about the characters and storyline had me gripped from page one. Ricker’s prose is quick and detailed, making for a riveting read with both emotion and depth. I’m honestly amazed at how much story and background was squeezed into this few pages—I could have easily read 200 more pages of this story and not gotten bored. I can’t wait to read more from this author, and easily have this bookmarked as a fast reread for t
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Jeffrey Ricker is the author of the novels Detours and the YA fantasy The Unwanted. His short fiction has been published by Phoebe, The Citron Review, Foglifter and Little Fiction.

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