Three’s Company - NR Walker

Genres: Contemporary, Gay, Menage, Romance

Word Count: 54052

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After news that he's gay spreads though his homophobic hometown, leaving his restaurant in trouble, Wilson Curtis goes to Key West alone. He meets Simon and Adam, and is soon invited into their bed for some vacation fun.

Once isn't enough, and they get to know each other in and out of the bedroom. Ten days is all it takes to change their lives. When Wil's vacation time is up, none of them are ready to say good-bye. They'll have to conquer misunderstandings, miscommunication, and the judgement of friends and foes alike who don't understand their relationship, but these three know that what they have is worth fighting for.

Tell us about Three’s Company: 

The original idea for this story came from a friend of mine, Brenda (who the novel is dedicated to) who sent me pic after pic of sexy beach/sun-kissed boys until I agreed to write it. Originally, the concept started as some pretty cabana boys who lived a free life with little to no responsibility. Being a couple, they worked at a resort together, surfed together and partied together, and the third man was going to be a worn-out doctor or some other similar professional looking for something he didn’t know he was missing.
Luke McFarlane - inspiration for Wil

But that’s not how this story ended up. At all.

There are some similarities to the original concept, and the basis is the same (existing couple introduce a third man into their relationship) but that’s about where the original plot outline similarities end. In Three’s Company, Wilson Curtis travels to Key West by himself to escape a not-so-pleasant life back home. His business is in tatters, he’s suddenly single and the entire town has snubbed him. He meets Adam and Simon, who work at the hotel he’s staying at, and they invite him into their bed.

What starts out as a one night stand, soon becomes a holiday fling and like all my stories, there is a light on angst, heavy on love, kind of sweetness. There seems to be more sex than I remember writing... and truthfully, not much happens outside of these three boys. There’s no major external drama, it’s mostly about these three men and how they adjust to being a threesome than some huge twisted plot.

Simon Baker - inspiration for Adam
Who was the inspiration for the characters? 

Wilson Curtis is a small-town with a certain naivety that makes him adorable. I pictured Luke McFarlane for Wil.

Adam Preston is the always smiling, always happy, swimmer/surfer. He’s charming, and it’s impossible not to like him. I pictured Simon Baker for Adam.

Simon Stanford is the serious, business minded one. He’s smart, independent and oh-so lovely. I pictured a short-haired, clean-shaven Jared Leto for Simon.

Why m/m/m?

Why not? LOL I never actually had any driving desire to write ménage. It wasn’t something I deliberately set out to conquer. As previously mentioned, I’d brainstormed with a friend about three boys on some tropical secluded setting – and by brainstorming, I mean posted a ton of threesome pics and watched a LOT of “research” on the subject matter.

But at the end of the day, it wasn’t a conscious decision. These boys had a story that was just itching to be written.

Jared Leto - inspiration for Simon
I did some research into polygamous relationships, of course, and found the dynamics fascinating. Not so much the ones where the husband had wives he numbered One, Two and Three, but the types of relationships that evolved from being a couple, to include a third person as a permanent fixture in their lives. I loved the idea that the first couple is so secure in their relationship and where they are in their lives, that they’re not threatened by the introduction of someone new.

I loved how there is no boundaries to love. There’s no right or wrong, only the way they feel, and I hope I conveyed that in this story.

What’s next from N.R. Walker? 

My next release is a novel length drama titled Blind Faith, and it comes out late January 2013 with Silver. I’ve written its sequel, which I’m hoping to sub soon. I’m also participating in NaNo this year and my aim is to complete the majority of the sequel to Point of No Return. I also have some free-reads I’m getting ready to post with Silver Publishing in the next few weeks and I can divulge more info on that when I know more.

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