That's the bad news.
The good news is that in it's current state, it only needs 5000 more words to be eligible to submit as a free-standing novella. The down side to that is I hate reading on a screen (please don't shoot the bibliophile) and that's the only way they will publish it. And that's if it's good enough.
There is no way in hell I'm leaving these boys before they're at least sorta together, though, and I want to be published this year. Or at least know I might be.
So "Scandalous"? Still a work in progress. And I'll need beta-readers. Or lad rats. Or both. Any volunteers?