Dillon Aldham loves being on his computer. He’s a little bit awkward and most of his relationships have been online. When a pipe explodes in his apartment, he holes up in the local bar for a few days waiting for repairs to be done. He figures the hot redheaded bartender is just being polite, but every now and then he thinks they might have a spark. (And Gage's tone of command is pretty... evocative.)
Gage Maher isn't in the closet, he's just private. At least, he's private until he meets Dillon. But Dillon, and his fun mix of awkward and fearless, really gets under his skin. Between an inheritance he never asked for, the feud that comes along with it, and New Halliday's first gay wedding, Gage could use a little fun.
Can a computer geek and a small town bartender really hit it off? Is a love for kink, a healthy fear of gossip, and a huge helping of sexual chemistry enough to build a life on?
Paul Sorenson signs up for the BDSM and Dating workshop because his best friend threatens an intervention if he doesn’t. He figures if nothing else, at least it’ll be nice to sit in a room with other kinky queer folks.
The location’s not quite as accessible as it was supposed to be, but there’s a ramp down an alley and a door his wheelchair fits through, so he’s definitely seen worse. Also, there’s a no dating rule, but since Paul has a bad habit of rushing into things and steamrolling every obstacle in his path, that’s not such a bad thing.
Then he meets Ally Jennings. And all bets are off.
Ally loves the workshop, even if she feels like the least experienced person in the room. Meeting Paul is the icing on the cake. When he looks at her, she feels like he gets her, and that’s…never happened before.
He’s dominant, she’s submissive, and everything from kissing to talking about their families feels perfect. But when Paul pushes for commitment, Ally hesitates, and each of them feels betrayed.
They’ve only known each other for two weeks. They should probably just write the whole thing off and go their separate ways, except they can’t stop thinking about each other. Falling in love was the easy part. Building a relationship takes a hell of a lot of work.
Sometimes all it takes is a new angle on an old idea to change everything you thought you wanted. Hugh Reynolds holds the world at arm's length. He lives alone, works alone, and he thinks he's as happy as he'll ever be. But Will gets under his skin and once he's gone, Hugh realizes he doesn’t want to go it alone forever.
Sometimes all it takes is a random encounter to open your mind (and your heart). Truman Jennings hits on a cute guy at a conference and he’s smitten by the end of their first date. Hugh's not the kindest or the easiest boyfriend Truman's ever had, but he brings one thing to their relationship that no one else could: kinky, adventurous, sweetly submissive Will.
Sometimes you can't find the right man till you find the wrong one. Three men. Three sides to love, and intimacy, and laughter. Three people who don't know what they're looking for...until they find it in each other.
This book is the first book in the Scientific Method Universe, and was originally published as two volumes: The Scientific Method and Hugh's New Dude. The new version has some additional bits here and there, but covers most of the same ground. Information about the rest of the series can be found at krisripper.com/smu
When the boyfriends finally decide to get married, they ask Will to be their best man. Makes sense in theory. But getting through the ceremony and the reception without accidentally forgetting himself and doing something not-very-best-man-like? Yeah, that might be a problem.
Molly Evans is back in California for good, but instead of feeling settled, she’s restless. She’s trying to finish writing a book, trying to decide what to do with it, and oh yeah, she should probably find a more permanent place to live than someone’s couch.
And then, into the weird chaos of not knowing what the future holds, she gets a text. From Will.
Sure, she’ll go to the wedding. Keeping Will on a leash sounds like fun. But god, Will in a suit? Molly doesn’t know how she’s gonna keep her own hands off him, let alone keep him from mauling the boyfriends. Who's going to keep Molly on good behavior?
Warnings: The Boyfriends Tie the Knot may inspire a powerful intimacy kink. Wedding cake does not contain nuts.
Molly’s done processing her assault. Completely. She tells Will about it only after she returns home after months away, and Will? Yeah, Will’s gonna need a minute. A week. Possibly a year. Molly gives him two days before calling for reinforcements: Will’s therapist boyfriends.
All the processing in the world can’t save what was already on its way out. Breaking up with Will has nothing to do with being raped by some asshole whose name she never even knew. That was a horrible, terrible night. It's just that sleeping beside someone she loves but doesn’t want to be with anymore hurts like it’ll never stop.
When does a relationship really end? When you start questioning it? When you finally say it’s over? And what does it mean if you can’t stop thinking about the person months later?
Warnings: Breaking Down contains non-graphic mentions of sexual assault and an unholy amount of angst. (Mostly Will’s.) There’s a fair amount of kink and very little sex. Does not contain flashbacks, nightmares, or PTSD. Also, there’s a dance club.Breaking Down is 28,000 words, or about 110 pages long.
Keywords: scientific method, polyamory, mmm, gay bdsm, gay menage, gay threesome, bisexual
Contains mentions of suicide and death, over-bearing friends-who-are-family, and a clumsy attempt at romance.
Take Three Breaths is 32,500 words, or about 130 pages long.
It’s been nine months since Will and his ex broke up. Nine long months. Will doesn’t date. Will actually likes commitment. It’s just not what he wants right now. That’s when he meets Davey.
Davey isn’t like anyone Will’s ever known. He’s genderqueer, and even more of a relationship novice than Will. Will loves hanging out with him, and the sex is new and wild and so freaking hot. He wants everyone to be as excited about this relationship as he is, but nothing’s ever that simple. Especially when he gets his (fake) boyfriends involved.
Truman’s diplomatic and amused, but Hugh? There’s a whole lot Hugh isn’t saying, and only some of it is about how possessive he feels when he’s not allowed to put his hands all over Will.
Dating Davey has been a whole lot more than Will bargained for, but he’s loving the ride. Then the bottom drops out and he slams back to the ground all over again. And this time he's not the only one who needs help putting the pieces back together.
Warnings: May induce gender bending. If you’re lucky.Roller Coasters is 70,000 words or about 280 pages long.
Keywords: gay romance, gay menage, bdsm, mmm, genderqueer, scientific method, erotica, transgender
Nick Coates is happy. He should be happy, right? He loves managing a gym, has good friends, and he's never had a problem picking up men. This must be what happiness feels like, since he has no complaints. Maybe a few regrets, but everyone's got regrets.
When his friend Lucy asks him to stage a "slave training" for one of her boys, he laughs it off. Nick can't train a slave. His only attempt at playing that role ended with a dive into self-destruction so filthy and dark it probably should have killed him. Then again, Lucy's never asked him a favor like this before. Maybe he'll give it a shot, just for a few days. Maybe a week. And as long as he's decided to do it, he may as well call the only person he knows who can help.
It's been nine years. Surely after nine years they've grown up enough to have a conversation on the phone. In person. Naked. No, wait.
Bernie LaCroix never stopped thinking about Nick, gorgeous Nick, on his knees, surrendering everything to the moment. He's also never forgiven himself for screwing it up so badly Nick refused to talk to him for the better part of a decade. The second he hears Nick's voice, everything in his brain vows not to do it all over again and everything in his heart vows to do whatever it takes to get Nick back.
This story is part of the Scientific Method Universe, but need not be read in conjunction with other books in the series. Please check out krisripper.com/smu for more info and recommended reading order.
It’s been three years since Davey saw their ex-boyfriend Will. The thing is…Will’s sort of the one who got away. And he’s also the one Davey calls when they’re super depressed, and it’s the holidays, and they just want a hug.
What they get is an invitation to Will’s boyfriends’ beach house for New Year’s. Yeah. Boyfriends. Plural.
In ten days Davey finds a kitten, wears a mermaid dress, and crushes on a beautiful man. Welcome to New Year’s at the beach house.
He can keep everything else in his life together, as long as for a few hours every week it all falls away.
Clem wants more than one night a week. The way he sees it, if one night’s good, wouldn’t more be better? But he’s had three years of good sex with a man twenty years younger than him and he’s not about to blow it by asking for more, even if he thinks it’s what both of them want.
When Neil’s life begins to unravel, the last thing he wants to do is rely on Clem to keep him upright. Sometimes it takes a crisis to realize just how many people are on your side…and just what you’re willing to do to keep them there.