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
Kris Ripper lives in the great state of California and zir pronouns are ze/zir. Kris shares a converted garage with a kid, can do two pull-ups in a row, and can write backwards. (No, really.) Ze has been writing fiction since ze learned how to write, and boring zir stuffed animals with stories long before that.
They should be perfect together. She loves the gay couple with whom he still shares sex and whips, and when Will finally confesses he’d rather be spanked than seduced, Molly’s a domination savant. She says gorgeous, filthy things, in just the right tone. So why can’t Will get into it?
Maybe it’s just easier to give up and accept that the best sex he’ll ever have is with a gay dom who has his own romance to deal with. It seems depressing but probably true, until said gay dom smacks him around a bit and convinces him that the potential rewards of communicating honestly with Molly are worth the risk.
Warnings: Various forms of pizza and beer are consumed during times of angst, Marvel and DC Comics are invoked within moments of each other, and the hot stuff is still almost entirely with the boyfriends. (The author apologizes to Molly, whose steamy scenes mostly take place off-page.)
Contains mentions of suicide and death, over-bearing friends-who-are-family, and a clumsy attempt at romance.
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.
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.
Hugh and Truman aren't the only ones heading to the coast. They have a whole week-long New Years celebration planned, with a big group of their friends. Ally had planned to spend a lot of that time with her lousy now-ex, but now that she's here, she's wild with curiosity about all the stuff going on just below the surface of every conversation.
It turns out there's a lot she doesn't know about her brother and his chosen family, and Ally might discover some things she didn't know about herself along the way.
Rory doesn’t want to rain on anyone’s parade, but the thing he wants most in the world is impossible: to go home, to his master, where he was safe. Life without slavery isn’t worth living. He dodges out of the “Freedom Project” with his new friend Demon, and vows to find his master, whatever it takes.
Geo Fairbanks doesn’t even tell people he used to own a slave. And the people who know? Think he’s deluded. “The kid was a slave, Geo. He wasn’t your boyfriend.” He switched careers, moved to a new town, and cut ties with everyone, but none of it helps. He needs Rory. And he’s willing to do almost anything to find him.
Once they’re reunited, everything should be perfect. Shouldn’t it? Then why does Rory have more questions than answers? His friends are done with slavery, over it, moving on, but part of him misses kneeling at Master’s feet. A very specific part of him misses being tied to Master’s bed. It would be one thing if Geo would just take over, like he did in the old days, but Geo’s just as clueless as Rory about how to live with each other as equal men.
Then the unthinkable happens and Geo finds himself searching for Rory all over again. Can he find Rory before he disappears into the new black market for slaves? And if he does, will they ever figure out how to be in a relationship not dictated by legal contracts dictating exactly what they mean to each other?
He doesn't need to say it back. I know how he feels.
Even if he doesn't have the balls to admit it.
Our daughter will be here soon, and our lives will change forever.
Will Cato let go of the past? Let go of the promise he made to execute me?
Or should I have never come back?
A gay - m/m Regency romance, 82,000 words, print version 315 pages
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?