Reviewed by JustJen
Title: The Scientific Method
Author: Kris Ripper
Series: The Scientific Method #1
Genre: MM Contemporary/BDSM
Length: 198 Pages
Publisher: Kris Ripper
Release Date: February 18, 2014
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Will Derrie has a problem. He’s twenty-one years old and there’s something terribly wrong with him.
He doesn’t like sex.
He wants to like sex, but even when he’s totally into his girlfriends, he still has to run a movie in his head to get through having sex with them. And the movie? So not okay. (His imaginary mistress spanking his ass really doesn’t go well with his real-life girlfriend whispering sweet nothings in his ear.)
When his twin brother Adam accidentally stumbles upon his search history, Ads decides that Will needs an intervention. With a dominatrix. Oh, and also, the dominatrix’s mysterious (and way less scary) friend Hugh.
Is it friends-with-benefits? A romance? A bromance, but with floggers? Will doesn’t know. But whatever it is? Fucking hot
Review: Why did I wait so long to read this? I absolutely loved it! It pulled me right in. Don’t let the blurb scare you – there are little to no girl bits in this series, even when there are girls playing important roles. Those scenes that are needed for the story are not detailed and totally saved for Will’s time with Hugh (and later Truman). You will not be disappointed, I assure you.
I fell in love with sweet Will. He is so worried about his need or interest in kinkier sex/submission that it is having a very negative affect on his life and relationships with girls. When his brother takes him to meet Lucy, and her friend Hugh, a dominatrix and dom, he is still very apprehensive. Desperate, he decides on the lesser of two evils and calls Hugh, even though it is a girl he wants to be dominated by.
Hugh is fabulous. He sees Will’s struggle, wants to help and keeps things very professional knowing Will is a straight troubled submissive boy. These two connect better than most guys I read about. It is through their connection that the trust really grows as Hugh pushes Will’s boundaries and needs little by little. They take their time exploring Will’s submission, finding things that work and things that don’t. Their friendship grows, but they eventually take things further, both knowing that they aren’t really each other’s “one.” Will is somewhat accepting being bisexual but has adamant plans of finding the perfect girl. Unfortunately, he is only ever comfortable enough with Hugh, or Hugh is the only one capable thus far, of getting Will to truly express his desires. They form a very unique relationship that isn’t going away any time soon, regardless of who they end up with.
I devoured this book. The characters and dialog is fabulous, each character having their own distinct way of speaking, behaving, etc. I had no doubt about their feelings towards each other and was happy their relationship would continue even if their lives were changing. This will probably be one of my favorite BDSM stories for a very long time. I can’t wait to continue with this wonderful story and highly recommend you do as well. This first book is made up of six episodes that I was very thankful were compiled in one book. When I finished, I rushed right into the next book in this series, which is also free on Kris Ripper’s site. This book is free there also, as well as on Amazon, so you have nothing to lose.
Overall Impression: It was amazing
*I purchased my own, personal copy of this book for review.*