Title: Screwing the System
Author: Josephine Myles
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: April 27, 2017
Cover Design: Harper By DesignSummary:
When Boss meets brat…
Forced to apply for a job he doesn’t want, Cosmo Rawlins has only one aim in mind: fail the interview and get back to making music. But his attempt to shock the sexy, sharp-suited Alasdair Grant has a very different result.
Instead of getting thrown out of the office for flaunting an interest in BDSM, Cosmo finds himself on his knees, apologizing to the most dominant man he’s ever met.
Alasdair has more important things on his mind than training a novice sub, especially a rebellious bad boy like Cosmo. But there’s something beneath the youngster’s bratty attitude that fascinates him.
As Alasdair takes Cosmo in hand—and for a wild ride on his Harley—he becomes obsessed with bending the young rocker to his will, both in and out of bed. But while Cosmo might enjoy the kink, he’s not up for becoming Alasdair’s household slave.
When Alasdair goes one demand too far, Cosmo is gone in a cloud of dust. Forcing Alasdair to admit that earning Cosmo’s loyalty—and love—will involve the toughest challenge he’s ever faced.
Warning: This title contains an overbearing Top with a less than glamorous job, a rebellious brat who refuses to call him sir, and a total lack of high-end BDSM clubs or playrooms. Expect floggings over the kitchen table instead. Written in Jo’s usual exceedingly “English” English.
This book is a re-release.
I want to start out by saying that this is not a genre I often read, not that BDSM is outside my comfort zone because truth is I read everything so there is no boundaries to my comfort zone. So if I was to list my sub-genre norms, zombies/dystopia is probably the only thing I read less of than BDSM. So having clarified that I can simply but honestly say, Josephine Myles' Screwing the System was pretty darn good.
There really isn't much I feel I can say without revealing spoilers so I'll keep this short. I loved the characters, their chemistry, their attitudes, and their passions for each other but also for living. Cosmo is not your typical sub, he's almost what I would call an anti-submissive sub. Now that's not saying he doesn't want to be a submissive, he's like the soap opera bad boy doing good which is often called an anti-hero. To say that neither Cosmo nor Aladsair is expecting the other is an understatement but they manage to make it work.
If you are a fan of BDSM than I highly recommend Screwing the System but if you're like me that doesn't read this sub-genre often but just enjoy a well written tale, I also strongly recommend giving this book a go. You won't be disappointed.
English through and through, Josephine Myles is addicted to tea and busy cultivating a reputation for eccentricity. She writes gay erotica and romance, but finds the erotica keeps cuddling up to the romance, and the romance keeps corrupting the erotica. Jo blames her rebellious muse but he never listens to her anyway, no matter how much she threatens him with a big stick. She’s beginning to suspect he enjoys it.
Jo’s novel Stuff won the 2014 Rainbow Award for Best Bisexual Romance, and her novella Merry Gentlemen won the 2014 Rainbow Award for Best Gay Romantic Comedy. She loves to be busy, and is currently having fun trying to work out how she is going to fit in her love of writing, dressmaking and attending cabaret shows in fabulous clothing around the demands of a preteen with special needs and an incessantly curious toddler.