Screwing the System (Screwing the System #1)
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. Except his attempt to shock the older, sharp-suited Alasdair Grant doesn’t have the desired effect.
Instead of getting thrown out of the office by flaunting an interest in BDSM, Cosmo...more
When you start a book and you get treated to an image of the Dom having George Clooney good looks, wears leather, has tattoos and rides a Harley… Yowza!! you know you are in for a treat!! The tale unfolds from both characters POV, and Ms Myles totally gave us two characters that were both believable and with very disti ...more
This book has been on my list to read for AGES! So in an effort to dwindle the pile I dragged my feet and threw myself onto my loveseat, puffing out the biggest sigh. I don’t know why, I just thought it was going to be a chore. Shrugs.
But then this happened …
“So, Mr. Grant, (… ) Are you a hands-on kind of boss?”
“I prefer to keep a professional distance from my employees.”
“So if I wanted to get to know you better, more intimately”—
—“I’d have to fail this interv ...more
I started Screwing the System with great anticipation and hope about something really amusing and very captivating....
...and WOW, I got everything! This is perhaps not especially innovative, unusual or grand literature, but it was so darn fun and I want to hug and kiss my Kindle - because I loved my hours with these wonderful cute guys. It's this kind of cozy stories I should read more of ...more
Highly recommended if you like beautiful, powerful men (no twinks for miles!) indulging in a sexual exchange of power, BDSM style, hurt and comfort and real emotions, and OF COURSE a fabulous HEA that will leave butterfli ...more
I just don’t get most of it.
This book? I got it. I got the characters, and most of all…..
I adored it.
I was tip-toeing around my ‘BSDM assignment’ for our blog week. I wasn’t sure what I wanted, where to look and what to read. I asked around and was graciously directed towards ‘Screwing the System’.
What a surprising indulgence it turned out to be!
It was kinky, but not the creep me out kink. N ...more
'Screwing the System' was a nice read, but it didn't fullfil my expectations. Cosmo and Alasdair felt emotionally flat to me and I didn't feel a connection to the MCs. I couldn't see them in my mind and I had to stop reading a few times because the story didn't have the sparkle I anticipated. Aside from that the end was a little abrupt. I had the feeling something was missing.
Yeah this was good, gulped it down in one sitting.
I loved the hot scenes but much more than that the relationship developing between Cosmo and Alasdair outside those. The banter, the confidence in one thing and lack of confidence in another all wrapped up in one package, just like us.
I was not totally convinced by the end scene but that is too little a niggle to take away my fond feelings for the whole.
I never read Ms Myles before but I liked her style in this one and want to try more.
Not saying it's a bad book because Myles, IMO, is incapable of that. Only that this was, well, mediocre, compared to the brilliance that was the short. I know, I k ...more
I did feel it ended somewhat abruptly, and that the blurb was a bit misleading about the conflict and Cosmo leaving. There were sev ...more
Alasdair was an incredibly hot, yet compassionate Dom, which I appreciated. The books where the Dom is unforgiving or cold hearted leave me wanting. That Cosmo was cheeky and sarcastic was just an extra bonus. Taming the sass-mouthed sub is one of my favorite BDSM tropes, a ...more
The cast of secondary characters rounded out the story beautifully, and the twist at the end was a pure shock to me.
This book was a real winner. I now have to go and look for other works by this author.
I must thank Monique for bringing this to my attention.
I was so excited to read this book as I loved the short (from the 2012 Love Is Always Write M/M Romance group event) that inspired it. Cosmos is a lovely character -- he's all cheeky brashness but has a bit of vulnerability and skitishness flowing underneath the bravado that endears him. He grew up on the rough side of town and seems to be drifting without an anchor. Until he meets wealthy businessman Alasdair Grant. An early attraction reveals common interest in certain kinks and Cosmo ...more
This book set in the UK had me laughing out loud throughout. Such an easy flow to the writing, brilliant characterisation and so so naughty! 40 year old (George Cluny look-alike) Alasdair introduces irrepressible 24 year old musician Cosmo to the delights of submission.
'He didn't whimper. More like a swallowed moan. Oh all right th ...more
I also wasn't a big fan of the insta-love (never am tbh). Two and half weeks together and then declarations of love eternal, Okay?? *rolls eyes*
The one thing I did enjoy about the book was the humor. It has a lot of fun ...more
Sweet read with a lot of spankings and sex thrown in for good measure. I liked the two characters so they were developed well. Otherwise, I w ...more
Cosmo comes into Alasdair's life during a job interview. Cosmo is young 20-something taking advantage of unemployment benefits in order to get his music career going. On the other hand you have Alasdair who has worked hard to get to where he is now. When he l ...more
I really enjoyed this one. It was fun and sexy and just not your typical BDSM story. I fell in love with Cosmo right away and totally enjoyed his humor. Yet he was very sexy as well. I loved the fact that these two threw the Master/Sir stuff out the window and found something that worked for both of them. That pretty much set the tone of the rest of the story for me.
The writing was wonderful, and the sex scenes were smokin. This ended rather abruptly in my opinion but maybe that's because I jus ...more
Genre & Keywords:
M/M Romance, Contemporary, light BDSM, Discipline, Spanking, Twink, Biker, Leather, Musician, British
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Heat level: 3 out of 3 flames
Screwing the System has many elements to love. First of all, the D/s pairing which stays on the light side of the BDSM spectrum. This comes along with a bratty sub and an overbearing Dom, who both are more than just a cliche of those circumscriptions. Both characters a ...more
This is a story about Cosmo, a younger bratty sub and Alasdair, the older bossy Dom. But, this one really showed how human the characters were, they weren't just playing at roles or playing games. They really did need each other. They kept their depth even while in a scene and didn't follow all the "rules" you usually read about in Dom/sub st ...more
“Alasdair’s hand lifted his chin. “No chance. You’d have to earn the right to that. Tell me, do you have a Daddy?”
“He didn’t stick around once I was born. Only met him a couple of times.” A couple of times too many, though.
“Not that kind of daddy. Someone to look out for you. Stop you behaving like a spoilt child. Punish you when you need it and reward you whe ...more
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“With real self-esteem issues.” Cosmo deadpanned.
“I will have if you don’t hurry up and make love to me.”
“Make love?” Aww, that’s sweet.”
“Less talking. More shagging.”
“Yes, boss!” Cosmo saluted with his free hand…”