ARC Review – Screwing the System by Josephine Myles

Screwing The System is another superb offering from Josephine Myles featuring two men walking two separate paths yet the wind up on the same line. ~ Guilty Pleasures

He’s nobody’s bitch. Until he gets a ride on the bitch seat.

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 finds himself on his knees, apologizing to the sexy, good-looking Top.

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 younger man’s defiant attitude that’s too intriguing to ignore.

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. Until he goes one demand too far, and 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.

Product Warnings
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.


About 6 months ago, I read my first book by Josephine Myles and I was immediately hooked by this quirky, British writer. Her book are always entertaining, always filled with lusty men, always contain some hot as hell M/M sex, and always contain a bit of British humour (yes, I’m going with the spelling). When I read her books, the characters have accents in my head and I always melt a atruegemawardlittle listening to them!

Cosmo Rawlins is a struggling musician he’s forced to apply for jobs he doesn’t want to maintain his welfare benefits. Never does he expect to fall in immediate lust with the company’s owner at his latest interview. While trying to blow the interview, the owner sees Cosmo’s wrists which look like a restraint gone bad. Cosmo finds himself with no chance of the job but with an invitation to “play” with the owner.

Alasdair Grant is a self made man. He’s a tough but fair boss and expects a lot from his employees. When his latest interviewee arrives, he finds himself interested in this much younger man. When he discovers scars on Cosmo’s wrists he immediately feels protective of him but knows he wants to spend time exploring this man.

I adored the journey between Cosmo and Alasdair. At first they seem completely different but underneath we discover they have quite a bit in common. Cosmo brings out the Alasdair of years past but he also makes Alasdair realize he wants more out of his life than building his business and meaningless sex. Alasdair at first comes off a controlling jerk. He didn’t always approach things the best way, but I honestly believe he wants what was best for Cosmo. These two spend a lot of time learning about each other’s bodies, limitations, and lives prior to meeting. Alasdair enjoys teaching Cosmo how free he can feel through the exploration of BDSM. There are some pretty spectacular moments between them, both sexually and not, all of which I enjoyed immensely.

Screwing The System is another superb offering from Josephine Myles featuring two men walking two separate paths yet the wind up on the same line. While there were many messy moments, it’s obvious at the end they are headed towards that happily ever after they both never knew they wanted.

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6 thoughts on “ARC Review – Screwing the System by Josephine Myles

  1. I really loved THE HOT FLOOR, and can’t wait to see what Myles has cooked up this time! I hope the guys have quirky interests–those always make her books such fun….

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