Screwing the System

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Overview

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, ...

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Overview

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.

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.

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Editorial Reviews

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Barging In is a book I could read over and over again. Josephine Myles has populated it with loveable heroes, introduced a unique and colorful setting, and infused it with incredible energy and humor.”
—Top2Bottom Reviews

“Myles creates a really interesting set up here with some great characters and unbelievable heat. I really enjoyed this one and I would definitely recommend it.”
—Joyfully Jay on The Hot Floor

“Quirky from the start, the book is funny in a deadpan way and there’s plenty of situational humour too, though the comedic aspect never overwhelms the romance or the drama of the unfolding relationship.”
—Reviews by JesseWave on Barging In

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781619216808
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/4/2014
  • Pages: 258
  • Sales rank: 1,283,773
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

Eccentric Englishwoman, absent-minded mother, proud bisexual, shameless tea addict, serial textile craft hobbyist, iconoclastic logophile and writer of homoerotic romance—Josephine Myles is all these things at once. She loves to hear from fans at josephine.myles5@gmail.com.

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  • Posted February 12, 2013

    With Screwing the System, Josephine Myles became an auto-buy for

    With Screwing the System, Josephine Myles became an auto-buy for me.  Really.  Based on her previous work and the original short story of the same name in the Goodreads M/M group anthology Love is Always Write, I pre-ordered this book (something I’ve never done before) and it is just so cool to not be disappointed.




    System has some of the most popular themes in MMR right now:  May-December, toppy top, adorable mouthy bottom, light BDSM.  Mostly, though it has what Ms. Myles does best:  real stories of men falling in love with some conflict and well-draw characters.  Yes, there is hot sex and lovemaking but the sex and BDSM scenes do not fill pages substituting for plot. 




    Alasdair Grant is the owner of a successful janitorial services company.  In the fifteen years since his partner died, he’s played without getting serious with anyone since.  Cosmo Rawlings, is an unemployed musician, keeping his benefits going by pretending to be a sincere job seeker all the while intentionally freaking interviewers out by letting them think he’s heavily involved in BDSM.  This way, he can continue to make music while being unencumbered by the inconvenience of a job.  But when the interview with Alasdair goes well his ruse has the opposite of it’s usual effect.  Cosmo is forced to come clean and Alasdair invites him to play.




    I’m not going to spoil the story except to say that the blurb is a little misleading.  I liked how the Sunshine Scheme incorporated something dear to the author without being preachy.  Even the minor characters flesh out palpably.  I also like how, as always in a Myles story, the characters and setting are clearly English:  Waitrose, builder’s strength tea, and the homage to Ian Drury?  Brilliant.




    There are some changes from the original short story and while she left me worrying for a bit I embrace them.  Whether her characters are a glass blower, travel writer, or perpetually on the dole, a Josephine Myles story is not to be missed.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2013

    Better than I thought

    I liked this story more than I thought I would, but it's not my favorite Josephine Myles' story. I don't really like BDSM stories, but this one was better than most.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2013

    Hot! Hot!

    A really good read with wonderful characters. I've read it three times and will probably read it again and again. Like good sex, it demand a repeat performance.

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