27/12/2012 by Basia Rose
Roarke and Sam have been together for years. They love each other, yet they feel there is something missing. And Sam thinks they need a woman. Someone they can coddle and protect.
But Roarke isn’t so sure. For years he’s blamed himself for his brother’s death. The only person he’s ever allowed to get close since is Sam.
Then Ava Scott applies for the job as Roarke’s personal assistant and both men find themselves instantly attracted and intrigued by the tiny woman.
For years Ava Scott has fought the effects of an eating disorder. One she’s too ashamed to talk about. Now down to her last few dollars, Ava’s desperate for a job. She can’t believe it when she’s hired as the personal assistant to the owner of several BDSM clubs. She’s always been a bit curious about BDSM, and finds herself quickly attracted to dominant Roarke and his submissive partner, Sam.
It’s an interest she knows will never be reciprocated. They’re gay, they’re together and Roarke is her boss—a kind of old-fashioned, overprotective boss who likes to spank.
I am addicted to Laylah Roberts’ ageplay stories, and have reread them so many times. There’s something about the way she writes the caring between little girls and their Daddies that works for me – perfectly! She also writes ménage and non-ageplay BDSM, which is what you get with this book.
I love the power dynamics in Her Old-Fashioned Boss. I like the way Sam is a true submissive to Roarke, but will also step up to play a hand in disciplining Ava when the need arises. I thought the Roarke/Sam part of the relationship was just great. I thought it was interesting how they already had an established relationship before searching for a woman to complete their threesome.
Bravely, Roberts has stepped up here and used her own experiences with an eating disorder to create her story. With something like an eating disorder, I think it would be difficult to portray it accurately without any personal knowledge.
This isn’t too heavy on the BDSM, and would be a great book for people who are looking for something better than a certain piece of sparkly vampire fanfiction.