Title: Regressive Love
Author: Misty Brock
WhatWhat: Fired from her job (because of an Evil Other Woman), Gracie is first rescued from a guy with a knife, and then hired for another job. Reid, the cute millionaire who saved her from being mugged (or worse), is also her new boss, and soon her lover…but he likes to diaper his women and treat them like babies.
She’d lived on ramen like most students did, allotting most of her money for her dad and her kid brother.
She’d received a call from her dad’s senior home, informing her that her dad’s Alzheimer’s was getting worse and that he needed to be transferred to a facility better suited to handle his needs. It had meant more expenses. (loc 28)
Virtuous suffering: established.
He opened his arms in invitation and she walked into his embrace. (loc 102)
I know he saved you from the bad guy, but you literally just met him.
They left his bedroom and went to the one at the far end of the hall. He turned the doorknob and guided her into what appeared to be a nursery. There was a large wooden crib and another huge bed beside it. There were dolls of different shapes and sizes and other types of toys. (loc 361)
It’s like a slightly kinkier version of Christian Grey’s red room of pain.
“You don’t know how badly I need this so thanks again.” Her dad can stay in the facility and her brother can study full-time. Reid had no idea how big a help he’d been. (loc 515)
Tenses running amok!
But this, Gracie in a diaper under her skirt, would surely push his obsession to a whole other level.
Gracie must have realized he’d found out her secret because she turned to face him, her eyes wide as saucers.(loc 701)
After her one night with him, you see, she started wearing diapers privately on her own, to relieve stress. Something about having them all helps her cope with her responsibility-filled life.
Verdict: This is a clean, sweet, tender ageplay romance.
Less cloying than many of the ageplay stories, so if you’re into excessively-innocent heroines this one may come across as too competent an adult (she holds down a job, for instance). She is still morally pure and the main support of her family, so the “downtrodden angel” vibe is intact. But Gracie also takes an active role in defeating the Evil Other Woman, and Gracie’s brother helps out with that, which was kind of cool.
Unlike most ABDL stories I’ve seen, this one didn’t feature humiliation or diaper soiling. That was a tremendous relief for me, but I suspect would be a disappointment to some readers.