Monday, 19 May 2014

Review + Giveaway: The Boss Series by Abigail Barnette




The Boss (The Boss #1)
by Abigail Barnette


Genre: Erotic romance/BDSM
Number of pages: 353
Cover Artist: Jenny Trout


Sophie Scaife almost ran away once, trading her ticket to college for a ticket to Tokyo. But a delayed flight and a hot one-night stand with a stranger changed her mind, putting her firmly on track to a coveted position at a New York fashion magazine.
When the irresistible stranger from that one incredible night turns out to be her new boss - billionaire and publishing magnate Neil Elwood - Sophie can't resist the chance to rekindle the spark between them... and the opportunity to explore her submissive side with the most Dominant man she's ever known.

Neil is the only man who has ever understood Sophie's need to submit in the bedroom, and the only man who has ever satisfied those desires. When their scorching, no-strings-attached sexual relationship becomes something more, Sophie must choose between her career and heart... or risk losing them both.

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The Boss is the first book in what looks to be an amazing series.  Sophie shows up to work one day to find things a mess.  Her old boss is suddenly gone, a new boss is being brought in, and she doesn't know exactly what her job status is.  The only thing that could make her day worse is finding out her new boss is a former one night stand – who happened to have been the best sex of her life. 

I really enjoyed the characters in this book.  Sophie was very likable.  She knew what she wanted out of life and worked hard for it, and she was not afraid to take risks.  Neil was an interesting character.  He wasn't your typical stone cold, unreadable billionaire you might find in other books.  He had a great personality and was a lot of fun.  The chemistry between Sophie and Neil was impressive, the sexual tension off the charts.  I think my favorite thing about this story, however, is the fact that the relationship is based on a healthy D/s relationship.  I love the dark stories about past abuse and having to get past that, don't get me wrong, but that's not how all relationships are in real life.  The Boss is simply a fun, incredibly sexy story with plenty of drama and angst thrown in to keep things interesting.

In the last few years there was a plethora of books trying to mimic the success of another well-known series that I loved.  Unfortunately, most of them fell a bit short for me.  Eventually I got tired of the same story over and over again.  But, I kept searching for that next big thing.  So when I read the blurb for The Boss, I was very hopeful that this would be The One.  I'm very much looking forward to the other two books in this series to find out what happens with Sophie and Neil.

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The Girlfriend (The Boss #2)
by Abigail Barnette


Genre: erotic romance/BDSM
Number of pages: 391
Cover Artist: Jenny Trout


Unemployed, blacklisted, and pregnant, Sophie Scaife’s life is totally upside down. Her relationship with publishing magnate Neil Elwood is on the rocks. Her best friend’s career is igniting. And Sophie is afraid she’ll make one of the toughest decisions of her life alone…

When a devastating diagnosis forces Neil to return to London, Sophie throws caution to the wind to follow her heart across the Atlantic. Keeping a scorching D/s affair as red-hot in sickness as it was in health is a challenge, even for two lovers as inventive as Sophie and Neil. But Sophie is more than willing to try anything her Sir commands, and their fantasies of control become a welcome refuge from the daily stress of illness.

While Neil’s wealth and privilege make adjusting to her new situation easier, Sophie finds herself rebuilding her life around an uncertain future. And while both of them face the changes between them head-on, they’re all too aware that their happiness may be fleeting—and Sophie could lose Neil forever.

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The Bride (The Boss #3)
by Abigail Barnette


Genre: erotic romance/BDSM
Number of pages: 415
Cover Artist: Jenny Trout


After a tumultuous year, Sophie Scaife’s relationship with her boyfriend and Dom, billionaire media mogul Neil Elwood, is hotter and happier than ever. His sizzling Dominant side pushes Sophie to new and challenging heights of submission and erotic exploration as she follows her Sir’s every whim. But with his daughter’s impending wedding and a milestone birthday turning Neil’s thoughts toward settling down, Sophie faces a much different future than she’d planned.

Caught in a conflict between her new wealth and her desire for independence, Sophie fears she’s becoming just another Fifth Avenue trophy wife. With her fashion journalism career over and her new effort as a writer uninspiring, Sophie has to work harder than ever to prove her intentions to Neil’s family and friends.

Sophie isn’t the only one struggling to adapt to her new lifestyle. When private jets and designer labels threaten her bond with Holli, Sophie finds herself walking a fine line between the world she now inhabits and the past—and people—she fears she’s left behind. After a shocking revelation divides her loyalties, Sophie is in danger of losing her best friend or fracturing the trust of the man she loves.

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Abigail Barnette is the erotic romance pseudonym of Jenny Trout, YA author, blogger, and funny person. Writing as Jennifer Armintrout, she made the USA Today bestseller list with Blood Ties Book One: The Turning. Her novel American Vampire was named one of the top ten horror novels of 2011 by Booklist Magazine Online. She is a proud Michigander, mother of two, and wife to the only person alive capable of spending extended periods of time with her without wanting to kill her.

www.jennytrout.com

@jenny_trout



   
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