Review: The Boss (The Boss #1) by Abigail Barnette



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.


Okay, well, where to start… First of all, sorrysorrysorry for not reviewing since the beginning of February, I deserve punishment. Second of all, Holy Mother of all that is Holy, WOW! This book was unbelievably hot which I thought it wouldn’t be for me, especially because of the age difference between me and the male protagonist (he is 48). But then I just said “why not?” I mean if the heroine of the book can be into him (being 24) I might be too, and holy hell I am.

Sophie and Neil’s relationship has a very weird start when they meet at LAX when they are going to Tokyo. The flight gets delayed, one thing leads to another and everything ends up in an unforgettable one night stand, in part because he steals her ticket and in part for the sex (lol). The story takes place 6 years later when Neil Elwood buys the magazine Sophie works in. Although he hasn’t forgotten her, at first he doesn’t recognize her and that leads to a very furious Sophie, but that quickly ends when they have lunch together and Sophie proposes the idea of having a no-strings-attached relationship.

“It was like he’d sprung fully-formed from my eighteen-year-old fantasies, the hot History teacher who just couldn’t help himself.”

What begins as steamy hot dominant sex transpires into a more profound relationship because for the first time in their lifes they both feel as if they had found someone who really understands them. Their passions, their fears and their deepest desires. But will the fear of accepting this feelings tear them appart or will the fallout have something to do with bigger issues that none of them had count on?

I love these characters. They are incredibly real, their reactions to the events that occur in their life and their sense of humor don’t seem like a staged act as it does in some books. Both the main characters have traits easy to find in your closest friends or family (I sure thought about some people I knew while reading the book), and they both make such a cute couple together. Also, you shouldn’t miss the secondary characters in this book: Holli, Sophie’s best friend, is easily the funniest character I’ve read about this year. She is so outgoing and full of life, you just gotta love her, and same goes for Deja and Rudy, they are adorable and adorably moody respectively.

“Yes, one of the benefits of being embarrassingly rich is that you find out if you have syphilis much earlier than the average peasant would.”

“Call me old fashioned, but I kind of enjoy the so-called ‘walk of shame.’ It’s really more a ‘walk of pride’ because I got some.”

The book kinda makes you suffer (the second one just kills you), but it’s worth the read, x

paula  calloway sisters


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