Saturday, March 25, 2017

Review: Bossed by Sloane Howell

Publication Date: 3/28/2017
Rating: 5 Stars

Official Blurb: 

He’s the boss. But she’s ready to take charge.

In this provocative and sexy* office romance, a cheeky new hire tempts a hotshot sports agent to mix business with pleasure.

Jenny: Job interviews are a bitch under the best of circumstances, but when your potential boss is the world’s biggest prick, that’s when you should simply walk away. It’s just that I need this job so badly—and I’m mesmerized by Ethan Mason’s piercing gaze. Men like him aren’t supposed to exist in real life. But under the tailored suits and GQ looks, Ethan simmers with barely restrained ambition. And no matter how hard I work to fight the attraction, I’m going to get burned.

Ethan: You don’t become a top agent without learning how to close a deal. I always get what—or who—I want, by staying cool and in command. Then Jenny Jackson walks into my office with her lush curves and “screw you” attitude and blows away my intentions of keeping things professional. All I can think about is exploring the perfect body hidden beneath those conservative clothes or shutting her saucy mouth with one hot kiss. Jenny’s worth breaking the rules over—if I can convince her to break the rules for me.

*By sexy, we mean sexy. Like, 18+ sexy. 

Dear Mr. Howell,

Yes, that’s right. I am writing a letter to you instead of a more traditional review. It’s unorthodox, but hey, it’s mine and I’ll write what I want to. *cue 80’s dance party music* I have been following your hilarious posts on Facebook for quite some time yet I had never picked up a book of yours. I am currently kicking myself for this oversight. Like hard enough that my grandkids will feel it some day.

Color me surprised when I saw Bossed on Netgalley a few weeks back.  I thought, “Now is my chance to give your books a try.”  I requested and shortly had it in my hands. The suspense of what it’s digital pages killed me enough that I snuck off into a quiet place at work and devoured every f-ing word.  Your characters were charming and exhausting, but the humor is what hooked me. Well, that is until the ending broke my “non-emotional” flood gates.

Jenny became my spirit animal.

Like her, I struggled with my father’s illness and balancing my work life.  Reading her fictional plight took me back to those long days of work and going to my parent’s or the hospital to relieve whoever had the day shift with Dad.  That part. That amazingly emotional part of this story is what made me love this book.  The humor, the angst, and the romance were all side boos to Jenny and her dad.  Her story is so similar to countless others in real life right now. 

Bossed is by far one of the best books I have ever read even if part of the plot line revolved around baseball. Sorry, but I’m a football girl at heart.  My next letter will be a two-part apology for that and my love of pineapple on pizza.

To summarize this long-winded semi-review. Buy this book. You will not regret it.  Just like I don’t regret ordering that Hawaiian pizza right now.

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