Sophie Scaife is having a bad day! Not only did she spill coffee on her ghost white Yamamoto jacket; not only did her boss Gabriella Winters, Editor-in-Chief of fashion magazine Porteras, shockingly get fired, thus leaving her own job in possible jeopardy; but Gabriella’s replacement, the wealthy Neil Elwood, happens to be the very same man with whom Sophie’d had an amazing one-night stand six years prior. And all this before 9:00am!
Jenny Trout’s “The Boss” – written under the name Abigail Barnette – tells the story of Sophie and Neil, how they met – twice – and how they navigate their bourgeoning professional and private relationships.
Unless I’m mistaken (and I seldom am) this book was written in part as an antidote to the madness that is Fifty Shades of Grey. I say antidote because, unlike FSoG this book deals with two fully fleshed-out characters who have amazing, kinky, and – most importantly – consensual sex. Though there is a bit of an age difference (Sophie is close to his daughter’s age) and though he is her boss, Neil never takes advantage by bullying or coercing her into doing things she doesn’t want to do.
And, by the way, unlike FSoG, the sex in this book is hot!
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and I strongly recommend it…only to adults, of course.