Title: The Girlfriend
Series: The Boss, Book #2
Author: Abigail Barnette
Genre: BDSM Erotica/ Romance
“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.”
Cancer. The illness is cancer. Spoiler alert, they tell you right away. The couple you loved from The Boss is now struggling to face real-world problems and recognize that they care about much more than just having kinky sex.
- Very good handling of cancer and how it affects your loved ones.
- Fun to read. I just enjoyed the plot and enjoyed reading it through.
- To make up for less sex, there’s lots of love. It’s more emotional in this book. Made me want to snuggle my boyfriend.
- The sex is hotter. Just trust me, it is.
- I love how the pregnancy is handled. Again, how 50 Shades of Grey could have handled things and not made it an absolutely terrible plot device.
- I really should have been studying for my Biopsychology exam this entire time but I was like no, I’ll just keep reading this, it’ll be fine. It will not be fine. I am going to fail.
- Not as sexy as the first book. There is puking and chemo mouth sores and not as much sex. In my opinion, the story still works, but it’s worth noting for those looking for a less serious more sexy book.
- I had to keep irrationally checking on my boyfriend to make sure all was well because I am terrified of cancer.
Would I recommend it?:
Yes, yes, yes. Myself and none of my loved ones have never gone through cancer, thank goodness, but this seems like an incredibly accurate view of the struggle to remain a normal couple when cancer rears its ugly head. Bonus: There isn’t a cliff-hanger. You don’t need to read the next book (which I will review when I get around to buying it) to feel complete.