Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Girlfriend (The Boss Series) Review

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.

This one was painful.  I completely fell apart midway through this book.  If you aren't ok with really feeling all the way to your bones when you read a book, then this isn't the book for you.

Sophie has moved with Neil to London while he fights cancer.  There is no way to sugar coat that.  Let me be clear, there are some really hot moments in this book, but with the good comes the heartbreak.  Sophie has to learn how to adjust to her life being turned upside down with a move across the pond, a rich boyfriend who spoilers her against her wishes, his family hating her, and his illness.

Neil is amazing and yet irritating at the same time.  In his need to control every situation, he has made huge life choices behind Sophie's back with his ex-wife and mother of his daughter.  Choices that have made Sophie feel more like a gold digger and less like a girlfriend, needless to say this does not sit well with her.  Her love for Neil in this book is amazing.  They figure out how to navigate the cancer world and their love, and although there are plenty of times where Sophie feels alone and cries, she remains strong and true for Neil.

I am going to say that this was one of the hardest books to read because cancer scares the hell out of me.  It is the great equalizer.  It doesn't matter how much money you have or who you are, it can kill regardless.  

I give this book 4 lipsticks.  It was very painful to read, almost unbearable.  But it is a beautiful story and a powerful lesson in love.


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