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The Ex (The Boss #4)

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Magazine editor-in-chief, bride-to-be, and soon-to-be-step-grandmother at twenty-six, Sophie Scaife is looking forward to married life with her fiancé and Dom, wickedly sadistic billionaire Neil Elwood. As they enter unexplored sensual territory, Neil leads Sophie to the very edge between pain and pleasure—and she discovers a surprising new side to her sexuality.

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ebook, 284 pages
Published November 22nd 2014
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Dec 22, 2014 Jacqueline rated it it was amazing
***Wooo Abigail Barnette has written a special Christmas scene for Neil and Sophie. It takes place after the end of The Ex but before The Baby. Bloody brilliant:

This is one of my favourite series. Neil and Sophie are an established couple who actually behave like a real couple, with the banter, the teasing and the domestic woes every couple has but coupled with silver fox Neil's alpha male kinkiness just to keep things interesting.

Just like in the previou
Spoiler Whore says calm your tits people, it's just a book
I could read about Neil and Sophie forever.

If you want great Dom/Sub play, then I HIGHLY recommend this series. I love their sex life. I love how open minded they are.

*side note*
I'm looking forward to Sophie taking the strap on to Neil.

The Ex is the fourth installment in Abigail Barnette’s erotica/bdsm series titled The Boss. I have consistently enjoyed all the books in this series to date, but this installment is my favorite so far! (view spoiler) The lead characters: Sophie and Neil have been through so much together (and continue to do so), and while I do realize this is a work of fiction, I can’t help bu
Nov 06, 2015 Vedrana rated it it was amazing
Amazing, exellent,knock me out of my socks.... stll is one of my favourite series and on of my favourite couple.

Sofie is one of the kind female character that doesn't do drama. She is down to earth and regardless of her age I have great respect of her and her views. You don`t have to agree with her choices (although I do) but you grow to resspect and love her. This is a kinky romance love story but sounds so real. They have ordinary problems that aren`t boring to read. They age difference is som
Feb 16, 2015 Serene rated it did not like it
Desperately unsexy. While Neil grows more intriguing as more of his issues and backstory comes to light, Sophie heads the other way and becomes more preoccupied with vapid, materialistic concerns and PC sensitivities. Unfortunately, the book follows the less interesting partner (owing to the fact that she is the main character), and the former is relegated to the sidelines. The author seems to have run out of ideas and is turning to Tumblr for information about human relationships and sexuality ...more
Dec 01, 2014 tyrianpurple rated it it was amazing
Abigail Barnette - The Boss #4 - The Ex

Enjoyment quantity :: 4 stars
Literature quality :: 5 stars

"I wasn’t taking Neil’s name, I wasn’t wearing white, no one was walking me down the aisle. That was surely radical enough, right?"

Hero :: Neil Charles Leif Elwood
My Sir. Retired billionaire. Big big super big wiener. England knight. 50s. Midlife crisis. Hot daddy. Fast expensive car loving.
Heroine :: Sophie Anne Scaife
Fashion magazine owner. Shortie brunette. Grown up in trailer. Says no to pregnanc
Aly is so frigging bored
Neil and Sophie Christmas bonus scene:
Kyleigh Jane
Dec 10, 2014 Kyleigh Jane rated it it was amazing
Rarely is there a series that can hold my interest through 4+ books.
Either it hits a point of me being annoyed that the characters can't get their ish together 3 books later, or there is no longer any real meat to the story, just reading like:
"sex, passing of time, big obstacle, sex, more time passes, sex, misunderstanding, sex."
Not so with The Boss series. Four books later, this is still one of my absolute favorite stories.
Not because it’s hotter than hot (which it is) and not because it’s u
Hmmm, I am sorry to say that I loved this romance story more in the beginning. Somehow all this swinging and swapping - which might even be hot if it has the right context - has become de trop for yours truly. But Sophie and Neil have only been together for two years, and the last one Neil fought for his life and against leukaemia. Generally, I prefer monogamy in my romance stories, or a less casual approach to the subject at hand at least. The sex scenes are at their best when it's just Sophie ...more
Feb 15, 2016 Camilla rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quarto capitolo che probabilmente mi ha entusiasmato meno di tutti.
Il titolo potrebbe essere appena fuorviante ma inevitabilmente un ex che vuole tornare alla ribalta è un buon argomento per crearci sopra un libro. Purtroppo perchè questo ritorno sarebbe stato meglio gestirlo in altro modo e soprattutto approfondire maggiormente il rapporto.
Ma a parte questo l'autrice non sbaglia. La storia d'amore tra Sophie e Neil continua a gonfie vele ed è giunta anche l'ora del matrimonio.
Ho apprezzato l
Nov 26, 2014 Alex rated it it was amazing
Loved it!
They are my favourite kinky couple.
Sophie and Neil are so good together, even if they have zero in common.
I love how real they are, they even argue like a real couple not as it usually is in romantic novels.
I am in awe of writing in this book, of Sophie's feminism, of the kink.

Abigail Barnette, chapeau bas!

Sep 08, 2016 Elsa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quando vi o título do quarto livro da série "O Chefe" pensei "A sério? O que é que ela quer desta vez?"
Uphs parece que me enganei.
E mesmo que me custe, adoro estar enganada para assim descobrir um novo lado nestas personagens.
Raios, já tinha mesmo saudades destes dois.

Opinião publicada no Efeito dos Livros


Quando penso que gostei de um livro desta série la vem o seguinte destronar o anterior e cimentar ainda mais a ideia de que estes dois são o meu casal preferido. Então Neil, o cinquentão, está
Nov 22, 2014 Samantha rated it really liked it
Another amazing addition to this series. A wonderful balance of sexy times and hard times. Barnette does a wonderful job of balancing both the steamy scenes and the intense plot lines of this novel. While at times certain things felt a bit outlandish, I think that's part of this series. There is a fantasy element to these stories and some of the happenings in The Ex can be written off as plausible in this world.

My one harp about this book is that there were some really heavy plot lines that deal
Dec 04, 2014 Adrienne rated it really liked it
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Nov 30, 2014 A M rated it liked it
I was kind of disappointed in this book. It's certainly my least favourite of the series so far. I just felt that it was missing something that the other books had, but I can't quite put my finger on it. Because of the subject matter it was never going to be as light-hearted as the others but it was missing some of the humour of the earlier books.

We finally had the wedding. All I will say that having your wedding at The Plaza doesn't mean it can't be tacky. I think the idea was for the dress to
Nov 02, 2015 Barbara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bello anche questo quarto capitolo! Sophie si dimostra una donna forte anche in questi ultimi avvenimenti! Neil prende delle decisioni per affrontare i propri problemi celati... Leggi la recensione completa su New Adult e dintorni Blog ->
Feb 18, 2015 Sherry rated it it was amazing
Wow this book did not disappoint!!! It started with a bang and I could not put it down!! So hot and steamy with highs and lows and that wonderfully humorous writing style I loved through this whole series.
Jan 21, 2015 Shane rated it it was ok
Enjoyed the first one and liked the characters enough to keep going for the next couple, but she's starting to lose me. I just couldn't get excited about this story.
Jan 05, 2015 Megan rated it it was amazing
I cannot wait for the next book!! As always it was hot without being over the top and kept you guessing a bit as to what was going to happen.
Jul 29, 2015 Christine rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
I don't know if I'll read anymore of this series. I just find the main characters irritating and sometimes childish.
Sep 25, 2016 Koda rated it really liked it
On en découvre encore un peu plus sur chacun des personnages de cette saga
Un vrai coup de cœur pour l'auteur et la saga
Michelle Finkle
Nov 30, 2014 Michelle Finkle rated it really liked it
I'd forgotten how much I love Neil and Sophie. So glad their story will go on. One of my favorite series ever.
Nov 20, 2015 Anna rated it liked it
Shelves: ebooks, new-adults
3,5 or 4. I'm not sure.
I'm pleasantly surprised with these books. They are sooo good and so real!
Moaaar, give me moaaaar!
Aug 31, 2016 Vins rated it did not like it
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Xiomarie Benito
Nov 21, 2014 Xiomarie Benito marked it as to-read
Finally waiting for tomorrows release!!
Julia Erlanger
Aug 25, 2015 Julia Erlanger rated it it was amazing

I grew up thinking romance novels were vapid, heteronormative floral things with clench covers, filled with lurid descriptions of "throbbing velvet manhoods." And then I read some, in grad school, and found that aside from a few with updated notions of equality in relationships, they were like that.

And then, on the Twitter recommendation from a former child actor turned MFA student, I took a chance on this series.

And it changed my per
Mar 04, 2015 Rhode rated it really liked it
Shelves: chick-lit
Although this series is apparently continuing (oh goodie), this book serves as a nice wrap up of all the main story lines as the main characters get married and ride off into a kinky sunset. All of the other story lines are wrapped up here as well, from careers to friendships. It's HEA time and I enjoyed it, although I don't think this book would be nearly as much fun if one had not read the series from the start.

So that said, I have a few comments/queries about the series as a whole:

- workaholi
Gabriella Gricius
Jun 13, 2016 Gabriella Gricius rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016-reads, june-2016
Why Read: Sex. Can I just be bold enough and say that I'm reading this for sex scenes? After explaining myself for the three other books, I think it's reasonable to get straight to the point. Finding well-written erotic romance novels are hard enough, but finding well-written sex scenes is even more of a challenge. No Shame Ever.
Review: After the last book lulled us readers into a bit of rut with Sophie and Neil, they are back and more riled up than ever. Ta-da! Our favorite pair is finally eng
Sep 16, 2016 Larissa rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotic
I forgot how good this series was. Compared to other books in this genre this novel is a true gem. I know that erotica and romance can't always be super realistic but in the past I read too many novels that were quite over the top sometimes and they also resembled each other alot. Abigail Barnette's novels manage to blend realistic descriptions of everyday life with the swoon worthy stuff that is the lure of romance and erotica. I also love that this series shows an actual relationship with ...more
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Abigail Barnette is the pseudonym of Jenny Trout, an author, blogger, and funny person. Jenny made the USA Today bestseller list with her debut novel, Blood Ties Book One: The Turning. Her American Vampire was named one of the top ten horror novels of 2011 by Booklist Magazine Online. As Abigail Barnette, Jenny writes award-winning erotic romance, including the internationally bestselling The Boss ...more
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