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The Girlfriend

(The Boss #2)

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  5,499 ratings  ·  454 reviews
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 fol
Kindle Edition, 363 pages
Published August 17th 2013
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Crystal Cierlak
Sep 07, 2013 rated it it was ok
I've been writing this review in my head pretty much since I started reading the book itself. I really enjoyed "The Boss" and quite enjoy Abigail Barnette/Jenny Trout (especially on Twitter) and I had high expectations for "The Girlfriend". I was sadly disappointed.

"The Boss" ends with the cliffhanger that Sophie is pregnant, and "The Girlfriend" picks up from there. I pretty much guessed how that plot was going to be resolved by the blurb for this book, and I was right. Though I have no problem
Aug 25, 2013 rated it did not like it
An erotic romance is not supposed to make you want to throw up. This one does. More than once.

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Oct 05, 2013 rated it did not like it

After reading The Boss, I was really excited to continue and read The Girlfriend. However, this book contained more off putting elements that an erotic romance should contain. This book felt like a cross between FSoG and a very bad edition of a Nicholas Sparks novel.

If I wanted to read about an MC dying of cancer, I would have chosen Nicholas Sparks. And I hate Nicholas Sparks.

With that being said, The Girlfriend suffers from its own disease of the infamous 'second book syndrome'. Quite fran
Apr 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
I am a tad disappointed with the sequel. The Boss is very good. Veru steamy. Very seductive. The Girlfriend exploring more in depth the relationship between Neil and Sofie through thick and thin of cancer. Also it is explore topic such as age difference, social status and people surrounding them. How their relationship affecting people is very interesting for me.

The reason why i give this book 4 stars is because of Sofie sassiness. Her smarth mouth really makes me smilling and snicker. Her char
Sep 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Really strong 4.5 star read!

This book really hit it's stride in book two. It covered so many topics and generated so many visceral reactions, I am still thinking about it days after completing it. It covers unplanned pregnancies, illness, BDSM, other sexual partners, interfering exes, etc. The writing was so well done and it was such an emotional book for me. The relationship between Neil and Sophie became a quite beautiful thing transcending age stereotypes and forcing me to look beyond the obv
Aug 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing


Currently binge-reading this entire series because I just discovered it a week ago and it's utterly unputdownable! Review at the end of book 6.

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Aly is so frigging bored
I haven't slept all night just to read this book.
Also, I cried my eyes out.

PS: I'm starting book 3 now and I still haven't slept.
Anouk | (Foxidian_)
Jul 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
well this series is just gettin' hotter and hotter!!
but the way there relationship is just goals!
its so beautiful
Dec 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I'm shocked by the series and the turn the book took. Shocked in good way. This is much more than an erotic book, or series. It's the journey of Sophie (and Neil), a real journey that many people make every day. Admittedly most don't have a billionaire partners but just the same it was a real read and I very much enjoyed it.
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Bon Tom
May 25, 2019 rated it did not like it
There's a problem with shooting the books. Because just one bullet gives you a nice little hole on every page and you can't wipe your ass with it any more. And I so wanna to both with this one...

Wow. This is bad. Real bad. Until now, I thought the worst book I’ve ever read was 50 shades. Compared to this, it’s Ana Karenina.

Rarely do I have triggers in books or anywhere, and what happened here is not even that, in usual sense. Abortion isn’t a trigger for me, unless you present it to me like it’s
EroticaAfterDark (Lilith)

After enjoying the Boss by Abigail Barnette so much, this book fell dramatically flat for me.
I already suspected a drama-rama when I read the end of the Boss. What I didn't expect was having to go through chemo-therapy for most part of the story. This was nowhere an enjoyable read. Don't get me wrong, I lost all my grandparents to cancer, this is a absolutely serious topic, and that's why it doesn't belong in a book that is supposed to be a joy ride. Screw reality.

The fun parts were interestin
Audrey Carlan
Apr 09, 2014 rated it did not like it

Honestly, I feel as though I was mislead. The first book I would have given a four to because the writing was great. The story was interesting, even though I'm not usually a fan of a women dating a man old enough to be her father. But, I was on board all the way until about 9% into The Girlfriend. I just could not wrap my mind around the way the hero and heroine handled an extremely sensitive, political, religious, all of the above, subject. For two adults at 24 and 48 I find the decision the
Liz Lawson
Well written, emotional steamy read. I felt both Neil's pain, heartache and frustration and the loneliness/dread felt by Sophie. Apprehension to finish the book as I could tell which way it would evolve. The dominant aggressive side of Neil did scare me and at times made me uncomfortable reading it but necessary for the story. Recommended read.
Shweta Choudhary
Mar 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed it. Till the very end, I held my breath about what is going to happen. It was deep, raw painful to see the fight for live, and other things that accompany that. I really loved that Sophie was very strong for Neill. Can't wait to read next installment.
Oct 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Story Rating 4.5 Stars
Character Rating 4 Stars
Romance Rating 4.5 Stars
Heat Level 5 Stars
Overall Rating 4.5 Stars
Please note: This review contains spoilers for readers who have not read the first installment in The Boss series:
#1-The Boss

The Girlfriend
is the second installment in Abigail Barnette's The Boss series. Ms. Barnette has developed these amazing characters that I am 100% invested in. In The Girlfriend, Neil and Sophie's relationship is put to the test many times and after reading how committed they actually are to each other, I am 100% invested in their relationship as well. Their relationship
This book picks up where THE BOSS book 1 left off, which ended with cliffhanger over whether (view spoiler) ...more
Chocalicious Love
Nov 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bdsm, audiobook
I loved this. I don't know why. Not sure what to say about this. I delayed reading this even though I had bought the eBook maybe two years ago. Having read reviews about Neil's cancer, I was afraid to start this. I didn't want to be sad and depressed. I cry so easily that I didn't want to risk being sad and miserable going into a book that featured cancer and an abortion.

But man oh man! What a story! Sure, there was lots of romance, BDSM, and kinkiness. But the cancer part? Wow. Wow. Wow. So re
Nicky Penttila
Aug 25, 2013 rated it liked it
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I am really, really sorry if you liked the first book in this series, The Boss, because you thought it was The Devil Wears Prada mixed with a little light BDSM and a smattering of drama. Because if that's you, I doubt you will even get through the first 10% of this book. S**t got real at the end of The Boss, and The Girlfriend does not let up. At. All. If you aren't capable of reading about the dreaded A-word without condemning a woman forever for doing it (and no, I'm not talking about anal), t ...more
Jun 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebooks, new-adults
I wasn't sure how to rate The Girlfriend. I'm not sure how it made me feel. Although it was really good, there was just something off about this book.

I loved most of it. The sad and dark parts as well as the happy ones but I didn't enjoy the sex scenes. Most were too much for me and not enjoyable at all considering the situation Neil was in. It was just so dark that I was only worried about that and I couldn't enjoy anything else. The three way or the part where Neil let Sophie get off with some
I rated the first book 3 stars (but probably really a 3.5) - whereas this book would actually be a 2.5 star (if we had a half star rating). When I get time I'll have to do a full review on this book. The actual characters I liked, and then I was digging how the story played out (for the most part). BUT then as it progressed further, well yeah, I'm going to have to ponder what I want to say. I felt that while the first book was an excellent bird flip to 50 SOG in every aspect, this book was dippi ...more
Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was ok
The beginning of the book was......

The sex scenes were......

The middle of the book was....

How I felt about Neil's cancer....

How I felt about Sophie.....

The end of the book was....

Venturing to the Book 3....???
Oct 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
That is it? Really?? Ugh. I haven't done any proper research or not but I truly think this may be the last book in the series. Bummer. There is so much potential in the story to keep it running for at least a few more books.

*Spoiler alerts below (there truly isn't really any way to review this book without them, sorry!)*

Okay, so this book picks up with the idea that Neil has cancer. And, the lovely Sophie has decided to travel to England to be with Neil during his extensive Chemotherapy treatmen
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Kimberly A
Sep 09, 2013 rated it it was ok
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❤️ Diana ❤️
Nov 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed Boss a lot!! I understood Sophie and loved Neil. I mean Sophie's inner dialogue I could relate to. So I was excited to read The Girlfriend. So they had a tough decision, it was hard but they did then Neil has some news,.....he is Sophie steps up, she grows a lot and is determined to stand by her man. Here's my problem, they seemed like two totally different people. It was like the characters were brand new.....I know characters grow and all but they just seemed so different ...more
Feb 19, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: læst-i-2014
Sometimes in this book it's really good and HOT, but unfortunately it's almost all the time VERY VERY boring, predictable and lacks in drama and some kondom action... I could almost not finish this book because it was really boring. I was really disappointed because the first book in this serie was a lot better. I can only give this book ⭐️ star.
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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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