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He’s the boss. But she’s ready to take charge.

In this provocative and sexy* office romance, a cheeky new hire tempts a hotshot sports agent to mix business with pleasure.

Jenny: Job interviews are a bitch under the best of circumstances, but when your potential boss is the world’s biggest prick, that’s when you should simply walk away. It’s just that I need this job so badl
Kindle Edition, 203 pages
Published March 28th 2017 by Loveswept
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

LIVE! Oh a sports agent!

Release: March 28, 2017
He’s the boss. But she’s ready to take charge.

In this provocative and sexy* office romance, a cheeky new hire tempts a hotshot sports agent to mix business with pleasure.

Jenny: Job interviews are a bitch under the best of circumstances, but when your potential boss is the world’s biggest prick, that’s whe
Natalie The Biblioholic
Oct 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
It's LIVE & on Blog Tour!!

I love everything that this author comes up with and BOSSED was no exception! Although it covered some elements that could be considered deep, such as abandonment, I'd still classify it as a light romantic read. Both Ethan and Jenny suffered similar issues, which caused them to erect walls of steel to protect themselves. It was fun to watch the both of them persist in trying to drill holes.

The chemistry between Ethan and Jenny was sexy AF, the banter was entertainin
Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)


descriptionThis cover is OK. The dude is hot I'll give you that. Unfortunately, it doesn't have a lot of personality to it and comes across a bit bland in my opinion.description


descriptionI really enjoyed this one. It was a super sweet read. It was well-written and nicely paced. No OW/OM drama. The only angst came from the couple themselves. It had some nice sex scenes. A little bit of humor. A little bit of sadness. A couple of interesting side characters (who will be featured in the next book.) A set of likable main character
Mar 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
As far as firsts go, Bossed was pretty great. It wasn't flawless, but it ticked the hot and sexy boxes, has characters who have a strong presence and Sloane Howell has a writing style that, on the whole, worked well for me.

"I’d worked my ass off building my agency, and I’d be damned if my dick was going to ruin all that hard work."

It's no secret that I have a love-hate relationships with alphaholes. 9/10 I sit here giving my eyeballs a workout whilst wanting to kick their arses into oblivion
Claire Robinson
Mar 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 - "You were definitely a surprise." Stars!

Nothing gives me greater pleasure than in the discovery of an author whose writing I really gel with. Sloane Howell hit the spot for me on every level with Bossed and I am eager to read more from him in the future.

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You know you are onto a winner, when you are snort laughing from the first chapter of a book onwards, and the spark an
✰♊ Angie ♊✰
This book was very difficult for me to get through.
It was sooooo promising in the beginning.
I was totally digging it.


It was 'butterflies in the stomach' kind of feels. I was hooked right up front.
Unfortunately, somewhere along the way it just got juvenile and immature.


Like, grade school immature.
Successful-adults-don't-behave-this-way immature.
"Will you be my girlfriend?" immature.


The characters didn't hold true to the initial impression I got from either of them.
This was overall just disappoin
Sloane Howell
Mar 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)

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Alex ♈
DNF chapter 10.

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Karen Mc ~ Bookalicious Babes Blog

Life will always throw you curves, just keep fouling them off. The right pitch will come, but when it does, be prepared to run the bases. ~Rick Maksian

When your heart is still racing and your pulse is pounding after you finished a book, it’s the highest of highs…the best feeling ever!!! When an author bats a book out of the park, you CHEER loudly and proudly!!! Sloane Howell has upped the ante, and brought his A-Game out to play in Bossed, his BEST BOOK YET!!! Fire-hot and feisty, Bossed blazes
Feb 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley-arc
I really struggled with the rating for this one. At times it was up to 4 stars, and other times it was down to 2. I think I will go with 3 for now.

Full review now posted.

Jenny Jackson is a kick ass chick who needs a better job to help with her father’s medical bills. She is brilliant with numbers and baseball stats, hence the job interview with one of the top notch sports agency-Mason and Associates. After she tells some hot guy who knocks her into off, she only has minutes to get to her job int
DNF @ 41%

Initially I picked Bossed from the list of too many ARCS I still have to read because it seemed to be a perfect fit for me. I love employer/employee enemies to lovers type stories but unfortunately I'm not connecting with this one. Both characters feelings seem to change at the drop of a hat and I'm over the childish back and forth both seem to be sporting. The continuing "I love you/I hate you" thing's just not working for me this time around.

ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley
A sexy office romance.

A job at this sports agency isn’t just welcome with its fabulous pay, it’s something Jenny desperately needs to help pay her father’s accumulating medical bills. But when she realizes her boss would be an insufferable sexy jerk she can’t stand, will she walk away or will she stay and try to fight the undeniable attraction between them?

He knew he shouldn’t have hired her. Ethan felt the instant pull towards her when they bumped into each other on the street. He felt it eve
Helena Hunting
May 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sexy, smart, funny and full of heartfelt emotion, Bossed will keep you laughing and swooning to the very last page.
Lisa Morgan
Jan 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Book Description

He’s the boss. But she’s ready to take charge.

Jenny: Job interviews are a bitch under the best of circumstances, but when your potential boss is the world’s biggest prick, that’s when you should simply walk away. It’s just that I need this job so badly—and I’m mesmerized by Ethan Mason’s piercing gaze. Men like him aren’t supposed to exist in real life. But under the tailored suits and GQ looks, Ethan simmers with barely restrained ambition. And no matter how hard I work
Liv ☾
Feb 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-s

ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

☾ Fangirling! I absolutely loved this book - Ethan's assholeness and all! I'm going to be honest and say I read a few reviews of this book before I decided to read it, and not all of them were pleasant. I was more attentive to this book due to those reviews and it just made me love it even more. It's not anything special or 6 stars on my rating scale, but I can assure you it's better than you probably think it is.

☾ The book is c
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

I was not expecting the story that I ended up reading in Bossed. Sloane Howell hit one out of the park with this book. I absolutely, positively loved it! It was fresh, exciting, sad, happy, fun, loving, sexy as hell … well, the list goes on and one. So, what I did expect was a take-charge boss and a sassy secretary. What I got was a take-charge boss with issues because of his past, a woman who can seriously hold her own against him … consequences be damned, and BASEBALL!

Jenny is a hot-mess when
Mindy Lou's Book Reviews
Mar 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs, 2017
3.5 Bossy Stars!

Overall, this was a good read. I liked the storyline, a boss/employee, hate to love theme. They clashed at the beginnng and I loved their interactions. Jenny is no wallflower and I liked that she called Ethan on his bad behavior. There was a little resisting due to the boss/employee relationships but just the right amount to be believable. Really the only negative I have is both reacted in the extreme in certain situations that made it distracting and hard to connect with them la
ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.
4.5 Stars

I so badly want to give this book a low star rating for making me have feelings, but the truth is that Bossed is one of Sloane Howell's best works. A contemporary romance at its core, Bossed features Sloane's famous witty dialogue, hilarious interactions, and heartfelt moments. Though the book is one that is already known as a "love-it or hate-it" kind of novel with Sloane's longtime fans, contemporary romance readers will not be disappointe
Jan 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

Bossed by Sloane Howell was a very entertaining read.
I enjoyed the storyline, it was well written, it was easy to follow and once I got started I didn't want to put it down.

Ethan and Jenny were such great characters, I found myself easily connecting with them. They were passionate, stubborn, frustrating and highly amusing all throughout the book.
I loved watching them banter, they both needed to have the last word and some of their comebacks had me laughing out loud.


These two had an ins
I just love the workplace romance trope, combined with a sports agency setting ( which seems to handle mostly professional baseball players).
The story opens up with a Meet Cute that I really enjoyed. Jenny is applying for a job at a sports agency that's a step-up in pay that will help her pay some medical bills. Jenny has been trying to cope with taking care of her ill Dad and paying his medical bills. I couldn't understand why she would be responsible for her dad's medical bills. He would be el
Jan 25, 2017 rated it it was ok
I wasn't very keen on this book. The writing was OK, not memorable, but adequate enough for me to finish the book, although admittedly I did skim read it. But what frustrated me was the fact that the male protagonist is introduced as supposedly an arrogant, rude womaniser, but a successful businessman, yet after knowing the female protagonist for perhaps less than a week, he turns into a whiny, whipped man-child just because she decides that she's no longer speaking to him.

Ethan claims at the s
Lexi Cubbins
Sexy office romance alert!

A refreshing, witty, well-written book with strong characters that's packed with fun and sweetness, but also sadness and issues that run deep.
I'd rather focus on the first 65-70% or so, because until then it was a fabulous 5-star read for me. The chemistry between Ethan and Jenny was palpable and their banter was so good, I couldn't get enough of them. Love my heroes to be a bit of jerks and heroines to give back as good as they get.
After that, the story felt a little

This was a really good enemies to lovers story. When Jenny goes on a job interview, she is surprised that her new boss would be the jerk she got into an argument with earlier in the day. If she didn't need the job to help pay the bills for her sick dad, she would've turned it down but she had no choice. Ethan is a sports agent and hires Jenny to figure out the financial worth of players. He is a jerk, but underneath all that is a man who is fighting his attraction to his new employee. I love
Jan 23, 2017 rated it liked it
Bossed sounded really good but sadly it did not turn out that way for me. The hero, Ethan was just an asshole there was no rhyme or reason to it he just was. I also found him quite juvenile and lacking in redeeming qualities.

As for the heroine, Jenny every time I think I could get behind her she goes and gives the hero another chance that he clearly was not deserving of. She was too weak for my tastes. The hero constantly messes up and his best friend, Matt always steps in to smooth things over
Lady Heather
Apr 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adult, 2017-release
This is the first book I read by Sloane Howell and this story was such a nice surprise for me.
I loved the characters!
Jenny Jackson was a friggin amazing character to read!
She was strong and smart and did not put up with bullshit. She was also sensitive and only two people were allowed past her walls... until Ethan Mason gradually made his way through.
Ethan Mason was also a great character to meet and slowly develop through the story.
Mr Howell did a wonderful job of developing them to the point w
My first ever Male romance BOTM!! Can't wait. April will be HAWT!
Mar 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-wishlist
Wow, this is the first book I have read by Sloane Howell, I can honestly say it was enthralling and I will definitely be looking out for this author in future.

Jenny and Ethan are absolutely perfect for each other, even down to their shared issues with abandonment due to their mothers. However, the way in which they have dealt with the abandonment is what divides and defines them. Jenny has had her father to rely on and now care for as his diagnose has become terminal. While Ethan has erected a l
There’s nothing sexier than a woman who can hold her own in the wits department

This is an employee-boss to lovers romance that I had a hard time connecting with.

At the beginning I thought it would be a light fun read with amiable characters. I loved their witty banter and insults flying over. But in the end I did not like the heroine, at all.
She started to be a nice smart mouthed female character with a sense of humour. But when things do not go her way she becomes a selfish whiny bitch who did
Mar 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved Loved this book!!! Another home run by Sloane Howell. This story was sweet, funny & steamy! Jenny and Ethan were so well written just like the supporting characters in the book.
This is probably my favorite boss/employee book cause of the humor aspect of it. My face hurt after reading this book, lol

Ethan is overly confident pain whose never been stood up until his new employee Jenny. Jenny was full of sass and I loved it, she never backed down or coward to Ethan no matter what. These tw
Christi Snow
Mar 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My Review:
OMG, this was such a fabulously fun book. I loved the way the story started and exactly the way that Jenny and Ethan maintained that contentious relationship throughout most the story. I love her and that she doesn't let Ethan cow her. She speaks her mind and many times that's to her detriment, but Ethan is so surprised by that, he's intrigued...and that means he lets her get away with more than anyone else ever would.

As well as their crossed words, their attraction is pretty much imme
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Sloane Howell lives in the Midwest United States and writes hot romance stories. A former college baseball player turned author, when not reading or writing he enjoys hanging out with his family, watching sports, playing with the dogs, traveling, and engaging his readers on social media. You can almost always catch him goofing off on Facebook or Twitter and trying to convince Mrs. Howell that it i ...more
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