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The Sister

(The Boss #6)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  475 ratings  ·  55 reviews
Sophie Scaife finally feels like her personal life is on the right track. Her marriage to her devastatingly sadistic billionaire Dom, Neil Elwood, is as sexually adventurous as ever. Their relationship with their lover, the glamorous and rich El-Mudad ibn Farid ibn Abdel Ati, is growing closer. Even sharing guardianship of Neil’s granddaughter with his ex is going smoothly ...more
Kindle Edition, 264 pages
Published August 21st 2017
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Oh boy.

I adore this series. As you can see at the bottom of this review, I have been looking forward to its continuation for well over a year. In The Sister, the sixth installment in The Boss series, you can expect a lot of movement in regards to romantic, family, and work relationships. Some I am looking forward to continuing and some make me very, very apprehensive.

Things that caught me off guard: (Seriously these are huge spoilers. Don't click on this spoiler unless you have already read the
Mar 04, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Um, I need this like NOW!
The Baby was so heart-wrenching, it left me in a literal emotional wreck... I need to know that Sophie and Neil will have a happy ending!
Emyl Reen
Aug 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I've been putting off writing this review because I have adverse feelings toward this book.

First things first, I'm a huge fan of The Boss series, I've read the first five books a lot of times and I'm so in love with Neil. I adore Jenny's style, it's unique because she's very good at describing sex scenes and at making a perfect analysis of the characters' behavior.


I adore most of the scenes in this novel, especially the sexual ones (I have a dirty mind, I know) a
Sep 18, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Oh the excitement...oh the disappointment.

The last book was not my favorite, but I'll say I would take it over this one. I mean, what just happened?? This book tears apart everything that was great with Neil and Sophie.

This whole thing with El-Mudad is just unnecessary. It isn't as if three way relationships offend me, it's just that it feels wrong between these two. Ever since he came in the picture, I've had a nagging feeling that it isn't going to end well. Neil is way too into him to be fai
Sep 09, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Meh. I wasn't expecting a return to her earlier greatness after the atrocity that was The Baby, but I am disappointed at how this series is slowly turning to shit.
Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I was so so so beyond thrilled to get a new Neil and Sophie book! I kept stalking Amazon until it was released! Once I bought it, I immediately dove right in, excited as heck to get back to my faves. But, truthfully?

I'm kind of disappointed.

Look, I get that not every book in a series can be a winner. I guess I just expected more... *something.* That spark that made me love Neil and Sophie and their friends and family in the first books. This entire thing just smacked of filler to me. It had its
Oct 11, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
First of all I LOVED the boss Series, it was something really different because of their age gap but dam isnt Neil the sweetest person ever?
Okay so I gotta say that I tottaly love Neil, he is one of my favorite characters EVER!! and the way he is with Sophie, it's just lovely but the end of this book it's just really "weird" I want to understand the relationship they have with El-Mudad but i just cant because i trully thought that Neil could only trully love Sophie 100% and now they say the thr
Aug 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So I have been going back and forth on writing a book review about anything in the erotica genre. It has not really been my thing, y'know?

I fell into reading Jenny Trout (also known as Abigail Barnette) when she was writing a scathing, hilarious chapter by chapter review of Fifty Shades of Gray (and then the sequels) on her blog. It is fair to say that these reviews were the closest thing to erotica I have ever intentionally read so I learned a lot along the way. There was the critique of the wr
I did not like how things develope, the strong bond between the two.
is now a free for all.At least so feels it to me.
they where suppose to be the one for each other.
obivious there is room for more in their marriage.
for me it feels that the other books in this serie.
rave about the strong bond between Neil and Sophie.
and what they do to overcome big life altering things
and now,It is why settle for two,
when You can have three in a relationship/marriage.

the entire serie feels fake now. and it just b
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Sep 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
RTC. But I can already say that I liked it much better than the last book. Much, much better.
Deborah Camp
Oct 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Once again, it's lovely being back in Sophie and Neil's world. While I could do without their "third-wheel" new lover, I suppose they can't. (sigh) However, I enjoyed the book very much, especially being with Neil, Sophie, and darling Olivia. Barnette manages to write such truth that I often feel voyeuristic in scenes, like I'm peeking into a real life as it's happening. That takes a talented author and Abigail Barnette is full of talent. Plus you get a dose of her humor, which is always on poin ...more
Sophia Hanson
Feb 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love this series. It is the only erotica I have ever stumbled across that is more than just sex. And no lie, the sex is amazing. But these characters are complicated and flawed and lovable. All three main characters are bisexual and in a healthy polyamorous relationship, which is dope. Moreover, the BDSM featured in the series is super healthy unlike SOME books (cough cough 50 Shades). Anyway, The Sister was a great continuation of this series - my only complaint is that it could have used a l ...more
Dec 06, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I loved this series so much. But lately these books just haven't been doing it for me. **SPOILER ** I really don't know how I feel about El-Mudad, I like the sexy parts with them occasionally but now him moving in permanently. I feel like there is no longer that spark between Sophie and Neil with all these characters now thrown into the mix. In the previous books you could feel their love through the pages, now, not so much. The sexy bits were great but I miss it just being Neil and Sophie. I fe ...more
Gretchen Vega
I wanted to love this book. I really did. and I did enjoy it! I enjoyed the dynamic between Sophie, Sasha, Susan and Molly. AND the fact that Sophie finally admitted to herself that she didn't want to be in Mode anymore and gave it to Deja, and that she finally understood that she didn't have to feel guilt about what she has.
As far as El-Mudad, Sophie and Neil... yeah I don't know if I'm feeling it. I came into this series with a love for Sophie and Neil's love and bringing in a third person ju
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Marie Bullock
I have to say that I enjoyed 'the boss' series but the rest of the series has degenerated and become fake. In the case of Sophie and Niel's relationship with El-Mudad the were no ground rules or boundaries set up to protect the marriage. Triangles have pointy edges and without the ground rules someone always gets "stabbed" or falls too deeply for another partner ruining everything and I speak from experience.
Neil and El-Mudad were carrying on behind Sophie's back whilst she was working and in a
Elena Johansen
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Jana Poleschuk
Aug 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'm split in two parts. Me as a reader and me as a person who's heart is entwined with story of Sophie and Neil.
I think Abigail\Jenny is a very natural writer, she's painting reality so easily, it's hard o believe her characters are not real. I see a lot of important topics even being a girl from a different part of the world. And I'm very thankful that I was laughing or intrigued this book more than while reading other parts of the story. Though I'm not sure if I like how much they're dedicting
A part of me really wants to say that it’s bad faith on the author’s part to change the dynamic of an established couple in a romance novel to polyamorous SEVEN books in, but I guess I really should have seen it coming?

As it stands, this was unfortunately
Not my cup of tea

I enjoyed the stuff with Sophie’s family and her health stuff and I’m so glad someone finally told Sophie how much of an insufferable rich bitch she is (I want to buy Deja a drink) and I’d kind of be interested in hearing more about those storyl
So I dismissed this series for a long time (and I actually rated the first book one star the first time I read it apparently, which shocked me when I came to rate the series...I have no memory of reading any of these books, which goes to show how your mindset/tastes/mood can affect your reading experience depending on the exact moment of the day) because I thought it was another 50 Shades rip-off that the world doesn’t need. I’m not into BDSM relationship/tropes very much in general. Needless to ...more
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished-in-2017
I enjoyed the plot line for this and I adore El-Mudad but this book wasn't a favorite of mine in the series.

I wanted more from Sophie's character and less politically charged material. I didn't want our country's pitfalls to overwhelm each segment of the story. I'm not saying there can be no politics in erotic fiction, because some scenes in this book needed it (just not all those scenes). Also, some of the erotic scenes in this book seemed to lack something that the other books had.

I do appro
Kristy Dean
Nov 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love this series. 1 click buy author for me.

I loved this series since the beginning. I felt every emotion and detail as the characters did. I can't wait for each story and the events that will happen. I find that this series causes me sleepless nights. I don't want to put them down and it doesn't matter how many times I reread them either.
Overview. Sophie is having a hard time with her feet in two worlds. She wants to be her old self and work her job, but life has tossed a lot of things her wa
The relationship development in this book is great, though a bit abrupt given we last saw Emir as good friend and occasional sex partner, with plenty of good interaction between Sophie, Neal, and Emir who is now uses a regular enough part of their lives as to use his real name, El-Mudad, with them.

The non-romance relationship development is somewhat lacking in depth, even with Sophie connecting with her estranged father’s family and meeting her sisters for the first time.

The writing and story
Jan 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a good story and an interesting read, with multiple twists and turns. I did find Sophie’s continuous angst a little trying; I’m not sure there is anything she is not insecure about. I also found the reactions of Susan and Travis baffling; here they were making a big ask of a stranger and they couldn’t be open, accepting or gracious. I also found the relationship with the boyfriend a little harlequin romance with an x-rate twist.

So why a 4? Because the story is creative and the author’s
Oct 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Let's start with the downside, seeing this book was like a never ending even after finishing this one, I was more than happy with the last one for which it seemed to be a closure but here we come with this one and another one.
But did it bother me to read? Not at all, it just opened to more, no more drama but how someone grows and be in each step/path of/in life. It was well executed, well developed.
Apr 26, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm a huge fan of Abigail Barnette's writing and Sofie Scaife and Neil Elwood stories are always a highlight for me. This is the first book I really didn't like.
Where is the feisty fashion icon from previous books? Where is the strong heroine who knows exactly what she wants?
The Sister is my least favorite read in the series. I really disliked the sisters, both are horrible and why should she want to sacrifice so much for people who didn't gave a fudge til they needed something from her????
Dec 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reading this when I was already emotional and hormonal was a big mistake as I blubbered my way through it thanks to all the unresolved family issues it brought up for me. What a wonderful, character-driven book this is. I think the thing that I enjoy the most about Abigail Barnette's works are just how believable the characters are. They're human, vulnerable and flawed. It makes for enjoyable (and sometimes heartbreaking) reading.
Aug 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I can't even describe how much I love this series. The books can never be long enough. I wish I could pace myself to make them last longer LOL I get legitimately depressed when I finish. Seriously talented author. Such great writing and editing. this is the best series I've ever read. I have major anxiety when I think that one day it will end. Please don't stop writing about them.
Aug 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
oh man I can't be objective with this series
cause Neil Elwood is too hot
this was fantastic. and incredibly short .as usual , begging for more
but we must wait until next year
ohh I'm sooo excited with this thruple thing , we have to get to know El-Mudad better , and it's just like Sophie said , a new love, a new adventure and it's gonna be so-much-fun¡¡¡!!!!!!¡asdfggscaddacad
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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

Other books in the series

The Boss (7 books)
  • The Boss (The Boss, #1)
  • The Girlfriend (The Boss, #2)
  • The Bride (The Boss, #3)
  • The Ex (The Boss, #4)
  • The Baby (The Boss, #5)
  • The Boyfriend (The Boss, #7)