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The Boss Man: A Steamy Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel (The Manly Series Book 4)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  58 ratings  ·  56 reviews

I wanted her in my bed. She ended up on my crew.

He looked like a night of dirty fun. I shouldn’t have taken his challenge.

Can we live without each other, or dare to risk everything for love?


Jack DePaul is a construction Wunderkind with degrees in Engineering and Architecture. His company, AmerItalia, won a green energy contract that could make or break him. He’s a

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Kindle Edition, 143 pages
Published August 29th 2018
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Angela
Oct 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars

“This woman will argue with the grim reaper when the time comes, I have no doubt.”

The Boss Man is the fourth book in the Manly series by Teddy Hester. I have to be honest here and say that although this book was a little slow to get going, I really did love what came once the pace picked up. So, I felt that it still deserved a 5 star rating, despite the fact that it didn’t immediately grab me. The author has woven a wonderful storyline with interesting and loveable characters, intrigue, s
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Heather Bass
Oct 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book that I have read from this and she blew me away. I love good contemporary romance but this story exceeded all my expectations. This is the fourth book in the Manly Series. It can be read as a stand alone but there are prior characters in this book as well. I will be reading the prior books so I can understand the other characters better. I was hooked to this story right from the beginning. These characters had me up all hours of the night. It only took me a few hours to de ...more
Isha Coleman
Sep 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
The Boss Man: A Steamy Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel (The Manly Series Book 4) by Teddy Hester  
Why is the heart always the last to know? Jack and Jillian thought they knew each other. Turns out they couldn't have been more wrong. They drove each other crazy with their epic battles. Between his bossy arrogance and her strong opinions, their relationship is never dull. However, when attraction enters into the equation is when the fireworks really start. Jilly is finding her voice in a worl
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Sara Oxton
Oct 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Boss Man by Teddy Hester a four-star read that will teach you. This is the forth book in the Manly series, but it can be read as stand-alone. Jack DePaul and Jillian Vickers, great characters, just sadly I’m not so sure I enjoyed their names, the depth to them was brilliant all the details you had about Jack and his will to prove himself and the fight he has in him, brilliantly written and the drama was supreme with Jillian. Two strong characters can sometimes be too much, but the author man ...more
☆☆Hannah☆☆
Sep 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
I'm not surprised that I liked this one too. The rest of them have been good so far. I will admit that this one is my least favorite so far. (I still have one more to read though.) I did like Jillian and Jack. Even though Jack could be rough at times. I get that he had a job and a deadline. I was surprised by what was actually happening to the tools and stuff. It didn't end up being what I thought which was nice. Of course the best part was the ending. I always love a HEA.
Elena
Oct 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Jack DePaul is manly in such a fascinating, "can't get enough of him" way. He truly deserves his story in the Manly series. He is bossy with his team, with his partners and especially with Jillian. Little people know is that his stern and moody way is a cover for his insecurities, his desire to prove himself to his family, being the younger and all. Jillian is stubborn in her own way with same goal, to prove her family she is not a baby girl anymore and can contribute. Together they stir some st ...more
Laura Furuta
Sep 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Boss Man: A Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel (The Manly Series Book 4)
By: Teddy Hester
5 out of 5 stars

The story The Boss Man: A Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel (The Manly Series Book 4) by Teddy Hester is a new adult/romance book. This is a story I absolutely loved reading. It draws you in right from the beginning and doesn’t let you go until the final page. You just have to know how it ends. I loved reading about the characters of Jack DePaul and Jillian Vickers. Jack owns his own
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Linda
Sep 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
💕Can Jack's crew make the deadline despite a distracting blogging beauty and weird site thefts?!😱
September 2, 2018
Format: Kindle Edition
Not my favorite of the three books I've read in the series, this 💕romance in the oil fields of Texas is good but not great. The idea that this engineering contractor hired a women journalist blogger to help on his worksite is a bit bizarre. It does give them the interaction needed to build the romantic tension, though, and draws her into the mystery of weird hap
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Michelle Mulvey
Oct 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Boss Man By Teddy Hester was a 4 star read for me. This book mostly took place over a 2 week period.
Jack DePaul who runs AmerItalia first met Jillian at a party where he met most of the Lone Star Contractor guys. He was so close to taking Jillian to his bed but, due to a phone call, that never happened.

A journalist named JT Vickers is on site in the morning for an interview and to speak with some of the guys for an article. When Jack meets with JT Vickers, he cannot believe his eyes. It’s
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Karyn Taylor
Oct 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Boss Man is the 4th book in The Manly Series by Teddy Hester. This novel is described by the author as a contemporary romantic suspense novel. This series of books are standalones and can be read in any order. I had not previously read any of this authors work and I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
Our 2 main characters Jack DePaul and Jillian Vickers are fantastic characters that really draw you in to their story. Jillian feels smothered by her father and 2 brothers and is d
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Debi
Sep 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Boss Man: A Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel (The Manly Series Book 4)

By Teddy Hester

4 Stars

I read this story in one sitting and its my first by this author. This can absolutely be read as a standalone since that's what I did, it doesnt feel like it’s an ongoing story, of course I could be wrong but I don't think so.

Jack and Jilly were fun characters as far as how their interaction was written, and the storyline was good I just don't feel like I got enough of a story and it seemed kind o
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Nicole
Oct 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Boss Man
By Teddy Hester
4 Stars

The Boss Man by Teddy Hester was a great read. From the very beginning of the book, the intrigue and chemistry pull you in. Although this was book 4 in the series I was happy that I did not feel like I was “missing” anything by not having read the other books. This book definitely held its own and was a fun read all the way to the END.

Jack DePaul is an enigma. Owning his own construction company while having degrees in not only architecture but engineering as we
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E.A.
The Boss Man: A Steamy Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel (The Manly Series Book 4) by Teddy Hester was a pretty okay read that has a little bit of a twist towards the end.

My first read by this author I'm happy to say that I quite enjoyed the writing style and flow of the book. It had nice rhythm and the transition where almost seamless. This book reads like a standalone so don't get discouraged when seeing that four in the title. This is also a pretty fast read, coming in at 145 pages. So a
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Angela Shirley
Oct 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ibbb-reviews
The story follows Jack who is embarking on a major project, trying to get it back on track but as he is chilling before the big push begins he sees a woman who produces feelings he has not felt before.

Gillian is at the stupid BBQ at the request of her father but is not enjoying it, she has spotted the handsome man standing all night by the tree in the backyard, when he gets the courage to speak to her and then asks to dance with her the chemistry between them is off the charts until she receives
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Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)
Jack's company has a tight deadline. But before his project starts, he meets Jill at a company barbecue and the sparks are flying. She's a blogger looking to do a story on his project, so Jack hires her on so she can get to know his crew and interview him. Sort of a weird setup but I could get behind it.

But what are the two to do when their attraction becomes too much to bare? Indulge in it even though his deadline is looming and her father is an investor in the company Jack's project is partner
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Erin Davidson
Oct 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Boss Man is a contemporary romantic suspense novel, that is the fourth book in Teddy Hester’s Manly Series. The novel follows the characters Jack and Jillian, and their unique, head strong personalities. Jack’s a bad boy and Jilly is opinionated wildcat, which often had both of them fighting for dominance over one another. The ending of the blurb does spoil the novel for readers, and I would suggest avoiding it as much as possible, if you hate spoilers.
The story itself was very engaging and
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Cindy
Oct 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Boss Man
A Contemporary Romantic
Suspense Novel
The Manly Series Book 4
By Teddy Hester
☆☆☆☆☆
This is a full length contemporary romance. Can be read as a standalone. Just a plain and simple love story, with a twist.

Jillian Vickers is a protected daughter and sister to her family. She wears many hats in her day to day life. Helping in the family businesses, writing the article one green energy, and taking care of the grapefruit harvest. She has no time for romance or another male to push her arou
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Tausha Treadway
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Boss Man ( The Manly Series Book 4) by Teddy Hester. This is the first book I've read by Teddy Hester. It was a fun, quick read. Its the story of Jack DePaul a great engineer who owns the company Ameritalia. They come in to help with a job that is behind or not going to make deadline. He can fix almost anything and usually does but if he doesn't make deadline it can cost him everything. Each town offers up new women but when he meets Jillian Vickers at a bbq its different. She's got under hi ...more
Julie
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Boss Man: A Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel (The Manly Series Book 4) by Teddy Hester is a five star novel. I have not read any of the other books in this series but cannot wait to go back and start from the beginning. This book can be read as a standalone. I loved the guarantee in the synopsis that everything would be wrapped up nicely in the end. Sometimes in series, there are good or bad cliffhangers that makes you not want to get involved. I liked that the author was able to be upfr ...more
Chantelle Smith
Oct 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Boss Man is Book 4 in The Manly Series from author Teddy Hester - even though these books are part of a series, these books can be read as stand-alone and still be enjoyed just as much.

This book was captivating and I was totally compelled while reading it. This plot was well written and this author had created some brilliant characters. This was a short read, and at times I think it could have been better if it was a full-length novel just so that we had more depth to certain parts in the r
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MJM
Sep 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
To call Jack an alpha male and Jilly a feisty female are both understatements. Teddy Hester, whose books I adore, has composed the most wonderful story for us all to enjoy here. He's the youngest of four successful brothers so has to prove him to be that too and he has degrees in engineering and architecture and is interested in green processes and makes them a major part of his business. He meets Jilly at a bbq but they clash big time when they find out that she is going to write an article abo ...more
Gail Guerrero
Oct 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Boss Man: The Manly Series Book 4 by Teddy Hester

Four Stars
Jilly is the type of female I love to hate beautiful, smart and spoiled. I kind of felt like her purpose in the story wasn’t needed. Like the author couldn’t figure out a way to put her into the story that would make sense for her to be around all the time. With that being said I liked the story because you get to see this controlling guy take a step back and relax. You see this guy who is used to getting things his way stop and thi
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Elizabeth
Oct 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Boss Man is book 4 in the Manly Series by Teddy Hester, but it is the first and only I have read so far. Upon completing this book, I went back to read descriptions of the other 3, but they don't seem to overlap (though I wont know for sure until I read them). They appear to be stand alone books, and I can vouch, The Boss Man can be enjoyed on its own. The two main characters have a lot in common, and I think that is what makes their growing relationship so much fun to read. Both Jack and Ji ...more
Lisette Gonzalez
Oct 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Boss Man: A Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel (The Manly Series Book 4)
By Teddy Hester
4 Stars


The Boss Man: A Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel by Teddy Hester is the fourth installment of The Manly Series. This is a suspenseful romance between Jack DePaul and Jillian Vickers. Jack owns a construction company that is currently working on a contract that has a looming deadline. Jillian is a beautiful, independent but feisty woman that will not allow any man to boss her around. The chemis
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Susan Lister
Oct 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was not expecting this book to blow me away like it did. I haven't read anything by Teddy Hester before I definitely will now! This is the 4th book in the series but I was comfortable reading it as a standalone but with that being said and how much I loved it, I will definitely be picking up the prior books to read the other stories.

Jack is a very smart and very successful man. He does whatever he has to do to succeed in his business. He has a deadline to make and he's willing to move mountai
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Moriah Venable
Oct 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Boss Man is the fourth novel in The Manly Series by Teddy Hester. This is my first novel by this author.

Jack, who moves from North Carolina to Texas, is a construction worker to help with a construction job that is behind on a deadline.

Jillian, who has overprotective brothers just wants to feel like she can contribute and be equal in her family eyes.

When she is hired to be on Jack’s crew, will sparks fly? Can the two have a happy ending or will Jack push her away?

I really enjoyed the novel
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Katie
Oct 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Boss Man: A Steamy Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel (The Manly Series Book 4)
By Teddy Hester
4 stars

This was a quick fun read that I enjoyed. I haven’t read anything by this author previously but I would really like to read the first three books in the series. This book can be easily read as a standalone.
I thought that the writing was engaging, smooth; the pace was fast and flowed well. It did take me a little to get into the story and warm up to the characters but once I did I found it
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Sunday
Oct 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Boss Man: A Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel by Teddy Hester
Four Stars

The Boss Man: A Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel is the fourth book in The Manly Series by Teddy Hester. This book can be read as a standalone, I know this because this is the first book I have read by Ms. Hester, and I had know problem following this story. I am now planning to go back and read the first three books in this series. This book had me hooked from the very first page, and I couldn’t put it down until
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Anastasia
Oct 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Boss Man: A Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel (The Manly Series Book 4)
By Teddy Hester
4 Stars

This is my first book by this author and i think it was a good place to start. The boss man is a suspenseful romance in the Manly series and is the fourth book. The two main characters are Jack DePaul and Jillian Vickers. Jack owns a construction company that has a fast approaching deadline. Jack and Jillian meet at a party and the chemistry between the two of them is instant and on fire. Someone
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Dawn Daughenbaugh
Oct 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 Star
The Boss Man : A Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel ( The Manly Series book 4) By Teddy Hester is the first book I've read by this author but I'm definitely going back and reading the first three books in this series as well. This can be read as a standalone. I was instantly hooked from the beginning and had a hard time putting it down once I started reading. This is Jack and Jillian's story. These two have some serious chemistry between them and the way they banter between themselves h
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