BOOK: The Bossman
AUTHOR: Renee Rose
RATING: 4.75 out of 5.00
Whew! Spank you Renee for mixing two things I love strong Mafia alpha males with spanking. I loved that the main character Sophie was sassy but not whiny. It was endearing to see her vulnerability play out in regards to her sexual desires. She had other underlying reasons for wanting to distrust him and giving her heart to him.
His willingness to bend for her quite a lot was sweet and balanced within his strong character. I wish I saw some more of his memories of her, why he felt so strongly for her. There were some times when he had internal thoughts, so the book wasn’t purely in her POV.
Watching them learn each other was intriguing; all the while she was learning more about herself. He found that he too had desires he never knew he had.
I was surprised by the end result, the brothers assessment and approval. You know I am a fan of happily ever afters, especially when they end with a sore bottom. J
Sophie Palazzo steered clear of the mafia after her father’s involvement ended with his murder. Fifteen years later, Joey La Torre, the Don’s brother himself, shows up unannounced at her massage studio and wheedles his way into a date. She has no interest in aggressive, macho men like Joey, or so she tries to tell herself, but her body just doesn’t get the message. When Joey takes her in hand with a firm bare-bottomed spanking, she ought to be furious, instead, she’s aroused. As she explores her physical desires to be dominated, she tries to keep Joey at arm’s length emotionally.
Joey knows he wants Sophie for keeps from the moment he walks into her life. She is hot, classy and full of fire, even though submission turns her on. But his involvement in the mafia is a hard limit for her, bringing to conflict his own dedication to the Family, the code of silence and his relationship with his older brother. Can he reconcile his duty to the organization and his growing need for Sophie to remain in his life permanently?