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?
Publisher’s Note: The Bossman contains graphic sexual scenes, consensual and non-consensual adult spanking, anal play, elements of BDSM. If such material offends you, please do not buy this book! (less) (This description is care of goodreads.com)
What is clear to me, is that Renee Rose knows how to spin a great story. I read this in about an hour and a half, and could not put it down. I love a gifted writer. The characters were a bit cliche’ but I would have had trouble not throwing a few in there myself. I do think his character could have been aggressive and dominant without an overabundance and maybe a bit overused spanking scenario. They just seemed unimaginative. Her wanting him to make her feel something, made warning lights flash in my brain, like she had a lot of baggage, and spanking might not be the thing to get to the bottom of it all *(bottom….snark snark,giggle,giggle.) All in all, for an erotica book, this story was fantastic,I found myself in character talking all mob boss hooky-like and I enjoyed it very much.
*This book was given to me as an ARC for an honest review.