When life unravels, someone has to wind it up again. Sophie Scaife has found herself in such a position one time too many. She should be celebrating a new year and bountiful success; instead, she's trying desperately to hold her world together as it tears apart.
For Sophie and her husband, billionaire Neil Elwood, coupling the domesticity of marriage and their steamy games of Dominance and submission comes naturally. Rekindling their sinfully kinky affair with an old flame makes their passion burn hotter than ever, and Neil's lust for Sophie is matched only by his drive in undertaking an ambitious new philanthropic venture.
But in the wake of Neil's greatest triumph comes a staggering life change neither of them are prepared for. Overnight, Sophie finds herself in a new reality, wholly unlike the life she'd planned. As emotions run high, Sophie struggles to reconcile the husband she cherishes with a man she no longer knows; a man she loves too much to let go without a fight...
Content warning: contains mention of suicide and suicidal ideation, as well as recovery.
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About the Author
C. J. Bloom is an actress and voice-over artist. She can be heard on commercials, video games, and promos. C. J. comes to narration with a passion for performance along with the capability to span several genres, from romance to children's literature and thrillers.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Baby is the fifth installment in Abigail Barnette's erotic romance/bdsm series titled The Boss. I am a loyal follower of this series and my emotions can attest to this fact. The lead characters: Sophie and Neil experience a continuous roller coaster of ups and downs. It's fun and elating at times - it's heartwrenching at others. That being said, to date, The Baby is the most emotionally intense in my opinion. Ms. Barnette starts out offering readers an opening scene to die for! It's not all dark in this book!! But life doesn't always give us rainbows, rosebuds, and ménage à trois...unfortunately. We as human beings are flawed, life takes us on nosedives at times, but most always we have the opportunity to grow stronger from what we've survived. If anything, Sophie and Neil's characters have reminded me of this. I adore their relationship in this series: so full of love, protectiveness, and resiliency. "You said in your wedding vows that our life would be an adventure and that we would never reach a destination. Every adventure has an awful low point, more than one if you're watching those awful Peter Jackson Hobbit movies." "It didn't need three installments." Neil interrupted. "No, it did not." I agreed. "The point is for every unnecessary battle scene, the roots of a good story are still there. We still have our roots. We just had to get through some overblown CGI nonsense to get back to them." Although incredibly raw, self-destructive, and full of grief, Sophie and Neil's story in The Baby has a few shining stars. This one is my favorite of the series so far, and not because of the sex (which is amazing - thank you Emir and Jenna!), but because of the intimacy that goes beyond that of a physical connection. After hitting bottom, they can rise yet again with no lingering guilt, anger, or shame. They permit each other to move forward and that is truly beautiful. If you follow this series, please continue on to this one. It'll be one you'll remember for sure. My favorite quote: "Life doesn't care about your plans. We're all at the whim of fate who could take anyone, anything away from us at anytime. Rather than resist it, I was going to embrace it. I was going to love every second I had with everyone in my life." Note: Although I'm not a fan of Neil's voice in the audiobook version of this series, there is one particular scene in The Baby that is a must listen. There is a moment near the end (chapter 15) when Sophie has an emotionally raw confrontation with Neil and the performance is stellar. I listened to that scene over and over and it gave me goosebumps every time. The Boss series includes the following installments (as of December 2015): #1:The Boss #2:The Girlfriend #2.5:The Hook-Up #3:The Bride #4:The Ex #5:The Baby