The Girlfriend

The Girlfriend

by Abigail Barnette

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Overview

The Girlfriend by Abigail Barnette

Unemployed, blacklisted, and pregnant, Sophie Scaife's life is totally upside down. Her relationship with publishing magnate Neil Elwood is on the rocks. Her best friend's career is igniting. And Sophie is afraid she'll make one of the toughest decisions of her life alone...

When a devastating diagnosis forces Neil to return to London, Sophie throws caution to the wind to follow her heart across the Atlantic. Keeping a scorching D/s affair as red-hot in sickness as it was in health is a challenge, even for two lovers as inventive as Sophie and Neil. But Sophie is more than willing to try anything her Sir commands, and their fantasies of control become a welcome refuge from the daily stress of illness.

While Neil's wealth and privilege make adjusting to her new situation easier, Sophie finds herself rebuilding her life around an uncertain future. And while both of them face the changes between them head-on, they're all too aware that their happiness may be fleeting-and Sophie could lose Neil forever.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492744115
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/03/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

Abigail Barnette is the alter ego of USA Today bestselling author, blogger, and all-around funny person Jenny Trout. When she's not writing award-winning erotic romance, she's either sleeping or otherwise incapacitated. Abigail lives in Michigan with her family.

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.

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The Girlfriend 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey barnes & noble: WHERE is the first book in this series (The Boss)????????? This is becoming quite frustrating!! Your issues with publishers is sending me to amazon to buy a kindle!
meMN More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! It is second in a series Abigail Barnette is writing about the characters Sophie and Neil. The Girlfriend picks up a few days to a week after the end of The Boss. The Boss takes both the characters and the readers on a rollercoaster journey that was unexpected, but also allowed the characters to become very close, very quickly in an organic way. Barnette is skilled in giving characters reasons to feel the way they do that make sense and easily integrate into the story andcharacters. The Girlfriend also does this, creating a believeable crisis that both Sophie an Neil are frightened but strong in the face of. Where Barnette really shines are in her very explicit, realistic, and smokin' hot sex and bdsm scenes. She breaks down the dynamics of a healthy Dom/sub relationship both in and out of the bedroom in ways that are really hot to read! Safe sane and consentual all the way in this book, and it is great! I found the conversational style of the book to fit well with the story; fun writing instead of dour seriousness. I fully recommend this book!
cmpamalam More than 1 year ago
This is th 2nd book in the series. I didn't see the first book "The Boss" on the B&N site, but you'll want to read that one before this book to appreciate the story completely. Finished this book tonight. Amazing - just un-freakin-believable!! Abigail does it again. Brings me to tears over and over - making me feel so invested in the characters that I can't help but want them to be happy and survive. The story is one of the most moving renditions I've read in a long time. I've never had to live thru a loved one being in danger of losing their life and a much too early age - let alone a partner or lover that you feel like you could never live without. But after reading this book, I have a decent idea of what it's like to endure that kind of tragedy on top of being judged and misread by most of the people you come in contact with? Who has to conquer those kinds of hurdles? Not many. **Heads Up** Once again - the main characters explore some very out-of-the-box kink with the sex scenes. For me - that's part of what makes them unique and right for each other, but if you're the type that has issues with non-vanilla love, you'll need to put on your seatbelt. But Abigail does an incredible job of the telling this story with so much emotion and depth that you can't help but hang on every page. OMG! I can't wait for "The Bride" - the next in this series. Hurry UP!!!(less)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Where is the first book in series?????
feather_lashes More than 1 year ago
Please note: This review contains spoilers for readers who have not read the first installment in The Boss series:  #1-The Boss The Girlfriend is the second installment in Abigail Barnette's The Boss series. Ms. Barnette has developed these amazing characters that I am 100% invested in. In The Girlfriend, Neil and Sophie's relationship is put to the test many times and after reading how committed they actually are to each other, I am 100% invested in their relationship as well. Their relationship is not just a fleeting romance, it's serious stuff. In this installment, Sophie and Neil have to deal with their options regarding her unplanned pregnancy. This was such an emotional subject. Also, an explanation is provided for Neil's many headaches mentioned in the first book The Boss which leads to a road neither Sophie nor Neil has been down before. Needless to say, Neil has a challenging path ahead of him but Sophie's decision to remain a support for Neil also presents incredible challenges for her. When we hear of people undergoing long-term treatment for illness, our hearts go out to them, and rightfully so. But Ms. Barnette writes the struggles and isolation of the caregiver who is watching helplessly. If Ms. Barnette has not been in Sophie's position personally, then she definitely did her research regarding this subject.  I loved how Ms. Barnette tied Sophie and Neil's BDSM lifestyle to their need for control and intimacy during this stressful time.  "When the hospital visits and the medications took over our life, we would both need this memory: The Dominant in his element, virile and in total control. That was why we were here, I realized. Neil wanted to show me that he was still capable. That he was still a man, and not a disease." Also, the character development of Sophie and Neil goes into double time. Personal issues tend to come to the surface during stressful times- things get very real- and Sophie and Neil are not immune to this fact. But the commitment they have to each other overrides it all. Sophie is an absolute angel and I adore her even more now.  Although the above issues are the things that I remember most about the book, there are some additional conflicts that occur in the beginning that add quite a bit of drama among various characters. My only complaint in this book specifically is Sophie's continuous refusal and annoyance with Neil's money. OK, I get that she didn't know he was a freaking billionaire when they first met, but he is and sharing his money does not make you a gold-digger. I think by voluntarily remaining at Neil's side proves to everyone that she's not with him for his money. But it was so repetitious in the first half of this book that I had to take a star away. It annoyed me to no end. But that really is my only complaint. It got better later in the book after her comfort level and perspective changed. This was a sexy, intimate, and very real book that was a perfect addition to this series. Oh, and we do have an addition of another character, Emir, who I am hoping to see again in future installments. Well done Ms. Barnette! My favorite quote: "The cancer bubble. It's almost like he's not here. Like he's on pause, and my life with him is on pause, and we're just waiting to see if somebody is going to hit play again or just stop the thing entirely."
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Loved this book. A different twist, a great read with mature, strong characters. Loved the dynamics between Neil and Sophie. This is not the usual soppy lov story. This is hard-knocks time. LOVETOREAD
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Worth the read