Review: ‘Bossman’ by Vi Keeland – a fun story about moving on from the ghosts of the past

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Format: e-book, paperback

Format read: e-book

Series: stand-alone

Rating: 18+ sexual content, language

Genre: Romance

Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31140847-bossman?from_search=true

It is not very often that you find a story that can make you laugh, smile, and cry all at the same time. This story does just that. Vi Keeland brings us a couple that on the surface looks like it’s just going to be a fun romance, but peel back the layers and you see that there is something deeper going on here.

Case in point, Chase. Chase is that loveable playboy that you think is just trying to woo Reese after he sees her at a restaurant. And their first encounter? Probably the funniest first encounter I have ever read for two people. She is on an awful date with someone and is trying to use that old tactic of having a friend call and whisk her away on an emergency. Chase of course feels bad for the poor shmuck (but not bad enough not to crash the date).

Things get worse for Reese as she tries to get over that crush she developed for Chase but it only gets worse when Chase becomes her new boss. Now, she opens up a can of a whole new mess of problems. She’s been burned by an office romance in the past and doesn’t want a relationship with Chase to affect her job.

Sounds like an easy enough job right?

Wrong.

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Now when you have Chase using every single opportunity he can to try and break her. And obviously she does break. You can’t really stand your own against a man like Chase. Let us be honest with one another. What Reese doesn’t know that she signed up for was the ghosts that Chase is ‘chasing’ (ha like that pun there) from. He holds a lot of guilt and it only gets worse as the story progresses.

When we finally get to the truth behind Chase’s past, you can’t help but feel for him. I mean, it’s hard to take what happened to him and try to move on. Guilt would eat at anyone. Vi Keeland does a great job at dropping subtle hints to Chase’s past without it overpowering the story. She creates character that you are rooting for from the beginning and never stop rooting for no matter how stupid one of them may act (Chase…achoo).

Bossman is a fun read that you will likely swallow up in one day. It’s funny, cute, and got those touching moments that will make you want more. It reminds me a lot of Emma Chase’s Tangled series, so if you like those books, then you will love this book as well.

Rating: A

You can buy Bossman on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and iBooks

About the Author:

Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn’t change for the world. She is an attorney and a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, & USA Today Best Selling author.  Over the last three years, eleven of her titles have appeared on the USA Today Bestseller lists and four on the New York Times Bestseller lists.

 

Links

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Website

http://www.vikeeland.com

Twitter

@vikeeland

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Goodreads

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‘Bossman’ by Vi Keeland release day blitz

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Are you ready to meet Chase Parker in BOSSMAN?

A standalone Contemporary Romance novel by

New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Vi Keeland

NOW LIVE

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Blurb

The first time I met Chase Parker, I didn’t exactly make a good impression.

I was hiding in the bathroom hallway of a restaurant, leaving a message for my best friend to save me from my awful date.

He overheard and told me I was a bitch, then proceeded to offer me some dating advice.

So I told him to mind his own damn business—his own tall, gorgeous, full-of-himself damn business—and went back to my miserable date.

When he walked by my table, he smirked, and I watched his arrogant, sexy ass walk back to his date.

I couldn’t help but sneak hidden glances at the condescending jerk on the other side of the room.  Of course, he caught me on more than one occasion, and winked.

When the gorgeous stranger and his equally hot date suddenly appeared at our table, I thought he was going to rat me out.

But instead, he pretended we knew each other and joined us—telling elaborate, embarrassing stories about our fake childhood.

My date suddenly went from boring to bizarrely exciting.

When it was over and we parted ways, I thought about him more than I would ever admit, even though I knew I’d never see him again.

I mean, what were the chances I’d run into him again in a city with eight million people?

Then again…

What were the chances a month later he’d wind up being my new sexy boss?

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EXCERPT

“Sorry, I wasn’t looking where—”

I froze.

The sight of Chase standing there was almost enough to knock me over. I’d secretly hoped to see him, yet never thought I actually would. What are the chances? I did a double take, sure I was seeing things. But it was him all right, in the flesh. And what flesh it is. Standing there shirtless and wet—wearing nothing but a pair of low-slung swim trunks—he had me stuttering. Literally.

“Ch…Ch…Ch—” I couldn’t get the word out.

Of course, Chase didn’t miss a beat. He smirked and leaned in. “You do a cute train impression, Buttercup.”

He remembers me.

I shook my head, attempting to snap myself out of it. But it was no use. He was so tall, and I was so short, I had no choice but to stare at his body. Water trickled down his abs. I was mesmerized watching it speed up and slow down as it crossed the rippled lines of his six-pack. Damn.

I cleared my throat and finally spoke. “Chase.”

I was pretty freaking proud of myself for getting that much out. He had a towel slung around his neck and lifted it to dry off his dripping hair, revealing even more flesh. His pectoral muscles were carved and perfect. And—oh, my God…is that… Holy shit. It is. His nipples were cold and erect, and one of them was….was…pierced.

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About the Author:

Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn’t change for the world. She is an attorney and a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, & USA Today Best Selling author.  Over the last three years, eleven of her titles have appeared on the USA Today Bestseller lists and four on the New York Times Bestseller lists.

 

Links

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https://www.facebook.com/groups/ViKeelandFanGroup/

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Goodreads

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‘Bossman’ by Vi Keeland is now available

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Are you ready to meet Chase Parker in BOSSMAN?

A standalone Contemporary Romance novel by

New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Vi Keeland

Blurb

The first time I met Chase Parker, I didn’t exactly make a good impression.

I was hiding in the bathroom hallway of a restaurant, leaving a message for my best friend to save me from my awful date.

He overheard and told me I was a bitch, then proceeded to offer me some dating advice.

So I told him to mind his own damn business—his own tall, gorgeous, full-of-himself damn business—and went back to my miserable date.

When he walked by my table, he smirked, and I watched his arrogant, sexy ass walk back to his date.

I couldn’t help but sneak hidden glances at the condescending jerk on the other side of the room.  Of course, he caught me on more than one occasion, and winked.

When the gorgeous stranger and his equally hot date suddenly appeared at our table, I thought he was going to rat me out.

But instead, he pretended we knew each other and joined us—telling elaborate, embarrassing stories about our fake childhood.

My date suddenly went from boring to bizarrely exciting.

When it was over and we parted ways, I thought about him more than I would ever admit, even though I knew I’d never see him again.

I mean, what were the chances I’d run into him again in a city with eight million people?

Then again…

What were the chances a month later he’d wind up being my new sexy boss?

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You can read the first chapter now. You can read it by going here.

BOSSMAN NOW AVAILABLE

NOW LIVE

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/29F3jum

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2a8EaIY

iBooks: http://apple.co/1TYvovK

Bossman Paperback: http://amzn.to/29rhZrX

Nook:  http://bit.ly/29sL4H2

Kobo: http://bit.ly/29lW19I

Google Play: http://bit.ly/29NZ8bn

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Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn’t change for the world. She is an attorney and a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, & USA Today Best Selling author.  Over the last three years, eleven of her titles have appeared on the USA Today Bestseller lists and four on the New York Times Bestseller lists.

Links

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ViKeelandFanGroup/

https://www.facebook.com/vi.keeland

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Vi-Keeland/435952616513958

Website

http://www.vikeeland.com

Twitter

@vikeeland

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Goodreads

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Additional Books by Vi Keeland

Standalone novels

The Baller

Amazon ➜ amzn.to/1PBF2hG

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Stuck-Up Suit (co-written with Penelope Ward)

Amazon:  http:// http://amzn.to/1VK66ll

iBooks: http://apple.co/1Qbwy57

B&N: http:// bit.ly/1UC8wDC

Kobo: http:// bit.ly/1RJdUif

Cocky Bastard (co-written with Penelope Ward)

Amazon ➜ http://amzn.to/1LfN3fc

iTunes ➜ http://apple.co/1PffE2J

Kobo ➜ http://bit.ly/1UxCSUO

B&N ➜ http://bit.ly/1EjxNpY

Left Behind (A Young Adult Novel)

http://www.amazon.com/Left-Behind-Vi-Keeland-ebook/dp/B00OJM92LI/

First Thing I See

http://www.amazon.com/First-Thing-See-Vi-Keeland-ebook/dp/B00AWXY3HG

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/first-thing-i-see-ms-vi-keeland/1114703332

Other books from Vi Keeland

Life on Stage series (2 standalone books)

Beat

http://www.amazon.com/Beat-Vi-Keeland-ebook/dp/B00ZOMUV12/

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/beat-vi-keeland/1121715501

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/beat/id983959123

https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/beat-5

Throb

http://www.amazon.com/Throb-Vi-Keeland-ebook/dp/B00SS2RYBU

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/throb-vi-keeland/1121112695

https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/throb-4

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/throb/id948747986

MMA Fighter series (3 standalone books)

Worth the Fight

http://www.amazon.com/Worth-Fight-Vi-Keeland-ebook/dp/B00FLG5B9S

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/worth-the-fight-vi-keeland/1117014180

http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/worth-the-fight

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/worth-the-fight/id805540252

Worth the Chance

http://www.amazon.com/Worth-Chance-Vi-Keeland-ebook/dp/B00I2UKQOK

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/worth-the-chance-vi-keeland/1118634058

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/worth-the-chance/id813714461

http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/worth-the-chance

Worth Forgiving

http://www.amazon.com/Worth-Forgiving-Vi-Keeland-ebook/dp/B00MWL78EG

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/worth-forgiving-vi-keeland/1120173153

http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/worth-forgiving

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/worth-forgiving/id906130022?ls=1&mt=11

The Cole Series (2 book serial)

Belong to You

http://www.amazon.com/Belong-You-A-Cole-Novel-ebook/dp/B00BUTCXLE/

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/belong-to-you-vi-keeland/1114962845

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/belong-to-you/id639401754

http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/belong-to-you

Made for You

http://www.amazon.com/Made-You-A-Cole-Novel-ebook/dp/B00DPWVKS6

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/made-for-you-vi-keeland/1115883225

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/made-for-you/id84550637

http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/belong-to-you

Are you going to buy Bossman?

Thanks to Rock Stars of Romance for setting up the launch

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Read the first chapter of ‘Bossman’ by Vi Keeland now

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It is almost time for fans of Vi Keeland to read the new book to come from her brilliant mind. She is the author that brought us the MMA Fighter series and Stuck Up Suit. Here is what we can expect from Bossman:

The first time I met Chase Parker, I didn’t exactly make a good impression.

I was hiding in the bathroom hallway of a restaurant, leaving a message for my best friend to save me from my awful date.

He overheard and told me I was a bitch, then proceeded to offer me some dating advice.

So I told him to mind his own damn business—his own tall, gorgeous, full-of-himself damn business—and went back to my miserable date.

When he walked by my table, he smirked, and I watched his arrogant, sexy ass walk back to his date.

I couldn’t help but sneak hidden glances at the condescending jerk on the other side of the room. Of course, he caught me on more than one occasion, and winked.

When the gorgeous stranger and his equally hot date suddenly appeared at our table, I thought he was going to rat me out.

But instead, he pretended we knew each other and joined us—telling elaborate, embarrassing stories about our fake childhood.

My date suddenly went from boring to bizarrely exciting.

When it was over and we parted ways, I thought about him more than I would ever admit, even though I knew I’d never see him again.

I mean, what were the chances I’d run into him again in a city with eight million people?
Then again…

What were the chances a month later he’d wind up being my new sexy boss?

You can read the first chapter by going here: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/653a5a8a7ab1ee6768e90841e/files/Bossman_Sneak_Peek.pdf

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Bossman is available for pre-order now.

Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes and Noble | iBooks

Vi Keeland

Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn’t change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work. She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting smut author by night!

You can keep up to date on news from Vi Keeland by going to her website, ‘Like’ her on Facebook , or follow her on Twitter

What did you think of the chapter?

Thanks to Rock Stars of Romance for setting up the launch

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Top 5 books coming out in July

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#5 – Bossman by Vi Keeland
Out: 7/19

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30138344-bossman?from_search=true&search_version=service

In this new book by Keeland, it involves a woman who falls for a man and wants to hook up with him but can’t because there is that pesky business of him being her boss. There is going to be lust. There is going to be angst. And there is going to be heartbreak. Someone is going to get hurt and it’s only going to be the history of what makes them come together that is going to decide how bad they do.

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#4 – Pennie$ by Pepper Winters

Out: 7/19
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25296512-pennies?from_search=true&search_version=service

In the first book of a new series by Winters, we dive into another level of a dark world. Tasmin thinks that she survived death only to find that she is in a new pit of Hell. If you have read books by Winters, then you know she dabbles into the dark side of what reality has to bring us and this book is going to be no different. It deals with sex slavery and I for one am excited to see where she is going to take us this time.

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#3- Hottest Mess by J Kenner

Out: 7/12

Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27245809-hottest-mess?from_search=true&search_version=service

This is the second book of the SIN series. While the book takes place in the world of Stark International, it deals with different characters. Dallas and Jane experienced something that no one should experience and they are trying to find their road to recovery. It sounds simple until they find that his ghosts are ghosts but in fact demons that are tearing apart his life. Jane tries to be the person that he needs but the father into hell she goes the harder that she sees that it’s going to be to help him.

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#2- An Act of Obsession by KC Lynn

Out: 7/19

Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28574017-an-act-of-obsession?from_search=true&search_version=service

In the next book of the series, we reconnect with Kolan and Sophie as Kolan tries to get over the fact that he almost went away for murder and Sophie just might be the perfect outlet for him. Sophie has her own demons from her past so it’s going to take a lot of strength from Kolan to be the man that she needs. If you haven’t read any books from Lynn yet, then you are missing out. Each book brings you more characters that you fall in love with and this book will likely do the same thing. From what we’ve read from the last book and the synopsis of this book, we are going to get a big amount of romance in the BDSM department. Be prepared for a new master.

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#1 – Torn by Jennifer Armentrout

Out: 7/19

Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23149314-torn?from_search=true&search_version=service

In the second book of the Wicked series, we meet back up with Ren and Ivy as they try and deal with the secrets that they unfolded in the first book and decide if they have what it takes to make a relationship last. Like the Titan series, it deals with love, romance, relationships, friendships, with a touch of paranormal added in. There is a lot of characters that we can all fall in love with, but it’s the relationship between Ivy and Ren that keeps the fans reading.

What book are you most excited to read this month?