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The Boss Man: A Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel (The Manly Series Book 4) by Teddy Hester – Review by Julie Lounello

The Boss Man: A Steamy Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel (The Manly Series Book 4)The Boss Man: A Steamy Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel by Teddy Hester
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Boss Man: A Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel (The Manly Series Book 4) by Teddy Hester is a five star novel. I have not read any of the other books in this series but cannot wait to go back and start from the beginning. This book can be read as a standalone. I loved the guarantee in the synopsis that everything would be wrapped up nicely in the end. Sometimes in series, there are good or bad cliffhangers that makes you not want to get involved. I liked that the author was able to be upfront about this one and let us know it wasn’t like that. Jack is a workaholic that feels like he is constantly trying to prove himself. This works well for him though because he is definitely able to prove his worth in the construction field. Jillian is also in a place trying to prove herself. When she first meets Jack, she isn’t sure what to think. This smoldering, sexy man cannot be her boss. How can she work for this guy and not be attracted to him. As they get on each other’s nerves, they also realize how irresistible they are to one another. See how this story continues to unfold in this book that hooks the reader right from the beginning!

Review by @julie-lounello

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The Boss Man (Manly Series 4) by Teddy Hester – Review by Moriah Venable

The Boss Man: A Steamy Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel (The Manly Series Book 4)The Boss Man: A Steamy Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel by Teddy Hester
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Boss Man is the fourth novel in The Manly Series by Teddy Hester. This is my first novel by this author.

Jack, who moves from North Carolina to Texas, is a construction worker to help with a construction job that is behind on a deadline.

Jillian, who has overprotective brothers just wants to feel like she can contribute and be equal in her family eyes.

When she is hired to be on Jack’s crew, will sparks fly? Can the two have a happy ending or will Jack push her away?

I really enjoyed the novel. From the beginning, the writing and voice of Jack pulled me in. The cover also caught my attention making me wonder in what direction this book would go.

I will admit that the names of the characters pulled me out a little cause I kept thinking about was the nursery rhyme but once I got use to and the story progressed, it didn’t bother me anymore.

I look forward to reading the other books in the series.

Review by @moriah-venable

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The Boss Man : A Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel (The Manly Series book 4) By Teddy Hester – Review by Susan Mowdy

The Boss Man: A Steamy Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel (The Manly Series Book 4)The Boss Man: A Steamy Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel by Teddy Hester
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was not expecting this book to blow me away like it did. I haven’t read anything by Teddy Hester before I definitely will now! This is the 4th book in the series but I was comfortable reading it as a standalone but with that being said and how much I loved it, I will definitely be picking up the prior books to read the other stories.

Jack is a very smart and very successful man. He does whatever he has to do to succeed in his business. He has a deadline to make and he’s willing to move mountains to obtain his goal with this new contract he’s acquired. Then we meet Jillian and the sparks between the two are off the page. Jillian has a point to prove when she accepted the job with Jack and she won’t let a bossy man stand in her way. As the sparks start heating up the page, someone is lurking in the background trying to sabotage Jack’s project.

I loved this story from the very beginning. I loved every aspect of this book and I can’t wait to go back and read the first 3 books in this series.

Reviewed by @listersda

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The Boss Man: A Steamy Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel (The Manly Series Book 4) by Teddy Hester – Review by Anastasia Dodson

The Boss Man: A Steamy Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel (The Manly Series Book 4)The Boss Man: A Steamy Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel by Teddy Hester
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is my first book by this author and i think it was a good place to start. The boss man is a suspenseful romance in the Manly series and is the fourth book. The two main characters are Jack DePaul and Jillian Vickers. Jack owns a construction company that has a fast approaching deadline. Jack and Jillian meet at a party and the chemistry between the two of them is instant and on fire. Someone is trying to keep Jack from meeting his deadline and that cannot happen. Will he be able to finish it on time? Will he and Jillian be able to be together? I enjoyed the interactions and banter between those two and i was eager to get to the end of the book.
I would recommend this book to a friend.

Review by @asunshine56839

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The Boss Man : A Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel ( The Manly Series Book 4) By Teddy Hester- Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

The Boss Man: A Steamy Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel (The Manly Series Book 4)The Boss Man: A Steamy Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel by Teddy Hester
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Star
The Boss Man : A Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel ( The Manly Series book 4) By Teddy Hester is the first book I’ve read by this author but I’m definitely going back and reading the first three books in this series as well. This can be read as a standalone. I was instantly hooked from the beginning and had a hard time putting it down once I started reading. This is Jack and Jillian’s story. These two have some serious chemistry between them and the way they banter between themselves had me cracking up. Jack is determined to keep his company going and prove he can. She’s a very determined to also prove she can do it. Can Jack meet his deadline on time?Can Jillian and Jack have a relationship?Find out the answers to these questions and more I highly recommend this book. I look forward to reading more from this author.

Review by @DDaugh35

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The Boss Man: A Steamy Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel (The Manly Series Book 4) by Teddy Hester – Review by Elizabeth Sanchez

The Boss Man: A Steamy Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel (The Manly Series Book 4)The Boss Man: A Steamy Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel by Teddy Hester
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Boss Man is book 4 in the Manly Series by Teddy Hester, but it is the first and only I have read so far. Upon completing this book, I went back to read descriptions of the other 3, but they don’t seem to overlap (though I wont know for sure until I read them). They appear to be stand alone books, and I can vouch, The Boss Man can be enjoyed on its own. The two main characters have a lot in common, and I think that is what makes their growing relationship so much fun to read. Both Jack and Jillian come from a large family, and have made it their mission to prove they can be successful on their own. Jack owns his own construction business that sweeps in to help other companies meet their deadlines. He runs a tight ship, but his employees respect him. Jillian’s family has their hands in several pots, but she has taken on this year’s grapefruit harvest, on top of trying to be a journalist. When her piece lands her working as Jack’s assistant, they both find themselves distracted, in the best way possible.

Reviewed by @way2gosmartguy

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The Boss Man (The Manly Series Book #4) by Teddy Hester – Review by Angela Hayes

The Boss Man: A Steamy Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel (The Manly Series Book 4)The Boss Man: A Steamy Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel by Teddy Hester
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“This woman will argue with the grim reaper when the time comes, I have no doubt.”

The Boss Man is the fourth book in the Manly series by Teddy Hester. I have to be honest here and say that although this book was a little slow to get going, I really did love what came once the pace picked up. So, I felt that it still deserved a 5 star rating, despite the fact that it didn’t immediately grab me. The author has woven a wonderful storyline with interesting and loveable characters, intrigue, some drama, mystery, suspense, spice, humour, and romance.
Jack DePaul is the construction world’s latest boy wonder. At 27, he’s building a highly successful business with his innovative ideas. This latest project brings him to Texas, where his skills will be put to the test in every way possible. There is a lot riding on the outcome of this job- and it has the power to make or break him. He has a critical deadline to meet, so the last thing he needs are any distractions. But, distraction is what he gets, in the form of a beautiful, headstrong Texan who’s about to give him a run for his money. Will she end up costing him the project, as well as his heart?
Jillian Vickers has a business degree, manages her family’s organic citrus farm, as well as running a popular blog. Her latest article is an in-depth look at the new green energy project that is in the pipeline. She’s determined to get as much information as she can to put into the blogpost. But interviewing the new trouble-shooter goes a bit awry and she ends up agreeing to work for him in exchange for the opportunity to interview his team members. She’s attracted to him from the beginning, but he’s only there for the short term, so anything that starts will have a use-by-date. Can she put her heart on the line for a short fling? What happens when things go missing from the site and sabotage seems to be the order of the day? With so much at risk, what will the future hold?
This was such a fun read. The banter, quips and antics had me smiling and laughing out loud. He story is told from a duel perspective, so we really get a great feel for both the lead characters.
The chemistry between these two was fantastic, there are some sexy, sizzling moments that singed my kindle.
I would definitely recommend this book to all lovers of romance!

Thank you, Teddy Hester

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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The Boss Man: A Steamy Contemporary Romantic Novel Book 4 The Manly Series by Teddy Hester – Review by Gail Guerrero

The Boss Man: A Steamy Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel (The Manly Series Book 4)The Boss Man: A Steamy Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel by Teddy Hester
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Jilly is the type of female I love to hate beautiful, smart and spoiled. I kind of felt like her purpose in the story wasn’t needed. Like the author couldn’t figure out a way to put her into the story that would make sense for her to be around all the time. With that being said I liked the story because you get to see this controlling guy take a step back and relax. You see this guy who is used to getting things his way stop and think of a different approach. This is a first for me reading about this type of work. The bones that go into building something from the ground up. I liked that Jack’s team was the clean up crew they came in and got stuff done. There were some funny moments and the guys all preening like peacocks for Jilly’s attention was fun. The combination that Jilly and Jack made was interesting because he grew up the baby of the family trying to make his presence known. While she was sheltered and spoiled. You can tell that she was out of her comfort zone when she needed to use the restroom. Overall I recommend this story for a quick light read.

Reviewed by @gguerrero89

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The Boss Man by Teddy Hester – Review by Michelle Mulvey

The Boss Man: A Steamy Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel (The Manly Series Book 4)The Boss Man: A Steamy Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel by Teddy Hester
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Boss Man By Teddy Hester was a 4 star read for me. This book mostly took place over a 2 week period.
Jack DePaul who runs AmerItalia first met Jillian at a party where he met most of the Lone Star Contractor guys. He was so close to taking Jillian to his bed but, due to a phone call, that never happened.

A journalist named JT Vickers is on site in the morning for an interview and to speak with some of the guys for an article. When Jack meets with JT Vickers, he cannot believe his eyes. It’s the beautiful woman Jillian he can’t seem to get off his mind.

She is there and wants time to be able to speak with some of his men but, on a job as big as they are on with a deadline quickly approaching, that doesn’t seem possible.
Jack finally offers her a job as his secretary. That way he can see her, but not pursue anything with her because of his rule about staying away from his employees.
Let’s see how well that one works out!! Jillian is a wildcat as her calls her. As she gets madder and angrier, he wants her more and more. Will they be able to table their lust for each other for another week and a half?
Felix is the pipefitter supervisor who is also a good friend of Jillian’s. When things go missing on site, Felix is the first person that Jack can think of that would try to sabotage his project.
When the culprit is found out, everyone is shocked. What will happen when Jillian needs to stop working for Jack with AI and go do her own thing. Will she be able to get all the info she needs for the blog?
I liked most of the characters. I thought the book was well written and the story kept me fairly entertained!

 

review by @xchellex

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The Boss Man (The Manly Series Book 4) by Teddy Hester – Review by Heather Bahm

The Boss Man: A Steamy Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel (The Manly Series Book 4)The Boss Man: A Steamy Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel by Teddy Hester
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Boss Man, by Teddy Hester is the fourth book in the Manly Series. This romantic suspense novel was a pleasure to read. The premise of the book was fun and the way the author laid out the story and introduced the characters felt well thought out. Jack DePaul is a man that knows what his goals are and what he is willing to do to meet those vs distractions he attempts to avoid. Jillian Vickers is a strong feminine character with a similar personality. I liked how the author paired these two characters and the immediate sparks that have the potential to be explosive. The suspense added in was a perfect touch and gave the story that bit more to make it a compelling read and entertaining through the end.

Reviewed by @hbahm

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