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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 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 (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!

 

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

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 is the first book that I have read from this and she blew me away. I love good contemporary romance but this story exceeded all my expectations. This is the fourth book in the Manly Series. It can be read as a stand alone but there are prior characters in this book as well. I will be reading the prior books so I can understand the other characters better. I was hooked to this story right from the beginning. These characters had me up all hours of the night. It only took me a few hours to devour this great book.

Jack DePaul is a very smart man and gets what he wants. He is very excited about his new contract. This could make him or break him. Jack’s main goal is to make the deadline until he meets the sassy Jillian. He feels the chemistry right away with her. When he hires her to his crew things get interesting. Jack has a lot on his plate and when things go missing he needs to fine out who is trying to destroy him. Will Jack make his deadline or will it all fall apart?

Jillian Vickers has always been protected by her father and brothers. She wants to do things herself and when she gets the opportunity to do a inside story she jumps on it. Jillian is all about the story up until she meets her new boss. She instantly feels a pull towards him. When Jillian gets to know Jack better sparks begin to fly but what will her protective family think of them? Will Jillian be able to find her independence or will she be continued to be bossed around?

I absolutely loved this book. The storyline has it all romance, humor, and mystery. You will fall in love with these characters right from the beginning. Jack is a handsome but young businessman that loves his job. He is very headstrong but Jillian gives him a run for his money. Jillian is a beautiful caring woman that feels suffocated by her family. She wants some independence. These characters have some steamy scenes that will make your temperature rise. This talented author will keep you at the edge of your seat until the end. I can’t wait to see what this author will write next.
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The Boss Man (The Manly Series #4) by Teddy Hester – Review By Chantelle Smith

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 from author Teddy Hester – even though these books are part of a series, these books can be read as stand-alone and still be enjoyed just as much.

This book was captivating and I was totally compelled while reading it. This plot was well written and this author had created some brilliant characters. This was a short read, and at times I think it could have been better if it was a full length novel just so that we had more depth to certain parts in the read, but that didn’t stop me from enjoying it.

Each characters that was created for this story was relatable and I loved reading Jack & Jillian’s journey through this read. They have incredible banter throughout and an undeniable connection from the get-go – I definitely would love to have more from them though. I liked the little twist of the suspense in the novel, it added another level to this read and it was something I did enjoy. I loved how it was written and how you got the countdown to Jack’s deadline.

This was a great introduction to this author for me, and I will look forward to see what else this author brings to this series.

​Reviewed by @tillytillzz

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The Boss Man: A Steamy Contemporary Romantic Suspense Novel (The Manly Series Book 4) – Review by Jana Teppih

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

Well, well, well, The Boss Man is the fourth book in the Manly series by Teddy Hester that one can read as a standalone. I think the writer chose the names for the main characters while thinking of a nursery rhyme … luckily the story is very far from it! It was my first encounter with this writer and it was a very fortunate one indeed …
Our couple of the story is a bossy construction Wunderkind Jack De Paul and the baby of the family Jill(ian) Vickers (who is NOT a spoilt primadonna!) … I am sure you can get the drift already! Add to it all a bit of a havoc wrecking saboteur, reputation to hold up, drama, flaming chemistry and … you will sit at the edge of your seat until you get to the last page!
Let’s be serious though, it is a well written emotional story filled with banter and pursuit of happiness that will leave no one cold!

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