Title: The Boss's Daughter
Series: The Black Rose Series #1
Author: Jennifer Bates
Genre: NA Suspense/Romance/Thriller
Release Date: November 28, 2018
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
I am marked by the Black Rose, the symbol of my father’s cruelty and arrogance. It’s a stain that will never wash out, the same mark all those girls carry—the ones who keep turning up dead.
My father, underboss for a powerful crime family, killed my fiancé, then told me he’d see me dead too. The only reason he didn’t kill me right then and there was because he wanted me to suffer first.
But he will never break me.
I ran away. I survived. Those other girls…they weren’t so lucky.
To stop the murders, I’ll have to go back and give my father what he wants. Me. My blood.
And then there’s Hunter…the only man I want, and the only one I can never have. If he finds out who I am, everything I’ve fought for will fall apart.
There will never be a knight in shining armor to rescue the girls of the Black Rose. I’ll have to do that myself.
The blood of the Family runs in my veins, and I will not go down without a fight.
What a good debut book!! The storyline was interesting and it was difficult knowing what was coming up or happening next. My favorite part of this book was the fact that everyone is up for bad things happening, no one is safe, and not even the lead characters… actually they might have it worse than everyone else! The Boss’s Daughter has so much going on! That’s a good and a bad thing. I did have a bit of a hard time keeping up with it all. You won’t know who to trust and who not too. Thankfully, Jennifer Bates puts it all together for us in the end… you’ll be wrong in your opinion. You’ll be shocked!
It was a good story but there was something that was off for me. It might have just been the fact that you never know which way is up and which way is down. Bates takes you on this insane journey. I do love a good underworld crime romance and this had all the elements! Bates does a fantastic job on making you like or strongly dislike her characters. I loathed Matthew Parnell with a passion! How anyone can hate their child so much is beyond me! The fact that Renee can even go about her day and still believe is amazing to me. The romantic areas of this book was a bit rushed or hurried over. I think it’s just because so much is happening. I think if we had gotten rid of a couple happenings this book would be perfection for me!
I received an ARC of this book with the hope that I will leave an Unbiased Opinion. I was not required to leave a review, positive or otherwise, and my opinions are just that... my opinions.
Jennifer started writing at a young age, always filling spiral notebooks with ideas and stories. When she was in 4th grade, she wrote a short story for a young writers conference and placed second. She always had a story of some kind in her head, and it wasn’t until 2015 that her son finally talked her into putting her favorite story to paper and a new adventure was born.
Jennifer enjoys fiction novels of many genres, but her favorite book series (she reads it every year) is the Wilderness series by Sara Donati. Fascinated by anything organized crime related, she finds inspiration for her writing.
When she's not writing, she is a legal secretary in Louisiana where she resides with her husband, kids, and grandchildren.