Boss Girl

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 01 Feb 2019

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I hadn't realised this was the third novel in a series but it works well as a standalone. Will appeal to fans of Martina Cole, Mandasue Heller and Kimberley Chambers. I read it in one sitting as couldn't put it down. Need to read the first two books in the series now!
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This is number 3 in the series but could be read as a stand-alone book. 
All the main characters are back. 
This is a fast paced edge of your seat read. The storyline is gripping from beginning to end
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This is the third book in this series by Emma Tallon and just like the previous two I absolutely loved it .  This book had me gripped right from the start .  Highly recommend.
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Boss Girl is the third installment in Emma Tallon’s London Underworld series. In this novel, Anna Davis’s boyfriend, Freddy Tyler (London’s most powerful mob boss), is ready to team up with crime boss Frank Gambino. The problem is that Gambino has contacted Anna and won’t pair up with Freddy unless Anna agrees to turn over her successful bar to him. Anna is torn between losing what she has worked for all her life and disappointing Freddy. When Anna disappears, the suspense begins to build, and readers will find themselves on the edge and wondering if their favorite characters will survive.

Tallon is not only an excellent storyteller, but she has captured what most of us think the underground world is actually like – dangerous, with plenty of money and violence. (Of course, most of us aren’t privy to that lifestyle, but her scenarios are pretty convincing.) Readers will find themselves wanting Anna and Freddy to win no matter what. Tallon’s characters are well-developed, and even though they are underworld figures, they are likeable; their rivals are much worse. The English atmosphere is different from what most readers are familiar with and it adds some unexpected charm to the novel. The novel is well-written and well-organized, and the main problem is putting it down. 

The London Underworld series is excellent and readers will not want to miss any of the novels. They are a bit different from the norm and keep readers on their seats. Boss Girl is a good choice for anyone who loves building suspense, twists and turns, and surprise endings. 

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.
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I just finished the previous book in the series, Dangerous girl and was delighted to be able to lay my hands on another thrilling read featuring Anna and Freddie.  Both Anna and Freddie are under a lot of stress and this puts added pressure on their relationship, and then the past comes back to haunt them (no spoilers, I promise).
This was another thrilling read, highly highly recommended.
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I am absolutely loving this series. Emma Tallon really only gets better with each book that she releases and Boss Girl is without doubt the best book she has written so far. A real force to be reckoned with in this genre, I can’t wait for the next one to continue the story of Anna, Freddie and Tanya. A truly gripping gangland drama with a fantastic cast of characters.
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‘Boss Girl’ is the third book written by Emma Tallon that I have had the distinct pleasure of reading and reviewing.  I thought her first two books were good but I enjoyed this new book even more.  As you can tell, I absolutely loved it, (even if it did at times scare the doo doo out of me) but more about that in a bit.
One of the main characters is called Anna.  Anna is currently in a relationship with Freddie, who is one of the big crime bosses.  Anna lets Freddie get on with his stuff, whilst she gets on with her own stuff.  Anna and her friend have already opened one club but they have recently acquired, renovated and established a new comedy club.  However it soon emerges that this new club leads to more complications than Anna could have ever imagined, which may have far reaching consequences for Freddie and his businesses.  Anna certainly has a dilemma on her hands  Anna is feisty, determined, ruthless, stubborn, a hard nut with more balls than any man could ever possibly hope to have if that makes sense?  What will Anna choose to do?  Do her actions put herself and Freddie in any danger?  Will Freddie ride to the rescue?  Well for the answers to those questions and more you are just going to have to read the book for yourselves to find out as I am not going to tell you.
OMG, ‘Boss Girl’ is one of those superb books that had the power to keep me gripped, keep me on the edge of my seat and at the same time it scared the crap out of me.  I tell you, if this book is any indication of what the real criminal underworld is like then I don’t want any of it and I am quite content to just read about it thank you very much.  I know I am just a wimp!!  I loved the way in which Emma has created characters who are not only believable and authentic but likeable to boot.  I loved the character of Anna, who I think is the one who wears the trousers in her relationship with Freddie.
The author has one of the those writing styles that grabs your attention from the start and you feel compelled to continue reading.  That’s what happened to me.  I am a bit of a nosy mare and I just had to read on to find out what happened and to whom.  Reading ‘Boss Girl’ certainly became addictive.  I was extremely reluctant to put the book down and at times it almost had to be prised out of my hands.  The book wasn’t exactly glued to my hands but it might as well have been because it accompanied me everywhere.  The more of the book I read ,the further I got into the story and the more I had to continue reading because I was desperate to find out how things ended.
Reading ‘Boss Girl’ was much like being on a rather scary and unpredictable rollercoaster ride with lots of twists and turns along the way.  There were times where I almost had to read through my fingers because I feared what was going to happen next.
In short, Emma Tallon has raised the bar and then some.  ‘Boss Girl’ is easily my favourite book of hers to date.  Her books just get better and better.  I can’t wait to read what she comes up with next.  I would definitely recommend this author and her books to other readers.  The score on the Ginger Book Geek board is a very well deserved 5* out of 5*.
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Boss Girl
by Emma Tallon
Bookouture

Mystery & Thrillers

Pub Date 01 Feb 2019

I am reviewing a copy of Boss Girl through Bookoture and Netgalley:

Anna Davis knows she has to keep her eye on the ball with her West End nightclub packed full night after night and another club will soon be opening.

Freddie Tyler, Anna Davis’s boyfriend practically owns London’s West End. Now he’s got a big deal on, going into business with Crime Boss Frank Gambino. Frank Gambino visits Anna at work one night to tell her he’ll sign the deal with Freddie on one condition and that is only if she hands over Club Anya to
him.

Anna’s mind is on other thing as tensions grow between her and Freddie. She doesn’t realize that someone is watching her every move. And she certainly doesn’t realize the kind of danger she’s in.

One night Anna doesn’t return home, leaving Freddie worried sick. Soon he is finding himself on a race to save Anna.

Will Freddie be able to rescue Anna, or will it be to late? Find out in Boss Girl.

I give Boss Girl five out of five stars!

Happy Reading!
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Emma Tallon is in the same league as Jacqui Rose, Kimberley Chambers amongst others. 

I found myself getting drawn in Freddie, Anna and Tanya's lives right from the beginning in Runaway Girl which has more back stories than Eastenders.
Anna and Freddie are firm friends who met at the worst of times but now run their hugely successful west end club 'Anya' together and right this moment life is better than they could ever hope for. The club is heaving every night and they are expanding but with a comedy club close by. Freddy is a gangster who has fingers in lots of pies, but, is looking to go into business with the Gambino family (American mafia) whereas Tom who lived a quiet life away from the underworld but now wants an in to the business.

Gambino is demanding club Anya as the deal breaker, no club no deal.  Now if you've read any of the others you'll know that Anna will definitely not hand it over without a damn good fight. With her mind on other things Anna is not as vigilant as she maybe should have been and she doesn't see/realise that she is being followed.  Things begin to spiral out of control and so many things happen at once, Freddie's past is being raked up and he's having to work hard to save himself from being sent down.

Honestly if you like to read tough, gritty tales about the London gangster underworld with surprisingly strong characters then grab a copy of any of Emma Tallons books, curl up and get enjoy.  

Read for an honest review.  Thank you Bookoutre and Netgalley.
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Holly Freaking Hell where do I start…. This book is one hell of a pulse racing read.

I hang my head in shame and must admit that this is the first book that I have read by the author. I signed up to this tour thinking I would be able to read the first two in the series, but as always life got in the way. But the lovely Sarah Hardy assured me that this can be read has a stand standalone even though it is the third book in the series. Boy she wasn’t wrong there.

The author gives us us plenty of back ground information. I am happy to report, ladies and gentleman that is can definitely be read has a standalone.

Those of you that know me and follow my blog will know that grit lit AKA gang land is my favourite crime genre. So Boss Girl was perfect for me.

In this story we meet Anna Davis and Freddie Tyler and well I met her anyway….those of you that have read this series will already know them lol

With an OMFG prologue the author takes us a roller coaster ride with each page leaving you wanting more….This book is gritty with a capital G. It is full of characters that you will love and of course some bad guys which you would expect to find in a Grit Lit. You can feel the emotion and tension within the characters through the authors writing. I devoured this book in a day I simply couldn’t put it down. Talk about keeping me on the edge of my seat. Leaving me totally blown away….I have to say I wasn’t expecting that.

Not only am I left waiting for the next book but I am itching to read the first two in the series and wondering why on earth have I not read any of Emma’s books sooner!

This book is a must read for fans of Kimberly Chambers, Mandasue Heller, and Kerry Barnes. I cannot recommend it enough giving it all the stars.

I would like to thank Noelle Holten at Bookouture for an ARC and inviting me to take part on this epic tour.
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Stunning! Absolutely loved everything about this book from start to finish. Definitely in the style of Martina Cole and Jessie Keane etc., this book is just as gritty. I didn't realise this was actually the third in a series and although I would have liked to have read the previous two first, this book read very well as a stand alone. Fast paced and dangerous throughout, a definite bestseller.
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This is a fantastic book, I love a criminal underground story and this was a total belter.

I can't wait for the follow up!
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Anna Davis has been managing her rather difficult life pretty well. Being involved with a criminal has its price, but Anna really is happy. Currently, Anna, who owns clubs with best friend Tanya, is being threatened. Powerful boyfriend Freddie Tyler has no idea what Anna is dealing with. Anna is struggling with Frank Gambino, a crime boss who wants her club. If she doesn't give in to his plans then Freddie's life will be in danger. So could her own life, but all Anna can think of is protecting Freddie.

Freddie already owns most of London's West End, but he desperately wants his next deal to go through. If it does, the Tylers will be even more powerful than the Gambino family. What Freddie does not realize is that his Anna has been threatened. This is a secret that Anna keeps from him, thus straining their relationship. While Anna is concerned with keeping this secret from Freddie while she strives to work things out on her own, she doesn't realize that she herself is in grave danger. She is being watched.

When Anna is discovered missing, Freddie is beside himself. He has a policeman in his pocket, but neither Freddie nor the police can find out who grabbed Anna and whether or not she is even alive. Freddie will stop at nothing to bring the woman he loves back to him. Freddie has good reason to worry about Frank Gambino and also Tanya's boyfriend Tom.

What a riveting book! The danger begins at the outset and never, ever lets up. As this book was developed there was absolutely no doubt as to the bond shared between Anna and Freddie and also Anna and Tanya. It was truly touching. The book is fast-paced, with surprising twists and turns. Although the backdrop of a criminal world was dark, the connection I felt to the characters was palpable. Not only was the conclusion done exceptionally well, there was sadness and suspense. So much so that there is yet another book in this engrossing series. 

The first two books are Dangerous Girl and Runaway Girl. In those books we got to know Anna, Freddie and Tanya. In this book, Boss Girl, the background is dealt with well, so this does a fine job as a standalone. However, the entire series is gripping and so the other books make excellent reads. 

Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC to review in exchange for my honest opinion.
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My thanks to @Bookouture and @Netgalley for the Ecopy ARC of this book. 

​My thoughts

Well I have to say I was thrilled to be reading this book. I absolutely loved Runaway Girl and Dangerous Girl, so I was eager to get back in to the lives of the characters I've been getting to know, and what characters they are. Emma certainly has a knack of creating memorable characters. Her writing style is unique, being dragged in to the story and pulled along before you are left absolutely breathless at the end. Emma is way up there now amongst the best authors of this genre and without even knowing the title or reading the blurb Emma is one of those authors for me now, who no matter what the book is, I will need to read it. It's hard when you read so many books to keep getting something different, something fresh. This author certainly manages it and some more besides. I think by now you might have guessed I loved this book. 

I really don't want to be giving to much away as far as the story goes, I really don't want to spoil the enjoyment for this book for anyone. Because believe me, this is one read you will want to sit and devour without any spoilers.
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Back in the lives of Anna, Freddie and Tanya. Anna having fled a bad relationship and starting over again became very good friends and business partners with Tanya. Between them they manage their clubs. Freddie is Anna's boyfriend who is a big part in the London criminal underworld. 
​Having become successful in what she does and with all she has been through Anna is normally quite guarded around friendships and who she can trust, needing to keep one step ahead or things can go very wrong. Things go very wrong for Anna and it's down to Freddie to put them right. Is it to late, has Anna let her guard down maybe just a little to much. Who can and who should she trust?

This is not your typical London Gangster, crime type book, this is one of the best. Fast paced, full of action, enough to keep you on your toes and wanting more, and then some more...
Loved how this book ended, it certainly leaves you knowing that there is more to come, I for one cannot wait...
These books could be read as standalones, but seriously to get the full back history of the characters and to fully appreciate them, they really would be better read in order. 

First class read, had me hooked and is going on my 2019 Must Reads list!
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Title : Boss Girl

Author: Emma Tallon

Genre: Mystery /thriller 

Pages:315

Netgalley

If you love Martina Cole, Kimberley Chambers, Casey Kelleher and Jessie Keane, you’ll love Boss Girl.

You’ll do anything to save your family, even kill for them…

Anna Davis is under pressure. With her West End nightclub packed full every night and the opening of another club just around the corner, she knows she can’t take her eye off the ball.

Her boyfriend Freddie Tyler practically owns London’s West End and he’s got a big deal on – one that could make the Tylers the most powerful family in London. He’s going into business with crime boss Frank Gambino. But visiting Anna at work one night, Gambino tells her he’ll only sign the deal with Freddie on one condition – that she hands over Club Anya to him.

With tension growing between Anna and Freddie, her mind is on other things. She doesn’t notice that someone is watching her every move. She doesn’t realise just how much danger she’s in.

When one night she doesn’t return home, Freddie is beside himself with worry. And as he races to save Anna, one thing is for sure – he’ll get back the girl he loves. Even if it means taking down the whole of the London underworld to find her…

 

My thoughts

Rating: 5

Would I recommend it: yes

Will I be reading more by this author yes

in fact it was recommend to me by two of my friends , and I'm so glad I listened about this book , its fast paced, keeps you on the edge of your set, the characters are easy to like even the bad guys ( at least some of the bad guys ). All I can say is once you start reading it you don't want to put it down , its one of those books that grabs you and won't let go until the ever end , it makes you want to know , no I take that back ,you have to know what is going to happening next and it won't let you down. Its the type of book that makes you want to just set there and read to the very last page , With that said I want to thank Netgalley and Bookoutre for letting read and review it exchange for my honest opinion .
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MY REVIEW

Anna and Tanya run a couple of clubs in London, but someone feels one of the clubs should be theirs, due to an ‘administration’ error at the time of the original sale......this is where things get nasty !

Freddie, Anna’s boyfriend, is a well known London gangster, violent and not above murder and so much more!!!

Anna goes missing and Freddie will do anything to get her back....I won’t go into details as it would really spoil this and that just wouldn’t be fair.

While I appreciate this is part of a series, it really can be read as a stand-alone, but you will want to read the others afterwards, I’m certain.....

This is a fast paced, dark, violent insight into the seedy underworld of London or any major city really. I can’t say any of the characters are the nicest of people, but I did care what happened to them and this reflects the marvellous writing of Emma Tallon. I can thoroughly recommend it.


I would like to thank the Author/the Publishers/NetGalley for the opportunity to read this book for free in exchange for a fair and honest review
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The author wrote a thriller that started with a bang and just kept going!  The twists kept coming, so I couldn't put it down.  I cannot wait to read more from this author!
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The third part of this series is brilliantly done once again. I didn’t think that this book would be as good as the previous two, but I was happy to be proven wrong. 

The ending leaves it open for another book and I can’t wait to see what happens next.

Many thanks to Bookouture and Netgalley for providing a copy.
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Oh this is proper gangsta!!!! I must say, I wouldn't like to get on the wrong side of Freddie, that's for sure! Hell, even Anna is one to watch!

I need to be vague with this review as there is a lot of the storyline which is closely linked to other parts! I loved the bulshy and gritty nature of the storyline - i was certainly kept on my toes until the very end, that's for sure!

At times I felt as though the storyline was a bit padded out with things that didn't really do much to the overall vibe of the book. That said, I was very glad that the book had some very likeable, and highly dislikable characters - I sure as hell won't be forgetting them in a hurry!!

All in all I really enjoyed 'Boss Girl' and felt that the 'dun dun dun' moments were executed very well, surprising me at the very last moment with an absolute belter of a shocker.
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Now here's an author that just gets better and better.........Emma Tallon's latest book Boss Girl was a cracker of a read.  
I found this book the best so far in this brilliant Anna, Tanya and Freddie series. This is the third book and can easily be read as a standalone book. Emma has created brilliant characters that you will love and they all have a fantastic part in all three of these books. 

Now, I am sitting here wishing I had book 4 in the cracking series to read, and find out what happens next in this Anna, Tanya and Freddie's next stage in their lives.

If you are looking for a brilliant new author to read..........These books are Just Brilliant from Emma Tallon. 

I would highly recommend these:
1. Runaway Girl
2. Dangerous Girl
3. Boss Girl.

5 big stars for this book x

Many thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for an advanced copy in exchange for my honest review.
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