Wednesday, May 17, 2017


Duke of Manhattan, an all-new contemporary romance by Louise Bay is available now!!!

DukeofManhattan.EbookI was born into British aristocracy, but I’ve made my fortune in Manhattan. New York is now my kingdom.
Back in Britain my family are fighting over who’s the next Duke of Fairfax. The rules say it’s me--if I’m married. It’s not a trade-off worth making. I could never limit myself to just one woman.
Or so I thought until my world is turned upside down. Now, the only way I can save the empire I built is to inherit the title I’ve never wanted -- so I need a wife.
To take my mind off business I need a night that’s all pleasure. I need to bury myself in a stranger.
The skim of Scarlett King’s hair over my body as she bends over . . .
The scrape of her nails across my chest as she screams my name . . .
The bite of her teeth on my shoulder just as we both reach the edge . . .
It all helps me forget.
I just didn’t bargain on finding my one night stand across the boardroom table the next day.
She might be my latest conquest but I have a feeling Scarlett King might just conquer me.

A sexy, standalone romance.

Louise Bay has done it again. She has made me fall in love with yet another fabulous book boyfriend, Ryder Westbury. This book definitely had heat and had some tender moments that had me swooning-and wishing for a grilled cheese sandwich.

I'll be honest, I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about Scarlett. While this book can absolutely be read as a standalone this character is introduced in another of the author's books-and I didn't love her there. This book made me see why I struggled with her a bit before and made me very sympathetic towards her. She's a strong woman, determined to keep her company hers but she has a vulnerable side I just wasn't expecting-and I loved it. I wound up wanting to be her friend and just hang out with her.

Ryder. I have one word for Ryder. MINE. I fell for him hook, line and sinker the moment we met him in the book. He's confident, a little cocky but has this sweet center for his family that makes him irresistible. I absolutely adored him.

The chemistry between these two was immediately off the charts. From the moment they meet it's full steam ahead-which is fun. Add in the complications of working together/Ryder needing a wife and it put these characters and their attraction in an interesting place. It was fun to read and figure out where they were going next.

I enjoyed getting some cameos from other characters-but again, this can absolutely be read as a standalone. I do wish we'd gotten a bit more time for some things at the end of the book-but overall I was very happy with the story. I recommend this book!


There's a lot about this book to enjoy. Ryder is great and he has an appeal to him that comes through the page in a very understandable way. You totally understand why Scarlett would be attracted to him and why she would be willing to go along with his rather unconventional proposal.

Scarlett is wonderful and it was great to get her story and to see what happened to her after meeting her during Max's story. I liked who she was, that she was willing to put everything on the line for something she believed in, and that she was willing to stand up for herself, for what was right for her, even if it meant things would be more difficult.

I loved that, after a King and a Prince, we get a "real" Duke. This added to the fun of this book, and made it a little bit of a different contemporary romance, with a little bit of the regency/historical flair. And, it worked well.

There were a couple of parts that seemed a little rushed to me and a couple of places where I wanted a little bit more development before we moved on to the next thing. Not enough that I was not able to enjoy the book, but they were there.

Overall, I enjoyed the story and I do recommend the book.

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USA Today bestselling author, Louise Bay writes sexy, contemporary romance novels - the kind she likes to read. Her books include the novels Faithful and Hopeful and the novella series' The Empire State Series, What the Lightning Sees and Calling Me. The novels and together the series are stand-alone although there are some overlapping characters. Ruined by romantic mini-series of the eighties, Louise loves all things romantic. There's not enough of it in real life so she disappears into the fictional worlds in books and films. Louise loves the rain, the West Wing, London, days when she doesn't have to wear make-up, being on her own, being with friends, elephants and champagne. She loves to hear from readers so get in touch!

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