A WEEK IN NEW YORK (The Empire State Trilogy #1) by LOUISE BAY

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Anna Kirby is sick of dating. She’s tired of heartbreak. Despite being smart, sexy, and funny, she’s a magnet for men who don’t deserve her.

A week’s vacation in New York is the ultimate distraction from her most recent break-up, as well as a great place to meet a stranger and have some summer fun. But to protect her still-bruised heart, fun comes with rules. There will be no sharing stories, no swapping numbers, and no real names. Just one night of uncomplicated fun.

Super-successful serial seducer Ethan Scott has some rules of his own. He doesn’t date, he doesn’t stay the night, and he doesn’t make any promises.

It should be a match made in heaven. But rules are made to be broken.

 A Week in New York is the first in a series of three novellas.


Reviewed By Donna Elsegood on behalf of Kindle Friends Forever.

A Week in New York_finalThis book is the first part of a set of three novellas by Louise. The author is relatively new and has given us Faithful and Hopeful; standalone stories that consist of characters with cameo roles and need their story told.

This is about Anna Kirkby. She is Leah Thompson’s best friend who we saw in Faithful. Anna is nursing yet another broken heart. Leah has invited her to spend the week in New York as she wants to be kept company while Daniel is working. Anna jumps at the chance. Getting away from London, her flat and complications of the male variety, which I might add, she is not short of, could be the solution! Anna is beautiful, sassy and seems to attract the wrong type of men.

Anna feels this is a great way to get over her recent break up. It’s the ultimate distraction and she plans on having the time of her life. Even if it’s only for a week in the Big Apple, a summer of fun may include a stranger; however, Anna has rules. Protecting her heart and bruised ego is utmost. There is to be no information exchanged, no usage of real names and no stories about their lives are to be divulged. By fun she means no strings attached. Sex; just lots of it!

A mysterious stranger Ethan Scott enters into the scenario. He doesn’t date, doesn’t stay the night and makes no promises. He is hot and successful and just happens to spot Anna in a bar with Leah. He makes himself known where Anna instantly tells him what she wants and that there are rules. That seems to make a compatible arrangement but don’t forget the saying; “rules are made to be broken,” right?

I do not want to give away the story but rest assured, Louise has done it again and created a fantastic read. Totally full of hotness and something you know in your heart maybe developing; nevertheless, Anna will be going back to the UK which is 3000 miles away. What more could possibly happen? I’m impatiently waiting. There is a song used during the story which I will not divulge, or what the scene is during the track, but I will say this, it’s one of my all-time favourites! As soon as I read it, I put the track on and went back to read that part again.

This deserves every one of the stars rewarded and more. Louise certainly can tell a story. Not only bringing us hot men, but also strong female characters that have the like ability factor. Congratulations Louise on your latest offering. You certainly have a real talent and I hope you continue to tell us great stories. Bravo; the bar has been raised if that was at all possible!










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No More Tears (Enough is Enough)

Barbara Streisand & Donna Summer

Same Kinda Man

Candice Glover 

One Night Only

Jennifer Hudson

I Wanna be Your Lover


Ain’t Nobody

Chaka Khan 

All The Lovers

Kylie Minogue

About the Author

I write sexy, romantic, contemporary novels – the kind I like to read!

Ruined by romantic mini-series of the seventies and eighties, I love all things romantic. There’s not enough of it in real life so I’ll settle for books and films.

I love the rain, the West Wing, London, days when you don’t have to wear make-up, being alone, being with friends, elephants and champagne.


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Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Week-York-Empire-State-Book-ebook/dp/B00NUDPR66/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1413491320&sr=8-4&keywords=louise+bay



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