NEW YEAR IN MANHATTAN (The Empire States Series #3) by LOUISE BAY

Title: New Year in New York

Author: Louise Bay

Age group: Adult

Genre: Contemporary Erotica

Release date: 13th January 2014













Love Song

The Cure 

Out is Through

Alanis Morrisette

Loving Me For Me

Christina Aguilera 


Stevie Wonder

Kissing You



Tony Bennett 

Thinking Out Loud

Ed Sheeran



Kindle Friends Forever 5 ★ Review


Reviewed By Donna Elsegood.

Ethan Scott and Anna Kirkby met in a Week in New York. It was just supposed to be one week while Anna was on holiday to escape her disaster of a relationship in London. One unadulterated week of pleasure for them both, no real names, no promises, just memories. Only Ethan was his real name and he guessed Anna’s name, or so we would believe.

We know it did not end after a week as they spent Autumn in London together. This caused all sorts of confusion for Anna as to how Ethan found her. But it was purely coincidental for his work, although he was hoping to bump into her. The more time they spent together, the more they realised their feelings were much deeper than anticipated. Leading much more to their story in Manhattan, but separated by their lives and work, it is clear because they have declared their feelings for each other. The long distance relationship will be a struggle as they can’t get enough of each other.

Ethan’s work is finished in London and so he returns to Manhattan on the understanding that Anna will visit in three weeks’ time to spend New Year together. When Anna arrives, Ethan has already made it clear that they would be spending a lot of time in bed naked. And boy, do they just! They do; however, have time to go and have dinner with friends Andrew and Mandy. They think Anna is great for Ethan who they never thought would find somebody he wanted to be with more.

Ethan has a surprise up his sleeve for Anna, for their future. They partly agree on it, but Ethan can not divulge one part as an off the cuff remark that Anna makes, scares him off. Anna goes back to London to tie up loose ends in her life, but Ethan turns cold and when a friend lets slip what is wrong, Anna sets in place a surprise of her own.

The author has yet again managed to create another masterpiece and now all three books are completed, I for one, can see me reading them again. Louise has created another playlist to go with the last part and the lyrics of Love Song by The Cure is very apt. As well as Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheehan, and then we have Loving Me For Me by Christina Aguilera. These songs are so right for Ethan and Anna’s story but there is a good mix for all three books.

It is very clear Louise knows how to describe and develop fantastically hot men and very strong willed heroines. I cannot wait to see what future stories materialize. A highly recommended read if you are looking for hot intensity between an alpha male and a gutsy no nonsense girl to see if their walls break down like dominoes. A very well written series.



I write sexy, contemporary romance novels – the kind I like to read. My books Faithful and Hopeful are stand-alone novels although there are some overlapping characters. The Empire State Series of novellas starts with A Week in New York.

Ruined by romantic mini-series of the 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.

Hearing from readers is the best thing in the world so get in touch!





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