Today we are thrilled to be sharing Louise Bay’s all-new contemporary romance,
DUKE OF MANHATTEN
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I 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.
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Reviewed by Tracey Lou on behalf of KFF
Maybe I’m slightly biased but I do love reading about a sexy British guy and Ryder Westbury has sexiness in spades and an accent to boot! It also helps that he is part of the English aristocracy.
Ryder resides in New York City, works hard and plays even harder! He loves women too much to settle down and remain faithful to just one woman. Only he has a big problem. Ryder’s Grandfather is the Duke of Fairfax and age is catching up with him. The title of Duke has to pass down to the next married heir, and that would be his married cousin Frederick and his wife Victoria who were waiting with bated breath to inherit the title and all that comes with it. Now you can see his problem!
Scarlett King, young divorcee and part owner of a fragrance company has been living in New York City for the past two years after moving from Connecticut after her divorce. The business is in trouble and she is looking for a way to keep it. It’s a case of “if you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours”. Scarlett would help Ryder and in return, she gets to keep her business. It didn’t seem like it would be a hardship as both of them knew they were compatible especially in the bedroom. On arrival in England, Scarlett meets the family and preparations are underway for the wedding.
I’m going to let you read this book and discover for yourselves the answers to your questions. And I’m sure you have loads! Will they fall in love? Or will they go their separate ways once Ryder inherits his grandfather’s estate? All will be revealed.
I really loved this story and I adored both characters. Scarlett has a sense of humour that I do so admire in a woman. Even on paper/Kindle, you could tell they were meant to be together and that they could overcome any obstacle that got in their way.
The author had the perfect balance in this book. Laughter, sadness with a touch of sassiness. The physical attraction between Ryder and Scarlett was certainly hot and this showed between the sheets, up the wall against the door and between the pages.
I’ll always remember reading and reviewing Louise Bay’s first book. She has certainly come a long way since then and I find her penmanship holds a certain sophistication that I have yet to see in any other author. Pure class all the way! The story flowed so well throughout the book and kept my interest, until sadly I reached the end. I wanted more. A truly well deserved 5 stars. Congratulations.
USA Today bestselling author, Louise Bay writes sexy, contemporary romance novels – the kind she likes to read. Her books include the novels Faithful (not currently on sale as undergoing maintenance!), Hopeful, The Empire State Series, The Royals Series and The Nights Series (both series of standalone books each following different 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!