The British Knight, an all-new standalone contemporary romance by Louise Bay is available NOW!!!
The British Knight by Louise Bay
Release Date: December 5th
Genre: Contemporary Romance
When I’m offered the chance to leave New York to live in London for three months, I can’t pack my suitcase fast enough.
As soon as I touch down I’m obsessing over red telephone boxes, palaces and all the black cabs.
But my favorite place is the tube. It’s wall-to-wall hot British men in suits.
When I’m offered a temporary job working for a barrister, I say, sign me up.
On my first commute into work, it’s a total accident when I lose my balance and fall against the most handsome Brit alive. He’s as charming as James Bond and as suave as Mr. Darcy. I want to lick tea from his hard abs and listen to his accent all night long.
Turns out Mr. Handsome is my new boss. And his attitude isn’t as hot as his gorgeous face, broad shoulders and tight ass. He’s brooding, short-tempered and the most arrogant man I’ve ever met.
As we’re fighting, out of nowhere he kisses me. And I’m pretty sure I see fireworks over Big Ben and hear God Save the Queen.
I wasn’t looking for the fairytale but I might have found my knight in shining armor. The problem is he lives an ocean away.
A stand-alone, contemporary romance.
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My workout this morning had been punishing. The harder I worked, the harder I worked out. I was a big believer in that if I wasn’t physically fit, I couldn’t perform as well in my job. And I was willing to do whatever I had to do to be the best barrister I could be. As a result, I’d been up since five, worked out until six thirty, and then had a conference call with Dubai at seven. I hated days when I was late into the office, but this morning couldn’t be helped. My commute had been . . . unusual. The woman I’d knocked into while getting off the tube had been beautiful, and I couldn’t keep the image of her gazing up at me in the middle of Lincoln’s Inn Fields out of my brain. I needed to focus. And perhaps get laid when I got the time. But it wouldn’t be tonight. I’d be working. I had hundreds of witness statements to go through and my opening statement to draft.
In three days, I’d be in court, and that was my sole focus. There was no time to be wasted on fantasizing about women.
As I trawled through my emails, trying to pick out the important ones from the hundreds littering my inbox, someone knocked at my door. I resisted the temptation to growl. I hated being interrupted—I needed a sign for the door.
“Come in,” I barked.
The door swung open, and I could tell by the footsteps that the head clerk had swooped in. “Mr. Knightley.”
“Craig.” I didn’t take my focus off my laptop screen. Craig was an avuncular and charming man in his mid-fifties. He’d been in the business since he was fifteen and had clerked my father. If anyone could interrupt me, he could. And he knew it. Over the years, I’d tried to get him to call me Alex, but he insisted all the clerks and admin staff call the barristers by their surnames. The bar could be a very old-fashioned place.
“I want to introduce you to your new assistant, Violet King.”
I paused, my fingers hovering over my keyboard. I knew nothing of this and would never have agreed to it—I worked alone. Slowly, I turned to find Craig in front of my desk, his eyebrows raised in expectation.
“My what?” I asked. A figure moved in beside him and I slid my gaze to the right. I found myself staring straight at the beautiful woman who’d invaded my thoughts since I’d arrived in chambers. What was going on? I looked away from her, sure that Craig would see my attraction to her if my eyes lingered over her for more than a split second.
★ ★ ★ ★
Reviewed by Sharon Thérèse
As always, Bay is true to her writing modus operandi. All her contemporary romances are standalones, but I can’t put into words how much I loved the reappearance of other characters from previous releases giving me that déjà vu experience. She does it in such a canny way that for those of you who haven’t read King of Wall Street, Park Avenue Prince or Duke of Manhattan will want to! And the book cover is no less titillating than the others!
Overall, The British Knight is a superb read; however, a third of the way in and I was itching for something I couldn’t quite put my finger on. At this point, I’d found the story’s pacing a tad slow, but it could well have been my impatience to ascertain how Alexander Knightly and Violet King’s story was going to pan out. I shouldn’t have been so concerned though. Halfway in and it had me engrossed! Regardless of the sizzling attraction written ‘à la Bay’ which I have to say, is brought out in full force, there’s a hell of a lot of ruminating going on; adding, of course, to the intrigue! Hence, the author’s narrative par excellence in past from both protagonists perspectives certainly gave me every opportunity to delve into her characters’ verbal stream of consciousness. Believe you me, it’s totally worth listening to their plans for the future! Do they coincide? Hmm…that’s for you to fathom out in a story that’s not new but most certainly has its hook effect.
Alexander’s negative traits. It’d be easy to make a list as long as my arm; nonetheless, I’d much rather you meet this drop-dead gorgeous barrister and fathom them out for yourselves. I couldn’t help but like the man. Even though him being a workaholic and work ethics worried me to the point of frustration, his ideals were replaced with an infinite number of truly positive intentions. His controlling attitude at work contradicted his true personal feelings. It’s difficult to dispute someone so head-strong, who has to live up to personal expectations for one reason or another. Always partial to a suit, white shirt and tie, Alex wears them to fit like a second skin. Was his attire a false pretense? Did he know any better?
Violet. My-oh-my! Love at first sight would be putting it mildly. My kind of American heroine who has her head on her shoulders, who is all for the London experience. The first thing that came to mind is once bitten with a huge bite and try to forget about the past! So how did this gal verging on insolent grab me? Her backbone! Her being true to her beliefs and never wavering. An opportunity given with a bit of cajoling and she steps into an unknown ambience with her head high literally bowled me over. Intelligent and unpretentiously beautiful, she grasps the job offered with a no nonsense approach. Quite honestly, it was a joy to see her in action. Especially how she dealt sassy sarcasm out to Alexander who couldn’t have made her life more difficult. She’s a winner in my book, but…there is so much more than meets the eye in a love story of two totally contrasting people.
Bay seduces the reader with her thrilling storytelling. She makes you sit back and think; she makes you pay attention, want to know more about the whys than the wherefores. Four strong stars for this sizzling romance which I highly recommend one-clicking! Bravo Ms Bay!
About the Author:
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.
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