Published by Self-Published on May 14, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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.
Duke of Manhattan
By Louise Bay
I love it when the “Dedicated Bachelor” falls…
I knew that Scarlett’s book was going to be good even before I met Ryder. Funny thing is that I kind of read Scarlett wrong when I met her previously. I thought she was a serial dater who liked variety in her men. I may have even been a bit mean and thought she got sick of her husband, so divorced him. Holy heck, I got her SOOOO wrong. She was almost the complete opposite of that. Imagine my surprise when she decides to have her first one night stand in front of me…WITH THE DUKE OF MANHATTAN!!
Ok, well it wasn’t as dramatic as all that. She was just deciding it was time to spread her wings (with a firm nudge from her sister, Violet) and Ryder was the man who caught her eye. Without sharing a lot of details, they then go on to have the best sex of their lives. Both Scarlett and Ryder had a lot on their minds when they hook up, but decided a good distraction will help them sleep better. Of course, neither expect to see each other again and make the most of their night.
I love it when a hookup pops up when you least expect it.
The Duke of Manhattan is definitely my favourite of the series. A confirmed bachelor (manwhore) bamboozled by love is one of my favourite romantic storylines. Their first intimate scene had my heart pumping BIG TIME!! Boy, Ryder sure knows how to talk dirty. I loved that he read Scarlett so well. Ryder knew that in Scarlett’s everyday life she liked to be in control and independent. He also knew that she liked to hand over control in the bedroom. It was really sexy.
The storyline was amazing, the characters fantastic and the sexy times were definitely the hottest I’ve read from Louise Bay so far. I loved that both Scarlett and Ryder learned to depend on each other and share their weaknesses. They weren’t stupid about what they meant to each other, so didn’t give up at the first hurdle. I loved their lunch dates.
If you love romance, I definitely recommend. If you don’t mind stepping back in time (like a historical romance) and watching the British Aristocracy fight for titles, I definitely recommend. If you can’t help but fall for a hero who grovels with the best of them, I definitely recommend Duke of Manhattan.