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
5 Carpe Some Diem CROWNS
Words cannot express how enamored I am with this entire series of standalones from Louise Bay. Every single time I read one I think, “This is my favorite of the series,” but then the next one is released and I fall head-over-heels all over again. Each one has a sexy as hell hero, a strong heroine, and the perfect blend of intense physical chemistry and romance, making these stories the perfect mix of romance perfection.
Alexander Knightley is the hero of my dreams. He is intelligent, attractive, driven, and even though he has this gruff and seemingly truculent persona, he is incredibly thoughtful and sweet. When he turns on the charm, readers need to be prepared to swoon because there is no way to resist his charisma. What really makes him the perfect romantic hero is that he also brings the heat in the bedroom, and it isn’t in that over-the-top dominant kind of way. He is vocal and tells Violet what he wants, but it is counteracted by the care he shows here. There is no misinterpreting his acts as anything other than care and eventually love. Readers will also become so invested with his character that they will root for him to evolve and to change his ways, to truly begin to live in the moment, and their emotional reaction to the inevitable setback that occurs in the novel hurts them just as much as it hurts the heroine. Louise Bay makes sure, though, the Alexander Knightley is the true knight in shining armor by the end of the story.
Violet is the perfect heroine for me. She is smart, strong, beautiful, vibrant, and yet Louise Bay makes her relatable to readers by making her vulnerable. Her past relationships and her inability to recover and move on, causing her to drift aimlessly through life, makes readers like her as well as root for her to heal and grow as a character. With each day in London, readers get to see her grow and change, the city and her new job revitalizing her. Her confidence grows with each day, and readers get to see her grow and change, becoming a better version of herself. The insecurities don’t fully go away (do they really ever?), and Violet goes into protective mode when she feels her heart is in danger of being broken, and although readers will hurt from her choices, they will understand what motivates her to behave in that fashion. At the end of the story, though, readers will respect her choices, and they will love how she truly embraces her carpe diem attitude.
This is the romance I couldn’t put down. From the very beginning, readers will be invested in this story because of the characters. The chemistry between Alexander and Violet is electric, which sustains readers at the beginning of the story. Seeing them move from lust to an actual relationship continues to keep readers engaged because with this change comes the development of each character. This story and the relationship is more than about their romance. It shows how love, even in its earliest stages, can change and make people better. The romance running parallel with the evolution of each character is what readers long for in a story as it gives the plot depth. The ending, though, solidifies what makes this the perfect romance with the epic grand gesture and a resolution that is not only perfect but also centered on a realistic conclusion.
Louise Bay has created a series of standalones that is sexy and romantic, captivating readers with every epic romance, and The British Knight is just the next epic love affair in this enticing world. It is an absolute must read!
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
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.
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 Duke of Manhattan, Hollywood Scandal, Park Avenue Prince, King of Wall Street, The Empire State Series, Indigo Nights and Hopeful.
Ruined by bonk-busters and sexy mini-series of the eighties Louise loves all things sexy and 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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