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Blog Tour + ARC Review: ‘Duke of Manhattan’ by Louise Bay

Duke of Manhattan, an all-new contemporary romance by Louise Bay is now available!!


Book InfoDuke of Manhattan by Louise Bay
Release Date: 16 May 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance


Image may contain: one or more people, people standing and textI 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.


4.5 ‘The Right Duchess’ Stars!

ARC provided by the author via Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review.


As always, Louise Bay comes back with a great love story and a great list of characters (those swoony heroes and sassy heroines!!). This series of standalones have stolen my heart and Duke of Manhattan was quite a special one too. Let’s see why!

So, Duke of Manhattan can be read as a standalone novel but I highly recommend reading King of Wall Street and Park Avenue Prince to enjoy this even more because all the characters there appear in this book. Now it’s time for Scarlett King (Max’s sister) and how she falls completely in love with a British playboy duke (Ryder Westbury).

“You think you’re funny?”
“Sometimes,” she said with a laugh.
“Well, I’m going to fuck the funny right out of you.”

We were bonded together in desperation. Soon to be wedded in matrimony.

I really enjoyed this story. Duke of Manhattan has a little different of a storyline and I have to say, I always love some originality! The whole one night stand followed by marriage was a journey, for sure! Ryder and Scarlett have an awesome chemistry between them (especially after they marry!) and they gave us amazing moments.

“Sometimes, the most unusual circumstances can throw two people together—that doesn’t mean they’re not perfect for each other.”

I do have to confess one thing though. I did not feel such a strong connection with the main characters at the beggining. Maybe their one night stand was a little cold way to start their relationship. Or maybe it was because, to me, Ryder was a bit TOO cocky at the start. Thank God, that changed and it got so emotional towards the end. I loved it!

“I’m scared.”
“Whatever it is that you’re afraid of, I’ll stand between you and it my whole life.”

Therefore, my rating for Duke of Manhattan with 4.5 STARS because it was an enjoyable love story! It was funny, hot and pretty emotional towards the end (I always love that!). Definitely, I recommend this book, especially if you read the other books and you are curious to know how Scarlett gets her happy ending!


Buy Links

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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.

She loves to hear from readers so get in touch!

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