Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Electric (The Bay Boys, #1)” as Want to Read:
Electric (The Bay Boys, #1)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Electric (The Bay Boys #1)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  672 Ratings  ·  63 Reviews
He made her feel electric. Like volts of energy fizzled through her veins, racing, constantly stimulating. It was intoxicating and thrilling. And for the first time in her life, she felt truly alive.

Luke Branford.

Notorious womanizer.

Shameless flirt.

Heir to his family’s multi-million dollar business.

His motto? No love, no relationships. Just pure, carnal sex…no strings-atta
Kindle Edition
Published June 1st 2014 (first published May 31st 2014)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Electric, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Electric

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
Rating details
Sort: Default
Jun 04, 2014 rated it really liked it

Such a cute story..*sigh*

Luke is this "ONE NIGHT ONLY KIND OF GUY" until he sees Kate at the coffee shop.
There's something about her that fascinates him..and for the first time in his life he is too "shy" to ask a woman out.

What he doesn't know is that Kate is also attracted to him.

When he finally mans up and decides to take the chance to talk to her, he screws it up royally. But fate has its own way and Kate ends up being his temporary assistant.
Emilia Winters
Apr 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)

Sep 11, 2014 rated it it was ok
So...Well...I don't know. I was expecting so much more of a book with a 4.13 rating in Goodreads. This book was average! No, it won't drive you crazy because the hero/heroine are completely nuts, or doormats or cheating asses... But I didn't feel the chemistry, the attraction.

This is an instant attraction kind of story. The hero, described as a player, has spent 3 weeks watching the heroine without finding the courage to go and talk to her (yes, I know...thaaaaaaat really screams player!). The d
Ruby Madden
May 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: erotica, ya

Kate & Luke. Luke & Kate. Another fun one by Emilia!

Destiny, fate, serendipity - whatever! Has a plan for these two... Although they each do their best to deny what is going on between them. Or something akin to resistance and self-torture. It starts out simple enough, they both frequent the same coffee shop in the mornings. They're both hyper-aware of each other although attempting to pretend otherwise until one of them builds up the courage...

Kate's willful independence, p
Standalone/Cliffhanger: Standalone but part of a series
Ages of H and h: In their early 30s
Multi-Luv'n/Ménages: (view spoiler)
Was There Descriptive Sex: (view spoiler)
Descriptive Sex &/Or Drama Between H/h With OW/OM: (view spoiler)
>>If So, Before or After H/h Hookup: (view spoiler)
Contains Cheating: (view spoiler)
Amount of Sex In The Book: (view spoiler)
Jul 19, 2016 rated it it was ok
Resume: All in all, it was ok. The style of writing was good enough that I finished the book even though I wasn't really invested. But I'm not sure whether I will read something else from this author.

The first impression we get of Luke in the Prologue is of him visiting his brother's grave and then planning to hook up with a woman whose name he doesn't remember. All the while looking forward to seeing another woman, who seems to be special somehow. Furthermore I had the impression that he
Jasmine Roman
Sep 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
This is one of the best book I've read all year and I've read over 100 books and this book is in my top 5 so freaking amazing. I cried, laughed, and was so freaking hot I love the balance of the book. So many writers put a lot of sex but not enough emotion in the characters and then there are the books that are sappy and no sex when it says readers over 21. When I buy a book when it say you need to be an adult I want sex and Emilia Winters did so good. I felt everything Kate and Luke were feelin ...more
Such a great read with an electrifying man suffering from guilt as an accident claimed a loved one nine years ago. Luke Branford just cannot let go of the grief and pain that has plagued him for years. And, so when he's highly attracted to Kate Kennedy, perhaps he'll just have some fun. Kate, though, has been hurt before and just does not know how to move past that humiliation from long ago. She thinks gorgeous Luke is a player and knows his kind all too well. But, as she gets to know Luke in th ...more
Lucie Lu's Book Reviews
Jun 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs

I was so happy that this book wasn’t your typical hot CEO Billionaire who falls for the poor plain Jane/sex kitten. Don’t get me wrong I love that stuff, but I was happy Emilia was able to mix it up a little.

Luke and Kate are very much attracted to each other but they don’t just jump into bed. There is a story and their relationship is built throughout the book. Both characters have been hurt through different circumstances and although they want each other, they’re hesitant to give themselves
Tanya Santiago
Jun 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs-reviewed
ARC provided for an honest review.

OMG! This was such a good read!!! I truly loved how both characters were down to earth average people making their way through life and I thank Ms. Winters sooooo much that this was not one of those billionaire meets the poor girl book!! Both characters were real and had real issues that made the book even better and guess what!! NO CLIFFHANGER!!!!

Kate is used to her routine and Luke is drawn to her for reason he does not understand and fates brings them togethe
Charmaine Walker
Jun 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Received this ARC COPY for an honest review
Electric. .more like Electrifying :-)
Luke..what a MAN phew.
Just loved the chemistry between Luke and Kate. Combustible. Really Kate had no chance. First of all those EYES. They just draw you in. Never have I read a story (and I have my favourites) that made me go all gooey at the description of his eyes. I kept forgetting to breathe at times. Loved the banter between them and made me smile.
Sad times happen in life and wanted to hug t
Nov 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a fun and sexy 3.5-4 star read for me.
Luke and Kate were really good together. They had intense chemistry and whenever they were in a room together the temperature rose. They were both very intelligent which made their banter fun and had me smiling throughout the story. But as fun as it was, the story wasn't without an emotional rollercoaster - both characters were dealing with their own personal pain and it hurt to see them go through it.
The story itself was very enjoyable and I look f
Jun 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Complimentary Copy


I loved every minute of this book. I did not want to put this one down. Your heart is going to be ripped out of your chest with this book. You’re going to love and hate Luke all at the same time. His past plays a big part of who he is and what makes him chose the paths he does. Kate the one that refuse to let anyone in for fear of getting her heart ripped out. The batter that goes back and forth between the two just makes the book even better.

You will not regret pickin
Jul 01, 2015 rated it did not like it
I'm glad I read The Fifth Lesson first, even though books in this series can be read separate. Had I read Electric first, I never would have given The Fifth Lesson a chance. Electric was truly horrible. Very poor writing style and plot line. Character development was dry as a brick. I don't think I'll be reading anymore of Emilia Winters' work, not unless somewhere down the line she brings out a book that captures my attention.
Taylor Freeman
Nov 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.5 - 4 stars.
Sep 14, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Sep 21, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ebook
I'm really glad this was an Amazon freebie, because eeesh. I am generally a fan of the (fictional) employee/boss romance trope, but it has a carefully balance the romance with not breaking the law. In this book, the hero's actions were textbook sexual harassment. She told him no multiple times and he still persisted. Even in their relationship outside the workplace, he refused to take no for an answer. I'm sorry but that's not romantic, it's wearing her down at best, stalking at worst.
The writin
Sep 23, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book was almost a DNF for me. I stopped at the "big conflict" scene and decided to just skim pretty much the rest of the book. Was hoping it would be a lot better from the description but it just did not do it for me. Hero was somehow shy around the heroine when he's a known ladies man, and they know each other so well after a few dates? Meh.
Oct 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Heidi Ryan
Jun 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Caroline F
Jan 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

“Luke desired her more than he’d ever desired another woman. And he intended to have her. Consequences be damned.”

Lucas Branford is haunted by a past tragedy. He blames himself and has lived his life accordingly trying to atone for his past mistake. In spite of being a practiced womaniser and king of hook-ups, he has developed a slight obsession with the serious girl who sits at the same table in the local coffee shop. He’s been going to the same shop, every morning for weeks, but has f
Oct 04, 2014 rated it liked it
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Feb 19, 2017 added it
I had to google what a BART was I've never heard of it before probably because I'm Canadian and don't live in San Fran
Amy Beth
Jun 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
For those of you who have read The Rebound Series, you would have already met Luke Banford.

Well let me tell you about Electric,

-it's hot
-heart breaking
-alpha-tastic (yeah i think i made that word up but it speaks volumes)
-oh and yes one very sexy Luke Banford with his dimple smile

Luke Banford is anything but shy when it comes to women, although he wouldn't be able to tell you their names as he doesn't know. They are stored in his phone as HOT-BLONDE 2 etc.. However a certain youn
A Risque' Affair Book Blog
Jun 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
We were given a complimentary copy of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review.

I need to say this, I am so happy that Emilia Winters contacted the blog multiple times. The first 2 times she contacted us, we said we were backlogged with reading. Once I caught up, I reached out to her.

In this book, you have Kate and Luke. Kate is very relateable. She's been hurt in the past, so she now makes it a habit to just keep to herself and work on her book. The problem is that she's writi
Sep 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Kate leads a pretty full and stress-ridden life. A closet novelist, she despairs to receive her 14th rejection email from literary agents for her romance novel. One wonders whether it is because she has had only a single, disastrous sexual encounter in her life. Her finances are in a shambles, as she needs to cover the care home fees for the beloved. grandmother who raised her, even though that grandmother no longer recognizes her, due to the ravages of Alzheimers. Every morning, Kate retreats t ...more
Samaris Creech
Jun 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received a gift cop of this book in exchange for an honest review. Kate has always been the serious type. Never had many friends and never really dated except for once and let’s just say that ended badly. With no income at the moment Kate begins to despair on what she is going to do. Suddenly she gets a call from her temp agency for a working interview. Luke has always been able to charm the ladies it was like a gift. Yet somehow he can’t seem to get the courage to speak to the one woman he wa ...more
Jun 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was given a complimentary copy of this book from the author.

I am so happy Emilia Winters reached out to me about reading this book. Once I got to about 20%, I couldn't put it down. I walked around all day with my Kindle glued to hands.

Kate is a little like all of us, I think. She's been hurt in the past and is afraid to put herself out there. If she just keeps to herself, she doesn't have to worry about letting anyone into her broken heart. Then Luke comes into the picture like a tornado and
Oct 05, 2014 rated it liked it
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Badass The Complete Series
  • JACK: A Billionaire Stepbrother Romance
  • Poison Girl (Poison Girl, #1)
  • Fair Play (Diamond, #1)
  • Wayward Son (Texas Wildfire, #2)
  • Billionaire Bodyguard (Billionaire Bodyguard, #1)
  • The Fortune Teller's Daughter
  • Millie's Rose
  • Cold-Hearted Concept (Concepts, #2)
  • For Keeps (Plus Size Loving, #15)
  • Unbreak Me (Second Chances, #1)
  • Up In Flames
  • His Absolute Obsession (The Billionaire's Paradigm #1)
  • Death Bringer (Soul Justice, #2)
  • Surrender
  • Paradise Found (That Second Chance, #4)
  • Remember Our Song: A Billionaire Romance (Our Song, #3)
  • Where There's a Will (Whiskey River, #1)
Emilia Winters has been reading and writing stories since childhood. She discovered her passion for writing romance early on and never looked back. After graduating from the University of California, Irvine with a B.A. in English, she happily pursued her dream of becoming a self-published author. When she’s not dreaming up sizzling moments between her characters, she’s either watching old reruns o ...more
More about Emilia Winters...

Other Books in the Series

The Bay Boys (3 books)
  • The Fifth Lesson (The Bay Boys, #2)
  • Beyond Broken (The Bay Boys, #3)