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A Week in New York

(The Empire State Trilogy #1)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  6,002 ratings  ·  569 reviews
Anna Kirby is sick of dating. She's tired of heartbreak. Despite being smart, sexy, and funny, she's a magnet for men who don't deserve her.

A week's vacation in New York is the ultimate distraction from her most recent break-up, as well as a great place to meet a stranger and have some summer fun. But to protect her still-bruised heart, fun comes with rules. There will be
Kindle Edition, 102 pages
Published October 21st 2014 by Louise Bay
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★★★★ ½! A Week in New York, book 1 of 3. Anna agrees to a week-no-questions-asked affair by serial seducer Ethan!

“He found his rhythm and I could do nothing but comply. Right then, I would do whatever the hell he asked me to do. And he was the sort of man who would ask for everything.”

Novellas in The Empire State trilogy should be read in order:
Part 1: A Week in New York
Part 2: Autumn in London
Part 3: New Year in Manhattan

A Week in New York (book 1) follows An
Lady Gabriella of Awesomeness (SLOW)
★★★★★ 5 stars....No Bullshit ;) ★★★★★

So,Since I've read the WHOLE series before working on this review, I may refer a bit to character development in Book 2 & 3...But Dont worry ! NO SPOILERS, I promise ;)

First of all the chemistry between these two ? OFF CHARTS ! And Ethan ! Jesus.H !

With that being said...A Week in New York is an amazing beginning to the Empire State series.The writing and the characters of the book had my attention from page One.

Even though the Friends-with-benefit Plo
J. Grayland
Mar 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
When Anna Kirby takes a weeks vacation in New York with her best friend she just wanted a one night hook up to help her get over a recent break up. Successful business man Ethan Scott was looking for the same that night because that's just how he likes it, no complications just a night of sex. But one night wasn't enough for either of them and after deciding to spend the rest of the week with each other uncomplicated just got very complicated. Loved the characters and the sexual tension between ...more
Jan 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
OMFG this was HOT so HOT

This book was really good I enjoyed it loads the story was smoking hot I enjoyed readin aboyt Anna and Ethan's hot week 2gether Anna was in New York with her friend Leah after a shit relationship with her ex Ben the bastard leah's name not mine but I do agree ;) Anna spots a gorgeous man across the room an it's the sexy Ethan Scott God is that man gorgeous Anna is tryin 2 get over Ben the bastard an she just needs a lil fun so she as rules but rules r meant 2 b broke
Stacey is Sassy
Feb 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sometimes you get what you asked for...

I received a complimentary copy of A Week in New York for signing up to Louise Bay's newsletter. I was quite stoked about it and quickly downloaded this story and got started straight away. Now, being the sassy reader that I am, I went in completely blind. Even though I'm only a newly registered Louise Bay fan, I was completely confident that I would enjoy the story. Saying that, I probably could have done myself a favour by knowing that there was more than
Dec 01, 2014 rated it it was ok
Well, this was ridiculous. Guy and girl meet in a city and sleep together, agreeing that it’ll be a one night stand and nothing else. It’s quite simple, there are a thousand books that start this way. And I loved some of them, so that's not the problem. The problem is I can't find a single thing I liked about this book.

First of all, they both agree that it’ll only be sex, but 24 hours later they’re on their way to a restaurant, holding hands ? He “never felt the urge to hold a woman’s hand befor
Oct 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: book-battle
Love,Love,love Eathan and Anna! A week vacation from London in NYC for Anna turn into a week in hot as hell Eathen' s bed. No strings,no bs,a week of pleasure. But when Anna goes home is it that easy to forget her Sex God?? December 2 can't get here soon enough! ...more
Claire Robinson
Jan 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: shit-hot-series
4 - No ambiguity. No promises. No bullshit. Stars!

Louise Bay has literally taken all the good plot points and character traits from some of my favorite romances and turned them into the Empire State Series.

There wasn’t much new or unusual about the story, (and this review is for all three instalments) but what I liked about Anna and Ethan, was that they were both established adults in their own rights. Anna was as confident as Ethan, and the drama and storyline was solely focused on them rat
Sep 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
A Week in New York is part one in a new trilogy by Louise Bay. This was a fast, fun, steamy read and I really enjoyed it. And did I say it was steamy because it was!

The story centers around Anna Kirby and Ethan Scott. Anna is on vacation with her best friend Leah in New York City. This is her chance to get away from her latest heartbreak and just enjoy some time with her friend. During a girls night out Anna meets super sexy stranger, Ethan. Maybe a vacation fling is just what she needs to get o
Briar's Reviews
A Week In New York is an addicting, romantic read that will sweep you off your feet.

This book was FANTABULOUS! Yes, fantastic and fabulous all in one! It was full of romance, some super sexy and erotic scenes, and kept me hooked to every single word on every single page.

Anna is trying to get over a nasty break-up, and in walks Ethan - a super hot, super rich man who can fulfill her every desire. But, she has rules! She isn't going to go into another relationship, since the last one didn't go to
Angy Potter - Collector of Book Boyfriends
This book was so good. The writing was great, and the duo POV totally believable. This is the kind of book I love to read - a well developed and interesting plot with amazing sex.

Anna is an amazing girl, funny, sexy and very sassy, but unfortunately her luck with men wasn’t great. Ethan on the other hand is a player, handsome of course, as well as knowing all the tricks of bringing a woman pleasure. I loved how they met. It’s funny how in some books I’d have found it very unlikely and annoying,

Oh my, this book is HOT! HOT! HOT! This is the first book I've read by Louise Bay and it did not disappoint. Now, I am officially addicted to her writing!

Not all writers have the ability to write steamy, intimate, erotic moments without sounding methodical. Louise Bay has a brilliant way with words, not just dialogue and character development but erotic scenes as well. Each erotic scene flows so well, has depth and meaning, revealing something new about the characters--that's difficu
Mar 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
I was really taken by surprise with this one. The blurb reads like so many other stories with that 'no strings, just sex' plot, but this was so much better than most of the others of that type I've read.

It was the romance that was paced perfectly with both characters fighting the attraction they felt for one another. It felt so authentic, like a fresh perspective on what's become, for me at least, a fairly over-used and often stale plot. I got the the feels from this, just so sweet and lively, a
Jan 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-books
I think that the title says it all!!

It all started as a vacation fling for Anna and Ethan is the hot stranger that ender in.

They both have their rules-rules that they both break eventually. The chemistry between them is great, with smart lines and some dirty mouth and the loves scenes are steamy!!

At least I have the second book to continue, because I definitely want to know if they will both admit that they have feelings for each other….
Oct 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Short steamy story with two awesome characters. This book captured my attention from the start and so kept me wanting more.

Ethan Scott has rules. He doesn’t date, he doesn’t stay the night and he doesn’t make any promises.
And Anna has is own rules that there will be no sharing stories, no swapping numbers, and no real names. Just one night of uncomplicated fun.

But rules are meant to be broken....
“You’re so beautiful. Like a perfectly wrapped present that gets more exciting as the layers come
Dec 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Ethan Oh Ethan you are such a God of Sex!!♡♡♡ I want more!!!
Sep 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed By Donna Elsegood on behalf of Kindle Friends Forever.

This book is the first part of a set of three novellas by Louise. The author is relatively new and has given us Faithful and Hopeful; standalone stories that consist of characters with cameo roles and need their story told.

This is about Anna Kirkby. She is Leah Thompson’s best friend who we saw in Faithful. Anna is nursing yet another broken heart. Leah has invited her to spend the week in New York as she wants to be kept company whi
Oct 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs:** 

A Week in New York is the first novella in a romance trilogy by Louise Bay. This is the first book that I have read by Louise and I can already tell I am hooked on her writing. I want to read all of her other books immediately. Her author bio says that she writes the kind of romances that she likes to read- sexy and fun. That is a perfect match for me. I also really like that these are novellas. It is kind of like
1-Click Addict Support Group
Nov 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I loved the start to this series! Ethan and Anna are sexy, HOT, and fun!

After a bad break up, Anna goes with her friend, Leah, to New York for a week. There she meets a stranger at the bar their first night and ends up going home with him. It is one of the hottest nights of sex she has ever had.

“All night. We’re going to fuck until you’re sore and still begging for more.”

And since Ethan doesn’t do relationships and Anna isn’t looking for one, they come up with a set of rules and the deci
Oct 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-for-review
5 Crazy Ass Stars!!!!!

Louise Bay, I luuuuuuuvvv you! This was a fantastic start to what I can already see being a great series. I absolutely loved it. I LMAO when I read "vagina farmer". That's classic! Ethan has definitely made it to my BBF list! I can't wait for the next installment!
Oct 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed-2014
This series is off to an amazing start!
Lisa (Two Bookish Brits)
Dec 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
A broken hearted girl going away with her best friend to get over her heartbreak and what better way to do that than with Manhattans. A handsome man that really enjoys sleeping with women, with a string of one night stands he sets his eyes on the beautiful stranger at the bar.

Anna and Ethan’s story was one of interest. They have a week together and wow, so much sexiness packed in to so little time. It was awesome, it was hot and a whole lot of fun to read.

Although, I must admit, I found myself
Kay (❦ ᴗ ❦ ✿) BooksandMe


No promises, no ambiguity, no bullshit.

So before I start my ramblings, I know I maybe in the minority, but I guess this is one of those times that I’m not sure what I’m looking for because nothing feels right and feels good to me.

Well, this is another addition to my shelf My-Billion-Million-Love and I think, this book is the last I’m going to add to this shelf. I think. Or not. Whatever. It’s just it doesn’t do anything for me anymore. It’s not the book per se or the way h
Oct 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed-2014
Complimentary copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Anna is on holiday in New York City with her best friend. She has used her vacation as a means of coping with her recent break up. In an effort to do just that, she is looking for a no strings hookup, which comes in the form of one Ethan Scott. Anna comes up with some rules on the spot in order to keep the both of them from expectations of anything more out of the relationship. Things like no real names, or occupations. B
Downward dog
Dec 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing

I received a copy of this book to write an honest review for Cocktails and Books.

A WEEK IN NEW YORK is the steamy first novella in The Empire State Trilogy and I found myself immediately immersed in this sexually charged story. The story revolves around Anna, a woman recovering from another bad relationship and Ethan, a handsome manwhore. Anna is visiting New York when she first meets Ethan. From the moment they see each other, there is strong attraction and afte
Oct 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Anna Kirby has had it with romance. She's had her fill of creeps, of guys that make her fall for them and then break her heart. So, on holiday in New York, she's ready to just go with the flow, to enjoy herself with no expectations, and no strings.

Ethan Scott has rules. A whole list of them. But when he meets Anna Kirby, he's ready to toss them all right out of the window. Because she has rules of her own, and, just like that, things are changing for the both of them.

A WEEK IN NEW YORK is the fi
Gloria Herrera for As You Wish Reviews
Rules are rules and not meant to be broken. Correct? Anna set the rules plain and simple the moment Ethan tried to pick her up at the bar. She was only in town for a week, not interested in dating men, and if he wanted sex with her, it would have to be a one-night-stand. In addition, no real names were to be exchanged, no personal information, and he was required to "suit up" for the complete treatment.

I had to laugh when I read this. She was covering all the bases and was laying down the law. E
Sep 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: for-review
**this book was provided to me by the author for my honest review**

Anna just had her heart broken by her ex boyfriend who was in to illegal activities. Ethan is a lawyer in New York who doesn't do relationships. Their meeting in a bar and one night stand leave them both breaking their rules for more of each other. Anna is only in town for 1 week before returning to London and Ethan has decided that 1 week with Anna is just what he needs. It's obvious these two have the ability to fall in love bu
Renee at Book Happiness
Jul 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received this for an honest review. I have to say that this book is hot and sexy and so freaking honest. I loved how honest the characters are with each other. Anna is tired of men and their lies and that when she meets Ethan all she wants is one night straight forward hot sex and that's it. She is looking for that one night stand and Ethan who is usually that type of man finds that Anna pulls him in. I absolutely LOVED This book. I can not wait for the next book.....

Dec 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved it! And hoping they find themselves together again.. One week only wasn't enough for me! ...more
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USA Today bestselling author, Louise Bay writes sexy, contemporary romance novels - the kind she likes to read. Her next release will be Mr. Knightsbridge on July 7th.

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.

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