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King of Wall Street

(The Royals #1)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  14,703 ratings  ·  1,491 reviews

I keep my two worlds separate.

At work, I’m King of Wall Street. The heaviest hitters in Manhattan come to me to make money. They do whatever I say because I’m always right. I’m shrewd. Exacting. Some say ruthless.

At home, I’m a single dad trying to keep his fourteen year old daughter a kid for as l
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Published August 24th 2016
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3.5 Stars!!


Having never read a Louise Bay book before, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started this, but after reading the blurb I was pretty excited to read “King” and Harper’s story…mainly because I love a good office romance. Fun and sexy, fast paced and with an interesting plot, 'King of Wall Street' was a pretty engaging read.

"She was like a drug. Every hit I took of her made me want more".

Harper had been desperate to work for Max King ‘The King of Wall Street’ since before
'King of Wall Street' was just the type of sweet, straightforward love story that I was craving. I listened to the Audible version during my daily commute and it was a great way to pass the time. It had humor and plenty of heat. Even without big twists and surprises, this story held my attention.

Harper Jayne has idolized Max King for years. She's landed an entry-level research position working under the Wall Street business mogul, right out of grad school. She is determined to prove herself and
Alex is The Romance Fox
This is the first book by this author that I've read....and I am so pleased to have discovered her. I enjoy her writing and King of Wall Street was an absolutely delightful read.

I loved the two main characters......especially Max King...he's hot, sexy, rich, smart and a fabulous single dad........
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No way could Harper Jayne ever resist him for long!!!!
The chemistry between these two is sizzling hot, sexual tension abounded and I loved watching them fall for each other!!

Fabulous seconda
Aug 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Louis Bay Fans, Romance
4 Seeing What's In Front Of You Stars
* * * * Spoiler Free
Sometimes we can have a preconceived notion of how things should be in our lives...We think if we touch all the bases and do all of the tests... then the outcomes should happen just the way we imagined it. Well, as we mature and experience life...we learn that isn't always the case. More often then not, the fantasy job, relationship, or goal does not match up with all the ideas we had...and this, I think, is the undercurrent of King on Wal
Jennifer Kyle
Aug 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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This is my first story read by this author and I was pleasantly pleased with the ease of the writing. I found the storytelling easy and light and the Harper Jayne’s fall for the King of Wall Street enjoyable.

Harper Jayne has a TON of daddy issues and these walls, insecurities and generalizations have her skeptical about her blossoming relationship with her boss, Max King. Thank goodness for her best friend Grace who constantly helps her see things for how they truly are wi
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
5 'THE King' Stars!

This gif basically describes Max King, ladies. Max, Max, Max.. you are a dirty sexy asshole! I been dying to read this book since I read the blurb and the good reviews about it. This is my first Louise Bay novel but now I can definitely assure you that it will not be the last!

King of Wall Street is a stand-alone work that tells the story of Max King (a really appropriate name for the hero of this book since he is the king of the boardroom, a man dedicated to his daughter and w
Mizz Latte

Beware of Spoilers!

Star Ratings:
Heroine (Harper): annoying
Hero (Max): ok
Plot: 3/5
Grovel: none
Cheating: h went on a date with OM after fucking H
Triggers: h heard H have sex with OW

Average score: 1/5

Best Line: “I pitied any girl dumb enough to fuck Max King. Which, apparently, included me.”

Worst Line: “My father had gotten my mother pregnant and then refused to do the right thing and marry her.” – why would it have been the ‘right’ thing to do?

Sep 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Max King is ruthless when it comes to his business, and is known to be a tough man to work for. At home he's completely different, a single dad trying to give his teenage daughter a happy life. He doesn't want his two worlds to ever cross paths, but then Harper Jayne enters his life she starts to take over his thoughts both in work and at home. And when she moves in to his apartment building he loses his ability to stay away.

After reading this book I made a plan to move to New York, find a boss
I'm more in love with my own state of New York thanks to this book and Louise Bay... **sighs**

Honestly, my heart took every single word out of this book and shoved inside, deeply so I don't forget it. Max and Harper in King of Wall Street are ultimately my favorite fictional couple located in New York. Louise Bay has just simply done it again!!

Well, well...

This book... Wooah! Max King is the definition of pure, New Yorker hotness and romantic. I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! As a true New Yorker, I love
Stacey is Sassy
This King found his Queen...

There wasn't really a chance I wouldn't enjoy listening to the King of Wall Street. After all, you mix a fantastic author with two very talented narrators, and you're bound to be entertained.

This was my first dip into the Audible Plus Catalogue now that Audible Escape has finished. If this catalogue is filled with stories of this calibre, I will be a very happy listener.

I'm definitely moving on in The Royals Collection, with the Park Avenue Prince meeting his Princess
J. Grayland
Nov 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The King of Wall St. Max King has a problem, he is lusting after one of his employee's the beautiful Harper Jayne the only thing is by trying to keep his distance from her it's only making his body temperature hotter and now he finds out that they live in the same building and she has struck up a friendship with his 14 year old daughter, now there is no escape from their mutual obvious attraction to each other. I really liked this book, the story line was engrossing, the sex was hot, the charact ...more
Feb 15, 2017 rated it liked it
King of Wall Street
Louise Bay

I was intrigued what was the fuss between Harper and Max when I read Sam and Grace's story first. I kinda mixed the volumes up, so I read their story.
A guy's typical reaction when they see a woman they like, you know they turn cranky when they don't even notice them.
Max cannot control himself around Harper, and Harper has her eyes on the price, to work for Max King. The problem is they want each other so bad they cannot stand each other. You get me?
A very ty
Sher❤ The Fabulous BookLover
**3.5 Stars **

Max King is the King of Wall Street. In Manhattan he's a force to be reckoned with. He's stable, no nonsense, go-getter that works hard for his company and to be the best. But in Connecticut he's a single dad trying to navigate life with his 14 year old daughter, Amanda.

Max lives two worlds, one as a top notch professional who gets the job done and the other as a patient loving father. I am a sucker for single dad love stories! And what I loved most about Max was I saw the tough s
4* banging the king STARS!
We’d first touched, kissed, fucked when I’d only known him as a career driven, ruthless, arrogant egomaniac. And somehow, his life outside work made him all the more attractive. And I knew I had to fight it.

My first read and I only have minor issues. This book was really hype in my facebook because ughh, that cover! Just love at the sexiness. I could say this all about power and money. I didn't read the blurb so surprised to know that the hero in this book i
Melody Cox
Apr 13, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dont-recommend
Review Edit: This was a horrible book that had no substance at all. I was going to try and skim through it again because I thought there was cheating involved but apparently there was not. I disliked the book so much that I deleted from my account as soon as I read it so I'm certainly not going to re-purchase it again to revise my review.

I'm not sure if I got it mixed up with another book I read so much But I certainly didn't want to give false info.
Sep 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Louise Bay is an author who I've been meaning to read for a while, and I have to say my first experience with her was a pretty good one.


I do love it when first impressions aren't all they seem and that is very much the case with Max King. Yes, he has that strong presence about him that goes hand-in-hand with being a wealthy, successful businessman, but he also has softer side, one where his family takes priority and he's just a dad wrangling life raising a teenage daughter which added a lovely
3 Stars

Overall Opinion: I was really digging the beginning of this book. While I did find the h a little annoying and immature even at first, I barreled through and was liking the way it was going. Then she just continued to bug and pretty much ruined the story for me. She was so immature and even rude! She kept on calling the H an as$hole, and while he could’ve worked on his communication and delivery at times, I feel like she was the as$hole! Then when her (self imposed) drama came to a head
May 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book is fire y'all. ...more
Feb 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
I can't resist a single dad book. This is the first one I have read with an older child and I loved it even more. Max was an awesome hero! ...more
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I love me a good office romance and I am a sucker for single dads, and this story blended the two together perfectly!

“She was like a drug. Every hit I took of her made me want more. I was chasing the high—her high.”

Max King, the King of Wall Street, has it all—a million dollar company, an amazing daughter, loving sisters. And it isn’t until Harper Jayne enters his life that he realizes that something was missing…

Harper has made it her mission in life to work at King & Associates. And now that s
Feb 21, 2017 rated it it was ok
I was actually on a roll with reading semi-decent books. But for every high, there must be a low right?

Context: typical asshole boss who treats the h like sh*t because he's attracted to her.

Type of book: Dad romance. Not my preference. 14 year old daughter. Got his pre-college "friend" pregnant by accident. No drama there.

Age demographic: H around the 32-33 mark. The h 25-26? Not specified.

Worst scene: The h hears some hot sex in the penthouse above her apartment: headboard rattling, loud crie
Jul 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
The first book that I read from Louise Bay was Duke of Manhattan and now I'm catching up with other characters.
I've enjoyed reading this book. It was funny and romantic.
Sometimes you just need a sweet, easy read- and this delivered exactly what I was looking for and I loved it.
The Girl Murdered by Her TBR
April 2020
DNF @ 35%

O-fucking-kay!!! That’s it. I give up!

If I read the words “asshole” and “iritating” one more time, I’m going to tear my eyes out from my face.

What the hell? This book is so forced and clichè. Girl with an “asshole boss” who is attracted to her so he’s treating her badly. YADA YADA YADA.

I don’t like the characters. The girl is so judgemental and whiney. The guy is... I don’t know, an asshole? Maybe? Because out of the 35 percent I’ve read in this book, 15 percent is composed
Aug 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
From the moment King of Wall Street was posted on the blog, I knew I had to read it! I fell in love with the blurb and had never read a book by Louise Bay before. I love finding new to me authors, so I dove in.

Max rules Wall Street like it's his kingdom. He is smart, sexy, and a loving father. Can we all say SWOON?!!! He had me wanting to abandon my career and go work on Wall Street!!

But then there is Harper. God I loved this chick. She is funny, smart, gorgeous, and works as a junior associated
Steffi De Ceuster  ♥
May 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a fun and relaxing read!

It had it's drama's but it sll worked. There was a point that I thought if this is gonna happen I'm not reading antmore. I was so glad it wasn't like that! From time to time I likd to be surprised!

I would recommend this one! It was really fun!!
4 Max and Harper Stars

I really enjoyed this book. It was my first time reading this author and I'm certain I will be picking up more of her books.
If the office romance or single dad trope appeals to you then I'd strongly recommend this book. Max King is one of the most successful men on Wall Street. He leads a life in New York where he is career driven , determined and focused. His bachelor's pad sees plenty of action but no woman has made him consider a relationship. For two nights a week he
☮ mary
No idea why that Louise Bay person ever thought writing about the confused & dull father of a teenager for a hero was going to be sexy, fun or interesting ... Do not get me started on the cray cray female lead ... THIS BOOK IS CLEARLY A MISTAKE !!
Melanie A. *mostly on hiatus*
DNF @ 33%

I'm sad. I really wanted to like this one.

I didn't mind that Harper was immature or that King was an ass, but I did mind that their 'relationship' appeared out of NOWHERE. She hates him because he's her boss? Fine. But based only on one meeting? He's been lusting after her and feels uncomfortable about it? Fine. But why? They've had almost no contact with each other. What's so special about her? It was a mystery to me . . . I was looking for a romance.
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4.5 stars

Louise Bay tackles the workplace romance BIG TIME in her latest release King of Wall Street and it was amazingly sexy and at times a bit confrontational yet a very well written, well told romance. A new employee, a boss with an attitude, attraction that sets your e-reader on fire, a pre-teen with an agenda, meddling family members and two very strong willed individuals made this one roller coaster of a love story.

The only thing Harpe
Jul 01, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The review may contain SPOILERS!
This was maybe the book I was looking most forward to this summer, and it did not deliver what I'd hoped for. The female protagonist, whose name is Harper, was whiny and egocentric and I could not stand her childish behavior. The male protagonist, her best friend and one of her co-workers were one of the things that made the book better. In addition a major part of the plot revolved around Harper and Max's sex life. I mean I can see that good chemistry between the
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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 Private Player on July 27th.

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

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