Duke of Manhattan
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 c ...more
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⭐⭐⭐⭐1/2! Duke of Manhattan (stand-alone). A business arrangement to save a company & protect a legacy is sweetened by mind-blowing sex courtesy Ryder Westbury!
“But she tasted so good. And she was behaving so well. Her hands exactly where I told her to put them.”
Duke of Manhattan (stand-alone) opens up to business owner Scarlett King in need of a one-night-stand following a divorce. Investor Ryder Westbury heir to the title Duke of Fairfax is not one to turn down flirtation when there i ...more
➳As a member to inherit a position that requires certain aspects of your life to alter, Ryder has managed to captivate all of them in this enamoring love story, along side Scarlett, the bombshell beauty that captivated him the moment they first met. However, before he encounters with Scarlett, his problems take into an appreciation that he must not only become t ...more
➦This, hands down, was my favorite by Louise Bay. I always listen to her audiobooks and this time I was very very pleased with the male narration. Because who doesn't love a sexy accent?
➦And, of course, the arranged marriage trope will NEVER GET OLD. I can't help it, I love it and I'm really glad Louise Bay finally wrote a book with such a premise. This... this GUY needs a wife so he can keep his company. And he might just find a fake wife in a woman who he had a one night stand with.
Divorced, having terrible luck trying to get back into the dating scene. She misses her ex-husband and can't understand why he left her, is she boring?
At least she has her work, Scarlett partnered up with her college roommate Cecily and opened a fragrance business Cecily Fragrance. She loves her job and doesn't want to do anything else.
Ryder has grown up being part of british aristocracy but wanted to make something of himself without being under the umbrella of ...more
This author always has fantastic covers for her books and this one is no different. Great representation of the hero. Great use of graphics. Good composition and simple yet effective typography.
What can I say about this one other than it was an incredibly good read. It was well written and nicely paced. It was sweet. It had angst. It had no OW/OM drama. It had great secondary characters (even a few glimpses of characters from past books). It had smokin' sex scenes. It had a sweet and totally cha ...more
4.5 "Fall in love with your fake wife/husband" stars!!
I'm loving this cover and I found it fitting for the depiction of Ryder and his story. Scarlett's been divorced for two years from her high school sweetheart and her hearts still floundering. Finding the entire dating scene a total nightmare, she has thrown herself into the company she founded with her old college roommate, Cecily. Although they're amazingly successful, their loans are due and they need an inves ...more
I knew that Scarlett's book was going to be good even before I met Ryder. Funny thing is that I kind of read Scarlett wrong when I met her previously. I thought she was a serial dater who liked variety in her men. I may have even been a bit mean and thought she got sick of her husband, so divorced him. Holy heck, I got her SOOOO wrong. She was almost the complete opposite of that. Imagine my surprise when she decides to have her first one night sta ...more
Fue justo lo que no sabía que necesitaba. Venía de lecturas desastrosas y esta además de ser sumamente refrescante... también es de mis clichés preferidos así que mejor les dejo en gif mi opinión sobre el libro.
Cuando se encuentran:
¿Les dije que el es duque? ¡Me derriten los duques! de la época que sea...
Yo durante tooooodo el libro:
Y cuando le llevaba el desayuno y hablaba con su British Accent!!!!
Y pues me gustó... sí, es súper cliché, y síp tiene muuuuuuu ...more
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Somehow I skipped reading Duke of Manhattan even though it's been sitting on my Kindle since it released. I'm really glad I finally went back and read it though because I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know these characters. Ryder and Scarlett had some amazing chemistry and I thought they just worked really well together.
The story was actually low on the angst, which surprised me but I was happy with that because it left more room for their relationship without ...more
I really, really liked this book! It's actually kind of surprising just how much I loved it. This was just what I needed after all the heavy, intense books I read last month. This was fun, sexy and it may be my fave book in the series so far.
Ryder and Scarlett's chemistry was so hot and realistic. I fell in love with these characters. This was a charming read that's perfect if you need something that's light on angst and romantic.
I truly enjoyed this modern fairytale. It is a funny, quick-paced, sexy, and romantic story.
Obviously from the title, it is about a Duke with a pending title that he may or may not inherit it and the story takes place in New York. If you also notice the bookcover and the British flag, you will definitely understand that part of the story takes place in U.K.
Ryder Westbury is an aristocrat, a businessman, a playboy; but also deep down ...more
“..for the first time in my life, I’m in love with a woman. My wife, in fact.”
A marriage of convenience that turned into so much more.
“Whatever it is that you’re afraid of, I’ll stand between you and it my whole life,” he said.
I really liked both Scarlett and Ryder although his playboy past and commitment issues were a pain in the beginning of the book and her constant comparisons between her ex-husband and Ryder got tiring too but both did get better as the book progressed. I did love...more
Esta historia va sobre Ryder, nieto del duque de Farfaix que se ve en la encrucijada de o casarse para no perder todo lo que ha luchado durante su vida o dejar que se lo lleve todo su primo Frederik y que se lo funda hasta el fin de los días.
Una noche con Scarlett, nuestra protagonista, divorciada que ha perdido la confianza en el amor, le demuestra a ...more
Narrated by Shane East and Saskia Maarleveld
I had been hearing great things about Louise Bay’s romances, so I decided to dive in and give Duke of Manhattan a shot. In the end, I found this story to be a quick, fun, romantic listen. Ms. Bay’s writing style, and the general topic of this story, reminded me a lot of Emma Chase, especially her Royally series. Though I must ...more
I swear Bay continues to knock down my walls one novel at a time! The insta-marriage theme is one of my least favorite genres. The connection seems so forced and fake......
And then there's Bay! The creator of my girl Scarlett and the Duke of Manhattan, Ryder. I absolutely love how Ryder carefully unwraps each layer of Scarlett's personality, how he strikes down each of her emotional walls like the mighty Thor with his trusty sidekick, Mjölnir, and last but not least, ...more
This could have easily been a solid 4-4.5 star read but all the emphasis on sex took away from the story. I wanted more romance and less sex. I can't believe I just said that, but for the first time in a long while the sex got in the way. And not only the sex but the constant longing for each other's body. They would have sex at breakfast and by lunch he'd be saying, "It's been too long. I need you."
And what was with all the doubling up? Almost every time they had sex, they would go ag ...more
"Whatever it is that you're afraid of, I'll stand between you and it my whole life."
Fiction shouldn't be this sweet. Or at least come with a recipe for recovery.
All these expectations will be the death of me.
Hero rating: 4.75 stars
Heroine rating: 4.75 stars
Sexual tension rating: 5 stars
Sex scenes rating: 5 stars
Sex scenes frequency: 4.5 stars
Plot rating: 4 stars
Dialogue rating: 4.5 stars
Storytelling rating: 5 stars
Story ending rating: 5 stars
Novela con un comienzo excitante.
Scarlet, una economista divorciada, decide terminar con su "sequía sexual" teniendo una noche salvaje de sexo casual con un desconocido (que está para comérselo). Pero resulta que a la mañana siguiente descubre que ese desconocido es Ryder, el dueño de la empresa con el que Scarlet debe tener una negociación poco amistosa.
Ryder es el típico mujeriego que no quiere relaciones que duren más de una noche, así que cuando recibe la noticia de que puede perder ...more
The DUKE OF MANHATTAN is another Louise Bay release that I've absolutely fallen in love with. Forget the marriage of convenience plot, it's the hero and heroine that had me eagerly turning the pages hoping they both figured out what was clear from the very beginning.
Ryder Westbury stood to lose everything he'd worked for if he didn't find someone to be his fake wife. Scarlett King was on the verge of losing everything she's built up during ...more
And besides, I got this on audio, and I felt the narrators were more focused on the acccents than the feeling, so that also killed my mood.
I've read worst, but still my adv ...more
Ruined by bonk-busters and sexy mini-series of the eighti ...more