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Duke of Manhattan

(The Royals Collection #3)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  6,841 ratings  ·  595 reviews
I 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 c
Published May 16th 2017
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

⭐⭐⭐⭐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
Cristina | CristiinaReads
➳Having one taste to the Manhattan series is something that will have you diving for more in this compelling and enticing love story…

➳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
May 16, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I was bored witless. Saw all the rave reviews. Premise sounded good enough. Wanted something a bit lighter than some of my usual reads. I need some substance and depth in my books. Not just he meets her, he fucks her, she has about fifteen orgasms in one night. They go to work. They meet. They fuck. He has the most powerful orgams of his life ... and he can get it up again 2 seconds later! They have lunch. They fuck. They fly to England. They fuck. They fly back to Manhattan. They fuck. I am sor ...more
Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦

➦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.

⊱✿⊰ Alicia ⊱✿⊰
5 Second Time's The Charm, Stars

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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
Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)


descriptionThis 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.description

descriptionWhat 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
Natalie The Biblioholic
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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
Stacey is Sassy
I love it when the "Dedicated Bachelor" falls...

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

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:

Y luego:

¿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
Dec 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
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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
J. Grayland
Aug 15, 2017 rated it liked it
Ahh! only in a romance novel can you find a British aristocrat living and working in Manhattan who happens to need a fake wife to help him inherit his kingdom and becoming the next Duke Of Fairfax and stopping his cousin Frederick from holding any power over his own business company. Needing to relax before he meets up with his next business take over in the morning, Ryder Westbury has a night out in search of a one night stand and there he finds the beautiful Scarlett King and they share a hot ...more
Sher❤ The Fabulous BookLover
4 Stars!

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.
Sophia Triad
Sep 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
I need a wife—and I think you might be the woman for the job.

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
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is totes amazing! Definitely the best out of the three I've read.
Who is this Louise Bay and where the HELL has she been all my life? I absolutely LOVE finding new to me authors. I love immersing myself in a brand new romance, and it ending up knocking my socks off! DUKE OF MANHATTAN was recommended to me from a fellow blogger and the first thing that caught my eye was of course, the sexy suit porn on the book cover. I might be in the minority here, but I may prefer a sexy man in a well-fitted suit rather than yards and yards of pecs on my book covers. And the ...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

Alba M.
Mar 17, 2018 rated it liked it
He cambiado de género y esto no funciona... debo tener un gran problema cuando ningún libro acaba de llenarme. Todos son meh para mí últimamente.

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
Damn good! More to come.
Dec 23, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-english
Entretenida, con los clichés habituales, con un protagonista adorable, me encantan las historias con matrimonios por conveniencia.
I gave this audiobook a B+ for the story and an A- for Shane East's narration/B for Saskia Maarleveld's narration at AudioGals.

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
Jul 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pregnancy, romance
Enjoyed the chemistry and the story.
I didn't read previous books so that explained why I was so confused by a set of characters at the end.
But It was good read and I enjoyed it.
The story was decent but could have been a little more exciting.
Dai Alvarado
Feb 11, 2018 rated it liked it
¿Dónde puedo conseguir mi propio duque?
Expresso-Girls Just Wanna Have Books  ; A Mafia Romance

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,
May 27, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

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
Umaiya ✨Insignificant September✨

"I'm scared."
"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.

Quick Review.

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
Ana Maria
A ver.
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
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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
I hate when authors use the resourse of creating a whole plot that can be fixed WITH A SINGLE CONVERSATION! I mean, come one! I dont ask for much, just use thr other characters and do something with them, or at least go deeper into YOUR MAIN CHARACTERS! Because when even they dont get a good arc, the story's gonna tank for me.
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
Elizabeth Bennet
Aug 02, 2017 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book. Ryder is a self made business man in New York and,yes ladies, a manwhore ( prior to this book). He is from England and, if married, will inherit his grandfathers title as the Duke of Fairfax. He has no interest in the title and definitely not marriage. His sister Darcy ( are you feeling an Austen theme here?) has stayed at his grandfathers side and ran his estate since he left for the states. However, his cousin Fredrick is a conniving weasel who is set to inherit when the o ...more
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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, The Empire State Series, Parisian Nights, Promised Nights, Indigo Nights, King of Wall Street, Duke of Manhattan, The British Knight, The Ruthless Gentleman and The Earl of London.

Ruined by bonk-busters and sexy mini-series of the eighti

Other books in the series

The Royals Collection (5 books)
  • King of Wall Street
  • Park Avenue Prince
  • The British Knight
  • The Earl of London
“Whatever it is that you're afraid of, I'll stand between you and it my whole life.” 9 likes
“just because it didn’t last forever, doesn’t mean it was a failure. It was right for the time. No one said the right guy is the man you spend your whole life with.” 3 likes
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