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Duke of Manhattan

4.38  ·  Rating Details ·  725 Ratings  ·  229 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 can
Published May 16th 2017
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Cristina | CristiinaReads
Apr 07, 2017 Cristina | CristiinaReads rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-books
➳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
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

THANKS FOR MY ARC! Psst a trusted friends told me this is her favorite book by author. Can’t wait to meet the Duke of Fairfax.

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
Alicia ⊱✿⊰ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books ⊱✿⊰
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
May 17, 2017 Mo rated it it was ok
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
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
May 07, 2017 Wendy'sThoughts rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Louise Bay Fans, Romance
4.5 Understanding When It's Real Stars
* * * * 1/2 Spoiler Free and It's Live!!!!
Oh, this was good.....No, Really this was fantastically good. Louise Bay has nailed sexy, caring, sweet without the man knowing he is... and everything else that could make you swoon. You will fall hard for these two characters because they are evenly matched...

In Business ...
And in Bed!

This has all the making from the start of another marriage of convenience tale... with all the touchstones of how they go...
Natalie The Biblioholic
May 16, 2017 Natalie The Biblioholic rated it it was amazing
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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
Nissa | Of Pens and Pages Book Blog
4.5 stars!

Review at Of Pens and Pages.

Duke of Manhattan was my first Louise Bay novel, and wow. What a way to dive into her books! Amazing chemistry, great characters, and hot hot hot sex! And y’all know how crazy I am for fake relationship/engagement/marriage of convenience stories. (I am fascinated with British aristocracy.)

Sometimes, the most unusual circumstances can throw two people together—that doesn’t mean they’re not perfect for each other.”

Ryder Westbury made his fortune in New York
Tijuana [TJ Loves Books Blog]
I'm going to level with you guys.  I loved everything about this book.  From the cover to the last word, I was enraptured.  Ryder is sheer romance perfection and I miss him terribly, since finishing this read!  Before him, Max was King.  However, I'm shouting, "All Hail The Duke!"  Louise Bay writes some of the absolute swoony heros and Ryder just rode to the top of my list as all time favorite.
Here's what I loved:  The trope is one of my favorites.  It's brilliantly executed with just enough dr
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
4.5 'The Right Duchess' Stars!
ARC provided by the author via Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review.

As always, Louise Bay comes back with a great love story and a great list of characters (those swoony heroes and sassy heroines!!). This series of standalones have stolen my heart and Duke of Manhattan was quite a special one too. Let's see why!

So, Duke of Manhattan can be read as a standalone novel but I highly recommend reading King of Wall Street and Park Avenue Prince to enjoy th
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Title: The Duke of Manhattan
Author: Louise Bay
Category: Romance
Series or Standalone: Standalone
POV: Dual, First person
Plot: 5
Characters: 5
Scorching Level: 5
HEA: Not telling

This is the first book I've had the pleasure of reading from this author but it won't be my last. What an amazing, steamy romance. Full of twists and turns, well developed characters and impressive settings.
This book put my out of my book funk. It had everything I seek in a good romance novel; engaging storyline and compelli
Apr 15, 2017 Serena marked it as to-read
Louise Bay has the BEST covers and Duke of Manhattan is delicious!!! HELLO #SexInASuit!!!

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 can save the empire I built is to
May 16, 2017 Alex marked it as dnf
Shelves: manwhore-hero
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Nicklein Mae
May 21, 2017 Nicklein Mae rated it it was amazing
This is totes amazing! Definitely the best out of the three I've read.
May 11, 2017 Nicola rated it really liked it
4.25 stars.

Well, I do believe the King may have lost his crown to the Duke.


I was pretty excited to read Duke of Manhattan largely down to the fact that I am a total sucker for modern day English aristocracy in a romance. In otherwords, I love me a dirty duke. And Louise Bay delivers.

"...good sex makes everything a little bit better."

Charming, wealthy and a self-confessed one-night only type of guy, Ryder Westbury is as strong willed in business as he is in the bedroom—something Scarlett King
May 06, 2017 ItaPixie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars

I loved this story!

Scarlett and Ryder's journey is a whirlwind of emotions,hot sex and witty banters.I was glued to the pages from their first encounter to their arranged marriage, I was curious to know how it would end.

This couple is definitely one of my Louise Bay's favorite...maybe because our Brit Duke is an assertive dirty talker during sexy times and our heroine is so strong-willed and confident about her work.

Everything flow effortlessly thanks to the brilliant writing,I highly recommend

May 10, 2017 Expresso rated it it was amazing

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,
Catherine Bibby (Rochelle's Reviews)
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review

I love Louise Bay's writing more with every page I read of her books. It doesn't matter if her characters have known each other forever or if they just met. She brings the steam, angst, and heart with every character she creates and story that she tells. So it didn't surprise me in the least that Ryder and Scarlett kept me up late and completely transfixed in their world. It wasn't soon after meeting that these two were twisted in the sheets and
Cocktails and Books
This review was originally posted on Cocktails and Books

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
Al *the serial series skipper*
The premise sounded really great the execution not so much.

As an avid reader of HR I like to think I know how inheritance and succession works. From my knowledge, the oldest legitimate child inherits the title and the only stipulation/restriction I think can be put on the successor is whether or not the non-entailed property would be his, and I'm pretty certain females can inherit now, didn't they change that rule when Charlotte was born? but then again what do I know. I just didn't see the nee
Maddy's Reading
May 14, 2017 Maddy's Reading rated it it was amazing
Firstly, Ryder is mine 😍😍
Ok now, I have loved the whole series since the very beginning and this installment is just the icing on the cake.
Ryder needs to get married if he wants to secure his family legacy. He's British, sexy, cocky and a shrewd businessman. Scarlet is a savvy businesswoman herself who is recently divorced and using her job to fulfill her void.
They have a one-night stand which was off-the-charts sexy and memorable. But no one expects to see other after that. Until they end up
This is a hard one to review. Every time I read a new Louise Bay book, it becomes my favorite. And every time she introduces a new hero, he becomes my new favorite. This time. Ryder - Ryder is hands down my favorite. Good lord. That man had me wanting to crawl into the pages of this story. I wanted to be Scarlet. He's the best of the best. Not only is he British, but he's sex on a stick. And you know what makes him so special, the first time he kissed Scarlet, I think he knew then that she was i ...more
May 10, 2017 Laura rated it really liked it
***ARC Provided by the Author and Social Butterfly PR***

There's a lot about this book to enjoy. Ryder is great and he has an appeal to him that comes through the page in a very understandable way. You totally understand why Scarlett would be attracted to him and why she would be willing to go along with his rather unconventional proposal.

Scarlett is wonderful and it was great to get her story and to see what happened to her after meeting her during Max's story. I liked who she was, that she was
Sassy Southern
May 19, 2017 Sassy Southern rated it it was amazing
I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to do this review of this book justice. But I'm going to try. I started and finished it in one day and in one sitting! I could not stop reading this book I had to know what happened I was just so invested and so pulled into Ryder and Scarlett's world. But at the same time I never wanted it to end I kept wanting to read and read. The characters are so well developed you know exactly who there are,where they come from,and where they see the future heading. The ...more
May 19, 2017 -S♡ rated it really liked it
★4 Stars! Duke Of Manhattan.
Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle

5 Duke and Duchess CROWNS

Louise Bay continues to kill it with this series of stand-alones. Each one just gets better and better, and the first one was pretty amazing. She has concocted the perfect blend of sexy and romantic, and I am always entertained by her stories, making her another must-read author of mine.

One of the reasons I love her stories are the characters. She creates the best alphas, and her heroines, particularly in this series, are strong and indep

Louise bay really does deliver a sizzling read.

I loved this book Louise bay knows just how to pull you in and keep you there right to the very last page.

A hot, rich British guy, who says all the right things and makes you swoon what more could you ask for.

What starts of as a one night stand becomes more when Scarlett and Ryder cross paths again in a business meeting.

Scarlett has regrettably a failed marriage behind her and pours herself into her business wit
May 05, 2017 Clare rated it it was amazing
WOW this book was on fire the moment I picked it up and started reading it. Ive read a few books now by Louise Bay but I have to say that this one absolutely hit the mark and blew my fluffy socks right off!!! I dont know if it's me being British and we are used to Dukes being portrayed in books as being stuffy with a stiff upper lip but this was such a refreshing change to have one that is an absolutely Dirty British Bad Boy that likes to take control of
May 11, 2017 Yamina rated it it was amazing
I want to be Ryder's Duchess!!!

Duke of Manhattan is my favourite book in the series. I absolutely loved it. Louise Bay has written some deliciously sexy alphas in the past, but damn, I think she simply outdid herself with the awesomeness that was Duke of Manhattan .Ryder stole my heart!

Scarlett King's divorce has really made her question everything- her life, her job and more. She put all her energy and time into the company she has created with her friend “Cecily Fragrance”. She needs to fin
Louise Roach
May 06, 2017 Louise Roach rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star-read
Yet another superb book from Louise Bay!! There is some serious HEAT in this book... I was fanning myself on more than one occasion!

I love Louise Bay's stories, and this one is right up there with her best. I love the lightness, the fun, the passion, the chemistry and the drama that she manages to weave into all of her stories. This book had it all, and I could not out it down - totally hooked from the very first page to the last.

Ryder Westbury is the hot, charming, confident, one-night stand k
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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 and King of Wall Street. Each novel is stand-alone although there are some overlapping characters.

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