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The Earl of London

(The Royals Collection #5)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  2,524 ratings  ·  342 reviews
I believe in love. It just doesn’t believe in me.

I date. I’m all for giving guys a chance. I’ve just never met the one.

Until on a spring morning in the English countryside, a tall, dark stranger emerges from the mist. Logan Steele is all tousled hair, hard chest and lips so perfect I want to reach out and touch them just to check they’re real. I’m sure that’s a thunderclap
Paperback, 328 pages
Published August 28th 2018 by Louise Bay
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I adored this story, I curled up and just enjoyed every minute. Louise Bay has written a lovely story, with great characters, lots of romance, some misunderstanding and some very hot sex. What more could a girl want?

Well, she could want her own Earl of London of course! Logan Steele is that Earl, he is a confident, sexy, entrepreneur, who knows what he wants in life and that is not a steady relationship, roots or family. I really took to him though, he is determined but not ruthless, a charmer,
May Sage
Aug 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If Jane Austen had been born this century, she would have written The Earl of London. Louise Bay masterfully crafts a romance between a hard, jaded businessman who hides his heart of gold and a sweet english rose who wears her on her sleeve. Darcy, Ryder’s sister (Duke of Manhattan) loves her countryside village and is very wary when she hears that the new owner of the house next door is a shark known to destroy businesses for a profit.
The characters are realistic, their chemistry, volatile (li
“I knew who I was and what I was capable of. I understood that however amazing tonight had been, this was where it ended. Because it was all I had to give.”

The Earl of London by Louise Bay is a sexy ‘enemies-to-lovers’ standalone romance that had me intrigued from the very beginning! This steamy love story was impossible to put down and I knew, from the very beginning, that I was going to devour Darcy and Logan’s story in one sitting. I loved the whole antagonistic vibe between the two main
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Erin Lewis
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 star Review The Earl of London by Louise Bay
Logan Steele, just the name sent shivers up and down my spine; I have been waiting for Darcy Westbury’s story and couldn’t wait to dive in.

Where do I start? From chapter one I was hooked. Logan Steele is a rich, powerful, determined man; he gets what and who he wants, when he wants. When he buys as estate in a little village, Darcy becomes his neighbour and the sparks fly from there.

Both Darcy and Logan are independent and strong characters and I f
Louise Bay
Aug 09, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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Arrogant and pompous…just the way I love them

Louise Bay manages to take parts of my favourite historical romance heroes and bring them to the now. I’m a little bit of a sucker for a hero who has the stoic outward façade that hides his gooey insides. Sure, the gooey inside takes a long time to get to because the outside is hard, brittle and multi-layered but it's so worth the effort. The words, feelings and actions of the heroes are sigh-worthy and make my heart flutter. The
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4.5 'Count on me' Stars!
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Louise Bay is the queen of yummy and delicious British heroes. I fell in love with her books a few years ago and since then I can’t stop reading whatever she releases. Well, her newest release is out today and I do have to say, I was so excited about it! Finally, we get Darcy’s story and, oh yes, it was SO worth the wait! Louise keeps killing it with the stories around all these amazing characters she has cre
Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
I have been a huge fan of Louise Bay for several years now. I love the intensity that Louise creates for her characters. The intense passion and connections are what sets her apart from other writers.

However, for some reason, I missed the intensity in this book. I love the characters that she created, but I didn’t feel that burning, yearning desire and heat that she normally brings to us.

The Earl was a powerhouse in town but in the countryside he elected to be buttery and soft. Darcy had the up
Jul 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Louise Bay Fans, Romance
Loved the feel of it all-
Louise Bay knows exactly how to make me happy when I read.
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Louise Bay... The Cover, The Idea...
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July 13, 2018
Oh, Louise Bay what wonderful timing...
Although I have been reading a Historical series,
I will be so ready for a Current Earl...

Give me Up to Date English countryside...
Throw in a Tall, Dark, Handsome Stranger...

Don't forget to introduce Darcy Westbury...
For she hasn't given up the dream of Pr
Aug 29, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: crazy-rich

I can't say this was my favorite book in this non-series of connected standalone books (side note: why isn't this a series?). I liked the premise behind it and went into it excited to get more Darcy since I liked her in her brothers book. But in her own book I just didn't like her very much. The beginning of the story had me rolling my eyes at how crazed she seemed about not changing her village and it just didn't make her easy to connect to. And the change in how she felt about Logan seemed to
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I enjoyed this book. Darcy is a brilliant character she is a strong woman who knows what she wants. She hasn't had the best up bringing but her grandparents and brother have always been there for. Know with it only being her brother she was very independent. He has had life in the US and she still luvs in Woolton. It was home and alway would be, the small town meant so much to get and her brother. But Darcy was the one that was alway there everyone knew her and she helped
My Pink Fairytales

The Earl of London is a standalone romance, but somehow part of a “series”, since we’ve known the heroine and her best friend Aurora from Duke of Manhattan and there’s also King of Wall Street, The British Knight and Park Avenue Prince .

The Earl of London is Logan Steele, CEO of Steele Enterprises, self-made billionaire, who happens to buy a beautiful estate in a village near London, his grandmother’s childhood home, and ends up falling in love with his neighbor, Darcy Westbury, who runs the fa
Anne Dawson
Aug 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I just love Louise’s books. They instantly pull me in within the first few chapters and not only does she write men that are hot hot hot but I love that her female characters are strong independent women who take no prisoners where their men are concerned.

Darcy is a character who’s story I’ve been looking forward to after glimpses of her in other books and I have been dying for her to find love. Having run the Westbury estate for so long even before her grandfather died, she is fiercely independ
~**Anna**~ A Romance Reader
Sep 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Really liked it! I loved that Darcy was feisty and stood up to Logan. They were great together and the chemistry was off the charts.
Charity Chimni
Jul 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Agh! Darcy finally got her HEA! The story was sweet and spicy and completely enjoyable in Louise’s unique way. I loved the characters and enjoyed watching them work through their individual fears. Logan tried to keep his tough exterior, but Darcy managed to squeeze in and hold a place in his heart just like his granny. Can’t wait to see more of these characters in future books!
Rochelle | Rochelle Reads ♡
Aug 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc

Whenever I’m finished reading this author’s most recent release, I fall in love with England, over and over again. In unique ways, this story provides an intriguing historical romance meets modern England vibe, with an enemies to lovers theme weaved throughout, an antagonistic hero and passionate heroine reminiscent of Jane Austen’s novels.

I knew who I was and what I was capable of. I understood that however amazing tonight had been, this was where it ended. Because it was all I had to g
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Aug 29, 2018 rated it really liked it

4.5 Stars

‘It hadn’t been an ordinary kiss. .It was the kind you carried with you your whole life, trying to find another that lived up to such promise.’

We’ve have been wanting to read Louise Bay’s work for some time, and after meeting the author at a signing earlier this year, her contagious passion for her books made us very excited for The Earl of London. The first thing we said when we finished? Why have we taken so long to read this author!

We loved this story – the quaint village surrounding
Dec 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review may contain SPOILERS!
Darcy and Logan's story was incredibly adorable and moving. I especially liked how Darcy always was this pragmatic and genuine character, that didn't need the extra drama or attention when a problematic situation presented itself. The thing is that the drama towards the end, went over fairly quickly but than again I thought that the time spent apart was enough for them to become aware of their problems and work on them in the future. One, itsy-bitsy critique I ha
A delightful, funny and sexy tale of true love and old English estates.

Louise Bay writes with such vitality that all the characters are instantly brought to life. This story focuses on the characters feelings and it gave me a warm feeling from the first word. The hero, Logan Steele has built a business empire. And yet buying his grandmother’s childhood home back has been his lifetime’s ambition. His new property borders on Darcy Westbury’s family estate. The land has been in her family for gener
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-stars

I've really enjoyed to read this book.
I'm in awe of Louise Bay talent to write always new stories that feel unique and fresh.

It was interesting to follow Darcy and Logan journey,the sister of a Duke the first and a city billionaire the other.
They are enemies from the beginning because our heroine wants to keep her village as still as it was when she was little while our hero wants to increase the number of tourists in the countryside.They are both so stubborn and they don't want to give in to t

Naughty Mom Story Time
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs-reviewed
I have to say that I’ve loved each of the guys from this stand-alone series, but I think Logan has claimed the #1 spot as my favorite. He was such an amazing guy when he wasn’t trapped in his head behind all his fears. And Darcy Westbury was a true force on her own.

With Lance, he was spending his whole life trying to undo what his father did to the family name and make his grandmother proud. Oh, the relationship he had with her was so freaking sweet and adorable. He was a good guy who was stuck
Mar 08, 2019 rated it did not like it
I should start by saying that so far I've more or less liked all the books by Louise Bay that I've read.

But the same really cannot be said about this one. More than that, I don't remember the last time reading something made me so anxious and pretty much physically ill.

Why, you ask? Because of stuff like this -
(ladies and gentlemen, meet Logan aka Earl of Jackasses)

"I liked high-powered female executives who crawled across the room to earn my dick in their mouth."

"Stay where you are, on your kn
Melissa B (bookaddict_fanatic)
Definitely another Louise Bay masterpiece! I was so immersed in the story that I kept telling myself just one more chapter, just one more until the very end. Darcy and Logan's story was one I just couldn't put down because it was filled with witty banter and combustible chemistry. If you love strong-willed heroines and domineering heroes then you will be captivated by Darcy and Logan!
She's a Duke's daughter, although supposedly down to earth (or as down to earth as you can be if you live in an ancestral home in the country with a second home in Mayfair) he's some sort of self made gazillionaire who's also titled and a manwhore. Until of course he meets her.

For some reason I wasn't feeling this one. Neither character felt very real to me and I wasn't feeling the chemistry. I'm sure it's just me.

Standalone, complete story.
Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Aug 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018


4.5 Stars

‘It hadn’t been an ordinary kiss. .It was the kind you carried with you your whole life, trying to find another that lived up to such promise.’

We’ve have been wanting to read Louise Bay’s work for some time, and after meeting the author at a signing earlier this year, her contagious passion for her books made us very excited for The Earl of London. The first thing we said when we finished? Why have we taken so long to read this author!

We loved this story – the quaint village surrounding
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What you least expect might be what you want the most!

I love this series! They are all interconnected standalones and I love each one of the books and the couples! And it wasn't different about Logan and Darcy!

Since Duke of Manhattan I've been waiting for Darcy's story and the HEA she deserves so much, and I was not let down!

Darcy and Logan were both active, spirited, stubborn and devoted to what they believed. They lived a comfortable life, but they both also knew pain from the past. So that ma
Roxs Reads
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I most certainly, absolutely, unequivocally fell in love with Logan Steele in The Earl of London. This is actually Darcy’s story, the girl I’ve grown to love in previous Louise Bay books, and I did love the feisty and confident Darcy, but Logan stole my heart.

The Earl of London is not all hearts and flowers. Darcy and Logan are not actually set on finding a mate to live out their lives in married bliss. A chance encounter in the mist of the country fog starts our characters on a whirlwind journe
DG Book Blog - Daisy Gal
Aug 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
From kings, princes, dukes, knights, and now to earls, I just cannot get enough of this group of standalone romances by Louise Bay, and The Earl of London proved to be yet another heartwarming and dreamy romance!

Ever since I first met Darcy Westbury's character as Ryder's sister in Duke of Manhattan, I've always enjoyed her bubbly and kind character as a wonderful sister and true friend. I admired that she was single-handedly running her family's estate at Woolton Hall and was eager for her to
Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle

4 Weekender CROWNS

Louise Bay can always be counted on to deliver steamy romances with HOT as sun heroes, and the Earl of London delivers on all counts.

Logan Steele is absolutely everything I love about Louise Bay’s heroes. Sexy as sin. Dominant. A heart beneath the crisp suit. She gives us all sides of Logan Steele, making us fall under his charm in the open countryside of the village.

Darcy is the life-long villager, devoted to maintaining the status quo of the
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