Mr. Park Lane
At twenty-nine, I’m a doctor and I’ve travelled the world, but just the thought of him has me sliding my sweaty palms down my jeans and wishing I could steady my racing heartbeat.
Joshua was an almost obsession until, at seventeen, he cost me my future. In one night, I grew up and let go ...more
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𝗠𝗿. 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗸 𝗟𝗮𝗻𝗲 is my first book by Louise Bay and the 4th in 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗠𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀. This can be read as a complete standalone and had minimal interactions with characters from the other books in the series. I would, however, go back and read the other novels now that I’ve read this one.
Hartford Kent is back in London after being away for a year at a similar version of Doctors Without Borders. Ever since Hartford was young, she’s been solely focused on work. From studying to med school and r ...more
Louise Bay writes in the billionaire genre, usually set in the UK but sometimes New York. I love the way she crafts her men because even though they are amazing in the board room they’re also amazing in the bedroom. They know how to treat a woman right!
This particular story is in the older brother’s best friend category but we are 10 to 15 years in the future. Both characters played off of each other perfectly. She had a mad crush on him as a teenager and i ...more
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Louise Bay has created a style of books that will take you away to a happy place. Mr. Park Lane is part of the successful Mister Series and it delivers another winner. She takes the younger sister who has had a crush on a brother's best friend, makes it 15 years later, and has her staying with him due to a broken leg.
Hartford has grown into a beautiful woman who has become a doctor who has worked with Médecins Sans Frontières, another Doctors Without ...more
Louise Bay books are always my most anticipated reads and she never let me down.
Mr. Park Lane was good, the main characters pure perfection, the flowing storyline made me finish it too soon.
Hartford had to go back to London, after years spent abroad as a doctor with Médecins Sans Frontières, because she broke her leg. Joshua is the successful CEO of his AD company. Their mothers are friends and they ask Joshua to share his apartment with Hartford while she settle in the big city again. They kne
This series is so amazing and I love these guys even more with each book.
First of all, I love the guys' friendship and how loyal they are. The same goes for their ladies and how sweet and embracing they are toward Hartford.
Joshua and Hartford have known each other for years, but haven't interacted in about a decade.
After harboring a huge, unriquited infatuation over Joshua for so long in her teen years (and, on some level, paying for that), Hartford is once again around his ...more
We’ve seen Joshua Luca in the previous books in this series and know his stance on committed relationships and marriage, not going to happen after being left at the altar. Joshua is a successful business owner of a luxury brand a ...more
In Mr. Park Lane, Joshua Lucas is a successful business owner of a marketing/advertising firm, Luca Brands, with mostly luxury br ...more
Joshua and Hartford had been forged together through friendship long ago. Her recollection of the situation far clearer than his due to her teenage crush. But then again, both were younger, still growing into the people they now were. Joshua was still handsome and charming. He was a ...more
”If I could handle treating sick kids on folding beds in searing heat, I could handle Joshua Luca. No. Big. Deal.”
Hartford Kent is back in England after spending years abroad with Médecins Sans Frontières. She’s got a new job to go to, although no place to live, until her interfering mother organises for her to stay with an old childhood friend. Well, ‘friend’ is a fairly loose term for the beautiful y ...more
Hartford is needing somewhere to stay in London after leaving her medical post in Yemen until she finds something more permanent and her mum sets up a place for her. It comes at a cost though, she will be staying with her old crush, who she hasn’t seen in ten years. She thought she could suppress her old feelings but seeing and living near him only intensifies them, disabling her force field.
Joshua can’t have anyon ...more
Successful businessman and notorious playboy Joshua Lucas has avoided commitments unless they involve his work since being jilted at the altar years earlier. Hartford Kent lost her crush and dreams of a career in dance in a harsh reality check as a teenager, flash forward twelve years later and Hartford is a successful pediatrician starting a new job and cras ...more
At twenty-nine, I’m a doctor and I’ve travelled the world, but just the thought of him has me sliding my sweaty palms down my jeans and wishing I could steady my racing heartbeat. This was a very sweet slow burning romance between two very lovable characters, a teenage crush that turns into reality in adulthood. The story line was sweet, the sex was hot and the growing chemistry between the main characters wa ...more
This was definitely a sweet read, but it went sup ...more
Hartford and Joshua complement each other in such a beautiful way. They are both ambitious and hardworking, and watching Joshua teach Hartford how to live a full life outside of just work was so much fun. They both brought out a lighter side of the other in this way that totally captured me from the very beginning. The chemistry between these two was palpable.
Honestly, jus ...more
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He dates supermodels. She spends her time at the hospital saving lives.
He’s a billionaire. Everything she owns fits into a backpack.
The only thing they have in common is they’re trying to keep their hands off each other.
I love a good friends to lovers story & Mr Park Lane is perfect. I takes a really good friend to be your dating coach (even if he did it for his own reasons), make drastic business moves because you have influenced him, learn how to bake and cancel his Miss Tuesday 😳.
I love that Hartford & Joshua are just as happy hanging out with each other or having a perfect picnic. They truly enjoy one another…but are ti ...more
Hartford is a doctor who's been worlds away treating and caring for her patients, but is home now. So she's tough and strong and can face anything. Then she finds out that thanks to her mother's wearisome meddling, her new place to crash is with her former unrequited crush, her brother's former friend, her former friend. She's dreading it, dreading him, but has no other choice. She'll just have to keep her game face on, keep her heart protected, and resist any of the sure to ...more
This book is about Joshua Lucas and Hartford Kent. They’ve known each other since they were kids but haven’t seen each other for over 10 years. Now Hartford is a doctor and travelled around the world and is now back in London. Back then she had a huge crush on Joshua and she tells herself that she has zero interest in him anymore. As a family friend Joshua tells her mother that she can sta ...more
It was so good to be back in London with the gang. Mr Park Lane is the sorry of Joshua and Hartford and be ready to be hooked from the very first page. Joshua is a powerful man that will only commit to his job and to his Tuesday lady, Wednesdays etc … in a nutshell he doesn’t do relationship. When he agreed to do a favor to his mum and accept to take in Hartford , a childhood family friend, he didn’t expect to see this beautiful girl with no filter. I LOVE Hartf ...more
Because of her work she has to socialize more whi ...more
Joshua and Hartford have history until he disappeared when Hartford was seventeen. All it took was one night to change the course of her future. Now twelve years later he is back in her life and is her new roommate. What will happen when the lines are blurred and they cross the line? Hartford was convinced she was over him, until she was forced to move in with him and she found that the chemistry is just as intense and heated.
Oh. My. Goshhhh this book completely blew me away! All I can say is that Ms. Bay knocked this one out of the park. Once I started reading, I couldn’t stop. It was everything I thought it was going to be. Mr. Park Lane had me smiling from ear to ear and had me swooning throughout the entire story.
Joshua and Hartford stole my heart from the very first page. Usually I am always gushing about the hero and while he was fantabulous, Hartford stole the show. Ms. Bay created one of my ...more
Tropes: Roommates to lovers, brother’s (former) best friend
Mr. Park Lane was sweet and fairly sexy, and pretty lighthearted. Hartford and Joshua had great chemistry and their banter was wonderful.
I really appreciated Hartford's humble, altruistic nature, as well as her fierce self-reliance.
Joshua's character was funny and charming but also I loved how he encouraged Hartford to stop and take care of herself. He urged self-reflection and self-care, something she really nee ...more
This man *chefs kiss* I love how close the couples all are, how they are always intertwined in the story so we always know what they are up to. Beck&Stella are finally getting married, Joshua finally found a girl that was worthy of his generosity and love. Like how can we find these men?
I’m so excited for us to get andrew’s book & Tristan’s. I already know Tristan is going to be up in the top of my number one book boyfriends.
With this one I loved H ...more
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 Wing, London, days when she doesn't have to wear make ...more