Loved this hero! It’s my first time reading something from this author but it definitely won’t be my last, because the writing was solid, the characters were compelling, and the storyline was unique enough to hold my interest. I will warn you though – this was on track to receive an easy 5-star rating from me until a SERIOUS fumble towards the end. It completely altered my opinion of the heroine, and had the book not been so strong prior to that, it likely would’ve been a bigger issue for me. That being said, the rest of the book was delightful and I am happy with how things ended.
The story follows Hollie, an American who is just starting an internship in London that could change her life. She’s been living in a trailer park, working as much as possible to help support not only herself but also her parents, and this is her shot to start a career doing what she loves – designing jewelry. When Hollie meets Dexter, a sexy British jeweler, they bond over their shared interest and connect unexpectedly. Though she had planned on remaining focused on her internship, Dexter encourages Hollie to spend time with him and do something for herself for a change.
It’s a serious, sexy book that’s neither heavy nor light. I loved the author’s writing style and the feel of the story. There were a few times when I thought it would be Dexter whose personality would bug me (he’s a serial dater who is still hung up on the one that got away), but I ended up really liking him. Who wouldn’t want a wealthy British man who is genuinely kind and caring? Dexter is the kind of guy who will make you feel like a queen while being respectful and loving. I liked Hollie but my opinion of her is definitely colored by her actions at the end. I won’t go into details there, but there’s some definite miscommunication between these two. We’re introduced to a few characters that I’d love to read more about, so I would absolutely continue with the series. I received an ARC via Candi Kane PR and am voluntarily leaving a review of this sexy romance.
MR. KNIGHTSBRIDGE by Louise Bay
Release Date: July 7th
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Blurb:Dexter Daniels prefers gems over women. Emeralds over girlfriends. Diamonds over marriage. He might be the most successful jeweler of his generation, a loyal friend and some say the most handsome man in London, but his past means he doesn’t deal in love. When Hollie Lumen enters the ballroom where exquisite royal jewels are on display, she brings Dexter’s world to a screeching halt. Despite her hand-me-down dress and borrowed shoes, Hollie is even more stunning than the jewelry. Feisty, funny and ferociously independent, she’s all Dexter can see. Hollie Lumen can’t catch a break. She thought an internship in London was her chance to escape her responsibilities back in Oregon and for her dreams to come true. When she’s fired only a few weeks after touching down, she’s ready to give up and go home. Hollie never asks for help. She knows the only person she can rely on is herself. So what’s she going to do about the tall, dark, handsome stranger who keeps rescuing her? She’s going to rescue him right back. Mr. Knightsbridge is a stand-alone romance.
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About the Author:
USA Today bestselling author, Louise Bay writes sexy, contemporary romance novels – the kind she likes to read. Her books include the novels Faithful (not currently on sale as undergoing maintenance!), Hopeful, The Empire State Series, The Royals Series, The Nights Series (both series of standalone books each following different characters) and the standalone Gentleman series.Ruined by romantic mini-series of the eighties, Louise loves all things 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-up, being on her own, being with friends, elephants and champagne.
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