I’ve been waiting for a romance set in the U.K. from Louise Bay and was beside myself with glee when this book was announced! And she delivered another amazing romance! I simply adore her books.
The British Knight
by Louise Bay
Ferocious wall sex, anyone?
I’m down with that! And boy oh boy did Alexander and Violet deliver. Don’t get me wrong, there was so much more to this story than sex appeal. It was a very intriguing read. I absolutely loved the setting. I’ve been waiting for a romance set in the U.K. from Louise Bay and was beside myself with glee when this book was announced! And she delivered another amazing romance! I simply adore her books.
So, here’s the breakdown:
Violet is very close to hitting rock bottom. She doesn’t know it and definitely wouldn’t characterize her situation as such, but it’s the truth. She’s lost another job, has not money, and nothing really appeals to her. She’s not dealing emotionally with a situation in her personal life, but instead allowing it to have a negative impact on her well-being. What she needs is a fresh outlook. A few months rent free in a London flat is just what she needs!
What I loved:
The setting was amazing! So much so, I googled it and perused 360 degree views of the locations. Yep, I’m just that nerdy. But anywhoo, it was fab!
The characters are GREAT! Violet is spunky, smart, and has a smart mouth. She’s also fun-loving, flies by the seat of her pants, and enjoys the male. Can we say, “my kinda girl?” Yep!! She’s a definite highlight.
Knightley is ….YUM! Tall, sexy, commanding, and handsome. Male perfection!
“His scent, his stare, his voice, and his touch had a thread binding them all together. They all exuded strength — of mind, of body, of character.”
Aloof, dedicated, determined, and a wee bit of an asshole. TJ loves the alpha-holes. So a WIN in the character department!
The story is great. The writing is spot on.
And I got all tingly while reading it. It’s sexy and romantic with exquisite character development.
So… I just waxed poetic and gushed all the good things….why the missing half star? I only had one teeny tiny super small critique. And I must note, this has more to do with my personal preferences. While the character development was amazing, I felt Alexander’s shift went just a smidge too far. I fell in love with the gruff, aloof, no holds barred, driven character, and he mellowed just a tad too much for me. Again….personal preference.
In a nutshell, the book is phenomenal. I highly recommend it!
When I’m offered the chance to leave New York to live in London for three months, I can’t pack my suitcase fast enough.
As soon as I touch down I’m obsessing over red telephone boxes, palaces and all the black cabs.
But my favorite place is the tube. It’s wall-to-wall hot British men in suits.
When I’m offered a temporary job working for a barrister, I say, sign me up.
On my first commute into work, it’s a total accident when I lose my balance and fall against the most handsome Brit alive. He’s as charming as James Bond and as suave as Mr. Darcy. I want to lick tea from his hard abs and listen to his accent all night long.
Turns out Mr. Handsome is my new boss. And his attitude isn’t as hot as his gorgeous face, broad shoulders and tight ass. He’s brooding, short-tempered and the most arrogant man I’ve ever met.
As we’re fighting, out of nowhere he kisses me. And I’m pretty sure I see fireworks over Big Ben and hear God Save the Queen.
I wasn’t looking for the fairytale but I might have found my knight in shining armor. The problem is he lives an ocean away.