THE KING OF WALL STREET IS BROUGHT TO HIS KNEES BY AN AMBITIOUS BOMBSHELL.
I keep my two worlds separate.
At work, I’m King of Wall Street. The heaviest hitters in Manhattan come to me to make money. They do whatever I say because I’m always right. I’m shrewd. Exacting. Some say ruthless.
At home, I’m a single dad trying to keep his fourteen year old daughter a kid for as long as possible. If my daughter does what I say, somewhere there’s a snowball surviving in hell. And nothing I say is ever right.
When Harper Jayne starts as a junior researcher at my firm, the barriers between my worlds begin to dissolve. She’s the most infuriating woman I’ve ever worked with.
I don’t like the way she bends over the photocopier—it makes my mouth water.
I hate the way she’s so eager to do a good job—it makes my dick twitch.
And I can’t stand the way she wears her hair up exposing her long neck. It makes me want to strip her naked, bend her over my desk and trail my tongue all over her body.
If my two worlds are going to collide, Harper Jayne will have to learn that I don't just rule the boardroom. I’m in charge of the bedroom, too.
Harper Jayne has been desperate to work for Max King at his consulting firm, KING AND ASSOCIATES in New York. KING AND ASSOCIATES more so Max King, aka “The King of Wall Street”, is the reason she enrolled into business school in the first place. Now, three months after finishing business school at Berkley and moving to New York, she has her coveted job as a junior researcher at KING AND ASSOCIATES. She feels as if it is destiny that is lining up her life, but destiny seemed to have missed its mark. Only 6 weeks into her new position, all her hopes and dreams were fizzling. Her expectations for the clients they were working for met all her expectations, but Max King did not. “The fact was, despite being crazy smart, respected by everyone on Wall Street, and looking as if he should have been on a poster on teenage me’s bedroom wall, he was…Cold. Blunt. Uncompromising.” –Harper. His face and body lived up to Harper’s expectations, but he was a complete tyrant to work for. With the way he was towards her in the office, her expectations were shattered. So after that major career disappointment, Harper was determined to learn as much from her experience at KING AND ASSOCAITES as possible for the next two years, until she could go set up on her own or work for another company.
Max King, owner of KING AND ASSOCAITES, kept a strict divide between his personal life and his profession life…until now. Harper Jayne was testing that resolve. Her eagerness to learn was maddening and had him imagining doing things to her that he shouldn’t…not in his office. She pushed his buttons both mentally and physically. “Harper made me laugh, got me hot, and drove me crazy all within a ten-second window.” –Max. So he was determined to keep things professional between them. To prevent the lines from getting blurred, he kept her at an arm’s length. Until he found out that she not only works for him, but she also lives in his building. Those lines were increasingly getting blurred. But Max also had more than himself to think of, he had a 14 year old daughter, who looked up to him and learned from him. She was the only thing important in his life and the reason he didn’t seek out anyone. But a single touch from Harper has him questioning his motives behind not seeking out a girlfriend. He knows he can have any woman he wants. He doesn’t do the girlfriend thing, but Harper was making him want more. She was the complete package, “Talented. Beautiful. Sharp. Sexy.” and he wanted it all. But there were so many reasons that a relationship couldn’t happen between them. Most importantly, she works for him. They can’t possible make it work…can they?
What happens when one of Harper’s personal issues interferes with Max’s business? Can you really mix personal and professional? Can those lines be crossed without there being a fallout?
Can Harper let Max into her heart? Can Max allow himself time to have the things he wants outside of work and his daughter?
I did things slightly backwards and I read PARK AVENUE PRINCE first (my first Louise Bay novel, which I LOVED!), which is a spinoff of KING OF WALL STREET. So after reading that novel and getting a small dose of Max and Harper, I wanted to actually read their story and I am SO happy I got a chance to! I REALLY enjoyed this story! It was the right set of pace, the story was believable, and the characters were the right amount of complicated for me. It was sexy, sassy and completely irresistible. I would consider this story an enemies to lover’s type. Max and Harper were so aggressive toward each other right from the beginning! It was like reading a constant foreplay between these two! “I loved that mouth, the way it called me names, the way it called my name. She needed to be taught a lesson.” –Max. It was like one massive build up between them and when they finally did come together (pun intended), it was ELECTRIC! *fans self* Louise Bay described them as having a knowingness and a familiarity between each other, and that definitely translated in their interactions. They were truly perfect for each other…they just didn’t start out in the best circumstances…boss and employee. But it made for one massive tension filled story *wink*. Definitely a recommendation type of novel!
xoxo, Vivian 💋
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.
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-up, being on her own, being with friends, elephants and champagne.
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