Saturday, December 9, 2017

Blog Tour & Review: THE BRITISH KNIGHT by Louise Bay

The British Knight, an all-new contemporary romance by Louise Bay is LIVE!!!

The British Knight by Louise Bay
Release Date: December 5th
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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.

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Violet King is in need of a change. Four years ago, she was betrayed by her college boyfriend, David and all her future dreams went up in smoke. Together they were working toward a startup business and now with that gone, she is left without a boyfriend and essentially without a career. Feeling adrift in her life, she has settled for waitressing positions because she wants nothing to do with her degree thanks to the fallout with David. She has also learned to live with zero expectations from men, which means no attachments or strings. She strictly lives week by week and in the moment. Living a life in the moment has leant wonderfully to her carefree persona that she shows to everyone. “Men and cocktails were two of my favorite things to waste time on, and I made sure my day always had plenty of either one or the other.” -Violet. But too soon, that lifestyle was proving to lose luster and she felt like she was missing a part of herself. “I’d worked hard not to repeat the same mistakes I’d made with David and my business by not getting emotionally invested in anything, but something was missing.” -Violet. Now, Violet’s found herself jobless, with her rent up soon, so when she is given an opportunity that seems too good to pass up, she decides to live in the moment yet again. Her friend, Darcy has offered her to stay in London at her place for a while until she feels more grounded and “reinvented”. “Once I’d been the girl who was ready to take on the world. I wanted that girl back.” -Violet. It was time for a change.

Alexander Knightley doesn’t do distractions. He’s a man who is driven by his job and that job alone. He always puts work first. His past relationships and failed marriage are proof of that. He strives to be the top barrista in London and he’s on the fast pace to do just that, but when his new assistant arrives, his one-track mind gets clouded.“Women rarely caught my attention, but she was not only beautiful. There was something exotic about her, something that made me want to know more.” -Alexander. 

In the three months that Violet is in London, she is proving quickly to breakdown Alexander’s usual surely, antisocial, gruffy demeanor and slowly making Alexander look at life in moments verses the next big case or the next big work success. “Nothing ever broke my concentration, but Miss King had found a way.” -Alexander. Violet came for a change, but Alexander is finding himself changing as well. Alexander is helping Violet rediscover herself and helping her realize just who she is and what she wants out of life. The “this is only temporary” proves to be harder to maintain as the weeks go by and the walls gradually come down. Alexander fears he will not be able to give Violet what she truly needs from a man. He worries he’ll once again choose work over a woman. But Violet isn’t like any other woman and she just might be the one to pull him away from work. Violet is scared to get hurt again. She knows what the score is between her and Alexander, but that doesn’t stop her from starting to fall. Can she really walk away at the end of her time in London? Or can they have a future together? Can Alexander prove that their relationship is worth the risk?

“He is my Knightley in shining armor and our fairytale was as real as it got.”

I want to start by saying that what I adore about Louise’s novels, is they always speak to my romance loving heart and THE BRITISH KNIGHT did just that! Alexander and Violet were perfect for each other in the end. Ever since reading KING OF WALL STREET, I’ve been patiently waiting for Violet’s story because I was intrigued by her character and I wanted to know about her HEA! So I am so giddy to finally be able to have it! Violet King was exactly how I’d imagined her to be…a carefree spirit that seized the day, very independent and a woman who holds her own. To see that she found her counterpart in Alexander was perfect and realistic. He pulled out the hidden Violet that’d been lying dormant for years. Unfortunately for me (this is where the 4 stars comes in), Alexander kind of fell flat. I was intrigued by him in the beginning, but he slowly lost appeal. *sad face* He really did seem selfish at times and frustrated me! I needed him to work harder for Violet, FIGHT FOR HER sooner. He seemed to realize more quickly than she did that he was falling, but he wasn’t really proving it to her, at least not to me, so I was missing out on some #swoonworthy moments that I feel could’ve been in there. But then around 85%, I started falling for him again! He was stepping up and proving that he wanted Violet beyond their “temporary” status. *happy dance* I just wish he did it sooner.

In the end, I was happy with their HEA. I adored the interactions between Alexander and Violet. I loved the “office romance” angle and the bicker between them throughout the novel. Getting dual POV’s helped with understanding where each character was coming from and their backgrounds. This story is very realistic and I’m sure there are some readers out there who can relate to both characters. If you’re looking for a slow-building, sexy and fun novel about two characters finding themselves and love along the way, then this is the novel for you. Now, I am patiently waiting for Louise to announce a book for Darcy! She needs her HEA too! That poor woman has given up on it! *crossing fingers* THE BRITISH KNIGHT is a connected standalone, to other novels of Louise Bay’s (KING OF WALL STREET, PARK AVENUE PRINCE, and DUKE OF MANHATTAN, but it can be read as a standalone. 


4 stars!
xoxo, VivianπŸ’‹





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 Duke of Manhattan, Hollywood Scandal, Park Avenue Prince, King of Wall Street, The Empire State Series, Indigo Nights and Hopeful.

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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