Title: The British Knight
Author: Louise Bay
Genre: Contemporary Romance
My workout this morning had been punishing. The harder I worked, the harder I worked out. I was a big believer in that if I wasn’t physically fit, I couldn’t perform as well in my job. And I was willing to do whatever I had to do to be the best barrister I could be. As a result, I’d been up since five, worked out until six thirty, and then had a conference call with Dubai at seven. I hated days when I was late into the office, but this morning couldn’t be helped. My commute had been . . . unusual. The woman I’d knocked into while getting off the tube had been beautiful, and I couldn’t keep the image of her gazing up at me in the middle of Lincoln’s Inn Fields out of my brain. I needed to focus. And perhaps get laid when I got the time. But it wouldn’t be tonight. I’d be working. I had hundreds of witness statements to go through and my opening statement to draft.
In three days, I’d be in court, and that was my sole focus. There was no time to be wasted on fantasizing about women.
As I trawled through my emails, trying to pick out the important ones from the hundreds littering my inbox, someone knocked at my door. I resisted the temptation to growl. I hated being interrupted—I needed a sign for the door.
“Come in,” I barked.
The door swung open, and I could tell by the footsteps that the head clerk had swooped in. “Mr. Knightley.”
“Craig.” I didn’t take my focus off my laptop screen. Craig was an avuncular and charming man in his mid-fifties. He’d been in the business since he was fifteen and had clerked my father. If anyone could interrupt me, he could. And he knew it. Over the years, I’d tried to get him to call me Alex, but he insisted all the clerks and admin staff call the barristers by their surnames. The bar could be a very old-fashioned place.
“I want to introduce you to your new assistant, Violet King.”
I paused, my fingers hovering over my keyboard. I knew nothing of this and would never have agreed to it—I worked alone. Slowly, I turned to find Craig in front of my desk, his eyebrows raised in expectation.
“My what?” I asked. A figure moved in beside him and I slid my gaze to the right. I found myself staring straight at the beautiful woman who’d invaded my thoughts since I’d arrived in chambers. What was going on? I looked away from her, sure that Craig would see my attraction to her if my eyes lingered over her for more than a split second.
Don’t we all at some point dream a dream where a man with this dreamy accent just sweeps you off your feet? No? Just me? Well I guess the secrets out and now you know I am a sucker for accents 😉
I fell in love with this book. I fell in love with the chemistry between Violet and Alexander. I love how such a big, mean man comes to his knees when he realizes how much he needs her in his life. I smiled from ear to ear when reading this book- mainly because Violet was finally able to put Alexander in his place, but also because you knew that they both needed and deserved each other. I did at one point want to kill Alexander, but I will let you read that part for yourself and see how high your pissed off meter gets!
I thought the story was realistic and modern. I thought Louise did a great job of keeping me interested and let me fall head over heels for Alexander. I love the soft side we got to see and I love how much he loved Violet immediately. This story is also told in alternate POV, and she really did a great job of keeping the story on track without any holes. This was a super fun read (and I even finished my Thanksgiving dinner faster just so I could get back to reading!).
Overall I give this book a five star roasting- mainly because I couldn’t put it down and loved every character in it!
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About the author: USA Today bestselling author, Louise Bay writes sexy, contemporary romance novels –
include the novels Duke of Manhattan, Hollywood
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
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
friends, elephants and champagne.
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