The British Knight (Review)

by Louise Bay

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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.

A stand-alone, contemporary romance. (Synopsis courtesy of Amazon)

Since I first saw The British Knight’s  cover and read the synopsis, I was really curious about it, and I was very happy to have the chance to read an ARC and discover a new author.

Unfortunately, I was expecting something different, and maybe also a more romantic storyline. I’ve never read Louise Bay’s novels, so my expectations were based only on this book’s synopsis.

I didn’t enjoy this book and the relationship between the main characters (Violet and Alexander) didn’t emotion me, but this probably depends on the description’s style which is far away from what I usually like. Moreover, I didn’t like that the story sometimes sounds a little bit a cliché.

On the contrary, I appreciate that The British Knight presents a dual narrative that I find a pleasant alternative to the typical narration because it lets the reader to perfectly know both Violet and Alexander points of view. Also, in this particular context, the dual narrative really helps the reader to understand the psychology of the characters, and better know the reasons behind their behaviors.

In my opinion, this book deserves three stars out of five.

ARC provided by the author via Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review.

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Publication date: December 5, 2017
Paperback: 340 pages
Publisher: Louise Bay
Language: English


Abouth 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 and Hopeful, The Empire State Series, Parisian Nights, Promised Nights, Indigo Nights, King of Wall Street and Duke of Manhattan.

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.

 

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