Thursday, August 25, 2016

Book Review: King of Wall Street by Louise Bay


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.

REVIEW: 3-3.5 Stars
"Results, not effort, get rewarded."

The King is HOT. HE is hot.....the sex scenes in this book are HOT. Like, combustible, melting your ereader hot....and that is something I need to point out. When the naughty time came, I was wide-eyed and cheshire-cat grinning while I read it. Hahaha!!! Off the charts, insanely HOT. Ok, enough of that....but dayum!! HOT.

Ok....phew!! Moving on. (HOT)

I liked the plot to this book. A forbidden love with a man that has no time for relationships, but definitely likes the ladies. All of the sudden "SHE" walks in and his life changes. Perfect storyline, right? I love it! I genuinely liked Max and who he was. He had a good head on his shoulders and was a good man who worked hard and was a go-getter in the world of business. Getting a glimpse of him in his family life with two super assertive sisters made him completely relatable and it just made it easier to fall in love with him. It certainly provided some laughable moments and I enjoyed them a lot!!! 

Harper was a very bold/strong woman, but some of her characteristics grated on my nerves. She was super whiney about things and she jumped to conclusions way too quickly -- to the point of annoying me. I had a hard time with that side of her. She had a rough past with her father, and that apparently seemed to be the catalyst for all her problems and anger issues she had. Now, backing up....we are introduced to her as a very determined and hard working girl who went to college to get this dream job that she wanted, but, as we are going through the entire book with her moaning about her dad and how he ruined her childhood, I have to ask at what point is she going to take charge of her future and live it the way she want to.  She had a chip on her shoulder the entire time and she wanted to prove to her father that she is worthy. When it was just her and Max together, I could really enjoy them. They were comfortable and found this relaxing manner between the two of them.

I was looking forward to this alpha, dominating, super forbidden love story and just knew that it was going to make me smile. I think I had a love-hate relationship with this book. I felt like I had to push through a few times because there was too much time spent on the actual logistics of the job they were working on and I had to tune it out. It was a little too in depth for me to the point of boring me. That sounds weird, I know, because I love a story with depth and good character involvement. But some of the details and discussions of the job bored me when she went into great detail about it. I don't think it was the kind of detail I was hoping for.

Overall, this book did make me smile, and the ending was smile inducing sweetness. It was funny in some parts, and super sexy in others (read: HOT). It really was the perfect ending for this couple. I loved Harper's best friend Grace, and I hope to see her get a story. I will definitely read more by her and want to check out her Empire State Series!

"The only way I survived in the office was by avoiding him, but that was like trying to avoid gravity. My pull toward him was inevitable."

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 and the novella series; The Empire State Series, What the Lightning Sees and Calling Me. The novels and together the series are stand-alone although there are some overlapping characters.

Ruined by romantic mini-series of the eighties, Louise loves all things 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.

She loves to hear from readers so get in touch!



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