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Publisher's Summary

I was born into British aristocracy, but I've made my fortune in Manhattan. New York is now my kingdom.

Back in Britain, my family is fighting over who's the next Duke of Fairfax. The rules say it's me - if I'm married. It's not a trade-off worth making. I could never limit myself to just one woman.

Or so I thought until my world is turned upside down. Now, the only way I can save the empire I built is to inherit the title I've never wanted - so I need a wife.

To take my mind off business I need a night that's all pleasure. I need to bury myself in a stranger.

The skim of Scarlett King's hair over my body as she bends over...

The scrape of her nails across my chest as she screams my name...

The bite of her teeth on my shoulder just as we both reach the edge...

It all helps me forget.

I just didn't bargain on finding my one night stand across the boardroom table the next day.

She might be my latest conquest but I have a feeling Scarlett King might just conquer me.

A sexy, standalone romance.

©2017 Louise Bay (P)2017 Louise Bay

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awesome

love it awesome story line just loved it so much must read book. 5 stars

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  • Ariadna B.
  • 22-06-2017

Dirty talking Duke? Yes, please!

I'm so absolutely thrilled with this book. Such a great story and character. It's such a fresh take on a love story. A bit of a second chance romance mixed with a fairytale and topped with that Louise Bay magic that makes everything better.

This is a MUST read! I fell so in love with Ryder as much as he fell in love with Scarlett. Two characters who find in each other what they never knew they always needed. And this book is exactly what you've come to love about a Louise Bay novel: fun, sexy, STEAMY, and full of heart.

Narration by Saskia Maarleveld and Shane East was perfectly cast. Saskia brought vulnerability and strength to Scarlett and Shane's voice oozed sex appeal as Ryder. And that accent...wow!! 🔥🔥🔥🔥

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  • Sunshine
  • 25-06-2017

Perfect fairytale romance!

It was predictable with plenty of romance & steam. This started as an 'about last night' and ended with my heart fluttering. There's no real drama. I enjoyed listening to Scarlet's story (sister of Max King of King of Wall Street). LB didn't disappoint. Although this is a series, this being book 3 these are all stand alone books for various family or friends of Max King. Narrators were fantastic! Would be a great road trip listen. Worth my credit: yes! I can't wait for Violet's book.

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  • I HATE THIS NEW LOOK
  • 24-06-2017

LOVED LOVED LOVED

The narration was excellent and the story was not the typical romance. I loved this book from start to finish. Worth the credit🤡🤡🤡

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  • Diana
  • 27-10-2017

Unremarkable

It was "okay". not special or great. The characters were surface only. I didn't love either of them. This felt like a book that was written in a weekend. Sweet story, but rushed and not well written. it almost felt like a children's book. other than the "love scenes" which was rushed and redundant. the conversations were; he said, she said, he said, she said, they said, I said, he said... redundant as well. not a lot of thought put in to the way it reads.

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  • boxermum 06
  • 15-07-2017

Duke Rules!

Where does Duke of Manhattan rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Read the whole series thus far and greatly enjoyed Ryder and Scarlett. They are a great couple and the entire story was well done. It took off fast and kept going. I so wish there was a follow up and an additional story about these too. I enjoyed Max King and Harper but loved reading about Max's sister and her HEA with Ryder. Great summer read!

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  • nolagirl29
  • 01-10-2017

A 5 star Sexy Must Listen!

I loved it! It was sexy, funny, full of angst, & steamy. The storyline kept me hanging on & wanting more. The narrators did a perfect job of conveying the emotions. I loved Shane West! His accent was very sexy. Sasha Maarleveld delivered a great performance as well. Thank you for another great story Louise Bay!

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  • Kindle Customer Patricia Andersen Nickel
  • 29-09-2017

BRILLIANT LOVE STORY 💖💖💖💖💖

LOVED both characters, Ryder and Sharlotte meet the first time when he's trying to by her business. There is a attraction between them, but she wants his money to help her business and he wants just to by it.
Enter the story line, Sharlotte's been terribly hurt by her first husband in a painful divorce . Ryder is kinda one night guy with no plans for marriage. But to save his family's home and title he must be married. before his Grandfather dies or has a greedy cousin who will inherit the the title in the land.
At first Ryder seems not to care about the title and the estate, his sister is the one that takes care of the estste and the land and he wants her to have the home she loves. His Grandfather had part of ownership in Ryder's business and put it in his will as part of his Estate. Now to save everything he needs a wife only until he can inherit his Grandfather's estate.
Now he needs a wife. but who...who can he pay to be just his wife ? ....Sharlotte !!
Fun read , fabulous storyline ! . GREAT NARRATORS, especially SHANE EAST !!💖💖
PERCT BRITISH ACCENT, BROUGHT RYDER TO LIFE !! ALSO SASKIA MAARLEVELD WAS GREAT WITH SHARLOTTE'S VOICE!!
BROVO LOUISE BAY!!


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  • Virginia smith
  • 08-09-2017

Duke of manhattan

Was interesting,fun reading book, I will read it over an over .please keep write more books like this one.love the story line.

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  • M. R.
  • 03-09-2017

great love story

Really enjoyed the book. Very suspensful. ,, I enjoyed the narration, although the voices were at times hard to follow, it appeared as Scarlets voice was changing and I didn't really care for that

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  • Shannon Cole
  • 12-08-2017

A Must Read!! You'll be consumed in this love story!!

Louise Bay... I swear, every single time!!!
Hook, Line, Sinker!!
She captures me with her Irresistible charm!!

Ryder and Scarlett were the perfect match.
Although they were brought together by circumstance, their chemistry could not be denied.
Their heat for one another sizzled and scorched while the beauty of their relationship was beyond breathtaking. It was a whirlwind romance. The type that sweeps you off your feet and holds you hostage.
It was like watching a caterpillar spin a silky cocoon until it emerged into a beautiful butterfly.
I absolutely adored this couple and could not get enough!!
Author Louise Bay has a way with words that is like candy to a kid. Silky sweet and highly addictive.

I absolutely lose myself in her writing and get swept away in the world she creates.
Her writing is magical and literally glides through the pages. Her characters are everything. Ryder was a total gentleman yet still all alpha.
That British accent and seductive charm, I was a goner!
Not to mention Scarlett, she was fierce and independent, with so much confidence and class. So when these two came together it was like peanut butter and jelly.
They just made perfect sense!!

I listened to this on audio.
So first let me just say, Shane East = HOT DAMN!!
That British accent had me drooling. This man narrated this story like he was telling his own life story. He became one with the character and brought Ryder to life. You will swoon so hard!!
Now, let's not forget about Saskia Maarleveld! If you've never listened to her narrate, you truly are missing out. She has a beautiful voice with just enough rasp in hear voice to make it sound sexy as sin.
I could listen to these two all day!! As a matter of fact, I did.
I couldn't stop. I was hooked from the very beginning and couldn't stop until the very end.

This has been one of my favorite reads by Author Louise Bay and for 2017.
I couldn't have asked for more.
This book gave me all the feels and deserves the recognition.

If you're looking for a story that will consume your senses and light your emotions on fire, you need this book in your life!!

Highly Recommend!!

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  • Katie S.
  • 11-08-2018

enjoyable

I found the story really enjoyable and easy to listen to, love a Louise bay book

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  • LilleyLoohLah
  • 10-04-2018

A cute, enjoyable story

Light, easy predictable romance to get lost in. Ryder Westbury, a British aristocratic in New York needs a fake wife in order to inherit that which is rightfully his. Scarlett King wants to ensure she keeps the majority of shares in her business. Together they can secure the future they desire. Told in dual POV and beautifully written (what do you expect it is Louise Bay after all), I found myself loving both Ryder and Scarlett, both honest upfront and fun, not forgetting the super sexy scenes. A cute, enjoyable story. Narrated perfectly.

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  • hgg5
  • 26-09-2017

Another hit from Louise

I loved this book as I have all of Louise's others, it was nice that she wrote about England again in this book.

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  • Christine Ridge
  • 29-08-2017

LOVED LOVED LOVED!!!!

Once again, another brilliant story. I can't wait to start the next book of Louise's