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He wants me. And Hayden Wolf's a man who's used to getting exactly what he demands. Despite being serious and focused. Demanding and ruthless. He's also charming when I least expect it as well as being devastatingly handsome with an almost irresistible smile.
But guests are strictly off limits and I've never broken a rule. Not even bent one. My family are depending on me and I can't lose my job. Only problem is Hayden Wolf is looking at me like I just changed his life. And he's touching me like he's about to change mine.
The Ruthless Gentleman is a standalone romance.
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By 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹 on 05-12-18
A SWEET FEEL-GOOD CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Louise Louise Louise.. every single time I start one of your glorious books your stories captivate me.. and, with this your latest crowd pleaser, it’s every bit as enjoyable and entertaining as all the rest. All of Venture Capitalist/Entrepreneur British CEO Hayden Wolf’s latest acquisitions have gone bad because he has a spy somewhere in his office - but Hayden thinks he’s got the perfect plan to sneak his next deal past the spy who’s been selling secrets to his greedy vindictive rival who’s made their war personal. His plan is to disappear, hire a private yacht and crew for 8 weeks, work under the grid to buy his next acquisition.. and reap all the rewards. However, somewhere over one of the Oceans, Hayden loses his heart to Avery Walker - the very attentive, efficient, alluring and sweet Head Stewardess.. unfortunately he also loses his mind a few weeks later when he accuses an innocent Avery of a crime she didn’t commit.
As Head Stewardess on private yachts Avery knew she had a great job sailing the Caribbean and Mediterranean for weeks/months at a time.. but she needed the money and tips it paid to send home to her Dad to pay for her disabled brother’s ever increasing medical bills. However, when a handsome, charming, sexy Englishman called Hayden Wolf climbs aboard demanding no phones, no computers and no communication with the outside world, Avery thinks that being without her phone is going to be her biggest challenge. But Avery is very very wrong.. because resisting Hayden’s many charms will be a challenge, giving in to their off-the-charts chemistry will be a challenge, keeping their mutual attraction a secret will be a challenge, their secret romance will challenge her career.. and, being accused by Hayden of a crime Avery didn’t commit, will be one too many challenges.
Worth a credit? Yes.. there’s strong characters, occasional sexcapades, a nicely paced dual POV slow burn, character growth, angst, a bit of mystery, some choppy waters and a tidal wave were felt along the voyage before the HEA ending. Great narration by Shane East and Erin Mallon whose talents brought to life the sizzles, the swoons and the sighs.. and they made it perfect.
16 of 16 people found this review helpful
By Patricia Minor on 05-09-18
A VERY HOT, SUSPENSE-FILLED & EXCITING SUMMER READ
LOVED the narrators which enhanced this very HOT, TITILLATING, SUSPENSEFUL & SEXUALLY-FILLED BOOK/AUDIO BK !!! YOU SHOULD BUY THIS BOOK NOW & WON'T BE ABLE TO PUT IT DOWN (UNLESS TO TAKE A COLD SHOWER-LOL) TILL YOU'VE READ THE ENTIRE BOOK!!! THEN, REREAD IT AGAIN TO SEE WHAT TIDBITS YOUVE GLOSSED OVER THATLL ADD THE INTENSE, SEXY & NEVER FORGET THIS COMPLICATED LOVE STORY THAT'S SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!
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By Readers Together on 05-08-18
Sweet & Sexy
This was such a great book. A contemporary romance at its best. I loved spending time yachting with these characters, they’re so likeable. Louise Bay’s writing is always so fun and engaging. I love spending time in her world. This world is no different. I especially loved the background themes with this book - the guilt Avery carried over Michael and his health concerns. Then the thread of suspense with the kind of ‘whodunnit?’ Running throughout the story really gave this book that little something extra.
Louise Bay writes some wonderful book boyfriends and Hayden Wolf can be added to the list, sure I had my doubts at times, in fact, he drove me half insane, but, he redeemed himself. It did take me a while to warm up to him, I thought he was a bit of a jerk to be honest, but, once he got over that little bump he really was the sweetest thing. Avery was such an awesome character, I loved her, she was feisty and independent. The way she cared for and was loyal to her beliefs and her family - it made her so likeable. She’s someone you can imagine being friends with, you know, the friend you need to protect so that others don’t take advantage of her kindness. She was just the sweetest. I loved Landon and I vote for his story next. Closely followed by Michael, Skylar, and August. Ooooh, maybe that’s just two book plans right there?!?!?!
I loved the progression of their relationship. It started out as an attraction and quickly grew into something more. The build-up really made this story special, experiencing the chemistry between these characters and them slowly coming to grips with how they felt and the result of acting on them. It was just perfect. Louise Bay is the queen of sexy times, she writes it so well and it always fits with the story and never feels rushed.
Shane East and Erin Mallon were brilliant. I just love the emotion they convey and the tone and inflections they use to differentiate characters and emotions. Shane was the perfect choice for Hayden Wolf - and not just between of the British accent, although I’m sure it helped, he has the perfect tone for the character, you believed that he was a multi-millionaire on a yacht. The American accents came across well too. Erin, well, it’s no secret I love Erin’s voice, especially that male voice...swoon, she was wonderful as Avery and her accent for Hayden was fantastic. I didn’t notice any production issues.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
By Kindle Customer on 05-14-18
Another really good book from Louise Bay, and the narrators were as perfect as always.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Barbra Lazzarini on 05-17-18
Definitely love reading Louise Bay novels .. you will always get what you want .. two very strong characters and there family .. with romance and love and beautiful places they go to and full on hot sex scene ..definitely worth a read.. you will not regret it.... ❤️💕❤️
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
By Kay's Blushing Book Reviews on 07-20-18
A BLUSHING AUDIO REVIEW
MY THOUGHTS ON THE STORY:
I loved the idea of the story and enjoyed the read however I wanted more hot and heavy built up angst, more of the “forbidden” to affair. After the initial hook up there was very little after that, that connected the two characters gravitating from lust to love. This would have made for some hot and naughty sex scenes about the yacht. Had it played out. (late night time skinny dipping, I’m sure you can use your imagination here, blush, blush) That lure of danger of being caught wasn’t dominant enough to be too convincing for me.
I felt Avery was too easily forgiving considering the length of time it took Hayden to come and apologise not to mention he had to get solid evidence first that she was telling the truth before he came to reclaim her.
The HEA was sweet and more realistic then the usual love declaration followed by a bang of wedding and babies. I didn’t love it or hate it so I will mark a 3 Stars because the potential is there it just didn’t divulge deep and emotional enough for me.
MY RATINGS: (All ratings are out of 5)
HERO RATING: 3
HEROINE RATING: 3
BLUSH RATING: 3
ROMANCE RATING: 3
PLOT RATING: 3
OVERALL: 3 Blushing Stars
Shane is brilliant narrator for Hayden’s characters due to his natural British accent but my God was he terrible narrating the female monologue. It was actually cringe worthy to be honest.
Erin was a perfect fit for Avery’s characters, she really draws you in with her emotional impressions and is easy to listen to, she has an ok male portrayal but her British male narration was humorous and not at all appealing.
This would have suited a dual narrative where each narrator speaks only their monologue.
DO I RECCOMEND THIS BOOK?
This is more of an individual choice, if you’re after an emotional, deep and meaningful romance with a defined message than no.
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