Slick’s Review – The British Knight by Louise Bay

A feel good love story with a bit of compromise, a whole lot of sexiness, and two people finding a love they never expected made The British Knight an excellent offering from author Louise Bay. ~ Slick, Guilty Pleasures 

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.

When I started The British Knight by Louise Bay, I was a little worried that the hero in this book was going to keep me from loving it, but I’m very happy to say that was not the case. I loved the complexity of these characters and the metamorphosis they both underwent during this story. Nothing is better than seeing characters make changes in their lives not for another person but because they realize they want something more out of their life. The fact that they also found one another and a love they didn’t expect was icing on top of a delicious cake. The British Knight was a funny, sexy, and expertly crafted romance that was a joy to read.

Violet King needed a change in her life and when she’s offered a place to live and help finding a job she moves from New York to London hoping to find a new direction, what she doesn’t expect is to find a purpose in her new job or a man who stimulates her intellectually and physically.

Being the best in his career as a barrister is Alexander Knightley’s grand plan, so much so that he works way more hours than he should seven days a week and has a failed marriage to show for it. He loves his work and finds the law stimulating, but he has no life outside of work and on top of that his inability to delegate has left his office a mess and his billing way out of date, so when the chamber hires Ms. King to get him organized he is displeased, but he can’t deny the attraction he feels towards her.

I’m going to be blunt, Alex had a$$holish tendencies, but Violet refused to let him intimidate her and while he pretended that her overbearing ways bothered him it was easy to see he admired her tenacity. I actually loved Violet’s take charge attitude and the fact that she began to realize her worth and that her contributions made a difference. I loved watching the effect Violet’s live in the moment attitude had on Alex and it was entertaining watching him soften and start to really live his life.

The chemistry between Alex and Violet was off the charts and it burned for a good while before they acted on it, they kind of did a back and forth dance but in the end they couldn’t deny that what they had was special. They both made some mistakes, but in the end there was some pretty big soul searching, some revelations, and one heck of a grand gesture that made it all worth it.

A feel good love story with a bit of compromise, a whole lot of sexiness, and two people finding a love they never expected made The British Knight an excellent offering from author Louise Bay.

4.5 stars

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