Thursday, January 7, 2016

BOOK REVIEW - A WEEK IN NEW YORK by LOUISE BAY - THE EMPIRE SATE TRILOGY # 1 - ADULT CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

By: Louise Bay
Published By: Louise Bay
Released: Available Now
Details: Kindle part of box set, 102 Pages 

RATING: 4.25 SEXUAL ENCOUNTER STARS!!

Blurb : Goodreads

Anna Kirby is sick of dating. She's tired of heartbreak. Despite being smart, sexy, and funny, she's a magnet for men who don't deserve her.

A week's vacation in New York is the ultimate distraction from her most recent break-up, as well as a great place to meet a stranger and have some summer fun. But to protect her still-bruised heart, fun comes with rules. There will be no sharing stories, no swapping numbers, and no real names. Just one night of uncomplicated fun.

Super-successful serial seducer Ethan Scott has some rules of his own. He doesn't date, he doesn't stay the night, and he doesn't make any promises.

It should be a match made in heaven. But rules are made to be broken.

A Week in New York is the first in a series of three novellas.

***Not suitable for younger readers due to sexual content and language.***



BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:


Mr Scott aka Ethan is the man that will hook you into reading this trilogy, hands down.

He is sexy, forward, has rules and within the confines of a hundred pages give or take, I was definitely hooked.

Is there a lot of depth to the characters? In my personal opinion... no.

Does it matter to me normally?

Yes.

I want depth in my characters, but in saying that, I think what works with this book is it is only seven days of a hook up at first glance. It’s about two people having sex ...a lot. There is the meet the friends, but essentially we are watching two people at it like rabbits. 

Not that I am complaining. 

And it is HOT!

Ethan is HOT!

He is like this marathon sex man.

Well, Sex God. ;) 

Again, not that I am complaining.


The thing that saves Ethan from his initial cute meet with Anna, from being a handsome well dressed creeper or stalker, when he is at the bar (because we have no idea who he is), is Louise lets the reader know some things to make us feel more comfortable. Leah’s driver and Ethan’s driver know each other. There was also this small comment about the guy at the bar looking familiar to Anna, but nothing more was noted about this. I have my thoughts. 



Daniel’s driver was chatting to a man who turned out to be Ethan’s driver when we got outside.


Ethan reached out to shake Leah’s hand. “I’m Ethan. We were just leaving, but we’ll see you home.




The familiar stranger caught my eye and raised his drink again.

The meet cute was uber quick.

Ethan starts to show the reader a little bit more about himself as we get closer to the end of this first installment. He starts to let go of some rules.

Anna doesn't want to talk about herself. I have no clue what she does in England. I can only assume she comes from money because she appeared very comfortable around money. I don't believe I even know how old the characters are. I may have missed something there, but I am usually looking for those details to cement a clearer picture of a character in my mind.



I took a beat and said, “I don’t want to know anything about you. And I won’t tell you my real name.”


A little heads up. This is actually a spinoff series from Faithful a book with the characters Leah and Daniel who are Anna’s friends in this trilogy.

I did not know that before starting The Empire State Trilogy.

No matter as you can obviously read them separately.

Each of the books in this trilogy are approximately 100 pages.

This I don’t mind at all. I love the feeling of getting through more books in a week.

As long as I am reading something worthy of a novella sized read, I am in. Some novella sized reads are meh to me and I know a lot of people can feel that way. They HAVE to be written as though you are getting a satisfying escapism. Not just because.

This is the perfect vacation trilogy, laying about the pool, getting all hot and bothered and you can go take a dip and cool off.

I adore the covers to each book in this trilogy. Very much a selling point. I don’t judge a book on its cover as I know cover art is so subjective. The words on the page are what makes the story, but in this case this trilogy definitely caught my eye. I wound up buying the box set as it was cheaper.

Hell, if I skipped every book where the cover didn’t throw out love to me then I would be a very poorly read person. So many covers are gorgeous and the words can let the reader down. I choose not to be a cover addict who only picks up a book because of the cover art. I've read some brilliant reads because I let myself accept that what one person loves, another might not. 

Doesn't change the words inside though. 

A very solid 4.25 stars for me. I want to rate higher but in this case there wasn’t a great deal of story for me to latch onto. I could have gone 4.5 to 5 stars because Ethan is hot, but then I wouldn’t be thinking about all the rest of the pages.

This installment is about two people who BAM , meet have hot sexual encounters and then... they start to fight the attraction.

Because rules are rules for a reason.

I can see how Louise is a USA Today bestselling author because it is addictive writing and cleverly orchestrated for novella sized reads.

There is a voyeur in all of us, especially watching Ethan Scott in action.



Very excited to go onto Autumn in London.





Michelle




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