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The Ruthless Gentleman

De : Louise Bay
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As a chief stewardess on luxury superyachts, I massage egos, pamper the spoiled, and cater to the most outlandish desires of the rich and famous. I've never had a guest want something I can't give them. Until British businessman Hayden Wolf comes aboard - all sexy swagger and mysterious requests.

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.

©2018 Louise Bay (P)2018 Louise Bay

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  • Shelley
  • 17/05/2018

Six and half hours in...

I was enjoying this light romantic tale until until the characters just started ringing false and the dialog became repetitive to the point I just had to stop, I couldn't finish. I had a hard enough time with one of the basic premise of the book. (spoiler alert) Taking away the boat crews cell phones for the security and privacy of the main character (for 8 weeks no less!) but having the boat anchored in a harbor most of time and letting the crew go ashore meanwhile made no kind of sense for the plot. I hung in there for as long as I did because of the narrators.

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  • Samantha Sanders
  • 27/08/2018

Awful narrator highlights average plot.

I found that the female narrator either has an awful voice for narrator with constant upspeak and vocal fry or was exaggerating those aspects because the female character is from California. I'm Californian, I get it, we use upspeak and vocal fry constantly but not like this narrator does. Her reading made no sense. I've loved Louise Bay's other books but I had to push myself through this one which was so disappointing. I'm fine with cookie cutter plots but the poor narration downgraded this book significantly.

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  • Isabella
  • 18/06/2018

Expect absurdity

How can I get these 10 hours back?
If you still like ‘the submissive woman and the selfish demanding man’ kind of story this is your book.
If you are somehow intelligent stay away from it.
The old formula of the rich asshole who falls in love with the stupid weak woman doesn’t seem to end!
The plot is already absurd: 8 weeks in a yacht: it’s not a cruise!! 3 days confined in a yacht makes you deadly sick!!!
Then the asshole that likes to ‘shag’ women (as they repeatedly say) falls in love with the most uninteresting woman he could find on his way.
Of course he does right? Right.
And he decides he owns her, so they call it love.
More absurdities like: unprotected sex with an womaniser, guests touching crew inappropriately as it happens all the time and women just accept it, unrealistic sex scenes, bribes that go from 5,000 to 150,000! Inexplicably!
And then ‘they’ bought a house in London. Yes, in London. Just like this. The poor selfless woman buys a house in London.
If you value your time, skip this title.

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  • Sharon
  • 26/06/2018

Am I the only one?

I’ve always detested this kind of over-the-top cheese, but I’m part of a minority apparently, because there’s a lot of it out there. I kept trying to continue it, but then that feeling of wanted to gag overwhelmed me again...

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  • Graig
  • 13/06/2018

Female Narrator drove me nuts

Book was good but I found myself getting upset every time it was Avery's turn to tell the story. The way the narrator dragged her name out and her words had me so irate I almost returned it multiple times.

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  • Victoria Jankowski
  • 18/05/2018

Loved this from start to finish

This is the Louise Bay I know and love. Couldn't get enough of Shane East

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  • Pit Bull Mom
  • 18/06/2018

Eh

The story was boring and predictable. Still, I tried to listen to it because I love Shane East. But the female narrator was terrible. Every other sentence ended with a whispered emphasis. It was extremely annoying.

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  • 🔹🔹🔹CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹
  • 12/05/2018

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.

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  • Connie Wilkes
  • 01/06/2018

Odd diction by the narrator.

She has distracting breathy emphasis to ends of words and sentences. It makes a huge difference to me as I want the reader to be soothing and relaxing.

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  • CDBW
  • 09/05/2018

Loved the characters!

4 Crazy Ass Stars!!!

I started out reading this then switched to the audiobook when I saw that my preorder was live. OHHHH...Shane East's accent. *Sigh* I could listen to him all day. And Erin Mallon's narration was spot on as always. This was a great dual narration! I was very entertained whilst doing all these mundane house chores.
I thought the story started out slow but it picked up. While it was a bit on the predictable side, I still hung on because I was invested in the overall story of Hayden and Avery. I really liked both these characters and often found myself dismissing the predictability.
Overall, another great story from Louise Bay!

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  • Artep
  • 18/10/2018

Happy Ending

Inklusive - aber deswegen höre ich ja romance. Beide Sprecher sind auch für Nicht-Muttersprachler gut zu verstehen, die verschiedenen Charaktere gut zu unterscheiden. Louise Bay wie ich sie kenne und schätze.