• The British Knight by Louise Bay
The British Knight
The King Series
Louise Bay
Contemporary Romance
Louise Bay
December 3, 2017

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.

A stand-alone, contemporary romance.

“Whenever I picture what lies in front of me, I’m always standing next to you.”

What’s better than a growly but gentlemanly, staggeringly handsome alpha male? How about a growly, but gentlemanly, staggeringly handsome alpha male with a British accent? If this is your jam (and goodness knows it is surely mine), the Louise Bay’s The British Knight is undoubtedly the book for you.

Alexander Knightley is a barrister. You know, those quintessentially British lawyers who wear the curly wigs and the long robes? And a robe and wig have never sounded better…He’s kind of a grouch. Knightley’s work is his life. He spends hours and hours pouring over cases, researching precedents and generally ignoring the world around him. His father was also a famous barrister, aptly named Alexander the Great. And without knowing it consciously, Knightley is trying to live up to that specter of the past and make the ghost of his long-dead father proud of his accomplishments. One failed marriage, and friends he can count on less than one hand, and it is clear that Knightley is not enjoying life. Until a chance encounter one day on the Tube with a somewhat lost, but incredibly beautiful American girl.

That American girl is Violet King. Her past ghosts have been haunting her, as well. And to escape an upcoming event that will all but shove that hurtful past in her face, she has escaped to London, to the house of her in-laws. She has spent the last several years distinctly trying to not form attachments. Relationships, jobs, even most friendships- they’re all short term. Permanence involves some level of feelings and that, in Violet’s estimation, can only lead to heartbreak and pain. So Violet takes on a job as an assistant at a Barrister’s office. A three month contract, the temporary nature of it all is right up her alley. But when the stranger on the Tube turns out to be her new (and devastatingly attractive) boss, Violet may be in for more than she ever imagined.


What ensues is a slow burn affair that becomes a love for the ages. Miscommunications are interspersed with picnics in the park. Doubts and denial mingle with dancing and dinner. But, oh, the passion and the heartbreak. You will not be able to get through this story without laughing at least once, crying at least twice and swooning more than can be numbered. The British Knight is a wonderfully told tale of the importance of reevaluation, self-examination and the quest to find what matters most.