The Wrong Gentleman
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I'm an all-or-nothing man—100 percent focused on whatever has my attention.
First it was serving my country in the Special Forces. Then it was building my business. Right now it's the hot blonde at the bar who's about to become another notch on my bedpost.
But women never keep my attention for more than a night.
Until I peel off Skylar Anderson's clothes and her mask starts to crumble, showing me glimpses of the girl she's hiding. She's funny, sexy and vulnerable and throws me out of bed before I can catch my breath and suggest breakfast.
When I start my last undercover job on a yacht, turns out, she's one of the crew. I try, but I can't look away.
Her high ponytail shows off her kissable neck that tastes like summer.
Her short uniform reveals the killer legs that were wrapped around me last night.
And her provocative smile? I know what that mouth is capable of.
I want to explore her body, discover her secrets and sail off into the sunset with her.
I might want to go all in for Skylar, but she should stay away from me. I've got secrets of my own and they can only bring her trouble.
A stand-alone novel.
LOGAN WOLF IS MR. RIGHT! LOVE HIM!
The Wrong Gentleman is another wonderful five-star read by Louise Bay. This book is a standalone but features recurring appearances by Hayden Wolf and Avery Walker from The Ruthless Gentleman. Hayden and Landon are British brothers and this book features Landon, who is working undercover security in the South of France.
He meets Skylar Anderson prior to reporting to work on a luxury yacht and they have a night filled with passion. She is chief stewardess, a job previously held by Avery, and learns the next day that she and Landon will be working together on the same luxury yacht. They agree to remain professional, but have an undeniable connection that neither can shake.
I immediately liked Landon; he is smart, skilled, savvy, established, protective, and totally smitten with Skylar. As most men are in the military, he is also humble, honest and noble, and of course handsome with a perfect physique. He needs to focus on his assignment, but instead, for the first time in his life, finds himself filled with foreign romantic feelings for his beautiful co-worker.
I love how they form a slow friendship, have mutual respect for one another, and how they get to know each other and let down their guard little by little. Louise writes so engagingly that I truly felt for each character and understood what they were going through. Her descriptions are very vivid and you feel as if you are there with them on their journey.
I loved and admired Skylar so much as she was independent, hardworking, a good friend, loyal, and a bit broken from a tragic past. She is cautious towards men and doesn’t believe in true love, so she focuses on just settling for someone who could meet her ambiguous checklist. I love how Landon recognizes this and is ever so patient and kind towards her. Through his actions, he reiterates over and over how special she is, how he is interested in her and only her, and how he will be there for her. The only thing he can’t be with her is honest, and it is the one thing that she needs the most.
There is a part towards the end of the book where he had to do something inconceivable to protect her, and I just wanted to smack him! Even though her heart was breaking, Skylar once again rose to the occasion with class and dignity and moved forward. At the end of the book, everything is revealed and Landon rights his wrongs with the woman he loves. I really admired her and how she took time to think things through and decided to trust in her feelings to be with the man she loves.
This book was full of passion, angst, a bit of mystery, family, traveling to exotic destinations, and finding your soulmate. As with all of Louise’s books, this is a MUST READ. You will be breathless with anticipation turning page after page to find out what happens next and for Landon and Skylar. The last chapter is my favorite!
I love a bad boy with a British accent
The Wrong Gentleman is the first book I have read by Louise Bay. This hot international romance hit all my must-haves for a page-turning, slow-burning, sizzling romance book. The book is well written, and the characters are entirely developed and grow throughout the book.
The author takes us from Ohio to the South of France and then to one of my favorite cities in the world London. I enjoyed the storyline and loved the whole idea of the rich yachting microcosm where people seem to get whatever they want, but I would have appreciated a little bit more of this in the book. Some twists come at the end, and I did like that, but I just wanted more of the undercover theme, the danger, and the suspense this plot-line could have delivered.
The book in written in a dual point of view going between the two main characters Skylar and Landon. And although I do like internal dialogue from characters, at times it was a bit overdone. I would have enjoyed more interaction between Landon and Skylar. Landon is retired special forces and has a successful security business, which he just sold, so he is taking some time off to relax when a friend asks him to do some undercover work on a luxury yacht. And, did I mention he is broodingly HOT and British? Which of course makes him all the hotter. Can you imagine how the audio of this book will sound? Landon doesn't do relationships…ever, so when he meets the hot blond, Skylar, he goes for the one night stand. Skyler has had a difficult life, and definitely has trust issues when it comes to men, but not in the usual way. She is solely focusing on maintaining her independence and moving forward with her career as a head steward in the luxury yacht circuit. At the beginning of the book, I liked the way the author portrayed Skylar to be superficial and a bit of a gold digger, but we soon found out there was so much more to her character. Skylar and Landon are two very lonely people and believe they are happy. They have some darkness in their pasts and have built up walls to keep them from ever getting hurt. It was fun watching those walls crumble.
So what could one little indulgence hurt?? This story is about when a one night stand is just not enough. Landon and Skylar’s story was an enjoyable read, and I do look forward to reading more from Louise Bay.
***ARC kindly provided by the author/publisher, this is my honest review.***
Title: The Wrong Gentleman
Author: Louise Bay
Louise Bay has done it again! The Wrong Gentleman hit every one of my sweet spots-full of passion, a bit of angst, and a whole lotta love! It seriously was unputdownable!!! Landon and Skylar did not have an easy journey whatsoever but that’s what drew me in and held me captive throughout the entire story.
Landon Wolf has just sold his security company and is looking forward to some downtime. When a friend asks him for a favor, he has a hard time saying no. He thinks it’s going to be a super easy mission. But really he has no idea what’s in store for him. A gorgeous blonde was definitely not part of his plans.
Skylar was not looking for love or even a relationship. All she needed was stability that only she could provide. Or so she thought. When she meets Landon, she knows he’s just like every other man- undependable, untrustworthy, and completely wrong for her. As she gets to see the man beneath, everything starts to change. So what happens when what was supposed to be a one night stand turns into more?
I loved this story so much! These characters worked their way into my heart. Landon was so broody and secretive but he had an incredible heart. The way he was with Skylar made me swoon! Skylar was such a strong heroine and at first I thought she was flaky and shallow. But as the story progresses, you get to see why she was that way. Together, Landon and Skylar’s chemistry is HOT AF! Ms. Bay wrote a wonderful story and it’s become my new favorite. I highly recommend reading it!