A Week in New York (The Empire State Trilogy, #1)by Published 21 Oct 2014
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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.***
"A Week in New York (The Empire State Trilogy, #1)" Reviews
★★★★ ½! A Week in New York, book 1 of 3. Anna agrees to a week-no-questions-asked affair by serial seducer Ethan!
“He found his rhythm and I could do nothing but comply. Right then, I would do whatever the hell he asked me to do. And he was the sort of man who would ask for everything.”
Novellas in The Empire State trilogy should be read in order:
Part 1: A Week in New York
Part 2: Autumn in London
Part 3: New Year in Manhattan
A Week in New York (book 1) follows Anna Kirby in her attempt to escape a painful break-up. She’s traveled with her best friend and her boyfriend to New York for a week. While out for drinks she encounters handsome and sexy playboy and businessman Ethan Scott.
With a few stipulations they end up having a one-night stand with mind-blowing sex that leaves them both wanting more. Thanks to Ethan their paths cross again and they agree to no-questions-asked sex for the remainder or her week-long stay in New York.
The story goes on to follow them, getting so much more, in and out of the bedroom for the best sex of their lives and a budding romance doomed before it begun…
Eight words to describe Ethan Scott: Charming, elusive, calculated, perceptive, reflective, commanding, non-committal and enigmatic.
“And I didn’t do real. Not with women. It was only ever sex. Great sex. Lots of sex. Lots of women. But nothing more. More than that was too complicated, and rule Number Three was I didn’t do complicated.”
Eight words to describe Anna Kirby: Sweet, easy-going, wounded, romantic, reflective, naïve, insecure and adventurous.
“She looked so incredible lying there, disheveled, only just recovered from having my dick bring her to her first orgasm, but still ready for my tongue to take her to her next.”
A Week in New York, told from dual POVs, has the perfect blend of sexual tension, smut, secrecy and a budding romance. The only reason I did not give it 5 star is due to the novella length. I can easily see this being a 5 star serial for me. Part 1 does not have a cliffy, but it ends as abruptly as it started leading us right to part 2 Autumn in London for the continuation of the story.
Entertaining plot! Excellent story-telling! Swoon-worthy Ethan Scott! Off-the-charts sex against furniture and walls! A very promising start to serial!
“The entire day could have been measured by how far away either of us was from our last or next orgasm.”
Hero rating: 5 stars
Heroine rating: 4 stars
Sexual tension rating: 5 stars
Sex scenes rating: 5 stars
Sex scenes frequency: 4.5 stars
Plot rating: 4.5 stars
Dialogue rating: 5 stars
Storytelling rating: 5 stars
Story ending rating: N/A
Book editing rating (5 = no edits spotted): 4.5 stars
Overall rating: 4.5 stars
Would I recommend this series: Yes.
Would I re-read this series: Maybe later.
Would I read future books by this author: Yes.
When Anna Kirby takes a weeks vacation in New York with her best friend she just wanted a one night hook up to help her get over a recent break up. Successful business man Ethan Scott was looking for the same that night because that's just how he likes it, no complications just a night of sex. But one night wasn't enough for either of them and after deciding to spend the rest of the week with each other uncomplicated just got very complicated. Loved the characters and the sexual tension between Anna and Ethan, with an enthralling and addictive story line. Narrated by the brilliant and sexy Sebastian York and the talented Saskia Maarleveld.
Sometimes you get what you asked for...
I received a complimentary copy of A Week in New York for signing up to Louise Bay's newsletter. I was quite stoked about it and quickly downloaded and read it. Now, being the sassy reader that I am, I went in completely blind. Even though I'm only a newly registered Louise Bay fan, I was completely confident that I would enjoy the story. Saying that, I probably could have done myself a favour by knowing that there was more than one book in this story. But, them's the risk you take when you go in blind.
I really enjoyed this story. A Week in New York is my type of guilty pleasure. A little like reality but with a touch of make-believe. It's the type of story where I can sit back and think...if I had a different life, maybe I'd be courted by a rich, successful and sexy man. I'm lured by the idea of fancy restaurants and hotels. I like the idea of being beautiful, having beautiful clothes and being taken to beautiful places. It just seems so luxurious and not MY reality.
Obviously, I choose to ignore the workaholic part of the rich, successful and sexy man. I don't acknowledge that being beautiful is bloody hard work and takes a lot of sacrifices. I forget my frugal, conservative and hater of food waste, ways and hardly blink at the astronomical bill. Afterall, it's not MY reality.
I finished the story and got exactly what I expected...which left me a little sad. The hero got what he SAID he wanted and the heroine got what she SAID she wanted...but...I wanted more for them. I knew they deserved and needed more. As luck would have it, there was this little treat waiting for me at the end of the story...
The series continues in Autumn in London
Guess what I'm reading next?
Well, this was ridiculous. Guy and girl meet in a city and sleep together, agreeing that it’ll be a one night stand and nothing else. It’s quite simple, there are a thousand books that start this way. And I loved some of them, so that's not the problem. The problem is I can't find a single thing I liked about this book.
First of all, they both agree that it’ll only be sex, but 24 hours later they’re on their way to a restaurant, holding hands ? He “never felt the urge to hold a woman’s hand before” and she “feels strange around him”. OH MY GOD this is so ridiculous…
Then there was the writing. Mamma mia… Maybe it’s because I just finished two books that were perfect is terms of writing, but this one made me roll my eyes SO HARD. There was no explanation to why they suddenly wanted to see each other again, just the cliché “I can’t help myself”. The sex scenes were quick and not sexy. The dialogues were boring.
Anyway, just a big, fat, boring, unrealistic, cliché NO for me :)
A Week In New York is an addicting, romantic read that will sweep you off your feet.
This book was FANTABULOUS! Yes, fantastic and fabulous all in one! It was full of romance, some super sexy and erotic scenes, and kept me hooked to every single word on every single page.
Anna is trying to get over a nasty break-up, and in walks Ethan - a super hot, super rich man who can fulfill her every desire. But, she has rules! She isn't going to go into another relationship, since the last one didn't go to well. Yet, something builds between them - something hot and desirable. A Week in New York follows these characters and their antics while Anna is in New York (hence, the title).
The book is mega hot - there's sexy, erotic scenes that will get your heart racing! It's not the dirtiest or most R rated I've read, but it's still really hot! The down and dirty time is written well and will get you heated! There's more sex than romance, but it is a nice fit between these two characters. Their chemistry makes this sort of relationship work well, but that's because Louise Bay is a fantastic writer. She develops their relationship really well within the constraints of one short novel. I honestly can't wait to see how this pair develops in the future installments.
I also really enjoyed the references throughout this novel - they are romantic yet nerdy references that really added to the story. It makes it feel more real than it is.
My only con is - WHAT THE HECK WAS THAT ENDING?! A cliffhanger?! Louise Bay wants to kill me! I HAVE to keep reading this series after she had me fall in love with these characters and want to know what happens to Anna and Ethan! What a jerk she is! Being a good writer and making me want more!
I would highly recommend this sexy novel to anyone who loves romance and erotica. It's also a short read and highly addicting, so if you're looking for a simple novel to read in one sitting - you've found it!
Five out of five stars! Holy heck, that was hot!
I read this book from the anthology "A Love Thing".