Loved it. The setting, the emotions, the angst. What an interesting take to write about the service industry in this way. Avery is an absolutely astounding heroine. Devoured this and highly recommend.
Another beautiful story by a very talented author!
I really enjoyed reading this book. It was a good read. I read it in one day
I did not want to put it down. However, for me the ending fell short of the story. So disappointed!
I liked Avery although just a little too perfect.
Hayden is far from Ruthless.
It’s an easy read just too may lose ends.
Another amazing book. Thank you for sharing Avery and Hayden’s story.
I arrange my entire schedule around the moment a book by Louise Bay releases because I know it’s going to be great. I have read every book she’s every written and feel her writing always takes you on an adventure. The Ruthless Gentleman is relatable, fresh, and original and not a rehash of so many other storylines that all seem the same.
The two leads in this story, Hayden Wolf and Avery Walker, have depth, perseverance, admirable work ethics, as well as morals and a sense of humor. They are genuinely people I would want to be friends with in real life. I like the fact that they aren’t broken and he’s not “bad boy.” They are both smart, strong, passionate, loyal, and have a fiery spirit. Even though they had different upbringings, he is from London and she is from Florida in the US, they connect on a deep emotional level and you can feel their chemistry and attraction to one another on every page.
They meet on a private 154’ super yacht, The Athena, that he chartered to work on a project that he needs to keep confidential. He has trust issues and rightfully so, as he learned that someone from his company had betrayed him and until he knew who it was, he needed to take every precaution possible. This book has a bit of a mystery to it and his super smart and sexy retired military brother, Landon, helps him solve the puzzle from home.
Avery was hired to be the head stewardess and was immediately drawn to his good looks, charm, and the fact that he was not a demanding snob as she had been accustomed to in her line of work. He was very much the Gentleman as the title of the book suggests, but he was very much off limits as per her work contract.
I like the fact that I always learn something when reading a book by Louise Bay. I never gave much consideration to a head stewardess’ line of work on a yacht, but have a newfound respect for it. I worked in the service industry through college and really admired how hard Avery worked to provide an exceptional experience for each client.
I liked how Avery and Hayden developed a friendship first and how they knew in their hearts that what they were feeling was not just a sexual attraction. I don’t want to give too much away because reading their journey and how they finally come together is all part of the fun as is anticipating what will happen next. There were many moments in this book that I had to remind myself to exhale, and it was not only because of their passion.
Louise writes such beautiful, vivid descriptions of the places they visit while on the yacht such as the South of France and Taormina in Sicily. I have never been personally, but have them on my bucket list now!
I loved Hayden and Avery together and routed for them the entire time. There was angst in this book as well as many tender moments and sexy times. I especially liked how close and committed they were to each other and their families, and how these secondary characters were also included in the story. I am hoping that Hayden’s brother, Landon, gets his own book!
Even though Hayden and Avery seemed very different, they had a lot in common and their core values were the same. Their relationship was not always smooth sailing, but I admire how they were able to be honest with each other, admit when they were wrong, and learn to compromise.
The ending was exactly what I hoped it would be and I was smiling the entire time I read the extended epilogue. Please read The Ruthless Gentleman. You will be glad you did!
I absolutely loved Hayden and Avery. Hayden isn’t really an alpha, but he’s definitely someone who knows what he wants. After seeing Avery he tries to stay away, but when you have the chemistry that they do, it was inevitable that they end up together. This couple has off the charts chemistry and the author does a great job of pulling you into the underlying story of who is a corporate spy trying to ruin the Hero’s company.
Oh. My. Gosh!!!!
Hayden and Avery are awesome.
Hayden is indeed a Ruthless Gentleman when it comes to certain things in his life, but he still has his morales and lines that he won’t cross. He is dedicated to work, but will that change at some point? But, he will do whats needed to fight for what he wants.
Avery left her dreams behind a long time ago and she now works everyday so that she can to provide medical care for her brother. Avery was as sweet as she could be and would do anything for her family or would she?
This was another great story from Louise and in my opinion, they just keep getting.
There is something magical about Louise Bay's writing. Her characters are always so well developed and feel like you know them and the world they are from. I read this book with a lump in my throat as I completely fell for Hayden and Avery. Hayden is a rich guy who can't trust anyone and is constantly doubting himself for it. Avery is all smiles as she works hard to provide for her brother and father half a world away. She finally lets down her guard with Hayden and the story that is told is magical.
I loved these two. The story pulled at my heart strings as I got to know both of them and their backgrounds. I loved how they were both so close to their families and would do anything for them. The world that Hayden and Avery live in is one that I would love to be in. The drive and passion they have for those they love is inspiring.
Hayden stole my heart as he realized his mistakes and fought for Avery. Avery is such a strong heroine in the respect that she is truly a good person and stands up for what she believes. I loved these two together! I hope there is more coming from this world because I didn't want to leave!