Blog Tour (Book Review): Autumn in London by Louise Bay


Title: Autumn in London (The Empire State series #2)
Author: Louise Bay
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 111 pages
Rating: 4 stars


Anna Kirby went to New York to escape heartbreak and have some fun. She wasn’t meant to meet someone . . . someone like Ethan. Now, back in London, she’s faced with another man to get over.

Ethan Scott broke every one of his rules during his week with Anna and now he can’t seem to go back to life before her. A business trip to London gives him the opportunity to change his rules for good. Will he take it?

Autumn in London is the second part of The Empire State Series, a series of three novellas.

Grace Review

After book 1, Ethan and Anna have returned back to their normal lives, in their own countries, on their own continents.  Not exactly the ideal way to continue a relationship.  But without even phone numbers kept between them, nothing more was supposed to happen.  It was just supposed to be one week.  However, neither of them can seem to forget about the other.

While I struggled to connect with either character in the first book, I felt the connection here.  I think a large part of that had to do with the fact that we learn more personal information about them.  In book 1, it wasn’t disclosed what Anna even did for a living, so Ethan’s appearance at a company meeting came as a surprise to both of them.

Ethan played the role of emotionally unavailable, just in it for the sex, male in the first book, but definitely showed emotion in this book, which I liked a lot.  He still had the hot, I want I take attitude, but he seemed more sensitive to their relationship and where it was headed.

“All I know is that I’d rather spend this time with you and risk a broken heart than walk away.”

And they both seemed to make an effort to get to know each other beyond the bedroom, even though they once again had a timetable on their relationship.  Unlike before, they actually talk about a future.

And she held on to me tight, as if it were the end or at least the beginning of complicated.

We are left hanging once again, but it was more of an abrupt ending than a cliffhanger.  I liked the overall direction of this story and growth of this couple.  I’m eager to see where it heads and what continent they might end up on.

– Grace

*An ARC was received for an honest review.








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A Week

Part 1 of The Empire State Trilogy

Released October 21, 2014

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 part of The Empire State Series, a series of three novellas.

Buy links for A Week in New York



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Coming soon on iTunes and Nook UK


I write sexy, romantic, contemporary novels – the kind I like to read!

Ruined by romantic mini-series of the seventies and eighties, I love all things romantic.

There’s not enough of it in real life so I’ll settle for books and films.

I love the rain, the West Wing, London, days when you don’t have to wear make-up, being alone, being with friends, elephants and champagne.

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