The Ruthless Gentleman

The Ruthless Gentleman

by Louise Bay

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BN ID: 2940162094296
Publisher: Louise Bay
Publication date: 05/06/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 9,089
File size: 455 KB

About the Author

USA Today bestselling author, Louise Bay writes sexy, contemporary romance novels - the kind she likes to read. Her books include the novels Hopeful, The Empire State Series, Parisian Nights, Promised Nights, Indigo Nights, King of Wall Street, Park Avenue Prince, Duke of Manhattan, Hollywood Scandal and The British Knight.

Ruined by bonk-busters and sexy mini-series of the eighties Louise loves all things sexy and romantic. There's not enough of it in real life so she disappears into the fictional worlds in books and films.

Louise loves the rain, the West Wing, London, days when she doesn't have to wear make-up, being on her own, being with friends, elephants and champagne.

She loves to hear from readers so get in touch!

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The Ruthless Gentleman 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
JWright57 More than 1 year ago
The Ruthless Gentleman is the new stand-alone from Louise Bay and once again this author has given us another 5 Star read, this author certainly knows how to keep her fans happy. Avery Walker is a head stewardess on luxury yacht charters trying to make ends meet for her brothers growing medical bills so when she is offered an extra charter around the Mediterranean she jumps at the chance what she didn’t bargain for was the hot guy who has chartered the yacht for his sole use. Hayden Wolf is trying to find out who is behind beating him to every business deal in the last year, convinced it’s someone from his office who is selling him out he decides to work from the yacht whilst he gets a security team to track the leak down. Hayden and Avery try to fight the instant attraction they both feel for each other but that’s like fighting a lost cause, she knows it’s wrong to sleep with a client and he knows he should be putting the biggest deal of his life first but sometimes an outsider can give the best advice until trust issues come to the surface once again..... Once again this author gives us characters we can’t help falling in love with, this book will keep you on the edge of your seat as business deals start to fall apart for the man who is normally in control and who normally wins every deal he sets his mind too, will Hayden be able to tell the lies from the truths. This feel good love story has the perfect mix of mystery and suspense added to the mix and if you are like me you will not be able to put this book down. Great strong characters with sizzling chemistry and I have to say I hope there is a story coming from Hayden’s brother who runs a security firm because I really believe he has his own story to tell. Loved everything about this book.
CeeCeeHouston More than 1 year ago
Billionaire Hayden Wolf and yacht stewardess Avery Walker meet when the ruthless businessman charters the superyacht she’s working on, for eight weeks at sea. Hayden has spent the last year chasing his tail and getting one business acquisition after another stolen out from under him at the last second. Someone has been leaking information to his leading competition and arch-enemy Cannon. Fed up, and threatened with losing his biggest investors he decides to go dark while mounting the biggest buyout of his ten year career. Avery has been a yachtie for seven years and sends every extra penny home to help her dad to look after her ailing brother. She’s overwhelmed and surprised when she is attracted to Hayden, but tries to ignore it. Being with a guest would cost her her job, so she can’t risk it. Hayden isn’t prepared for how he feels about Avery because his mind is set on getting to the bottom of his problems, but she just gets under his skin. He’s spent the last ten years working hard and barely has time for anything else. He certainly doesn’t have time for a relationship and any woman he’s been with knows that. But, Avery is different. He finds excuses to be with her. Talking and getting to know her. It was kind of a slow burn at first, but when they finally came together it was hot, hot, hot. Their chemistry was undeniable and true. Hayden opened up to Avery, told her things he’d never told anyone except his brother. He fell, and fell hard. I loved this story from start to finish. Louise Bay, once again captivated and enthralled me with, not just her main characters, but the secondary ones too. This was a perfect start to summer reading, so don’t hesitate to One-Click your copy now.
anapjm02 More than 1 year ago
Louise Bay can tell a love story as anybody else. Avery is a chief stewardess on luxury superyachts and has the burden of financially support her family. Due to a horrible accident her brother is incapacitated and she is working to pay for the medical insurance and bills. Hayden Wolff is a survival... He is rich, workaholic and suspicious after all he has been facing sabotaging of his business for some time and it is putting all he worked for in danger, including his family's pride. These two people meet in the most unusual way, their relationship slowly unfolds between the pages and we can fall in love with Hayden just as Avery is. Their path is not easy, trust never is... But it is such a good story to read and discover that you will not put the book away until the final page. You will love it!!
froggy29532DC More than 1 year ago
The Ruthless Gentleman is the first book that I have read by Louise Bay, and it was amazing! She drew me in from the very first page and I found it hard to put the book down. It is loaded with romance, passion, mystery, and suspense. Hayden Wolf aka The Ruthless Gentleman takes a working holiday on a yacht, Avery Walker is the chief stewardess on this yacht and she takes her job very seriously, strictly professional at all times. That is until the sparks start to fly between her and Hayden, making it nearly impossible to remain professional, but her dad and brother are counting on her, so she cannot do anything to screw up her job. Hayden is rich, sexy, used to getting his own way, while Avery is funny, sexy, smart and dedicated. On the yacht, Hayden continues to work while his brother hunts down the spy in Hayden's company, a situation that has made Hayden more suspicious of everyone. You will have to read it to find out more, I don't want to spoil it for anyone. Just let me say that I bet you end up loving Hayden Wolf, I know I did. This was a fantastic book and one that you don't want to miss, five ruthless stars all the way!!
gillek2 More than 1 year ago
After Hayden’s last projects went sideways he knows that he has a traitor in his midst. Efforts to find the culprit have been unsuccessful to date and it is impacting the reputation of his company. While his brother investigates further he decides to secure a private yacht to complete his next project and everyone on board will be completely vetted. Avery is a chief stewardess who was scheduled to go on leave. When she offered a position on the yacht the financial compensation was too much to turn down especially since her family needs it. Hayden has the yacht basically in lockdown and the only person allowed in his quarters will be Avery. Their close contact causes the chemistry between them to ignite but knowing that any relations with the visitors will result in Avery’s termination will they be able to keep their relationship strictly business? Their adventure on the high seas is filled with suspense, deceit, twists and hot chemistry. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
CMcCain More than 1 year ago
She has done it again. Louise leaves you wanting more when the book is finished. Her books flow smoothly. If you want a good book to read and have never tried Louise's book, this is the book to pick up. This book is about opposite lifestyles being attracted to each other. They are both driven in their worlds. Our female character's name is Avery. She is the chief stewardess for luxury cruises. She is just getting off a season and is ready to head home to California. She did not dream of having this job but it helps pay for her brother's physical therapy. She planned on going to college. She is offered this great chance to make more money than she usually does but it means she doesn't get her break between seasons. Our male character's name is Hayden. He owns his own company. The deals he has made in past year has been getting ruined by another company. He has a mole somewhere and he needs to figure it out quickly before he loses his best client. He goes on a luxury yacht for 8 weeks. They try to fight the attraction from the start. He does things to show her that he is a different person then he is letting on but she does the opposite of what he wants. They finally let the attraction lead them into something but something bad happen. Avery is blamed for something that she didn't do. Does Hayden realize that he made a mistake in not trusting her and the person he came to know? Or does the issue come between them? Read the book to find out more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Louise for every book you write, it just gets better and better. you make the story flow more easy for every book I read. Hayden and Avery are two people living two different lifes at two different parts of the world. But that doesnt mean they have nothing in commen. They are bouth driven ambitious people. who take pride in the way they do there jobs. And want to make sure they are the best. Avery is caught in this situation because She Feels like She needs to do everything She can to take care of her family. that is the only thing that matters to her. She use on money on her self. Takes no time for her self. does nothing for her self before She meets Hayden. He is everything She wants but dont Feel Like She can ever have for her self. I like the way this relationship evolves from the first time they meet. Into friendship, then lovers. I love that Hayden is not afraid to say how he feels. How he is so sure. Even when he is unsure. And how he is not afraid to put his ass on the line to say how he really feels. its so freeing to read a book Where the caracters know how they feel. And can say it without beeing to afraid. Louise you are becoming a sure thing for me to read. And I cant wait to See what your super fantastic brain comes up with next time.
Katy Kitchin More than 1 year ago
Background on me: I’ve gotten really strict with my sleep patterns lately, no staying awake passed 12:30. But Ruthless Gentleman had me breaking that rule, completely absorbing me in their world, staying up late with the ‘just one more chapter’ mantra on repeat in my head for 3 hours. No joke. Once I started reading I just couldn’t stop! Hayden Wolf is everything I want from a book boyfriend really. Intense, sexy, alpha but with a depth and vulnerability that’s breathtaking, a strong moral code and a thoughtfulness that surprised and intrigued me. And Avery is one of the most beautiful heroine’s ever, she’s selfless, kind, generous, loyal, but with a fiery attitude that instantly made me adore her, and be incredibly invested in her journey. If you’re a die hard Louise Bay fan you’ll know that she never fails to deliver super sexy, smutty contemporary romances but with thought provoking, unique, and heartfelt storylines, and characters so well developed you feel as if you really know them. And Ruthless Gentleman most definitely lives up to her well earned reputation. Whilst reading Ruthless Gentleman nothing existed but the words on my kindle, the characters and story came to life so strongly that I could almost smell the salty sea air and feel the Mediterranean sun on my skin (and not even because we had a freakishly sunny weekend here in England). Ruthless Gentleman embodies everything that makes for a perfect summer read, it’s the kind of book that if you were to read it on a beach somewhere hot, cocktail in hand, you’d feel as if you’d reached a new level of perfection in your life. It’s that good. I’m now desperately craving a European beach holiday! Anyone want to take that trip to Sicily with me?
UpAllNightBB More than 1 year ago
Rule one of yachting, never get involved with a guest. Ever. Now that Avery has laid eyes on Hayden will she break the rule? The Ruthless Gentleman is the newest standalone by Louise Bay and gives us a couple that breaks the rules and weaves their way into out hearts... plus there's an accent :) Avery Walker is chef stewardess on a yacht because she needs the money to help her dad and brother. Avery does everything by the book until Hayden Wolf comes along. Hayden Wolf needs to leave London due to his business failing. Hayden is positive there is a leak inside his business so he charters a yacht for eight weeks and tells nobody but his brother. While on the yacht, Hayden meets the one person who gets him, Avery Walker. Hayden and Avery have this chemistry between them from the start. Yes, it is a slow burn but darn it is so good. When they are finally together, it’s electric. I was hooked from page one and you will be too. Will Avery break her rules? Will Hayden find love with Avery? Read people, read! 5 stars Review by Elizabeth, Late Night Reviewer for Up All Night w/ Books Blog
LisaStinson1 More than 1 year ago
Louise has done it again. I loved this book. The storyline was perfect and different and like a breath of fresh air. I don't know how she does it but Louise always creates these characters that you fall in love with before you even realize it. Her stories just suck you in and won't let go. I absolutely loved Hayden and Avery's story. It truly couldn't have been more perfect. Hayden was the perfect Ruthless Gentleman. He was ruthless in the business world and a gentleman in his romantic life with Avery. She truly brought out the best in him. She was sweet and just perfect. Hayden needed time away from his business office to see who was leaking information to the competition. So he chartered a yacht for a couple of months and Avery just happened to be the chief stewardess. Avery was always giving and taking care of other people, she never found time for herself. But meeting Hayden, she realized she truly needed to find time for herself and he was the perfect way to do that. Even though Avery tried to keep their relationship professional, their connection and pull to one another was just too strong. I loved how there was too much drama in this book. It was just really about them getting to know one another and then trying to find that balance they needed to make their relationship work. This book was just perfect. Bravo Louise for another amazing story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When Hayden Wolf boards her luxury yacht Avery Walker's attraction is instant. But being a stewardess means this handsome British businessman is off limits. No matter how much they want each other she can't risk losing her job and letting her family down. Hayden is the perfect gentleman. He and Avery just clicked from the beginning of this romantic journey. Set against the stunning backdrop of the Mediterranean, The Ruthless Gentleman by Louise Bay is a beautiful story of love, lust and deceit. Be sure to take your sunscreen on this journey as it gets hot! You won't want to miss it!
MaimeosAngelsEL More than 1 year ago
5 star Review The Ruthless Gentleman by Louise Bay Wow where do I start? From chapter one I was hooked. Hayden Wolf is a rich, powerful, determined man; he gets what and who he wants, when he wants. When some business deals go south he decides to escape for a while so that he can concentrate and plan details on what could well be the next big deal of his life. Avery Walker is a chief stewardess on luxury super-yachts. When Hayden becomes her latest guest, she knows that he could cause her problems. Not only that but it is obvious he wants her and how will she resist his charms? Hayden is immediately attracted to Avery but getting involved with guests is strictly off limits and Avery cannot avoid to lose her job; not when her father and disabled brother are depending on her. Such is the skill and depth of Louise Bay’s writing I felt I too was on the yacht cruising the Mediterranean. Both Hayden and Avery are strong, independent, yet vulnerable people who are not afraid to face the hands they have been dealt. I fell for both Hayden and Avery, there was just something about this couple that drew me to them and their story. Not to mention the secondary characters have me intrigued. The story was well written, engaging and it was great to see the growth of both the main characters as the book evolved. There is so much to love about Ms. Bay’s characters, the depth and layers that she weaves throughout her stories reminds me of peeling an onion, layer by layer. The Ruthless Gentleman is full of romance, suspense and intrigue which will keep you on the edge of your seat. The chemistry between Hayden and Avery is off the charts and I highly recommend you one click this book.
seansmother More than 1 year ago
Hayden is wow! Avery is strong but sweet. The perfect couple. Or are they? With Hayden as a client, he is hands off to Avery who needs her job to help support her disabled brother and her father. She can’t risk it. Hayden is trying to find out who has betrayed him. Hoping they can overcome the odds, and act on the mutual chemistry between them, they slowly get to know each other better. But a trap has been set that drives them apart. Now they have to find their way back to each other. This is a sweet well paced, well written story.
tfail24 More than 1 year ago
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.
moonfox1234 More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful read. A romance that offers a perfect blend of heat and heart. The characters of Avery and Hayden worked so well together as a couple. Opposites in many ways that just connected like puzzle pieces. Their attraction is so strong and their chemistry hot. With a entertaining storyline and good emotional depths this book is a pure pleasure to read.
MireleDouradoPauly More than 1 year ago
And as expected, Louise Bay did it again! Very "Louise-Bay-y", she could bring two whole different characters, with different backgrounds and expectations and put them together in such a beautiful way! Hayden is used to the best, to the finest, to winning (although, he's been facing a bad year). He knows what he wants, he gets what he wants, he doesn't apologize for that. He is, well, Ruthless, as the title suggest. But he is also sweet and charming when you least expect. He can make you feel good by beng who you are, even if his life is so different than yours. Even if his life is so different than Avery's. It's funny, because so far I wrote about how different they are. Avery's life is not luxurious (even though her job might be). She struggles, she feels fear, she is tired for fighting so hard for her family (not because she "said enough", she is too loyal for that, but because life wasn't gentle). But at the same time they have such different lives, they have a lot in common. They are hard workers, they fight for what they want and need, they are strong and resilient. They are completely different in a very similar way...or they are completely the same in a very different way....you get my point. And the chemistry? Man, oh, man! They are hot, sexy and sweet together. They are burning and enveloping. It was addictive seeing them together!! And one thing I lvoed about this book - actually, ONE of the things I loved about this book, is about Avery's family. I love that about romance books, and lately I'e been seeing more of that and I think it's so beautiful. I even wrote something about in another reeview. Romance books now are more relatable. They are more real. The struggles, and battles, and problems aren't the pretty type. They are scary, life altering, realistic! Avery's brother is a proof of that. Life isn't always pretty, even when she brings beautiful things. And this book proved that. Life is messy, is surprising sometimes in a good way, sometimes in a bad way. Life doesn't wait for you to come around. Life is that hard. Life is that cruel. Life is that beautiful. Just like this book was.
ljtljtljt More than 1 year ago
The Ruthless Gentleman by Louise Bay is replete with originality, captivating characters, and hot, sexy times. The story primarily takes place on a luxurious yacht, the Athena, which is cruising along the Mediterranean. Simultaneously, corporate espionage and homesickness are in the limelight. The two main characters, chief stewardess Avery Walker, and billionaire businessman Hayden Wolf, are attracted to each other the moment they are introduced, which makes for a bouncy ride over the water. It is Avery's job to cater to Hayden's every whim, which should be easy to accomplish since he is the only guest on the cruise. I really enjoyed this book. Ms. Bay writes with a very clear voice and she balances the many happenings with the greatest of ease. If you enjoy a novel with a strong heroine, a little angst, and a hero that just won't give up, then check out this meaningful read. Overall, this is an exciting book that twists and turns in all the right places.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sail into the sunset with Hayden Wolf? YES PLEASE!! Louise Bay is an author whose books you can't go wrong with. She just nails it each and every single time. I love her, and I LOVE this!! Avery Walker NEVER mixes business with pleasure. She's a highly professional chief stewardess on the luxury superyachts. She’s respected by all she works with and never puts a foot wrong. Working for the rich and famous doesn't phase her at all – until, that is, Hayden Wolf steps aboard! Hayden is a man any woman would lust after. He's drop dead gorgeous, sexy as hell, extremely charming, and down to earth. He's also a man who's used to getting what he wants. Avery doesn't stand a chance! (Lucky girl, lol!!) Oh - do I need to mention that the chemistry between Avery and Hayden is sizzling HOT??!! Of course I don't! *sighs deeply* You're definitely in for a treat with this book. It will consume you. Louise’s words just immerse you into Avery and Hayden's world. I didn't want it to end. Bon voyage guys, and happy reading - it's an absolute cracker! The Ruthless Gentleman sails through with 5 huge shiny gold stars!
Christine_Miller More than 1 year ago
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!
MelissaB More than 1 year ago
What do you get with a sexy businessman and a beautiful stewardess on a yacht in the middle of the ocean for 8 weeks.....one amazing story you can't possibly put down!!! I was hooked from the first chapter to the end because this story had it all.... chemistry, drama, loyalty, forgiveness and love! Louise has given us another beautiful story that will capture your heart and leave you begging for more Hayden and Avery!!! I highly recommend this 5-Star must read!!!