King of Wall Street

Narrated by: Sebastian York, Andi Arndt
Series: The Royals, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (3,590 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The King of Wall Street is brought to his knees by an ambitious bombshell.

I keep my two worlds separate. At work, I'm King of Wall Street. The heaviest hitters in Manhattan come to me to make money. They do whatever I say because I'm always right. I'm shrewd. Exacting. Some say ruthless. At home, I'm a single dad trying to keep his 14-year-old daughter a kid for as long as possible. If my daughter does what I say, somewhere there's a snowball surviving in hell. And nothing I say is ever right.

When Harper Jayne starts as a junior researcher at my firm, the barriers between my worlds begin to dissolve. She's the most infuriating woman I've ever worked with. I don't like the way she bends over the photocopier - it makes my mouth water. I hate the way she's so eager to do a good job - it makes my dick twitch. And I can't stand the way she wears her hair up, exposing her long neck. It makes me want to strip her naked, bend her over my desk, and trail my tongue all over her body. If my two worlds are going to collide, Harper Jayne will have to learn that I don't just rule the boardroom. I'm in charge of the bedroom, too.

King of Wall Street is a sexy, stand-alone romance.

For Scarlett and Ryder's story, listen to The Duke of Manhattan.

For Violet and Alexander's story, listen to The British Knight.

For Darcy and Logan's story, listen to The Earl of London.

For Grace and Sam's story, listen to Park Avenue Prince.

©2016 Louise Bay (P)2016 Louise Bay

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I really tried to like this book

I really tried to like this book but the heroine was such a B---ch and had more daddy issues than anyone should have! The author would had been well served to tone it down a lot on the daddy issues. Books should come with a warning that the characters have mental issues that ruin the book. Probably will not purchase this author's books again.
The narrator was great as always - love York's voice. He was the only thing that saved this book!

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More interested in the side story than the main!

"The King of New York" takes a cab...hmmm! No! "The King of New York" lives in a building; penthouse or not, that has studio apartments...that's another, NO! Custom Italian handmade suits that only cost $3k. Another NO! "The King of New York's" daughter is in the basement of said building doing laundry. No! WTF. And is living in the same building as one of his entry level employee's. hahahaha NOT!

If you are in the mood for INSTA love. This is the book for you! If you don't care about the character fitting the mold the author sets up for you; then again this is for you. This just was a no go for me. I listen to most of my book at 1.5. To get this over with I listened at 2.5 while doing a million other things.

Harper's relationship with her father and the fact she had a best friend that actually gave great advice was the most interesting part of the story to me.

Narrator's were great! 4 STARS!

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Checkmate! A Win-Win Story and Narration!

This is the first story I've listened to by Louise Bay and it ticked off everything I love in a steamy romance. A captivating plot, well developed characters, realistic dialogue, chemistry and some very steamy sex scenes. King of Wall Street was a heart warming plot who's H/h had a funny and rocky start, but things quickly heat up as the sexual tension between them ignite. Bay did an outstanding job developing the chemistry and romance between these characters.

Some spoilers;
Harper has inspired to work for Max King. She's followed his career and while going to college she has groomed herself to be a perfect fit for his firm. When she lands her dream job at this firm as a junior assistant, her "new career bliss" is shattered. She quickly learns King is infuriating, demanding, and critical of her work, even if he gets her heart racing.

Max King knows he's hard on Harper. He doesn't intentionally try to be harder, but he's been attracted to her from the beginning and is trying to keep their working relation professional and distance between them. Up till now, he's done a good job keeping his personal life separate from his business life. When he learns she lives in the same apartment as him, he disregards all his rules when she some comes knocking on his door to confront him about the loud noise he is making in nothing but a silk robe. Their heated kisses turn into amazing sex. They find themselves trying to balance work and their "extracurricular" activates, but things get a little complicated when his daughter starts looking towards Harper for assistance with her upcoming prom and King lands an opportunity with a client who happens to also be Harper's father.

I'll be honest, Sebastian York and Andi Arndt are one of the main reason's I took a chance on this story. These veteran narrators know how to deliver an awesome performance.

Fans of Lauren Blackely, Winter Renshaw and Meghan March would enjoy this story. It was steamy, sweet, heart-warming, and well worth a credit. I enjoyed it from start to finish and will definitely be looking for more audios by Bay.

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Narrators were the BEST PART OF THE BOOK!

I want to scream how much I love listening to these 2 narrators, Sebastian York and Andi Arndt!!! They are the best!!!!!
I love these kind of powerful relationships that leave your stomach in knots. However much I loved max and the women in his life giving him grief, I don't how Harper has any friends and why her best friend would even be friends with her or help her work out all her emotional problems. I loved Harper when she is with amanda and with max but I just can't understand whyyyyy she's so horrible to her bestie! I was frustrated with Harper and her daddy issues so much so I just can't give it a higher rating than 3.5. I know people have to grow and have issues to provide an internal battle that makes you want to delve deeper into their life, but she's just so mean to her best friend it's hard to support her growth. She seemed like a 14 year old herself!

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I LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS LISTEN

Are you ready for Max King? because Harper certainly wasn't.. oh she'd researched and followed his Company with the sole purpose of landing her dream job. But the reality was that he was a jerk.. a charismatic, handsome and drool-worthy jerk who deliberately ignored her and frustratingly went out of his way to avoid her - which was infuriating because she was meant to be working for him. However, it was Max that was secretly getting hot under his collar every time he saw his new and beautiful employee because she was a distraction and constantly on his mind.. and it wasn't at all work related!

Harper was independent but had some serious Daddy issues.. in that he was a rich business tycoon who'd got her Mother pregnant, threw money at the situation rather than any of his time.. and then went on to rinse and repeat. Harper had a Trust Fund he'd set up but she never touched it - deciding that she was going to cut him from her life. But when Max King appointed her to work on a presentation to win her Father's account Harper decided to show her Father what he'd tossed away. But getting closer to Max King was going to be the best and worst thing she'd ever done because Harper learnt that he was nothing like the villain she'd pictured him to be... and everything she didn't know she wanted.

I consumed this story like a tub of Ben & Jerry's... and then savoured in the afterglow. The characters were great - especially Max who was devoted to his 14 yr old daughter, then his Sisters, the Company and nothing much else.. until Harper. Once Max and Harper had 'broken the ice' between them (in a most fevered way) - there was no stopping the sexcapades.. but underneath the sex were two lovers who didn't know what they'd found. Because rather than move forward Harper was still that wounded little girl looking to impress her long absent Father and yet deep down she felt resentment and anger - and Max was a Business Mogul who'd never stopped long enough to let love in.

Worth a credit? The dual POV storyline had heat, heart, angst, drama and heartbreak - the main and secondary characters were loveable and nice - the Hero was everything you'd want from one and the expert narration by Sebastian York and Andi Arndt hit it out of the park. So creditworthy... oh YEAH - even if this 'sex to angst to love' listen was totally implausible in the real world - I didn't care as I love to get lost in romantic fiction.

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Great Narration. Story not so much.

Well, I am in the minority here with my review. This story is sooo typical and written too many times. Sorry people but really?

Its insta lust of two people that know nothing about each other and are in love from just having sex. Yep that is the story line. No mystery, no getting to know each other. Just plain ole attraction. Over these types of books. I really struggled getting through this one. It was so boring.

As for the narration, well that was the only thing that kept me listening. Sebastian York and Andi Arndt are great. But really, I wish they would move into some different genre's of narrations. And not these typical sex books with very little ultra boring story lines. They deserve better stories to narrate. Just sayin..

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Sexy Single Parent romance

This sexy story is taboo in all the right ways! Sexy single parent? Check! Sexy new boss? Check! Sexy neighbor that infuriates you? Check! All of this rolled up into one Super Sexy man? CHECK! CHECK! CHECK! I loved every single thing about this book! If you want a fun sexy read with a tad bit of angst then you need to jump all over this book! The narration was great! Sebastian York and Andi Arndt are gods when it comes to narration!!!

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LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF THIS BOOK!

This book was the perfect mix of off the charts sexiness, humor, and romance that makes you literally say 'awwwww'. Max was my favorite hands down; his relationship with his sisters and daughter was hilarious and heart melting all at once. The dynamic between him and Harper was not your typical one, and it was a joy to see how things unfolded for them. Well written, strong characters---bravo Louise Bay!---i will be a repeat offender with any book by Louise Bay from here on out. Highly recommended!

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  • AJ
  • 10-17-16

Great read, or listen!!!

The narrators made this book come to life. It drew me in from the very start! Great plot but I wish there was a sequel!!!

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Reminds me of Beautiful Bastard

Great story never a dull moment. Can't wait to hear more from this author. Specially if they use the same narrators.

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  • Rachel Reads
  • 10-08-16

lovely story, would listen again

Very nicely balanced story with a little drama and enough hot stuff to keep it interesting but not so much that it becomes dull, well balanced so many books of this genre aren't hence 5 ☆
Harper is a great lead lady and it's nice that King was just a steady guy with a teenage daughter, I loved the interplay between dad and daughter.

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  • LilleyLoohLah
  • 09-27-16

A true sexy office romance to get lost in.

I just loved this standalone so much. The story is beautifully written in dual POV. You know the story, two people not in the market for love, fighting the pull that they feel every time they see each other. Harper is hard headed, strong, independent and beautiful. Max is, well, what is Max? He's strong, sexy, successfully, charismatic, a fantastic father, a true family man, loyal, did I say sexy, handsome and a complete and utter God? Oh and did I say sexy as hell? I was hooked from the get-go. Light, easy, fun and flirty. A true sexy office romance to get lost in. The narrator's are perfect, got the characters nailed. Got to say, can't go wrong with Sebastian York, ever! Thank you Ms Bay.

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  • Mrs c j Arnold
  • 08-27-20

very romantic and great to have a strong women cha

I really loved that the females were so strong really showed equally how men and women can be. narration was really good but always is with these two narrator's

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  • Corina Goodale
  • 02-18-20

Probably one of my favourites

I have revisited this audio book several times and each time it doesn't disappoint. I enjoy the storylibe and details as well as the styke it's been written in.

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  • Sylvia
  • 10-22-18

Almost worthy of a 5-star rating

The story line of this books was surprisingly better than the British Knight. It contained scenes that I would add in a story to increase the 'wow' factor despite the fact that a couple of scenes felt a bit unrealistic. These involved the characters' swift let's-jump-into-the-sack moments. One thing I did not like, however, was the female character's angry moments - these felt more prominent than usual. However, the descent story line made up for this. Similarly, the male character's pouty moments where he fought he feelings was a bit annoying as well. However, both these annoyances were overlooked by the performance and general story line. This was my second read in this 'series'. I definitely recommend it as a treat.

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  • Mrs. C. Hunt
  • 08-28-18

King of Wall Street

This is a funny easy to listen to book, the characters are strong and the voices easy to listen to. good job Sebastian York and Andi Arndt.

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  • Shannon
  • 05-03-18

UUGGHH FOR HARPER!!

Okay, so I'm giving this book 3 stars. Let's get this clear, the book wasn't bad. I liked the book. It was just that damn Harper! She is annoyng as all hell and inconsiderate. She jumps to all the conclusions before knowing anything and then doesn't want to look stupid when she is proven wrong. One moment she wants Max to stand up to her father and when he does, she doesn't want anything to do with him. Again, jumps to conclusion and then doesn't want to look stupid. I LOVED MAX!! He's reasonable and I can always see where he is coming from with all he does whether business wise or personal life. And for her making Grace look like an idiot throughout the whole book, that girl has a great sense of reasoning ability and has great logics. Grace, is a smart girl made to look stupid which is alright. There are alot of these girls in real life. Would I listen to this book again? I would if Harper was replaced with Grace. Or just somebody else. Because Harper acts like she is headstrong but, boy, is she weak AF. So, one star for the great book. I mean, I listened and it was well narrated by Sebastian and Andie... Which is why I purchased the book because those are my two FAVOURITE narrators and I have listened to Louise Bay books before (Hollywood Scandal) which was good so WIN-WIN. Kudos to you Louise :) The book is well written. There are no plot holes and I can see how everything connects and that is good. Another star for the story again because for once I can close my eyes and just see myself in the story right there with the characters and that doesn't happen often. I just wish I could smack Harper upside the head for a majority of the book which is why I kept listening because I WANTED to know if that girl would gain some sense with her moody a**. And you might have guessed it, the third star is for Max and his adorable Amanda and his nosey but loving sisters and for Grace.

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  • Anna Dent
  • 12-05-17

brilliant!

great love story! Harper and Max take you on their adventure and you can't wait to see what happens next.

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  • sparklylilly
  • 11-01-17

Couldn't put it down

Great characters and story line. Not your usual boring romance, this has some grit and definitely kept me captivated.

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  • Christine Ridge
  • 08-26-17

LOVED this

I really enjoyed this, the characters were really good. I LOVED it, Can't wait to start the next one

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  • Carcoura
  • 01-06-17

If only all single dads were like Max!

I know we could all listen to SebYo reading a phone book and swoon, but honestly when he's paired with Arni Arndt you just know a good book will be turned into a brilliant audiobook! And this audiobook definitely deserves all the accolades its received.
The characters are 3-dimensional, butting heads because of blurred perspective and stubbornness, while the realisation that there's something more than physical attraction brewing between them only comes through their interactions with others. And those others are great characters in their own right, woven into the story with purpose but also given enough depth to be truly memorable. The dialogue is witty and natural, translating perfectly into audio, and the story itself is really terrific. This audiobook left me feeling happy - without my teeth hurting from too much of the sugary stuff! When written this well, there's just something surprisingly feel-good about a devoted (& super sexy, high-achieving, successful businessman) single dad having his teenage daughter trying to hook him up so she can get a baby sister! Such an easy 5-star rating!!

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  • Felicity
  • 09-14-20

LOVED IT

An awesome romance filled with love, understanding and redemption. I loved listening to this audiobook with its amazing storyline and narration. This had the typical alpha male in it but one who understands the importance of family, as well as a strong independent female protagonist who refused to live anyone's life but her own. If you have read the blurb to this book and think you will like it, I would definitely recommend you this book, as both a normal read, or as an audiobook. I know I enjoyed listening to this and hope you do too. Enjoy!

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  • karen grave
  • 04-19-19

nice easy read

it's my 1st Louise bay novel and I felt it was a tad slow...almost eeking the storyline out. I got a little frustrated with the heroines huge chip on her shoulder and I wanted to get her friend Grace to give her a serve. the hero caved a little quicker due to the huge build up and the narration...well what can I say.....these 2 are perfect..love sebastians rasp and andi's inflections.

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  • Sara Garrett
  • 07-31-17

Loved this so much!

This was the first book by Louise Bay that I've read and I absolutely loved it!

I absolutely loved the hero in this book, Max King. He's hard as nails when he's at work but when he's at home he's a devoted and loving father.

Harper, has just gotten her dream job working for King and Associates as a researcher and she cannot stand her boss! She thinks he's a jerk (to put it politely) and just wants someone to acknowledge the hard work that she has been putting in. When Harper moves in to her new apartment in Manhattan, her upstairs neighbour puts on a show for her and her best friend Grace.

What she doesn't expect to find when she goes to knock on his door the following night is that her upstairs neighbour is her boss!

The relationship that develops between the two of them is gorgeous! I loved how Max's attitude towards Harper slowly softens throughout the book. The plot line was fantastic with a couple twists in there that keep you intrigued all the way through.

I can't wait to dive into the next book!

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  • Cas
  • 10-16-16

Loved it

Five stars all the way, the story was awesome. The narrator's are a great combination. Loved everything about this story, the beginning, the middle, the end and then the epilogue. One click.