This series by Audrey Carlan was released in 2018.
I started it but life took over and I just now finished it up.
My overall rating of series: 3.875
About the Series
Parker Ellis, CEO of International Guy Inc., advises the wealthiest people in the world on life and love. And sometimes he can’t help it when things heat up and he ends up in bed with his clients.
This International Guy knows that there’s a whole world waiting for him. But as he goes from city to city—and from woman to woman—it’s possible that he just might find his own love along the way…
Each book is a novella.
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Book 1: Paris
Paris, France. The City of Lights is buzzing with more than just electricity…
I love women. All women. I’ve made a career out of being exactly what a woman needs.
You want something outta life and have the money to back that dream? Let’s discuss it. For the right price, anything is possible, and I’m the guy who’s going to help you get it. There’s no challenge I can’t meet, and I never leave a client unsatisfied.
So when perfume heiress Sophie Rolland calls me to help take her family’s company—and Paris—by storm, I know exactly what she needs. Just a few days with my team and there will be no stopping Sophie.
Watching a gorgeous woman come alive in the City of Lights—that’s why I got into this business. Not to mention what happens when those lights go out…
My name is Parker Ellis. You can call me The Dream Maker.
My Review: 4 stars
Book 1 in the series (out of 12) was a very good start to this series.
Parker Ellis (Dreammaker), Bo (Lovemaker), and Royce (Moneymaker) are the three men that run a company called International Guy. This company helps women become the best them.
In book one, Parker and the guys are called to Paris to help Sophie. She has just taken over the company her father created.
Sophie is shy, quiet, and not sure of herself. When the International Guys show up, they change everything for her.
This book was more than I excepted. It was fun, flirty, had some sexy moments….but overall….a good, fun read.
Book 2: New York
New York, New York. In the city that never sleeps, it’s still easy to dream…
I’m a professional. That doesn’t mean I can’t lose control. I’m only human. But I’d better watch myself with Skyler Paige. She’s the hottest movie star on the planet right now—the woman I’ve crushed on for years—and she’s on the edge of losing it. She needs to find her muse. Hell, she needs to find herself. But most of all, she needs International Guy’s help. That’s why she’s come to me, Parker Ellis.
Ever since Skyler opened her door, it’s been a freakin’ hurricane of charged lust between us. Damn. Those lips. That body. The need to have her once, twice, or a million times before our three weeks are up.
I just don’t want to go too far, too fast. Only she’s making it so hard.
Because the danger of mixing business with pleasure is that sometimes you feel a lot more than you should.
My Review: 4 stars
New York City. The Big Apple. And the next city that Parker is going to conquer. And this time, without his team.
This book starts with Parker hiring an assistant and you are going to LOVE her. She is AWESOME!!
Parker then head to NYC to with the Skyler Paige. Skyler is a top-grossing actress but she has most her muse. She doesn’t want to act. She doesn’t want to model. She doesn’t want that life anymore.
Parker is hired to help her find her muse again. Parker knows that this job will be a tough one for many reasons. But he is determined to help her.
This second book is sexy and a bit more serious at times than the first one but it is still great.
Book 3: Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark. In the City of Spires, everything is spiraling out of control.
My latest project has trouble written all over her. And it’s my favorite kind: lush curves; full, kissable lips; and a wicked smile that promises a million sins. But Christina Kaarsberg is a whole new gamble. She’s a princess—as in the Danish royal family. And if I make one mistake, my International Guy business will be royally screwed.
There’s a lot more riding on this job than just a woman who needs help. Not only do I have to tame this soon-to-reign bad girl but I also have to convince her to marry the crown prince and accept her rightful place as the next queen of Denmark.
It turns out that our sexy little princess is playing a game. I just need to figure out which rules to follow…and which ones to break.
My Review: 4 stars
On to Copenhagen and taming a princess.
Princess Christina Kaarberg. She is supposed to be the next queen of Denmark, but she refuses to marry Price Sven, saying her sister Elizabeth should marry him instead. But why? She loves Sven. Sven loves her.
Princess Christina has been out partying and acting up. She isn’t usually like that. Something is driving her behavior and Parker is determined to figure it out.
What Parker uncovers is heart breaking. Sven’s family has been though a lot lately and Christian thinks she is doing the right thing.
Will you agree with her point of view or Parkers?
Plus….Sophie make an appearance in this book. Things are heating up with her and Parker, or at least she thinks they are.
Can’t wait for the next book!!!
Book 4: Milan
Milan, Italy. Where fashion rules, these twelve models are getting schooled in the sweet arts of sensuality and seduction.
With intimate pictures of me and starlet Skyler Paige igniting a tabloid sexstorm, the gig in Milan is perfectly timed. I need a distraction. And what a distraction: a dozen gorgeous Italian lingerie models—every one of them a mouthwatering temptation…
The problem? These aren’t professionals. They’re real women—soft, lush, and inexperienced. They need International Guy to show them how to embrace their sexy on the runway.
With my personal life challenges and just a week to empower each one, I’m not on my game. All I can think about is Skyler. Her voice. Her body. Her taste. I swore I’d never settle down. With so many women in so many cities, can I really consider taking myself off the market for just one woman?
My Review: 4 stars
This was a cute read. This book does have a story that takes place in Milan but a lot of the story is about Parker’s relationship with Skyler.
Can they handle jealously? Can they handle being so far apart? Read to find out!
Book 5: San Francisco
San Francisco, California. Steam is rising fast in the City by the Bay.
I’ve been hired to find a love match for a stunning, powerful, and lonely CEO. She’s through with being mined by gold diggers who only want her money and her body. She’s looking for love.
Imagine my surprise when my business partner Royce offers himself up on a silver platter, a move that could ruin everything we’ve built—our friendship, International Guy’s reputation—and even Royce’s heart.
The thing is…he’s all wrong for her, and I know it. Royce wants to settle down, but this client is most certainly not that kind of woman.
I decide to let things play out. A man has to learn his own truths—just because you want something doesn’t mean you can have it.
My Review: 4 stars
What a story!
You have everything for Royce trying to get with the new client to Parker dealing with blackmail on Skyler.
This story was full of drama!!! And it was great.
But it also had heart break and now to see what the next story holds.
Book 6: Montreal
Montreal, Canada—where the summers can get a little sticky.
I should have known better. Never fall, Parker. Now I’m getting as far away from my personal problems as I can. Back to business. Except it’s hard to focus on anything but the prospect of a good time with my new client. She’s a corporate genius with bangin’ curves, endlessly long legs, and pouty pink lips begging for my…services.
Someone’s been stealing and selling her trade secrets and only International Guy can help her. How can I say no to such a tempting plea?
Only she’s inviting more than intrigue. Now that she’s got a tight hold on me, she could be leading the way into all kinds of trouble. I’m not afraid. I think it might be fun to drown my sorrows in the arms of a smokin’ hot blonde.
My Review: 3 stars
So this one was not may favorite of the series.
Alexis was very pushy. I did not like her at all.
Parker was a butt hole.
He refused to listen to Skyler and then did almost exactly what he accused her of doing.
I hope he gets his act together in the next Book.
Book 7: London
London, England. International Guy is now in service to the queen—of romance novels.
I’d heard of Geneva James, the smashingly sexy, phenomenally successful British author whose steamy novels make her readers’ fantasies real. Now she’s hard at work on her latest piece of sizzling fiction—or at least, would like to be. It turns out that a case of writer’s block is making it hard for Geneva to bring her latest book to its climax.
That’s where International Guy comes in.
She’s desperately in need of inspiration—and open to any kind of help International Guy can give her. Her entire career may be riding on how this fan-favorite story ends. The last thing she wants is to disappoint her fans. The last thing I want is to disappoint Geneva. Luckily, inspiring women is my specialty. Bringing Geneva out of her funk is business. It’s also going to be a pleasure. With my team in play, I have no idea how this story is going to end.
My Review: 4 stars
I enjoyed this book more than the last.
Parker did a better job at not being an ass in this book. He was more understanding and willing to listen.
Both Skyler and Parker go to London to help author Geneva James out of her writing funk.
The added twist in this book is that Parker and Skyler are getting texts from an unknown number, saying crazy things. (Excited to see what happens with this)
I felt this book was lighter and more fun than some of the others.
On to Berlin.
Book 8 : Berlin
Berlin, Germany. A gorgeous new client is looking for a few good men.
It’s time for me to get my head back in the game. I’d love nothing more than to enjoy the times with Skyler and the guys, but I’ve got a business to run and we’ve just landed our most high-octane case ever in Berlin. Besides, who better to come up with a cutting-edge advertising campaign than us? And since we’re International Guy, you can expect nothing less than for us to go full throttle for our client.
International Guy is used to life in the fast lane and this should be an easy ride, but this case is more than any of us bargained for and if we’re not careful, this job could rip us apart. If we’re going to make it through this case, we’re going to need to bring in reinforcements. Somewhere along the line, this team became my family and I won’t let anything come between us.
My Review: 4 stars
Parker and the guys are back at it, this time in Berlin. But things aren’t going to go as smooth as they could. Why? The person they are working is Wendy’s fiancé ex.
Yep…. and that’s gets heated.
Plus Parker and Skyler are getting mystery texts that are starting to get creepy and weird.
Who is texting them?
Why is that person texting them?
Will that person try to approach them?
Are they in danger?
This one was pretty good.
I like how Wendy and Michael play more of a role in this book. I have wanted to know more about them and some of my questions were answered.
Now onto the next book and to see what happens in D.C.
Book 9: Washington D.C.
Washington, DC—in the nation’s capital, power and money make the most scandalous bedfellows.
I’m not a sentimental man, but even I have to admit life is starting to look suspiciously like my wildest dreams.
I’ve got the woman I love in my arms and the world at my feet. So when a seemingly easy consult in DC comes up, I’m happy for an excuse to stay close to home and savor the good life.
But looks can be deceiving. What seemed like an in-and-out job covers up a much darker secret that rocks the entire International Guy team to our cores. Luckily, we have the help of one of DC’s savviest political consultants to guide us. Kendra Banks is intelligent, beautiful, and a blast from Royce’s past—a past he’d much rather forget.
I’ve never backed down from a fight, and I’m not about to start now—not when I finally have so much to lose.
My Review: 4 stars
Parker is on to his next client, a beauty company trying to get a bill passed in Washington D.C. What could go wrong? EVERYTHING!
When Parker learns the beauty company is hiding dirty business, him and the other members of IG are determined to close them down. But can they do it? Can they take on a billion dollar company?
Plus, to add more drama, Parker hires Royce’s ex to be the companies new lawyer. That goes over great….NOT!!!!
And Parker and Skyler are still getting texts from an unknown person and someone from Skyler’s past, a man she worked with once, keeps popping up.
This was a good book. Nothing crazy special but it was still a good read. The story was solid and I enjoyed learning some more of the back story of the guys.
We only have 3 more books to go……. wonder what will happen.
Book 10: Madrid
Madrid—a sultry city alive with music, color, seductive sights, and a young woman with a dream…
In gorgeous Madrid, stars can be made, or stars can be born. Juliet Jimenez was born talented, with beautiful curves and a voice gifted from the heavens. With Juliet being so young and impressionable, I call in my best girl to help craft this Spanish sweetheart into a worldwide phenomenon. With Skyler’s unique, earthy approach, Bo’s special gift with a style makeover, and my confidence-building mojo, we’re going to have Juliet finding herself a future chart-topping music artist.
All we have to do is make her believe in herself. Ignore the scars marring her precious face and embrace her natural grace and showstopping effervescence. With International Guy, we’re capable of taking on any task.
Bringing Skyler along also gives my team and the authorities time to hunt down the person sending threatening messages. Unfortunately, it also puts our relationship in the spotlight. The paparazzi take some damaging photos that could hurt not only my girl but International Guy’s reputation. Big-time.
In the end, it’s not the paparazzi or the messages that leave us running back to the US. It’s a far more dangerous problem none of us prepared for…
My Review: 4 stars
Madrid….what a story.
Parker and Skyler are on their way with the team to Madrid to work on the image of a new pop star. But that is the least of their concerns right now.
Tracey is over stepping her boundaries and when Skyler finds out some thing that she did in the past, it might ruin their friendship forever.
The stalker is still sending text messages, this time one that are threatening.
Plus…. Parker and Skyler make a mistake and the paparazzi catch them. (This is also not as big of a concern as the stalker)
But who is the stalker? Is the stalker and the letter writer the same person? What happens when the wrong person is accused?
I feel like this story had more mystery and such than any of the other ones. (I think I know who the stalker is)
Solid story….. 2 more to go.
Book 11: Rio
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: where torrid temperatures can ignite explosive family secrets.
There’s nothing I won’t do to protect Skyler, the team, and my family. After the recent attempt on our lives, escaping to Rio to enjoy the hot sands of Copacabana Beach sounds like a little piece of heaven and a much-needed break from the nightmare back in Boston.
When my brother’s Brazilian mate solicits my help to weed out a shadowy embezzler slowly bleeding his business dry, I can’t say no. However, the more we dig into the issue, the more secrets come to the surface. Hidden agendas, grudges, and recriminations all seem par for the course in sunny Rio de Janeiro. The worst of it? The enemy we have at home appears to have come out of hiding and continues to threaten what I hold most dear.
Once again I’m in a killer’s sights, but more than that, the people I love back home are left vulnerable.
My Review: 4 stars
I WAS RIGHT!!!! I knew who the stalker was!!!! YAY ME!!!!!
After the murder attempt, Parker and Skyler head to Rio with his brother. One, to work on a case and two, to get away for a bit. Parker is a bit banged up but doing fine.
Nate and Rachel can’t go as protection because Nate is recovering from the blast, so Paul is going to be their protection.
What happens when the texts continue? What happens when more people get hurt?
I guessed who the bad guy was like 2 books ago and I was right. It’s crazy who this person thought and how they perceived things.
You also get some drama with Paul and his boyfriend Dennis’ family.
I’m ready for the last book.
Book 12: Los Angeles
Los Angeles, USA: When it comes to making fantasies come true, there’s no better destination than Hollywood.
After surviving hell on earth, the real healing begins. I’ve never been happier or more content in my life. With my dream girl by my side, I can do anything. The future has never been brighter.
A case takes me to Los Angeles, California, to participate in a new television dating program. I’m only supposed to consult on life, love, and dating. The plan was never to meet Skyler’s celebrity look-alike or to make an appearance on the show itself.
This was supposed to be a quick trip. Fly in for a few days, fly out. Do the job and make it back to my woman, who’s dealing with the aftermath of her trauma all alone.
How did I get roped into all this? And what’s Skyler going to think when she sees me on television as a contestant?
My Review: 3.5 stars
The last book of the series is here.
Parker and Skyler are working on getting life back to normal after the craziness they went though a few month ago. Parker and the boys finally take a job outside Boston for the first time in months, helping out a new dating show .
Parker isn’t sure about it but Skyler makes him go. What Parker doesn’t know is that she is in on this job. It is kind of a set-up. But will Parker pass the test?
This book wraps up a few loose ends but it also leaves some open. And I need some more answers!
Overall, I enjoyed this read. There were times when I felt the characters were in high school instead of adults because of the way they acted but I don’t think that took away form the story at all. I enjoyed watching Parker and Skyler grow over the books. I liked the characters and they kept me entertained.
I do wish I would have learned more about Bo, Royce, and Wendy. And I think they need some spin-offs (especially Bo now).
About the Author:
Audrey Carlan is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. She writes wicked hot love stories that are designed to give the reader a romantic experience that’s sexy, sweet, and so hot your e-reader might melt. Some of her works include the wildly successful Calendar Girl Serial, the Trinity Trilogy and the highly anticipated International Guy Serial.
She lives in the California Valley where she enjoys her two children and the love of her life. When she’s not writing, you can find her teaching yoga, sipping wine with her “soul sisters” or with her nose stuck in a wicked hot romance novel.