Undressed (Manhattanites #1)
Book 1 in The Manhattanites series.
Milan’s notorious playboy, Prince Tittoni, seems to have everything—Lamborghinis, exotic women, palaces throughout Europe and business success. Ramping up his fabric company to go global with a new apparel brand, he ruthlessly stops supplying fabrics to the American client who inspired the collection. But once they meet, what’s he willing to give to get her in his bed?
Upper East Side designer Lex Easton has already endured her fair share of hard knocks. She’ll be damned if she’ll let an Italian stud muffin knock her down. So what if she named her favorite vibrator after him? With Fashion Week approaching, she’ll do whatever it takes to secure the fabrics she needs to make her clothing line an international success—even sleep with her rival.
Lex’s Louboutins are dug in deep to win this war. All’s fair in love and fashion!
Inside Scoop: Though the hero and heroine remain monogamous, their Prada-wearing friends indulge in a ménage a trois and other fashionable sexual fun and games.
A Romantica® contemporary erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave
I was invited by the author to review Unscrupulous (book #2). She said it was a standalone, I’d rather read the book previous, because you know you’ll understand the characters so much better.
Lex is a fashion designer and has a misunderstanding with her fabric supplies (Massimo) just before the big Fashion Week in New York. So Lex flies to Massimo’s island. She has seen him in all of the tabloids, as he is a playboy! She has also secretly named her sex toys “Massi”! so she’s got a secret crush on him.
She goes to meet him at his home and is told that he’s on “holiday” but will see her later. Needless to say she finds him and gets her point made! Lex is a little spit-fire New Yorker and doesn’t cave! She tells you like it is! Massimo is also used to getting his way! These two knock heads and then make up. Massimo instantly sees something in Lex! But he is scared to be in a relationship.....again. He does not want to get hurt.....again. Lex makes him an offer that he tries to refuse.
This was a very good story. I felt a little rushed through the whole “courtship” part. I wanted to know more details and hear more of their story.
I can’t wait to get started on Unscrupulous. It was just released last week.
Cost (Amazon): $2.99 (8.18.13)
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave Publishing
Book Released: February, 2013
Overall Rating: 3.5 stars
Hero Hotness: 4 stars
Heroine Hotness: 4 stars
Lovableness of couple: 4 stars
Tearjerker: 2 stars
Story Depth: 3 stars
Story Plot: 3 stars
· Would I re-read this book: No
· Would I read future books by this author: Yes
· Was there a cliffhanger: Not really, but there’s more to the story (it’s a series)
· Do I love the characters: Yes
· Do I want more of their story: Yes!
· Is this part of a series: Yes – Unscrupulous is the next one
About this author
AVERY ASTER pens erotic romance for Ellora's Cave. As a resident of New York's Upper East Side and a graduate from New York University, Avery gives readers an inside look at the city's glitzy nightlife, socialite sexcapades and tall tales of the über-rich and ultra-famous. "I write about what I see in my metropolis that never sleeps--Manhattanites on the quest for a passionate thrill," Avery says. "By and large, my characters are drop-dead gorgeous, ripped straight from the headlines and on the hunt for their next conquest."
UNDRESSED #1 (Lex & Massimo) launched The Manhattanites series, exploring people's forbidden desires of lust and longing. UNSCRUPULOUS #2 (Taddy & Warner) is the highly anticipated prequel coming August 14, 2013. Also, stay tuned for the sequel with UNSAID #3 (Blake & Miguel) coming winter 2013.
THE MANHATTANITES is an extended modern erotic romance series of full length juicy melodramas multilayered on love, friendship, scandal, and drama to the hilt. Fans who watch TV shows like Girls (HBO), Mistresses (ABC/BBC Drama), and The Bold & the Beautiful (CBS) love The Manhattanites series. Avery's characters are over the top. They have raunchy sex, speak their minds and always get what they want. Each novel may be read as a standalone.
Goodreads author link: ttp://www.goodreads.com/AveryAster
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