We’re so excited to be one of the first stops on the Unsaid tour! When Avery asked whether I’d like to be part of the tour – how could I refuse? She’s so much fun and writes a vivid and glitzy world of love, lust, friendship and sex. Lots and lots of sex. Did I mention the sex? Anyway, here’s what I thought of the book…
Series: The Manhattanites (Book #3)
Author: Avery Aster
Review by: Onnica
Chelsea’s hottie Blake Morgan III has reemerged from a nasty breakup. His marriage was a frigid disaster beyond repair, and he vows to be single—forever. Bruised, but still hot in Prada, he creates his Seven Desires wish list, his sexiest imaginings. Blake soon realizes there’s only one man he may trust to make these uninhibited intentions come to fruition: his best friend Miguel Santana.
Lower East Side multimedia artist extraordinaire Miguel Santana may be known as the cocky Latin stud in the city, but all he’s wanted since college was Blake’s hand in marriage. He was livid when Blake walked down the aisle with the wrong guy. Miguel has his own list titled the Seven Needs, which are quite contrary to Blake’s dirty-boy deeds. They involve serious commitments, which may leave his new-to-the-singles-scene buddy sprinting for the door, destroying any hopes Miguel has for happiness.
Can these two hunks conquer their intimate fears and love one another as only best friends can?
Why you should read it: The Manhattanites are a super-wealthy, well-connected and good looking bunch. The world is their oyster and that alone should make you hate them – but somehow, with the complexity of their lives and the effort Avery has put into her characters, we have complicated, likeable people whom you’ll come to care about. Blake and Miguel have been circling each other for years. The will-they-won’t-they storyline was dealt with well and the suspense built at a steady pace. The chemistry between them was off the charts hot and without giving too much away, the scene at the spa? Lordy! The book was also quite educational for innocent lil’ old me (ahem) – I felt as though I really got an insight into how some people live. Plus, you owe it to yourself to read a book that has a chapter called ‘Sugaring Blake’s Cookie.’
What you might hate: Ok. Maybe this should have come first. If you dislike profanity, same-sex relationships, explicit scenes of a sexual nature, brash and horny characters, then AVOID THIS BOOK AT ALL COSTS! It’s not for you. Ms Aster is unapologetic in her directness – so be warned. At first I worried that the humour would overshadow the plot – but it didn’t, it complemented it totally. I would advise reading either book 1 (Undressed) or 2 (Unscrupulous) first to get a feel for the characters – as there are a lot of them and you might get a wee bit lost if you dive straight into Unsaid.
Rating: 4/5 I thoroughly enjoyed Unsaid. Parts made me laugh out loud, while others made me read faster to discover all their secrets. The sex was really graphic and really hot and now when I hear Cole Porter’s ‘You’re the Top, I have a whole new appreciation for the song!
Unsaid is out September 1st.