Sunday, 9 June 2013

Undressed by Avery Aster

Title:  Undressed

Series:  The Manhattanites Book 1

Author:  Avery Aster

Genre:  Contemporary Erotic Romance

Publisher:  Ellora’s Cave

Date of Publication:  February 2013

Page Count:  257

Cover Artist:  Syneca Featherstone

Book Description:  Content Warning: Due to graphic sex scenes, strong language, suggestive themes, mature humor, and just about everything your mother ever told you not to do--including wearing a see-through dress, this novel is for adults only.

Milan's notorious playboy, Massimo 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 will 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 become the next Diane von Furstenburg—even sleep with her rival. But when she arrives in Europe the paparazzi chronicles her every move and she finds herself in a situation never imagined. Lex’s Louboutins stilettos are dug in deep to win this war. All’s fair in love and fashion!

Avery Aster's super-glossy debut novel is loaded with passionate escapism, pitting American ambition against Italian tradition. Erotic romance fans who appreciate extended sex scenes, witty banter and glamour mustn't miss Undressed.

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. 

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Excerpt:

Cupping her hands around her eyes, she pressed her face to the window to see a tiny cockpit. “Where’s the pilot?”

“Right here.” He held out the keys, walking around the plane’s right side, smirking, and posing as Indiana Jones on the last crusade. She hoped they weren’t heading toward the Temple of Doom. Massimo rivaled Mr. Jones in hotness, she prayed not in adventure.

“Do you have a pilot’s license?” she asked, unsure if they taught aviation at The Royal Millionaire Playboy Academy.

“Sì, signorina.” He shook his head poking fun at her.

“I’m serious. Show me your license please?” Lex held on to the plane’s door as if it were a gate to hell. Christian Dior, get me outta here.

Massimo closed the distance between them in response. “Give me your hand.” Not waiting for her to respond, he grabbed her mitts from the door. “Bella, you are shaking,” he noticed and secured his fingers around hers, massaging her palm into his.

Strong hands. “You may call me Lex, not Bella. This isn’t Twilight.” She didn’t care for paranormal.



3 out of 5 stars
This was a fun story with a lot of sexy thrown in.  I do not really know anything about the fashion world, but the author does great job of introducing us into it and is seemingly knowledgeable on the subject.  This world of elite society, formal balls, palaces, private islands, and sexy princes is well written and colorful.   

The characters were great.  I really liked Lex's complexity.  To the world it appeared she had this cushy, perfect life while in actuality she had fought hard for everything she had…and she was not about to lose it all again.  She was spunky and determined.  Massimo is a lot of fun as well.  He has everything handed to him, except for the one thing he really wants.  The chemistry between Massimo and Lex is sexually charged, and watching them try to stay away from each other was interesting. 

The one thing that really did not do it for me was the sex scenes.  While the scenes overall were incredibly hot, the "dirty talk" seemed forced and did not really fit in with the rest of the story.  However, I enjoyed the story overall. 
 
 
 
 
About the 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 launched The Manhattanites series, exploring people's forbidden desires of lust and longing. When Avery's star-studded cast unites it always feels like forever and everyone has a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

THE MANHATTANITES is an erotic romance series of full length novels focusing on relationships. Each book may be read as a stand alone. If you've enjoyed TV shows like Girls (HBO), Dallas (TNT), and The Bold & the Beautiful (CBS) then you'll love The Manhattanites series. Avery's characters are over the top. They have raunchy sex, speak their minds and always get what they want.

Web:  http://www.AveryAster.com

Twitter:  @averyaster

Goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17379259-undressed



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