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Thursday, April 25, 2013

#Guest: Avery Aster's Undressed and #review

About Avery:

Avery Aster is an American novelist who pens erotic romance for Ellora’s Cave. As an Upper East Side resident and a graduate from New York University Avery is celebrated for giving 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 which 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, book one, 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. Log on to for upcoming book releases or email to join The Manhattanites fan club.

Avery will be awarding Choc-A-Lot: Chocolate-Covered Sandwich Cookies to a random commenter at every stop to be chosen by the host.

 Book 1 in The Manhattanites series. (78,000 words, M/F, HEA, Erotic Romance, Contemporary)
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.
Alexandra Easton, “Lex” if you didn’t want your head bitten off, is a power house fashion designer. Daughter of two very 80s famous icons, she's determined not to use their names to build her fame.  She’s focused on one and only one thing: making Easton Essentials a household name. That is, of course, until she meets Prince Massimo Tittoni, CEO of Girasoli Garment Company, who not only holds her designer faith in her hands but also her love life.

The Good:
This book was quiet interesting, with a plot that could hold any girl's attention. The fantasy of meeting our prince charming and being swept away to our fairytale castle. Then being ravished to the mercy of our own desires. Undressed captivated both the fashion diva in me and my unmentionable wild side. With the point of view change, we gain an insight into what our main characters are thinking. I was pleased with the attention to detail and of course the numerous fashion name drops. And hey! Good grammar!

The Bad:
Also I didn’t care for how it ended so abruptly. I felt it needed more to round everything out.

The Bottom Line:
Overall I enjoyed Undressed, it was snarky, sexy, and fun. And while I do enjoy lengthy books this one took me quite some time to get through. I’m worried the average reader or beginners to this forgotten art of reading might find it difficult to get through the whole book with patience.

4 stars

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.

, 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.

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  2. Kristabel! I love this review. Thank you for noticing my good grammar. That's the biggest form of flattery. I had a ton of fun writing Undressed.

  3. Thanks for the honest review. Don't like books that end abruptly.

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