For fans who loved the snarky wit of Will & Grace and the epic love drama found in Brokeback Mountain comes Avery Aster’s new full-length, standalone contemporary M/M romance novel, Unsaid. 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? Join the star-studded cast in The Manhattanites series and see for yourself!
So this is Blake and Miguel's story. Blake and Miguel have been friends since school but a few years ago Blake married someone else and effectively broke Miguel's heart. Now Blake is divorced and his friends persuade him to start living again by drawing up a list of things in his sexual fantasy that they titled Blake's Seven Desires. The same friends also managed to convince Miguel to help Blake with his list. But Miguel also has his own list of Seven Needs which he wants Blake to help him complete. So starts their journey together and along the way can these two find love as well as lust for each other.
I have to say this is a light and fun book to read. Never mind Will and Grace, the characters here reminded me very much of Sex in the City with the friendships and parallel story lines. There were laugh out loud moments as well as steamy ones. Perhaps it was the writing style but I always felt removed from the characters. It was always as if I was peeping in through the window rather than in the room with them, if you catch my drift. This is my first outing with this author and would read her again.
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New York Times bestselling author Avery Aster pens The Manhattanites, a contemporary erotic romance series of full-length, stand-alone novels, and the naughty new adult prequel companion series The Undergrad Years.
As a resident of New York City 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.