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!
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“I’ve never had a massage in bed.”
His body responded to every touch. “Your shoulders are tense. You anxious?” He pressed his fingers harder, sensing worry between his fingers.
“Watching this erotic movie and straining my eyes to read what they’re saying is stressing me out,” he joked.
Turning his head on the gray pillow, Blake revealed a sweet grin. On his stomach, he stretched out, comfortable in Miguel’s arms. He felt his friend’s entire body go limp. He worked his thumbs down the spine toward his ass and realized he should have a bigger TV. His small screen was from way back. Then again, he wasn’t one for sitcoms or at-home movies. Not when he was in bed with the hottest blonde he’d ever known.
Blake arched his ass upward for him to play with. He spread the buttocks wide with his slippery hands and admired the tight pucker in the center.
“I can’t wait to be inside you.” He settled his cock between the ass cheeks and ground.
“Don’t be. I’ll be gentle.” He wanted to bust his nut inside him right then. Their ten-year sexual build-up was enough to make anyone explode. Blake was worth the wait. One more day and his friend would be his.
“You, gentle?” Blake tightened his ass cheeks and hugged Miguel’s cock as if it were a hot dog enclosed by a bun and said, “Yeah, right.” He shuffled his legs and hands under his frame.
“You’ll see, my bebé. I’ll make you hum.” He finished the session with reflexology to the feet.
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.
*** ARC kindly provided by the author for an honest review. ***
“Whoever said ‘speak your mind’ was high, drunk or partying with our girl Vive Farnworth. Sentiments like ‘I’m in love with you’ are better left…unsaid.”—Miguel Santana, kinky bastard, dog lover.
Unsaid is book #3 of the Manhattanites Series.
How can I say it? I Loved it!
Hot, sexy, and delightfully erotic. In that one, Avery not only brings the heat but also a beautiful romance, between two souls mates (Blake and Miguel) who took 10 years to finally get together. And It was about damn time! The way she got these two together was brilliant; a list of seven desires against seen needs? How was just some sexual list fantasies leads to find true love in his best friend’s’ arms? Get ready for this erotic journey, as usual full of sarcasm, humor, explicit sex and drama!
A Manhattanite always needs some drama, right?
In this close-knit group, it’s time for Blake Morgan to shine. Alter a failed marriage, it was time to move on. Thanks to his crazy group, they help him to get things definitely spicy, (by the way Vive and Thor are just hilarious and I just wanted to high-five you), and all he’s got after a few drinks, is a list of Seven Desires, things he didn’t experience with his ex-husband, Diego.
Blake is a kind of guy so sweet and warm with people, clueless with his hotness, romantic old soul who believes in true love, until the few years with Diego, crushed all his hopes and broke him down, unsecure and a little messed up. He hides something but what? Just something twisted and totally insane! Poor guy, how he managed to live this way broke my heart! He couldn’t deny his attraction to Miguel, but was also scared by his lifestyle and reputation.
What about a gorgeous Alpha Man,to fulfill his sexual desires? And the icing of the cake? Realizing them with someone who can trust, in that case, your best friend! Oh my Miguel Santana is the epitome of hotness, dominance and passion! For the record, he fell in love with Blake, more than ten years ago, love at first sight, but was too impressed by Blake to make a move. Through all these years, he lived his life as a talented and renowned artist, a manwhore with no string attached, a dominant in all its glory. He’s cocky, secretive but so full of love for his friends, despite of his discreet nature, accepted him like he was, with no reserve.
When he heard about the list, he had to do something, to make Blake his, to break all the walls. And he didn’t take the longest way, he showed him how good and how much they meant to be. Even with his strong and rough side, he was incredibly sensitive and made this character so endearing. (Yep, You can see my crush on this guy, so obvious!)
When You read a Reader Warning like Avery Aster’s and read Unsaid, it perfect made sense. And Holy Guacamole, it was more than hot, more than sexy, definitely kinky and sexually graphic! There’s a lot of sex scenes, but they totally fitted into the story. Each intimate moment leads to make a point into the characters’ feelings, increasing the love, doubts or insecurities. I don’t know how the author managed to do that, but I was transported into this sensual and erotic awakening. I could visualize perfectly these moments and a lot of times, I found myself saying : is it me or this book is hot? Just mind-blowing!
I don’t usually enjoy when the other’s people drama melt into the main characters’, but again, the author proved me wrong! We followed as well their intense journey as their others best friends’. Everything perfectly gathered together, seeing how the others characters evolved since their stories in book #1 and #2. This group has a great dynamic. I really appreciated how friends and family take an important place in the story. No matter what, they stay united and protect each other’s back.
What about Blake and Miguel? Let just say that getting to this level of intimacy pushed each other’s limit, when they have to show their true colors and to finally trust someone. After all they sent through, I was so eager to get them together, I was sometimes frustrated by Blake’s behavior: hot for Miguel, and when they took one step forward, he added two backwards, racked with guilt and shame. He had some difficulties to see what’s really in front of him, oblivious to the obvious when it comes to Miguel’s feelings, but I understood him.
How far could he go? Is their friendship is gonna be ruined after all this experience? How is he going to react when he’ll learn about the truth? Ah ah so many questions, but Miguel’s reactions were very unexpected and surprising and I was more in love with this couple!
I could spend more time to tell you how much I enjoyed the story, but I made my point, don’t you think? If you like stories that gonna make you laugh, curl your toes, with some Manhattanite drama and make you feel good, this one is for you! Avery Aster, you’ve got a new fan here! I read it already twice!! So thank you very much for Blake and Miguel’s story, it was flawless!! Next one, please? I need my fix of Manhattanite love drama!