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(The Manhattanites #1)

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  1,869 ratings  ·  737 reviews
At thirty-three Warner Truman is one of the richest men on the planet, a spa mogul who buys and sells resorts at will. He holds powerful executive’s careers in his well-groomed hands. Nothing is beyond Warner’s reach…until he meets her.

Stunning, tantalizing, and perverse, Taddy Brill captivates Warner’s carnal desire like no woman he’s ever met. A self-made millionaire, Ta
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Published August 14th 2013 by Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc.
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"Manhattanites are noted as a jaded bunch. We own designer footwear in excess, overspend on vodka cocktails and work sunup to sundown. By accident love takes a backseat but we always find time for sex (wink)."

FABULOUS. GLAMOUROUS. UNSCRUPULOUS. That's what The Manhattanites are, their lives are full of fame, fashion, glamour, and hard work. Just like the first part of this series, Unscrupulous can be best described as "fun erotica", with mo
destini mia
Aug 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Gear up ladies because Warner is here to grab you by the ovaries!! Resistance is futile.

This book was just…



Tabitha Adelaide Brillford
“It’s not my intention to be a diva. It just happens. I wake up like I’m flippin’ Beyoncé or something.”

Warner Truman
“I used to strive to live my life for happiness, not money or status. I don't know what happened or why I stopped.”

Taddy Brill has always known that the one person she can always count on is herself. She’s be
Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
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4.5 laugh-out-loud stars!

If you're looking for a light-hearted, funny, breath-of-fresh-air read, this one delivers in spades! Thank you Avery for breaking my book funk! Taddy was the PERFECT heroine!

Unscrupulous is written with a witty, sassy dialect that kept my attention combined with steamy hot, albeit comical at times, sex scenes.

Manhattanites are noted as a jaded bunch. We own designer footwear in excess, overspend on vodka cocktails and work sunup to sundown. By accident love takes a
Vika aka ♔ of GIF & Grumpy Smut-ateer *P/T Freebie Fairy
ARC provided by Netgalley


"May I?

"You may."

For those of us who missed Sex and the City and crave a strong willed & sassy Heroine look no further than Miss Tabitha "Taddy Brill" Adelaine Brillford.

A girl who had everything and lost everything because of the choices her parents made. Seriously many people should really not have kids... *snip, snip* you know what I'm saying?

From the first page I was IN LOVE.. and not only because it's set in
Aug 09, 2013 rated it liked it
Well this is a conundrum if I've ever been in one... Let's see if I can talk my way through figuring out a star rating...

So being completely honest, I would say through the first 55% of this book or so I just felt kind of...

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I thought it was well written. There were some funny aspects to it, but I also felt like at times that Taddy was a bit too much. I got her character and later on it made sense why she was so brazen and obsessed with orgasms, masturbation, and fucking anything with a pen
3-3.5 Stars

”It’s not my intention to be a diva. It just happens. I wake up like I’m flippin’ Beyoncé or something.” - Taddy Brill, CEO of Brill, Inc.

I liked but didn’t love Unscrupulous and my 3 star rating represents just that. It was funny and snarky in all the best ways. By the end, though, I wasn’t feeling any real connection to the characters other than a high level of praise for their snarktitude and a certain envy that Taddy was able to get off while at the same time getting in some time
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
Aug 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
4 "Forever Red" Stars

Let me start by saying that I loved reading this book. It was so refreshing to have both the heroine and the hero being equals. This book reminded me of Sex in the City on steroids-wickedly delicious steroids!! I loved that there were 4 independent, fabulous fierce friends who shared their lives together while living in NYC!! There is something magical about NYC- I only wished that I would have lived there too!!

So, this story is about the lovely, intelligent, take charge, lo
Aug 17, 2013 rated it it was ok
Recommended to Susanne by: Debra
Shelves: dnf

DNF at 61 percent.

I really want to love all the books that I read. And especially the ones that I get as an ARC. I appreciate all the hard work that's behind a book but I have to be honest and I am very sure that this book couldn't get better for me. There were some light streaks but after I while I quit reading and I still don't want to read anything.

So here it goes:

1. I had issues with the language. It was to crude for me. The girlfriends were pretty vulgar. I couldn't stand "He's so hung" ove
Aug 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc

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I can't remember when was the last time I had this much fun with a book!

Avery Aster is a modern day Jackie Collins with just enough of an erotic edge and a wicked sense of humor!

What can I say about "Unscrupulous" other than it is simply F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S.! This book is what a great boyfriend should be - it makes you laugh & makes you horny! What more can a girl ask for, right?

It has everything one would need in order to enjoy it:

Strong female lead that seems to do nothing to annoy you? Check!

Geri Reads
Jul 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5 outrageous, vajazzled stars!!

Move over, Mr. Cross. There's a new hot billionaire in town! Warner Truman is hot, sexy, gorgeous and loaded. And I mean loaded in every sense of the word. But as hot and delicious as Mr. Warner Truman is, the heart of Unscrupulous is Taddy Brill.

Taddy is young, beautiful, successful and outrageously sexy. She knows what she wants and is not afraid to say exactly what's on her mind. She built herself an empire where she rules as a benevolent, vajazzled queen
* Meli Mel *
Aug 16, 2013 rated it it was ok
~Arc provided by author via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review~

♥♥♥ 2.75 STARS ♥♥♥

I am so sorry to say that I didn't enjoy this book as much as I did the first one. The characters had nothing to do with, well not completely anyway. It started out really slow for me. That I almost DNF it. But I continued in hopes it would get better. I got Taddy Brill's sad upbringing made her into the person she now is, but in the beginning, Taddy was a bit annoying. The whole first part of the book was a
Aug 22, 2013 rated it it was ok
I know I am in the minority here but this just did not do it for me. I think maybe La-Lionne is right and I am suffering from TOS syndrome. I hope I recover from this soon. Maybe I should have paid more attention to the blurb/reviews, they mentioned Jackie Collins, Judith Krantz - authors that I never really liked. It mentioned Sex and the City, a series that I never watched because I did not like it... Maybe if I had just not finished one of the best books and series that I ever read, I might h ...more
Aug 16, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley

Reason #3:

The plot.


Ms. Aster, you need a new editor…like, say…ME. If you would have given me this book, I would have given it back to you and said, “This book has no plot.”

And then I would have chopped it in half. But I would also say, “I know you can do better than this.”

There is something inside of you that needs to be exposed, and I’m not talking about your vajayjay.

There is so much potential to a book like this because I can see how unique it could be.

Sure, you’
Jx PinkLady Reviews ♡ @bookwormthoughts
This is tricky, I hate to be negative but this book just wasn't for me. Lots of other people, however, have given it a fabulous rating so please check out their reviews....

I have to be honest with my thoughts.......

The plot felt disjointed and didn't grab my attention. Tabby had some great lines and there was a lot of sexy times which I always LOVE but, because I wasn't feeling the story, I guess the sex and one liners lost impact for me. It was a little superficial and lacking in depth but th
Aug 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing

This was a funny, sexy and Taddy “BRILL”IANT read! It reminded me of Sex and the City. This is the second book in the Manhattanites series and can be read as a stand-alone book.

So let’s meet the characters….

First you have Warner Truman, CEO of Truman Enterprises and also owns several resorts around the world.

Next is Taddy Brill, aka Red, self-starter and CEO of Brill, Inc., a public relations company.

Taddy has been very independent from an early age and relies on no one. Sh
Katy Loves Romance ❤️
Aug 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
4 Vajazzled, fun and sexy stars!!

When I was reading this I experienced a lot of
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And then I did a lot of..
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The Story
Taddy Brill has rich parents she comes from money but not from love and was sent off to boarding school at a young age. She has friends, fashion her business that she's worked hard to build up with the help of her assistants she lives and breaths her work, its how she is able to live and when the emotions set in she works HARD!
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog

I have to say I stumbled across this Manhattanites series a week or so ago.
I saw it on Amazon and all the five star ratings peaked my interest.
Also the fact that the stories are supposed to take place in my favorite city!!

I had high hopes.
I'm still quite STUNNED at all the 4& 5 star reviews on amazon & good reads.
Did I read the same book as all these people?

The vocabulary in this one was so vulgar and crass.
Believe me, I love a good Erotica book but some of the lines in this one had me cringing

Aug 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
ARC Received from Author via Net Gallery.

Ladies, stock up on batteries and get ready for Warner Truman.

'Being in his arms wasn't a walk through her beloved Central Park. It was a psychedelic journey in Candy Land with a race to her pussy castle.'

We met Taddy Brill in Undressed, she is the the owner of Brill, Inc. Oh yeah and she has a compulsion to masturbate (pretty much anywhere). She doesn't have much time for a relationship with the amount of time she focuses on her work - but deep down Tad
✝✝ Ⓓaisy ❣ ✝✝
Aug 15, 2013 rated it really liked it

"They haven't changed much since this morning. Do they still turn you on?"
" Very much so. I'm in awe each time I see you. It's a new experience every time. You're everything I've ever wanted. You're all I need"

This book is simply HOLY HOTNESS BATMAN!

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"So, you're saying - you want to see my pen** again?"

OOOOO YES, Please Big Daddy!!

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The story begins with our beautiful successful lady, Taddy Brill who she runs her own PR company and enjoy her days with her best mates. Her parents shut
*review to come*

frigging melting............

Tabitha Adelaide Brillford

I`m Red!

Jul 18, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book has been sitting on my NetGalley shelf for six years and I decided it was time to read it to clean my closet once and for all. I’m sorry to say that maybe it’s been there so long for a good reason. It’s described as a hilarious and naughty erotic romance, but for me it was just a painful waste of an evening. I did not find it humorous nor was it sexy or romantic. The best part of the book was the character descriptions in the beginning that the author provides to explain who is who. I’ ...more
Claire Robinson
Aug 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Avery Aster has done it again.

When I finished reading Undressed, I didn’t think I could be more surprised, shocked or completely and utterly hands-down, jaw droppingly blown away at the erotic creativity of this lady, I was wrong.

She has an impressive ability of being able to describe people, situations, and general locations in vivid, colourful full HD detail. She also borders on genius with her dirty mind and unique view on erotica writing. I have never come across another author who can pac
Aug 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing

4.5 NYC Manhattanite Stars

Thank you Avery Aster... you delivered big time with this next part of your Manhattanite series.

You promised New York at its finest: check.

You promised strong independent savvy, take no prisoners women: check check.

You promised hot, roll your eyeballs, make you squirm in your chair because you want it sex: check.check.check.

What you did not warn or prepare us for was beautiful, real desire to be loved and how these characters fight sometimes with all their might not to
Sierra McBride
3-3.5 Stars.

I`m going to attempt to put my jumbled ass thoughts together. : )
There is no need to waste space and type a synopsis. Check above !

The Good.

"We have a problem... a whopper to be exact." Taddy heaved her breasts out. She loved scaring the flat-chested new hires with her knockers."

The story was light. I love dark romance, but sometimes you just need something normal. This was that story. Taddy is a somewhat normal girl, with insecurities, although she doesn`t let them show much. I
Aug 10, 2013 rated it really liked it

ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review <3

UNSCRUPULOUS. In the city that never sleeps
"Manhattanites are noted as a jaded bunch. We own designer footwear in excess, overspend on vodka cocktails and work sunup to sundown. By accident love takes a backseat but we always find time for sex (wink)."

Unscrupulous is the second book in The Manhattanites series and an addition to the first part of the series, Undressed.
In fact you can read it as a standalone. I did.
Since I didn't
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Aug 16, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs
ARC provided by author via Netgalley.

This book is about two extremely wealthy workaholics who both seem kind of lost and lonely, but find what they are looking for in each other. Taddy Brill aka Red is abandoned by her parents at a young age and always feels as if she isn't good enough and was just thrown away. She is desperate for love, but avoids intimacy. She has a big heart, & her friends are her chosen relatives. She is very loyal to the people she cares about.

Warner Truman aka Big Daddy is
Reanell Tisdale
Jul 26, 2013 rated it really liked it

4.5 Vajazzled, sexy, steamy stars!

Trust me ladies you will want to meet Warner and his "anaconda"!!

Upon first contact with Avery about Unscrupulous she told me 5 reasons why I needed to read it. And one of those reasons abso-fucking-lutely sold it for me. "The hero is hung like an anaconda, non-venomous, of course."
And that is how I knew her book would be fabulous, if she is that witty in an email I couldn't wait to read her book. And I got exactly what I expected and more.

I highlighted the sh
Sep 06, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crazy-rich
2 meh Stars

Taddy Brill goes on a New Years trip with her very best friends when she meets Warner Truman. A misunderstanding cuts their night short and she goes back home to New York, leaving Warner wondering who she was. Months later they meet up again when Taddy's assistant is arrested for trespassing at one of Warner's hotel's. He makes a deal with her and drops the charges against her assistant if she spends the night with him. Warner is all in and ready to start something real with her, but
Jan 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
**ARC kindly provided by author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**



I was hooked from the first sentence! I don't remember the last time when I had so much fun reading a book.



At the age of 13 Tabitha Adelaide „Taddy“ was sent to boarding school, because her mother chose her husband over her daughter. They got rid of her. Dirty secret alert! Oh, how I enjoy these stuff! However, you'll have to read the book to find out since I'm going to keep my mouths closed on that matte
Book courtesy of Net Galley and Ellora's Cave !

Great read !

Witty, sexy,ballsy, charming, dominant.. All of these describe any one of the characters in this book and it made me love them even more.
Taddy Brill is a young successful owner and PR rep of her own firm, and poised for world domination, with offices in Times Square, and her best friends Vive, Lex and Blake at her side , she can not miss.
Oh and we can not forget Kiki, her very young , naive, virginal Morman assistant!
Taddy is from an upp
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