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Love, Lex

(The Undergrad Years #1)

3.14  ·  Rating details ·  1,535 ratings  ·  341 reviews
This summer, I’d planned to celebrate my eighteenth birthday in Europe with my fellow Manhattanites—Taddy Brill, Blake Morgan, and Vive Farnworth—until I caught my boyfriend screwing my mother. According to the police report, this vomit-inducing incident happened around the same time I’d supposedly blown-up my mother’s penthouse. Like I’m walking around Soho with a stick o ...more
Paperback, 218 pages
Published April 10th 2014 by CreateSpace (first published April 7th 2014)
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Jan 17, 2014 rated it really liked it

This was great! LOVE Avery's sense of humor and laughed out loud the entire time I was reading. Looking forward to Taddy, Vive and Blake's undergrad years ...

Favorite part:

Lex's prayer while she is at the police station. LMAO!

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Avery Aster
Dear Reader,

Told in first person, Love, Lex is a self published novel in The Undergrad Years prequel series to The Manhattanites. This story celebrates the week Lex turned eighteen.

Amrutha Ram
Jun 03, 2014 rated it did not like it
I received this book for the exchange of an honest review.

Unfortunately, I was unable to finish this book, because it was honestly just so awful. The writing is sad, the characters drive me nuts, the plot is all over the place. In reality this should have 0 (on my blog, -7) stars, but that isn't an option here.

The book begins with Alexandra Easton, or Lex, who is apparently so chubby that her boyfriend tells her she needs to lose weight before he dare have sex with her. lol. what. Okay, so this
Apr 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ARC received from author in exchange for an honest review.


Having read Undressed, I was instantly ready for more Lex. Lex is ready to give her Lady V to her boyfriend, Kelle, but she discovers that this douche-nozzle is already balls deep into her mom. On the verge of eighteen, Lex is on the move. On to big and better things... but before she goes, a bonfire of a few bad memories sounds like a good idea... until it isn't and things go boom!

But before Lex and the gang are thrown behind bars and
Nov 02, 2015 rated it did not like it
Initial thoughts:


Seriously, it's what I would imagine it must feel like to have a bipolar, schizo with mania consume one of every drug on the planet, wash it down with a bottle of vodka, and then jump out of an airplane without a parachute.

It's like "Clueless" meets "Days of Our Lives" set to a biker ninja porno. I dunno?!?

I need a fucking translator; a mediator; a therapist; & a priest, rabbi, Swahili medicine man, bishop, and preacher.

I ne
Marie  Brown (Marie's Tempting Reads)
Marie's Tempting Reads Review:

Since I have read two books by Avery Aster, Undressed and Unscrupulous and enjoyed both, I knew I could NOT turn down an opportunity to read and review Love, Lex. When I first was gifted with this beautiful box set, I first had to take a few moments to admire this yummy cover before flying to Avery Aster's story, Love, Lex.
I found this story to be funny with plenty of snark, and with a GORGEOUS biker cop being involved, this just made it absolutely DELIC!
I can't say
JB's Book Obsession - Jennifer
Absolutely loved this book.

It was fun to read.

Gave some real insight to how these girls and Blake became so close.

The drama was crazy, setting the penthouse on fire ha!

The sex was hot and the friendship between the girls and Blake always fun to read.

Avery Aster makes you feel like a part of this quirky group her writing just pulls me into the crazy.

I still think this whole series needs to be a cable TV show :) I would totally watch.

From the synopsis I thought I would be all over this, but for some reason it just didn't work for me.
Apr 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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3.5 stars I was a bit worried that these books would be toned down because of the New Adult Category, Thankfully I couldn't have been more WRONG! You get the same Sassy, Snarky, Hilarious HOTNESS that you have come to expect from Avery 's writing, just with younger characters involved. This book tells of the week Lex Easton turns eighteen. She comes home to find her mother having sex with her boyfriend Kelle.(Who is a Major ASS by the way, HATE him!) Little did she know that the best thing she e ...more
Apr 13, 2014 rated it it was ok
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Disclaimer: I received a review copy c/o of the Publisher via Xpresso Book Tours.

Okay, I’ve said it before. When it comes to New Adult, I tend to tread lightly. Before I begin, I’d like to remind you again that this does contain mature content so reader discretion is advised.

When I first read the synopsis, that was what pulled me in. It sounded like Gossip Girl with a bit more pizzazz. Unfortunately, it didn’t live up to the expectation I was havi
Mar 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Are you a fan of the Manhattanites series? Then you going enjoy the Undergrad Years.

We know Lex Easton is a no holds bar and bull kind of gal in the big wide world of fashion, but what was she like before all the blood sweat and tears of becoming that world famous fashion designer?

I am guessing Lex was probably born kicking and screaming that the world was going to know who she was. Always in the shadow of her famous parents she had to make sure she stood out!

Coming home to a heartbreaking scena
Feb 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I really didn't think I could love the Manhattanites more but dangit if I've been proved wrong. I always liked Lex but now, I have a whole new respect for her. I admit, I thought her a bit flighty from previous reads but now I see her as the strong, amazing character that she really is. Taddy might be the one that seems to be the center but Lex is truly the heart of the Manhattanites. I am really looking forward to learning more about them all but yeah, Lex, I really adore!
Jan 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Avery Aster is just a totally amazingly talented lady! I'm in love with her work and even though I like the Manhattanies books better this was amazing book too. It also gives a nice glimpse to Lex's past and helps me understand her more. I can't wait to read the other books in the undergrad series. And of course there is the one tiny fact that Officer Ford is totally HOT!
Helena Rizzuto
Feb 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Well let me just freaking say, hell yeah for this!! While Avery write a damn good tale, I find the books I've read we're way easier to understand with Lex's background... So I hope my review gets this rating up because hell yeah... Sigh.... hottie Gottie all the way!
Valentina "TinchyB"
Short and funny.
Nothing special, but perfect for quick hot read.
Caryn Watson Watz Books and Teasers
I love love loved it I love these BFF's and was good to find out how they all fit together :) it's a must read for sure can't wait to read the other ones


I'll be honest, I only made it about halfway through this book and I just couldn't do it. I couldn't turn another page, I could read even another word. I. Was. Done. I had to put it down because I totally checked out.

This is my first and last book by Avery Aster. Sometimes I'll give an author another shot if I was a bit on the fence about the first novel that I read by them but I wasn't on the fence this time. I was over that fence and four states away. It did not go well. Unfortunately, this is
Apr 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Stepping away from my usual New Adult books, reading Love, Lex by Avery Aster was a refreshing break and a humorous one at that. I feel I should star this book by saying The Undergrad Years series will NOT be for everyone. If you are offended by certain swear words of a vulgar nature, do not like hearing about drugs, drinking and 'exaggerated' antics of some rich young adults - this book is not for you. However, if you like reading something thats over the top, crazy and has characters that lite ...more
Sorcha O'Dowd
I can honestly say it’s been a long time since I’ve last laughed so hard whilst reading a book. The last time was with ‘It’s Got to be Perfect’ by Haley Hill (which you should go and read right now). Avery Aster drew me into the story with her clever and witty writing and hilarious characters who you feel like are your own best friends by the end of the book.
If you are looking for an angsty new adult read, then this isn’t for you, but if you just want to sit down with a good, funny book for a fe
Apr 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Birthdays are meant to be celebrated in style. For Lex and her friends - Taddy, Blake, and Vive - this means spending the summer in Europe. All are excited about their plans….especially Lex. Nothing could put a damper on their plans.

Well, almost nothing. Imagine Lex’s surprise to arrive home one afternoon to find her mother in bed with her boyfriend. Birdie’s mission of self gratification has just smacked Lex right in the face. To make matters even worse - Lex decides to ‘purge’ herself of some
Mar 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
I loved reading Avery Aster's The Manhattanites so reading The Undergrad Years was a no brainer for me. These four delightful friends are so funny and quirky and they draw you into their world with a twist and a shake of sheer cray-cray!!!

This story focuses around another near life disaster this time at the hands of Lex. Still trying to put an end to Lady V, she decided that her 18th birthday, in Paris, with her boyfriend , Kelle, is the ideal time to do it. However, her mother, Birdie, has some
Mar 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
I have to send my thank you to the author for a copy of this book in exchange of an honest review.

Between 3.5 and 4 good surreal but funny stars.

I couldn't be more surprised after this book.
The first one of the series about them freshly out of high school, ending young adult and getting ready to start a new adult. It was totally young and teenager.
And I have to admit the author really stuck with their ages, what seemed to be cliche and going on with spoil, alone, love kids. yep those characte
Sue Galuska
Mar 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a very enjoyable story. The main character of Lex Easton was very believable. Her whole life she has had an overweight problem. She has very low self esteem. For her 18th birthday she is planning to go to Paris with her best friends, Taddy, Vice and Blake as well as her boyfriend Kelle, where she plans to lose het V card. The day they are suppose to leave, Lex finds Kelle in bed with her mom, the famous pop star, Birdie. Lex has has enough and decides to move out and calls her friends f ...more
J luvs books
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

This is Lex' story from the past, right before she and her friends go to collage. We get to see what life was like for Lex, with her rock star dad and crazy addict mom. She goes through a lot at the young age of seventeen, and it's no wonder she becomes this strong, independent woman we read about in Undressed. As much as her life seems very hard, she always has her friends and they all make a horrendous situation seem livable. I a
Dana ~ The Dirty Smut'atter
Mar 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014, arc
I received an ARC in return for an honest review.

I have read all of the current later books in this original series and it was really nice to get a glimpse into the early years of these characters. I have a soft spot for Lex and getting into her head was freaking amazing. I love how she daydreams stuff during this story that she would never admit to anyone in real life. Her dirty mind of seduction was too funny to read and I will never look at a motorcycle cop the same way again!! The minute Lex
Apr 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is a hilarious story about Lex, Vive, and Taddy. It's Lexs' birthday weekend and she has huge plans. She plans to spend her 18th birthday in Paris with her best friends but not before she gives up her V card to her high school sweetheart. She didn't plan on catching said boyfriend in bed with her mother nor did she plan on spending the weekend in jail.

I was so thrilled when I was contacted and asked if I would like to read a advanced copy of this book because I loved her other books. It wa
Mar 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I read Undressed I instantly loved Lex. Avery made her character so real, fun and confident that you knew straight away you could read her story no problem. To read how Lex met her brilliant friends and basically became the way she is later in life was FANTASTIC!
Yes in this book she's 18 but she's battling demons we all battle and she's got issues with her mum and boyfriend but it's all dealt with in that sexy, funny, smart way that we've come to love in Avery's books. Some parts I laughed
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Apr 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really liked this. I wish it was longer. Lex has pretty low self-esteem. Both of her parents are rock star so she has been in the eyes of the media since she was a kid. Not as skinny as the other kids she was made fun of for her extra bit of weight. Now the day before her eighteenth birthday, she is trying to lose the weight her scumbag boyfriend told her to lose in order for him to have sex with her. Talk about a low opinion of yourself to even think about agreeing to something like that.

Apr 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was 4.5 stars. Love Lex was such a fun, quick read. I liked that I read it after reading Undressed (The Manhattanites #1). In fact, in my opinion you should read Undressed before you read Love Lex. This book has a bit of everything in it. Snark, romance, drama & lots of excitement.

In Love Lex we go back to when she was just turning 18. We see how she deals with a really crappy boyfriend, why her relationship with her mother is so up & down & we also get to see more of Taddy, Vi
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A graduate of New York University and a resident of the Big Apple for twenty years, New York Times bestselling author Avery Aster writes popular fiction in several genres. Erotic Romance fans enjoy Avery’s The Manhattanites books, while New Adult readers can’t get enough of the Undergrad Years. For those who like a goo

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