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Avenge Me

(Fifth Avenue Trilogy #1)

3.60  ·  Rating details ·  543 ratings  ·  145 reviews
Austin Treffen was born into a world of privilege, but behind its gilded doors lies a corruption so sordid New York's elite would never believe it - especially as his infamous philanthropic father is at its core! With everything he believed in shattered, how can Austin take down his father - risking his family name and those he loves - without any proof?

Until one earth-sha

ebook, Harlequin Presents, 192 pages
Published June 1st 2014 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2014)
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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★★★★! Avenge Me, book 1 of 3. Trilogy follows three friends in their quest to avenge the death of a friend!

“Because I want to control something, and right now the only thing I control Is you”

The Fifth Avenue trilogy, each book written by a different author, follows three friends in their quest for vengeance.
Books in trilogy should be read in order:
Book 1: Avenge Me
Book 2: Scandalize Me
Book 3: Expose Me

Avenge Me (book 1) opens up to Austin (book 1), Hunter (book 2) and Alex (book 3) mee
Amy | Foxy Blogs
***2.5 AVENGE ME stars**

I love the concept of this series; 3 authors coming together to each write a separate book portraying a different character. Each of these books will be how that character seeks revenge against the one person, Jason Treffen, who is a bad man. These friends are trying to avenge their friend Sarah's death.

Early on the hero, Austin, has an insta-lust with the heroine, Katy. They see each at a party hosted by Austin's dad, Jason Treffen, and twenty minutes later these two are
Feb 13, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am having a bit of a tough time in deciding on how to rate this book.Do I rate it as a harlequin presents book,or do I rate it as a contemp with dominant billionaire and virgin heroine.There are a lot of the prior books out there,I decided to rate it on my enjoyment of Maisey Yates books.
The hero Austin ,and heroine Katy,had something in common.Sarah,friend to Austin and sister to Katy.The two are brought together 10 years after Sarah threw herself off a building killing herself.Revenge is on
This is the first in the Fifth Avenue Trilogy written by three different Harlequin authors.

This is a story of two people who are linked by a woman who killed herself ten years ago, both want revenge and are determined that the person who was the cause of her death will be held to rights. When they first meet there is an instant spark which quickly turns into an inferno within minutes, but at that time neither realise who the other is.

Katy’s sister Sarah killed herself by jumping off a building,
Jillian (NetGalley Addict)
I devoured this book now I'm all kinds of depressed because I can't find any info for the second book :(
May 31, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Uh ok. So to sum this up.
Girl goes to ballroom for function with childhood friend Travis who also doubles as her crush. Girls best girlfriend jumps off building at said function.
Girl gets consoled by Travis. Takes her to hotel after suicide. No one speaks about it.
Girl sleeps with longtime friend-crush Travis.
Travis admits out of the blue that he's in love with girl.
Girl freaks and takes off. Has a change of heart and goes back to boy and admits she loves him too.
Jane Stewart
Story was not developed. It was mostly internal ponderings of the two main characters. A Harlequin rush job.

Jason forces young women who work for his law firm to provide sexual services to himself and his wealthy friends. He uses financial incentives and threats. That was not shown or explained. I’m still confused how that could happen. Austin is Jason’s son. He was a friend of Sarah (one of Jason’s victims). Sarah called Austin and said she needed to talk to him about his dad.
*I received an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

Avenge Me was such a disappointment. I know that I shouldn't expect too much from this type of book. But at least I expected some resemblance of a plot. Even 50 Shades of Grey had a better attempt at it even if it failed miserably in the delivery of said plot.

Avenge Me was 250 plus pages of repetitive dialogues, insta-lust, and a half baked realization of true love. The revenge aspect of the story was so far in the background it w
Get ready for some sizzling romance, twisted intrigue and scandalous revelations in Avenge me by Maisey Yates. Two broken people, both filled with guilt from the past, one out to avenge her sister’s death, one coming to the realization that his multimillionaire philanthropist father has been keeping dark secrets, living a public lie. Austin has unknowingly benefited from the sins of his father, now he must expose those sins in the name of justice, while Katy needs to bring down the monster respo ...more
Originally reviewed for Tea and Book.

The Fifth Avenue Trilogy. It's dark and deadly with a dangerous enemy and only a sliver of a chance to succeed. The fun part.. yes it's three books but it's also been written by three authors! Maisey Yates, Caitlin Crews and Kate Hewitt. Each author telling one story.

Avenge me is Book One and written by Maisey Yates. A darkly sensual story of redemption and revenge.

Katy Michaels was little more than a child when her older sister gave into despair and jumpe
Jun 03, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have mixed feelings about this book. On one hand this book is like a guilty pleasure. You don't want to admit that you enjoyed it but at the same time you can't help but like it. I did read this book in a matter of a few short hours. While, I did like this book and it was a quick read, I did feel that the plot was a little weak. Really, so let me get this straight...girl meets boy, girl falls for guy, they have sex, girl and boy somehow get their revenge on the boy's father, and girl and boy f ...more
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Jul 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is book one from the new Fifth Avenue series and tells of Austin Treffen He was born into a world of privilege, you know the never want for anything kind, but behind the gilded doors lies corruption so sordid New York's elite would never believe it!

Especially because his infamous philanthropic father lies at it's core. With everything he believed in shattered into a million pieces how is Austin meant to take down his father, risking the family name and those he loves , when he has no proof?
Sandy S
Apr 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.75 stars

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date May 27, 2014


Austin Treffen was born into a world of privilege, but behind its gilded doors lies a corruption so sordid New York's elite would never believe it; especially as his infamous philanthropic father is at its core! With everything he believed in shattered, how can Austin take dow
Nicole D.
Warning: This book has themes that not everyone can handle. If you can't handle sensitive subjects don't read this book.

I love revenge. No let me put that a little better. I LOVE revenge. I love when bad people get what's coming to them. I am not into that forgive them BS. Some people don't deserve forgiveness and this SoB is one of them. Some people deserve to be burned at the stake and Jason Treffen's one of those people. Now that I have told everyone my feelings on revenge and maybe freaked o
Patti TheLoveJunkee
This is a review of all 3 books in the series - I don't think there are spoilers but be forewarned...

PJV Quickie: The Fifth Avenue Trilogy is an interesting concept in storytelling: 3 books, 3 authors, 1 story arc spanning the length of the 3 books. I liked how each book had a different "feel" to it, not just a different couple as main characters.

Review: This trilogy is the story of 3 friends, Austin, Hunter, and Alex, who want to avenge the death of their good friend, Sarah, who committed suici
I really really wanted to like this book. Firstly, I’ve liked the few Maisey Yates books I’ve read. They were funny and geeky and really lovely. Secondly, I’m crushing on the guy on the cover. At the RT Convention, there was a giant poster of the cover on the wall in the bar, and I spent far too much time trying to figure out how I could scale the wall and take him home with me. (Just look at him, all scowly and intense. Wouldn’t you want an 8-foot-tall version of him too?)

But Avenge Me just did
Avenge Me is not your typical "billionaire playboy with dominant sexual tendencies meets beautiful virgin" (although the characters are both). The relationship between Austin Treffen and Katy Michaels plays out against an intense subplot-the death of Katy's sister Sarah, and Katy's suspicion that Austin's father was somehow involved. Jason Treffen is a prominent and wealthy women's advocate lawyer, but he is hiding a dark secret-Jason is also the mastermind behind a prostitution and sex trade ri ...more
Ramblings From A Chaotic Mind
As a first book in a trilogy wrote by three different authors, Maisey Yates sets the bar pretty high for those following her with Avenge Me. This was also my first experience with Maisey’s work and I wasn’t at all disappointed.

Austin Treffen is an elitist, raised by money and groomed from birth to follow in the footsteps of his father. Although becoming like his father is the last thing he actually wants to do considering what he’s long suspected is the true nature of the man. After a good frien
Jess (Gone with the Words)
Read this review on my blog! --> Avenge Me by Maisey Yates

I was so glad that Avenge Me didn’t turn out to be one of those eroticas where the guy is so controlling, it makes me want to hurl the book across the room. Those type of guys are gross. It’s one thing to be domineering in the bedroom and a whole other thing to carry that trend into their everyday lives, especially with their significant others. I can’t stand it.

BUT!! Avenge Me didn’t have that icky factor. Austin is complex in his des
Jan 25, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2014
5/10 stars for me (darn goodreads i really wish i could do half star ratings)

I really wanted to like this.
It started off with promise, the storyline was interesting and found myself wanting to know more about this "sex ring" how it operated etc but in the end it ended being more about Austin and Katy and their attraction to each other.

Let me start off by saying I got nothing against kinky stuff in that department but in the beginning I didn't feel the chemistry between them and really a virgin w
Mar 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
***NetGallery Read***
*Adult Read*
Two stranger that act on a one night stand & there darkest sexual fantasy.Austin & katy a very good tortured couple.From the moment they met it was a sex fest lol.These to character had great chemistry.I loved how katy would tell Austin the truth...about herself as the book went on.

O sexy Austin you can protect(spank me) any day torched soul he is.Throughout the book great sex some mystery in the first few chapters then I found out what these two
For the Love of Books & Alcohol Blog
I loved the premise of this series. I love a good revenge story. Unfortunately, I had a hard time connecting with the characters. That being said, it seems that this was just me. A lot of readers loved this series. I am going to try it again in a few months and see if I feel differently. Happy reading!

Apr 09, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of the best books I've read by Maisey Yates! Avenge Me has all the deliciousness of a Harlequin Presents but also delivers so much more. It's scandalously sizzling and full of twists. I would highly recommend to anyone who loves alpha male and revenge stories.
Sheryl C. Nash
Stacy McKitrick
The blurb intrigued me, which is why I had kept this book around to read for so long (I got it free at some convention). It’s a good book, and a lot steamier (close to BDSM) than I expected (not that I’m complaining about that). And while the couple’s story has a satisfying ending, the overall story is left hanging. Yeah, that tends to happen with series. Thing is, different authors write the other books and those stories don’t intrigue me like this one did.
Sep 03, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good storyline

A good storyline but lacking in the last part of the story. It has elements that are definitely enjoyable but some of the writing is a bit flat. Overall, I enjoyed it but I have read better.
Lori Feldpausch
Feb 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love, love this series!!

This is my kind of read! It's twisted, humor, and scandalous. It leaves you wondering what they do next. Great job Ms. Yates!! I do enjoy reading your books!
May 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A reasonably good read.
Jun 04, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to UberApril by: Harlequin Reader Party
Piqued my interest enough to read the rest of the series. I better not get disappointed with Jason's ending.
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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Maisey Yates lives in rural Oregon with her three children and her husband, whose chiseled jaw and arresting features continue to make her swoon. She feels the epic trek she takes several times a day from her office to her coffee maker is a true example of her pioneer spirit. In 2009, at the age of twenty-three Maisey sold her first book.

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