They are the best of friends and the greatest of lovers. Two men and one woman, searching for fortune and fame, bound together by an eroticism their money and ...more
Why , well Avery gives us a wonderful story revolving around a poly amorous relationship!
If you have been following the Manhattannites you have already met Jemma and her two lovers Luigi and Rocco, but even though they are wonderful together in this book we discover the boys want more.
They have just spent the last year caring for Jemma while she recovered ...more
This is the second book, or in this case novella, that I've read in 'The Manhattanites' series. Like the other book, this novella was sweet, sex-filled and entertaining. Although the characters are quite crass at times, I have to admit that the things that fly out of their mouths make me laugh. Blake, especially, keeps me in stitches.
A very quick read, this novella focuses ...more
Before I start, I would like to say that is the first time I read a book of Ms Avery Aster. I saw, after I received the ARC, that I already had one of her books in my kindle collection as well, but never had the chance to read it. For me, one of the worst parts in the world of books, is that I don't have the privilege of time, so I can read and read and read...without stop. But. ...more
After having survived breast cancer Jemma hasn’t felt like her old supermodel self, walking sex, that beautiful she once knew she was. She loves the two men she shares her life with Luigi and Rocco, being a fashion designer of the Jemma Couture line, but she’s worried the cancer may come back. She needs a little reminder of who she was before the cancer, all she has in her life, and to look at life differently. After her latest fashion line hits rock bottom Jemma needs to get back on track. ...more
When I saw this one on NetGalley I immediately loved the cover… So gorgeous! I also love ménage books and the story sounded good.
After finishing my first thought was … ‘Is this it?’ ! At 54% in the book I made a note for myself that this book rather feels like one big epilogue and then at 56% it says “The End”. What? The End? How is that possible… It feels like I only just started reading! The remaining 4 ...more
I saw this book on NetGalley, and being a bit of a pervert and a fan of the menage-relationship dynamic, I figured I’d give it a go. This is book 4 in The Manhattanites series, and though I haven’t read any of the earlier books, it’s advertised as a series of standalones so I assumed I’d be safe to dive in. The main and side characters are all introduced and the relationships are all explained so you see how everybody is tied together and how the little trio came to be, but I do think thi ...more
This seems more like a novella as its not as long as some of the former novels and is told from all three view points of Luigi, Rocco and Jemma.
We get a small part where the manhattanites are part of the book, but it mostly focuses just on our three characters and their thruple relationship.
We hear about what has happened in the last year to get them to the point they are currently in and we get to ...more
Unconventional is a hot, fun and yes, very unconventional read.
Fans of Avery's Manhattanites will love Unconventional, both because of the humour that is familiar to them and because characters they already know are a part of the story. Rocco and Luigi have been feeling that Jemma has withdrawn from the both in recent months, and while they understand that she has been under a lot of pressure, they want to add a little on their own ...more
“Genius. A sexual safari. I love this idea.”
“Peddle that sex bike, Miss Thing. Peddle fast. Peddle hard. Peddle as if there's no tomorrow.”
“Rocco, never deny your partner in bed. Making love is like giving medicine. If they go without, they'll get sick in the head.”
Being a bit doubtful about the truple/poly-amorous aspect of the story - as I don't share and would assume I would be a jealous old cougar - I was surprised by the emotional depth and poignancy of Avery Aster ...more
There was heat, but it was a very low simmer, not what I usually expect from Avery Aster. I expect my Kind ...more
Avery Aster did it again. Always read the note!
My 3 stars ... and a half meant I liked it but nothing beyond that.
It wasn't because of the menage, not at all, I loved their dynamic. But I only wished a bit more, not a bigger book. Only more substance, layer just a tad not so much.
How to explain why a 3 1/2 ☆? A little bit more adventure/drama because the wholesome was just sweet.
I was expecting some more fun.
Anyway it ...more
Unconventional is skillfully written and captivated me from the prologue to the very last page. To see the relationship between Luigi, the romantic alpha hunk, Rocco, the exotic bisexual and Jemma, the insatiable beauty was sensual and... so HOT! Avery Aster gives you romance, humor, steamy sex, some drama, and then she wraps it all up with an amazing HEA.
3 disappointing stars!!
No? Argh! Okay, I will try making sense.
You hear "ménage" and automatically think "hot ass, balls-to-the-wall, non stop three-way sex", right? Well don't get too excited there because Unconventional is Not that type of story. Well, not completely.
Jemma has been threw hell and back recently and that has left her a little deflated and feeling less then her normal confident and sexy self and left an enormous strain on her relationship. After the flop of her newest fash ...more
Rocco and Luigi are Jemma's boyfriends, they have been in a poly relationship for five years and have they helped her through her battle with Cancer. The men are ready to take their relationship to the next level (marriage and childr ...more
I actually have so much in my thoughts when I was reading but now that I’m faced with writing, words had eluded me. It’s always the start, I guess.
I was plunge into the world of Manhattanites, a world of fashion, passion and love. A triad relationship. Well, I can describe the situation but you can read the blurb, I don’t want to repeat myself.
The overall tone to me was hopeful and celebratory and it’s actually the saving grace. To look forward to what tomorrow might bring and enjoy the moment.
The tale is set around Luigi, Jemma and Rocco. All of them are in a poly relationship. They are lovers and love hard. Jemma has basically lost some lust ...more
***** 5 STARS *****
Another triumph by Avery Aster!!! Bravo!!!
This story takes the reader beyond the hot sexy, polyamorous relationship of Jemma, Luigi and Rocco and explores the deeper story of a woman who has battled breast cancer, beaten it, but now lives with the fear that it may return. Jemma has lost her edge at work and in her relationship with her lovers and it's all turning into a nightmare. She's lost the spark to her designs, that's so important and her rel ...more
I loved the wonderfully flamboyant, decadent and salacious world of The Manhattanites but sadly, for me, the series pinnacle occurred a couple of books ago and this was nothing more than a shorter than short story.
I don't know what’s happened with this series. From amazingly detailed and well thought out storylines, things have just died off. I felt that this was an “almost there” story. Every time the story built momentum the scenes just ended. The sexual safari was sounding intriguing but afte ...more
At first we get the introductions and we sort of get to know the characters a little bit and I thought they showed potential.
But after a couple of chapters I still don't get why they love her, she was sick and changed, and she was supposed to bee an amazing strong person but we never meet her. They are supposed to have an amazing connection and its just ...more
Sadly, those things I love so much were absent from Unconventional. The characters of Jemma, Luigi and Rocco weren't as vivid as Lex, Massimo and Taddy, so it took me a while to warm up to them. Just when I was getting to know them, the book ended!
My main problems were: the smattering of It ...more
I enjoyed the story of Jemma, Luigi, and Rocco. It has sex, real life struggles, and emotions. Jemma beats breast cancer, but she has lost her sex appeal. Jemma goes through emotions and feelings that women go through when they lose a part of themselves due to breast cancer. She just has to find herself again and with the help of the Manhattanites, Luigi, and Rocco she is able to do that and continue on with her lif ...more
I don't have much to say on this one. It was a quick read. It was uplifting and sexy along with it to!
A good quick read! If you plan on reading this book you should read the others first, so you know who the characters are. I love reading each characters' story. It really shows how each one has a life of their own. Good read.
Even though it was a really good quick read. It wasn't the best in the series. I give t ...more
Three out of five stars.
When I saw Unconventional was up for review I jumped at the chance to read this. We get tidbits about Jemma, Luigi and Rocco in the other stories. At first it was a bit hard to get into but the story took off from there but sadly, it just ended. At about 50%, there are excerpts for another story or two. I thought this was going to be a full length novel, more of an extended epilogue.
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 ...more