Undressed (The Manhattanites #1) by Avery Aster
Released: February 15, 2013
Genre: Erotic romance
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Reviewed by Sarah
On the flap: Book 1 in The Manhattanites series.
Milan’s notorious playboy, Prince Tittoni, seems to have everything—Lamborghinis, exotic women, palaces throughout Europe and business success. Ramping up his fabric company to go global with a new apparel brand, he ruthlessly stops supplying fabrics to the American client who inspired the collection. But once they meet, what’s he willing to give to get her in his bed?
Upper East Side designer Lex Easton has already endured her fair share of hard knocks. She’ll be damned if she’ll let an Italian stud muffin knock her down. So what if she named her favorite vibrator after him? With Fashion Week approaching, she’ll
do whatever it takes to secure the fabrics she needs to make her clothing line an international success—even sleep with her rival.
Lex’s Louboutins are dug in deep to win this war. All’s fair in love and fashion!
Inside Scoop: Though the hero and heroine remain monogamous, their Prada-wearing friends indulge in a ménage a trois and other fashionable sexual fun and games.
Fashion designer Lex Easton is the child of a deceased rock star and a recovering alcoholic playmate. She's had her share of rough times but is trying to rebuild with her clothing company, Easton Essentials. With Fashion Week fast approaching and no fabric to make her apparel, she’ll do whatever it takes to get it. Enter Prince Massimo Tittoni, Milan’s playboy extraordinaire who owns Girasoli Garment Company. From the outside, he appears to live the good life but he also experienced a fair amount of trouble. Will they be adversaries or will they hook up?
This is a fun and dirty read! I loved that the author had a couple of pages with demographic info about the characters and places which take place in the book. Most don't do this but if you have an analytical mind or are a bit OCD like me, you will love this info before you even start to read. It helps imagine the who, what, when...but the why and how evolve. While at time the main characters and their relationship come off as a bit finicky through most of the book, it does gradually transition into a stable interaction. I really enjoy the writing style; it feels a lot like having a night out with the girls over cocktails. The characters' thoughts added much to their personalities. Plus who can resist a little kink and a lot of dirty talk. This is a raunchy good time.
Rating: 4 Stars
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I have a large appetite for books with pensive alpha males. I tend to lean towards erotica and contemporary romance. I am completely addicted to my Kindle and feel naked when it’s not with me. If you have any recommendations, feel free to email them. I’m a single-ish woman with two crazy dogs. I also love football and basketball. Living in Oklahoma City, my teams are the Thunder and Sooners.