Thursday, April 18, 2013
VBT: Giveaway & Review ~ Undressed by Avery Aster
This whole post is only meant for ADULTS who like S*X (lol! to read about it, at any rate)
Please be advised that this is not my typical post and I'd advise you to not go further if steamy words offend you!
Content Warning: due to graphic sex scenes, strong language, suggestive themes, mature humor, and just about everything your mother ever told you not to do--including wearing a see-through dress, this novel is for adults only.
Milan's notorious playboy, Massimo 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 will 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 become the next Diane von Furstenburg-- even sleep with her rival. But when she arrives in Europe the paparazzi chronicles her every move and she finds herself in a situation never imagined. Lex’s Louboutins stilettos are dug in deep to win this war. All’s fair in love and fashion!
Avery Aster's super-glossy debut novel is loaded with passionate escapism, pitting American ambition against Italian tradition. Erotic romance fans who appreciate extended sex scenes, witty banter and glamour mustn't miss Undressed.
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.
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25 New Yorker Insights Learned in Undressed by Avery Aster
• Your vagina can take a guy’s shaft and nuts…at the same time.
• Always name your butt plug after Anderson Cooper.
• Pre-ejaculation while jetting a plane over Italy causes turbulence.
• Never let a dog sleep in your bed, especially three dogs. It’ll ruin your sex life.
• If he’s as hung as an Evian bottle, it’s best to look away.
• Always retain the legal services of female lawyers, particularly ones named; Sarah Goldbaum and Hannah Goldstein.
• Never allow your mother to spend your line of credit on a psychic from the Caribbean.
• Sexual frustration leads to good business practices, enough to earn three hundred million dollars.
• If Bergdorf’s, Barney’s and Saks Fifth Avenue reject your upcoming fashion collections try selling it to JCPenny’s.
• Use your American Express reward points wisely.
• Bellini cocktail consumption will induce foot fetishes.
• Swedish Fish, Now & Later, and Gummy Bears from Dylan’s Candy Bar are perfect for your fuck-it bucket.
• Everyone should be so lucky to have a best friend like Taddy Brill.
• Never drive a Ford Thunderbird off a cliff thinking you’re Thelma & Louise.
• Stay away from any woman named Scilla or Ottavia.
• Wearing Tory Burch ballet flats while racing a sports car may cause ones clitoris to hum.
• Think twice before sitting Lady Gaga and Madonna next to one another at your fashion show.
• Prada and a condom, when worn together, are known to make bisexual men go bonkbuster cra-cra.
• Altering a vintage Valentino dress, formerly worn by socialite Nati Abascal, may land you on the red carpet.
• We should all get fucked in Fendi.
• When in love, you can have as many orgasms as you like…in one day!
• Slow dancing to Giuseppe Verdi enhances one’s emotional state.
• Never argue with your lover in public, above all—never in front of Anna Wintour, Marc Jacobs, or Karl Lagerfeld.
• Playing Simon Says, in bed, may lead one to reveal their true feelings. So will strip dancing in front of him to the song Girls, Girls, Girls by Mötley Crüe.
• And finally, he must always say, “I love you,” first.
Avery Aster is an American novelist who pens erotic romance for Ellora’s Cave. As an Upper East Side resident and a graduate from New York University Avery is celebrated for giving readers an inside look at the city’s glitzy nightlife, socialite sexcapades, and tall tales of the über-rich and ultra-famous. “I write about what I see in my metropolis which never sleeps—Manhattanites on the quest for a passionate thrill,” Avery says. “By and large, my characters are drop-dead gorgeous, ripped straight from the headlines and on the hunt for their next conquest.”
Undressed, book one, launched The Manhattanites series exploring people’s forbidden desires of lust and longing. When Avery’s star-studded cast unites it always feels like forever and everyone has a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Log on to AveryAster.com for upcoming book releases or email Avery@AveryAster.com to join The Manhattanites fan club.
THE MANHATTANITES is an erotic romance series of full length novels focusing on relationships. Each book may be read as a stand alone and features a HEA w/ closure for the couple's story. If you've enjoyed TV shows like Girls (HBO), Dirty Sexy Money (ABC), and The Bold & the Beautiful (CBS) then you'll love The Manhattanites series. Avery's characters are over the top. They have raunchy sex, speak their minds and always get what they want.
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Stylish, talented, business savvy, photo-phobic, loyal, determined, and sex hungry are all descriptions that I would use for Lex Easton.
A royally arrogant, Hot, confidant, entitled, conceited, immodest, egotistical, bold, hugely cocky (literally) man is how I would describe Prince Massimo Tittoni. That is not to say that he is mean or obnoxious. He is just over confidant. He can be caring, especially with Lex.
Both of these people are in the fashion business. Both will do whatever is necessary to succeed. Lex needs Massimo because she purchases her fabrics from his company. Her shipment is way overdue and she needs the fabric in order to complete her samples for a big fashion show that will help her to keep her company going.
She hunts him down while he is on vacation and relentlessly hounds him to give her the fabrics. He shares some unwelcome news with her about his own company making a clothes line somewhat similar to hers. These two have sparks flying in every type of way. ;-)
They work out an agreement and decide to help each other out. If they have a little fun while at it, all the better. The only problem with having some fun is that Massimo has been hurt before and he knows that she is not the type of girl to play around with. He is afraid of letting himself feel for Lex so he tries to hold her at arms length. Tries being the operative word here! ;-)
There were many hot, steamy, sexy, lascivious scenes. There was even a menage with some man love thrown in. The menage did not include either of the main characters. :-)
It was fun, snarky, quirky, hot and sexy. The characters were original, believable, charismatic, and they easily grew on me.
There was a plot in addition to all of the sex! ;-) This is why I read instead of watching t.v.. As for porno movies, I have no idea why anyone would want to watch those when they could be reading instead. I need more than meaningless sex. Avery delivered big time.
I really like the set up for this series. There are so many diverse characters with different careers. I just know that it is going to be soooo good. :D
I feel that I need to mention that some of the writing is crass and even lewd.
I only had a few disappointments. In the scene near the end of the book with Scilla and Ottavia, I was upset that Massimo wasn't more supportive of Lex. My biggest problem with the book however is the fact that the Pope is mentioned in a derogatory way. It was irrelevant to the plot, disgusting and offensive to me as a Catholic. Him being included was unnecessary and did nothing to add to the story.
Other than that, I really liked the story. I would recommend this to those of you who have a what to read after Fifty Shades list, or those who are looking for something super Hot. I would not recommend it to anyone easily offended by crass language, multiple partners, man love, hot sexy scenes or the Pope being mentioned in a derogatory way.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. Honestly, it was a blazing hot book with a good plot to boot! That is not always an easy combination to find. I will be eagerly waiting to read the next book in this series, Unscrupulous.
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