Unscrupulous by Avery Aster

Unscrupulous by Avery Aster
The Manhattanites #2
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (259 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, F/M/M, Ménage, Anal Play, Toys
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Reviewed by Gardenia

At thirty-three, Warner Truman is one of the richest men on the planet, a spa mogul who buys and sells resorts at will. He holds powerful executives’ careers in his well-groomed hands. Nothing is beyond Warner’s reach…until he meets her.

Stunning, tantalizing and perverse, Taddy captivates Warner’s carnal desire like no woman he’s ever met. A self-made millionaire, Taddy is tougher than steel, more brilliant than diamonds and, at twenty-seven, she’s never depended on a man for anything…until she meets him.

The more Taddy plays with Warner’s affections, driving him to erotic heights, the more she is confronted by a dark past. Before she can love him, Taddy must meet her worst fears head-on or risk losing it all, including herself.

Sex and the City move over and make room for The Manhattanites series by Avery Aster. This series is for those of us readers who are fans of erotic romance, fun and laughter… in other words; we enjoy the thrill of it all! As an erotic romance story, Unscrupulous is risqué and hilarious due to the situations our characters get into.

I especially enjoyed the scene where Tabby meets Warner (what a hunk!) and they both are instantly attracted to each other. Their first seduction scene is very HOT and sensual in the middle of the VIP section of a very exclusive club. These two characters are strong, possessive, and dominant. After realizing this, I knew this story would test their limits and resolves. This is not the usual boy meets girl, etc. romance format. It is full of romance, passion, and yet jocularity.

My only regret is that these characters spend so much of their energy in the chase and I wish the author had given us more of their romance. On the other hand, it provides for an increase in adrenaline waiting for the moment when these two characters must clash.

If you have not read Undressed (The Manhattanites book #1) by Avery Aster, you do not have to read it before reading this book (though, why wouldn’t you want to?). This standalone novel will leave you hooked on this series of stories. You will laugh, cry, and yes cheer at their antics. Looking forward to reading book #3 from this author.


  1. I’ve read (& reviewed) both of these books & agree – they can be read as standalone! I just always have a bit of an “Ewwww!” reaction to the whole “Big Daddy” thing, though LOL!

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