Unsaid is the latest addition to the Manhattanites series by Avery Aster. Set in the world of the rich and famous, even people who have everything you could ever dream of, still have the same problems you and I have. This is part 3 in the series, but it can be read as a stand alone novel. But if you do, it might take a little time to get into the story and the characters. Luckily, the book contains a list of names and places and a small description of who and what they are. That should make it a little easier.
This book is the story of Blake Morgan III and Miguel Santana. They have been friends for a long time, but Blake never knew Miguel had a major crush on him. Blake married another guy, only to see the marriage fail in a big way a few years later. Blake now feels damaged and vows to stay single forever. Together with friends and under the influence, he draws up a list of seven things he wants to do or have done to him. He calls it the list of 7 desires.
Blake knows there is only 1 man he can trust to help him and make this list come true. Miguel offers to help him, but secretly thinks it might be a chance to make Blake see there is true love for him and that he is the right man for Miguel.
Miguel has drawn up his own list, which he calls the 7 needs. Together with Blake they can work on both their lists.
Blake expects it to be no bars plain sex and nothing more, while Miguel wants a committed relationship and ultimately another marriage. Will they be able to work out their differences and come to some form of agreement? And, will there be love in the cards for both men?
I was asked by Avery Aster to review this new book and I am glad I said yes. This story is one I would have never picked out myself, but I am glad that I did. It is an easy, wel written story, lots of romance and sex, some celebrities, and a lot of cynical humor. I think I might even read the other parts in the series just to know what happened before this part.
There is some m-m romance in this book, but also m-f, m-m-f and one night stands. The sex is not only normal, but also a little rough here and there. Toys, BDSM and even some fisting, so be ready for that. But all in all a great story and a highly recommended read !
For fans who loved the snarky wit of Will & Grace and the epic love drama found in Brokeback Mountain comes Avery Aster’s new full-length, standalone contemporary M/M romance novel, Unsaid.
Chelsea’s hottie Blake Morgan III has reemerged from a nasty breakup. His marriage was a frigid disaster beyond repair, and he vows to be single—forever. Bruised, but still hot in Prada, he creates his Seven Desires wish list, his sexiest imaginings. Blake soon realizes there’s only one man he may trust to make these uninhibited intentions come to fruition: his best friend Miguel Santana.
Lower East Side multimedia artist extraordinaire Miguel Santana may be known as the cocky Latin stud in the city, but all he’s wanted since college was Blake’s hand in marriage. He was livid when Blake walked down the aisle with the wrong guy. Miguel has his own list titled the Seven Needs, which are quite contrary to Blake’s dirty-boy deeds. They involve serious commitments, which may leave his new-to-the-singles-scene buddy sprinting for the door, destroying any hopes Miguel has for happiness.
Can these two hunks conquer their intimate fears and love one another as only best friends can? Join the star-studded cast in The Manhattanites series and see for yourself!
Exciting him all the more, Miguel pushed him against the table. His friend’s actions may have been plain old-fashioned lust, but someone sought him, in the flesh. Not for his monetary assets, but for his ass. “I want my tongue inside your hot mouth.”
He wrapped his right leg around his friend’s tight waist. The warm friendship blanketed them, making him feel desired. He’d never been kissed by anyone but his ex-husband before. This felt different. Real. Mutual.
His buddy tilted his head to the side. Bit by bit, Miguel gazed down over his forehead and finally rested upon his eyes, almost speaking intently, as if saying, I’m going to give you the passion you’ve always wanted. I’ll fill your need.
Miguel brought his tongue to a long-stroked lick over Blake’s bottom lip before plunging into his mouth, deep and hard with a grunting moan.
Breathless as a teenager kissed for the first time, his cock stiffened all over again.
“You’re going to be my niño this week,” he muttered in a thick accent. “All mine.”
Relishing in the forceful kiss, exhilarated in agreement, he forgot the Hell and nightmare he’d been living in and answered, “Yes, I’ll be your boy this week.” Blake wondered how he’d ever be able to walk away from him once the lists were completed. Would they be able to go back to being best friends? More importantly, if he told Miguel the truth, could he keep it a secret?