Unsaid

Avery Aster
Unsaid
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Publisher
CreateSpace Publishing
Release Date
September 2015
ISBN
9781515341970
Series
Book 3 of The Manhattanites
Genre
BDSM, Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, LGBTQ

SUMMARY
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!

Reading the previous books in this series is suggested. Reader might have difficulty following the story if approached as a standalone.

Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Apr 18, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
93 people found the following review helpful
Dear goddess on a grapefruit, this book is HAWT!

Blake Morgan III is still reeling from the divorce with his toxic and sexless husband Diego when his friends insist he make a list they called his Seven Desires. To buttoned up Blake, the list seems not only incredibly scandalous, but also highly unlikely to happen. Blake's friend Miguel Santana has wanted the straight-laced gay since they were young, but circumstances had him taking a back seat. No longer. When Miguel finds out Blake has always had a thing for him, he agrees to help Blake go through his list – not hard to do in "anything goes" Manhattan. With the rest of the Manhattanites behind their coupling, Blake and Miguel finally realize that what they've both been missing all along is each other.

UNSAID is the third book in The Manhattanites series and it's one of the few full length gay romance stories I've read. Don't get me wrong, I love nothing more than a good guy on guy sex scene, but having that F at the end of the MMF makes it seem like at some point I actually personally COULD be the cheese in a sausage sandwich. However, Blake and Miguel absolutely stole my heart and didn't look back. Poor Blake dealt with so much from his dickhead husband that my heart broke for his terrible experience. He had virtually no sexual experience (and didn't even know what rimming was! Total LOL moment there, Ms. Aster!), while Miguel resigned himself to the role of stud for horny bottoms everywhere. I adored them together, as Miguel worked hard to make Blake see he didn't have to be afraid of another relationship.

Also in this book were continued storylines from the first 2 books in the series as well as a slightly deeper look into Viveca's wasted world, which I loved. There were a ton of things in UNSAID that pushed me COMPLETELY out of my comfort zone, but rather than feeling uncomfortable, it was oddly intriguing. Will I look for golden shower or male fisting books in the future? No. But it was still interesting and sexy in a HOLY SHIT kinda way, and had a depth and seriousness that hasn't been present in earlier The Manhattanites stories.

Bottom Line: This book may not be for everyone, as some of the subject manner is pretty extreme (anal fisting, HIV+ sex games, urinating, electrotica, etc), but it's a fascinating look into the gay culture in NYC.
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