As my first book by Avery Aster, I wasn't sure what to expect, but I did know
one thing going into this book: I knew it was going to be fun.
Avery Aster's writing has a ton of life. It's boisterous, a little over the top, and
absolutely hilarious. Each one of her characters in this book would be
considered the "life of the party" type because they are so animated all the
time. I will say that this series may not be for everyone, but if you're looking
for something that's a little more light-hearted and girly then this is the
perfect read for that.
UNSAID is a M/M romance between Chelsea's hottie Blake Morgan III and
Lower East Side multimedia artist Miguel Santana. After finalizing his
divorce, Blake wants to rediscover life again and experience everything he
missed out on when with his ex-husband. He and his friends come up with a
Seven Desires list, which basically lists all the erotic things he wants
done to him. Let me tell you, there's a lot of crazy but fun things listed
and Miguel is more than happy to help Blake fulfill his list. These boys were
easily my favorite part of this book. They're sexy, fun, and I enjoyed how the
author focused on their differences because it made the story more
The other half of the book is focused on Lex and what's been happening in
her world. She's trying to run her business after just having a baby. She
hasn't quite come up with a way to balance out her life so when a
curveball comes out of nowhere, she doesn't know what to do. As this was
my first book in this series, I didn't enjoy Lex's parts as much as the
boys'. I definitely don't think this book stands alone very well because
there are a lot of Lex parts. I think the author could've written
two separate stories, and given each of her characters a stronger story if she
hadn't combined them. The constant switching back and forth took
me out of the experience a little bit.
Nevertheless, UNSAID is a romp of a good time. If you're not easily offended
and are looking for a book that is more candid, a little more real, you should
definitely check out more of Avery Aster's books.
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.
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.
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