Unscrupulous(Manhattanites, 2) by Avery Aster

Unscrupulous (The Manhattanites, #2)Unscrupulous by Avery Aster
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Book courtesy of Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

I am at a crossroads with this book. Overall I liked it, hence the 3 stars, but there were some things that didn’t quite sit well with me.

First of all I loved how their were so many similarities to Sex and the City one of my all time favorite shows. I really do think that Avery was channeling her inner Candace Bushnell when she came up with the concept of these particular Manhattanites.

I always love strong, independent,fierce, yet vulnerable heroines and a hero who screams alpha to the core, Taddy and Warner fit the bill. That is the reason I thought that I was going to fall head over heels in love with this book and its characters.

Underneath all the glitz and glamour our Manhattanites all have some demons that they need exorcised. In Taddy’s case it was the treatment that she received from her “parents”.

I thought that Avery gave a realistic portrayal of the issues that Taddy had after the things that happened in her childhood. We all carry the scars from our past with us and the definitely influence some of the decisions that we make rather we like to admit it or not. So it was realistic that Taddy acted the way she did on her quest for love. Even if she wasn’t admitting that what she wanted.

I also loved the friendship that she had with her friends and the fact that they were there for one another no matter what.

Warner, who came from middle class to where is is now, has issues with trying to find a woman who will love him for the man he is and not his money. He finds that with Taddy and the have some very explosive encounters.

There are only a few things that I didn’t like about this book. My main concern is that I felt like it was too much time spent with them being apart in the beginning. The story is not very long and in the beginning she and Warner spent more time apart than together, so it made it seem a little unrealistic that they would fall in love with one another so fast. Now lust I could see, because I would be a little obsessed if a man turned me inside out on our first encounter like Warner did with Taddy.

The other thing that I didn’t quite like, because it took me away from the story, is the language. It would change from one sentence to the next or sometimes in the same sentence.

ex. (view spoiler)

or (view spoiler)

If you are going to use a certain type of language when describing a sex scene, stick to it.

Other than those things and the fact that I felt like at some point someone should have at least acknowledged the possibility of Taddy and Lex could be sisters, it was a pretty good book.

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