Unscrupulous (The Manhattanites #2) by Avery Aster

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Book 2 in The Manhattanites series

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 Brill 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.

A Romantica® contemporary erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

Review by Venture

This is the second book of the Manhattanites series.  I have never read the first book.  This book is about Taddy Brill, Taddy is a self-made millionaire and owns Brill Inc.  She seems a little sex obsessed though she doesn’t ever seem to have a guy to help her with that problem.  She tends to take care of it herself.  Just like she tends to take care of everyone in her circle of friends. Her friend, Lex, is a fashion designer whom is a little naive compared to her friends and she loves her crazy hypochondriac mother.  Blake is a gay, gorgeous guy who is having marital problems, and is the co-founder of Brill, Inc.  The final person in their group is Vive.  She is a party girl and the editor-in-chief of Debauchery Magazine.  Vive is also a liquor heiress and so she is a bit of a lush.  These make Taddy’s family.  She even takes care of her personal assistant. Kiki her assistant is almost like Taddy’s project.  She decides to take this sweet Mormon girl under her wing and change her life. Taddy came from a troubled childhood with parents that ignored her.  Her response was to divorce her parents and take care of herself.  Even though she came from money.  She earned every penny she has now and even helps out her friends when she needs to.  Warner and Taddy meet but neither of them have each other’s name.  They have a sexual response that is way over the top.  Which is very fitting with the way Taddy is.  She goes home with him to be confronted with his “fiance” and leaves.  Warner spends months looking for her but Taddy instead makes a New Year’s resolution to give up men and focus on her business.  It is the logical choice since her business is the only thing she can count on besides her friends.

When I first started reading the book I didn’t care for Taddy.  She tends to come over as oversexed and brash.  Being part of the people with money, doesn’t make her seem like a nice person.  She at first comes across as the poor little rich girl.  Yet as the story unfolds you realize that Taddy has a hard shell around her and she has her public persona.  Who she really is, is hidden.  She loves those whom are in her family even Lex’s mom who drives everyone crazy.  She will spend every last dollar she has to fix whatever she needs to for those select few people she cares about.  Taddy is also very lonely.  Warner is unlike any man she has ever met.  He was in love with a woman who changed his life.  When she died  I don’t think he thought he would ever care about another person.  Two people whom have plenty of money but are completely and utterly alone.  I ended up liking the book and I give it 4 books.


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