UNSAID by Avery Aster

August 28, 2015 Swan Creates 0 Comments

This author made a major mishap in this book and I am still reeling from it.  Have could she do that to the book? I'm still trying to understand how it happened.

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! Find out in the third installment of the Manhattanites Series, Unsaid.

This book was very underwhelming.  The emotions were not believable, nor was the storyline.  There were so many things in this book that could have been done better and I was truly disappointed.

Blake has to be the biggest wuss/idiot on the planet.  He fell in love with the first person who shows interest in him.  Gets married to said person, had a horrible marriage yet chose to stay in the marriage even after all the horrors he knew.

On the other hand, Miguel is a nice fellow who has a very high opinion of himself but the author says that he is not very confident.  I was confused because the author was saying that he was afraid of getting hurt again, but she describes him of a confident man who does what he wants.

It all started with the prologue, it did not add anything to the story.  Maybe I needed to read the other books in the series to understand what was going on but the book could have started at chapter one and done away with the whole prologue. This story was not believable and the sex was unimaginative.  The scenarios that were described in the book made no sense. I'm still confused by them.  

The biggest mistake that this author did was bring heterosexual sex into the book.  This book is said to be a M M romance book.  There was not suppose to be ANY sex between a man and a woman in this book.  Worse yet, the straight sex was WAY better than the gay sex in the book.  That's not cool.

I'm not sure if Avery Aster knows how to write about a gay romance.  It was not believable and things were not adding up.  The parts where she wrote about Blake and Miguel's straight friends made more sense than the entire story of Blake and Miguel.

This book had the bones of a great story, but the execution of the writing was not done well. I have to read the other books in the series and see if my theory is correct.