Monday, February 25, 2013

Undressed by Avery Aster - Glitz, Glam and Gorgeousness!

 Content Warning: due to graphic sex scenes, strong language, suggestive themes, mature humor, and just about everything your mother ever told you not to do--including wearing a see-through dress, this novel is for adults only.

Milan's notorious playboy, Massimo Tittoni, seems to have everything--Lamborghinis, exotic women, palaces throughout Europe and business success. Ramping up his fabric company to go global with a new apparel brand, he ruthlessly stops supplying fabrics to the American client who inspired the collection. But once they meet, what's he willing to give to get her in his bed?

Upper East Side designer Lex Easton will be damned if she'll let an Italian stud muffin knock her down. So what if she named her favorite vibrator after him. With Fashion Week approaching, she'll do whatever it takes to secure the fabrics she needs to become the next Diane von Furstenburg-- even sleep with her rival. But when she arrives in Europe the paparazzi chronicles her every move and she finds herself in a situation never imagined. Lex's Louboutins stilettos are dug in deep to win this war. All's fair in love and fashion!

Avery Aster's super-glossy debut novel is loaded with passionate escapism, pitting American ambition against Italian tradition. Erotic romance fans who appreciate extended sex scenes, witty banter and glamour mustn't miss UndressedInside Scoop: Though the hero and heroine remain monogamous, their Prada-wearing friends indulge in a ménage a trois and other fashionable sexual fun and games.


New York Fashionistas, Italian Royals, Fierce Friends...Avery Aster gives us all of it in her debut novel with Ellora's Cave, Undressed!  Mommy porn at its finest - I say porn because of the sometimes vulgar but oddly scintillating dialogue - this book is HILARIOUSLY EROTIC.  I'm not one who normally goes for the hardcore dirty talk, but I completely embraced it with this story.  Why should guys get to be all crass and obscene, but us girls can't get a little crude sometimes?

And speaking of rough and tough women - Signorina Lex Easton.  Who wouldn't want to be her?  An up and coming New York fashion designer, the daughter of a Rock'n'Roll legend and an 80's metal princess, she's seen enough to make her tough where it counts.  She's sharp tongued and stubborn, but not so closed off from emotion that she doesn't need her "fuck-it bucket" at times, as much as she needs her fabulous friends Vive, Taddy and Blakie by her side.

Then there's Prince Massimo Tittoni......*rolls eyes upward, sighing in appreciation*.  Masi is everything you'd want from your Italian royal.  Restrained in public, wild in private.  Turns out he's actually a teddy bear, though, and more than anything he wants to love and be loved in return - and he's got a secret from his past that makes him believe it's impossible.  You know me, I can't resist a broken man.  Don't we all want one that we can fix, and become the center of their universe?

The heroine in this story is bossy, sarcastic and uninhibited.  The Hero in this story is spoiled, sharp and sexual.  The combination?  I don't want to give too much away, so I'll just say it's almost too hot to handle.  You'll laugh, cringe(in a shouldn't that offend my sensibilities instead of get me hot and bothered kind of way) and drool over this book.  Don't pass it up!

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  1. Thank you Crystal for such a wonderful review. Who knew you could fuse eroticism with being hilarious at the same time? Moi! xoxo, Avery

  2. I like books that are hilarious! One of my favs is Seduction and Snacks by Tara Sivec. This sounds right up my alley! Added it to my Amazon wishlist :) Thanks for the review and recommendation!