Uscrupulous (The Manhattanites #1)
By Avery Aster

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Content Warning: due to graphic sex scenes, strong language, suggestive themes, mature humor, and just about everything your besties ever told you not to do–including getting vajazzled, this novel is for adults only.

Unscrupulous (The Manhattanites, #2)

fan letter

“This book blindsided me. The author’s voice is fresh, witty, and completely hysterical…something not easily found in today’s book market.”Same Book, Different Review

“I took a long cold shower after reading Unscrupulous.”Books Are Love

“There’s a new star in town. The name is Avery Aster. Unscrupulous is slick, juicy and narratively impressive.”The Sleaze Factor

“Unscrupulous equates fun erotica. The humor runs toward the outrageous and raunchy but never tasteless. This is like Sex and City on steroids but younger and actually sexier.”Ever After Romance Book Blog

“The Manhattanites is a throwback to Judith Krantz. It’s filled with family drama, salacious back stories, rich people problems and the glitz and glamour of fame without turning into a saga of revenge and disappointment.”Talk Supe Reviews

“I could relate to the main characters. The emotions they went through felt real to me. If you are open minded and looking for something…hot then these books are for you. Avery Aster had me hooked, interested and connected to the characters.”Bec’s Books

“While classified as an erotic novel it is so much more than that. Unscrupulous is a love story between friends and more importantly is a story of a woman learning to truly love herself!”Tiffany Talks Books

“I learned so many new things while reading Unscrupulous like what DILF stood for, and about the Vajazzle. Avery’s writing style is refreshing and so different from what’s out there.” —Book Babes Unite

“Unscrupulous reminds me a lot of Jackie Collins’ style of plot lines, intrigue and drama. The bitches are super-bitches and the heroine has a good heart underneath the tough exterior. When Taddy finally started to open up to Warner it actually made me tear up.” —I Love Romantic Fiction

“The female characters are all strong and that’s a refreshing change from some of the heroines I’ve read lately in other books.” —Erotic Book Club

“I love the way Avery Aster wrote Taddy’s character. You will love her even more when you peel back all of those layers. Unscrupulous is a deep and emotional book.” —Reading Renee

“Unscrupulous hooked me at page one. The crazy characters are positively perfect. Each holds their own and deserves their place. Aster’s story is fast-paced, hot and had me laughing out loud! The Manhattanites live a ridiculously extravagant lifestyle and I so wanted to be a part of it.” —Blissful Books

“The shock value early in the book is high and is suited to the open-minded reader, not shy or afraid of sexually descriptive language and scenes. Unscrupulous is hot flash-inducing…trust me, I’ve suffered a few.” —Ripe For Reader

“Unscrupulous is a wild read filled with rich, dirty mouthed New Yorkers and it is just a lot of fun.”—A Lust for Reading


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

book club reader questions1.) How may Warner have been different with lovemaking as an adult had he not been schooled by Jacqueline early on while becoming a man?

2.) Do you feel Taddy would’ve been as successful in business if her parents hadn’t abandoned her at such a young age?

3.) Would you get Vajazzled? If so, would it be for a special occasion or just because?

4.) Have you ever made a bet with your friends to swear off men? If so, how did it go?

5.) Taddy unknowingly forces her ideas about sex onto her assistant Kiki. Do you find yourself placing your ideals about sex subconsciously onto others who may not share your same attitudes about sex?

Major Players

Warner Truman: (33) a billionaire widower who owns Truman Enterprises. He’s tired of gold-digging hanger-on types.

Tabitha “Taddy Brill” Adelaide Brillford: (27) an obsessive masturbator who is Lex, Vive, and
Blake’s lifelong friend. She’s a self-made millionaire and owns Brill, Inc.

Alexandra “Lex” Easton: (27) fashion designer to the stars and founder of Easton Essentials. She’s the late rock-n-roll legend Eddie Easton’s daughter.

Blake Morgan III: (27) a gay, gorgeous top who is estranged from his husband. He co-founded Brill, Inc. and is the brains behind many of Taddy’s accounts.

Viveca “Vive” Farnworth: (28) a party girl who met Lex, Taddy, and Blake in boarding school. Vive is the editor-in-chief of Debauchery Magazine and liquor heiress.


Supporting Cast

Kelly “Kiki” Ivy Kailyn Izatt: (21) a virgin Mormon assistant to Taddy Brill. She moved to New York from Provo, Utah with dreams of making it in the big city.

Countess Irma Brillford: (51) Taddy’s estranged mother. She’s married to Joseph Graf and abandoned Taddy when she was thirteen.

Birdie Easton: (48) Lex’s pill popping addicted mother recovering from sexual compulsive disorder. She’s a former ‘80’s playmate, heavy metal icon and former friend to Irma.

Sheldon Truman: (32) Warner’s younger brother. A retired male fashion model, he travels the world jumping from one circuit party to the next.

Aunt Muffie: (age unknown) Countess Irma’s sister who remains the only relative Taddy keeps in contact with. She was on the socialite scene in the ‘80’s with Birdie.

The Companies
Truman Enterprises: The third largest hotel and resort chain in the world with properties on every continent ranging from upper mid-level to luxury.

Brill, Inc.: A Fortune 500 company and New York’s eminent fashion, beauty public relations and branding firm which co-created Easton Essentials.

Easton Essentials: North America’s fastest growing luxury apparel brand for women seeking to contour their figures.

Debauchery Magazine: Read by four million people weekly covering all things salacious in the fashion, beauty, and celebrity arena.

What was the inspiration for Unscrupulous?

Manhattanites are noted as a jaded bunch. We own designer footwear in excess, overspend on vodka cocktails, and work sunup to sundown. By accident love takes a backseat but we always find time for sex (wink). You’ll notice the characters in my novels are no different. They are true to New York form. Often ruthless, always brilliant, and without question built to include überhigh sex drives, they require a match who exceeds their expectations.

When Taddy Brill leapt onto the pages in Undressed (Book One) as Lex Easton’s best friend, several readers who followed The Manhattanites series prepublication thought she was pretty fierce. I did too! If you didn’t read Undressed, don’t worry, you won’t be lost. Each book in the series can be read as a standalone.

Readers asked, “Why is Taddy so hardcore? And how did she meet the man she calls Big Daddy?” The answer is in Unscrupulous (Book Two), a prequel to Undressed. Writing Taddy’s past left a hole in my heart, which you’re about to read. She deserved something never imagined, a lover. A close-to-trillionaire wealthy, Newport Rhode Island sophisticated, Harvard graduate intelligent—Big Daddy (double wink)! You will see this couple throughout The Manhattanites series as the novels progress.

Break out the bubbly, pour yourself a flute, and let’s get our Park Avenue adventure started. Lex Easton, Blake Morgan, Vive Farnworth, and the entire star-studded cast are thrilled to be back and share their stories with you. After you’ve read Unscrupulous be sure to join Blake in Unsaid (Book Three) as he shares his sexual fantasies with a Latin lover you’ll find dominatingly caliente.

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