- Paperback: 250 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 9, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1512109932
- ISBN-13: 978-1512109931
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.6 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 76 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,766,802 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I'm a New Yorker who writes THE MANHATTANITES, a contemporary romantic soap opera of full length, stand alone novels, and it's juicy prequel, companion series THE UNDERGRAD YEARS. My stories feature alpha billionaire possessive dominant bad boys and the intelligent women who lust after them.
Chances are if you enjoy reading books by E.L. James, Sylvia Day, Maya Banks, Olivia Cunning, Alice Clayton, Christina Lauren, and Tara Sivec than you'll enjoy my erotic romance novels.
When I'm not writing, I'm usually watching The Bold & The Beautiful, taking a spin class, or out and about enjoying all the wonderful things the city life has to offer.
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This is Blakes story and how he fell in love. I do wish though Miguel had grown some humpzah and told Blake before Diego though. I don’t know what it is about Diego but he is too slimy for me. He appeared all caring and stuff but it rubbed me wrong. Miguel though that was one gorgeous sexy broody artist. ‘
this is the wonderfully articulated story of blake. How he came out, how he was comfortable with who he was with his parents love and support to guide him, how he overcame his learning disability and show everyone his brilliance, how he developed the close friendships he had and how he fell in love.
The story that broke my heart more than Taddy’s after the bar scene was Thors. He is a sweetheart and to see him in pain was heartbreaking. That scene was poignant and beautiful and showed us just how amazing and how big Blakes heart truly is.
This is a fun amazing uplifting story of Blake and how he fell in love. How he overcame all the challenges thrown at him and succeeded in being a smart amazing kind caring guy and totes awesome friend. A really amazing treat for all who have been attached to this series and wondering how Blake became who he is.
While this is labeled a standalone, I highly recommend you read Love, Lex and Yours Truly, Taddy (currently free) before this one as there are parts from both novellas mentioned in this one.
The start of this novella, like the other two in the series, and gives a little background on Blake before he starts at Avon Porter Academy.
Blake is the gay guy who from a Very early age, has know it and been encouraged by his family to embrace and be true to his true self.
Flip to not long after where Yours Truly, Taddy left off and Blake and the girls are trying to get back to "normal" after their plane accident and want to have a little fun. So when they are randomly invited to Glamorama, a night club they aren't old enough for, they decide it's time to test out their fake I.D.
Their fun night turns into a disaster real fast when someone spikes their drinks, leaving the girls in hospital and Blake being taken home by Diego and Miguel, the two hunky Latino's he's been lusting after since school started.
Love, sex, booze, loyalty, drama, a touchy subject or two, and new found friendships, everything you've come to expect from Avery and her Manhattanites.
Now, I just need Unsaid! I Need Blake's full length novel. I need more Blake!
*pretty pleaseeeeee with some sexy men on top, please bring it out real soon, Avery*
Oh before I end this, I have to mention this. There are hundreds of hot, witty and downright amazing quotes throughout this story, but when I read the quote below, I was completely blown away by it. It's such a simple sentence, but so ... WOW!
It's been almost 24 hours since I've finished XO, Blake and I can Still remember word for word that Blake's father said to him.
“Son, that three-syllable word seems mighty big for something which isn’t that much of a deal. Being a homosexual is no different than being a heterosexual, you just like dudes is all. We clear?”
*ARC provided in exchange for honest review*
I really enjoyed it. Discovering Blake's more innocent, naive self gave some added insight into how he got to where he was, 10 years later in, Unsaid. I just wished it had been longer.
Aster has a gift for writing and creating hot, believable storylines with well thought out, complex characters. What's really great is that Aster's work though episodic in multiple-book form; works - each one separately as a stand alone book. Aster skillfully relays enough information from past stories and characters' experiences to keep the readers from getting confused, yet enticing them want to read the rest of the series.
If you love series books, stories about friendship and a lot of HOT woven into the mix, I highly recommend you start Aster's The Undergrads and/or The Manhattanites series' today!