Unscrupulous (The Manhattanites, #2)

Unscrupulous (The Manhattanites, #2) - Avery Aster This is book 2 in The Manhattanites series and the writing is even better than with the first novel. This book may appeal to the New Adult readers a little more than the over a ‘certain age’ crowd.

Earthy, sexy, funny and I would say a bit of a parody of all things rich and inane. There is a lot of thinking and discussing of sex – real down and dirty sex- in the first 60% of this novel. The hotter stuff doesn’t happen until the end

We also get more of a story towards the end. Taddy’s mother trying to heal the rift between her and her daughter, brought some needed emotion to this novel. Of course the Mother being a supreme witch didn’t help the healing.

I liked the fact that Taddy WAS a more emotionally driven person than she let everyone believe.

Again even with such a short novel, the characters are fairly well fleshed out, detail and back-story is adequate without being redundant. There really is no need to have to read book one, to jump right into this one, but it wouldn’t hurt.

The only think that didn’t quite float my boat totally is that Warner seem to fall in love with Taddy so quickly. But, this IS about the very rich and jaded, so what do I really know!!! Just be prepared to suspend your disbelief for the ending. Which is sweetly romantic, if a bit fraught with various bodily fluids!

Now why can’t I get the images of snakes, and rather large ones for that matter, out of my head?

I would love to see how the author would give us Kiki’s story (if she chooses to!)