Monday, June 30, 2014
Review: Avenge Me (Fifth Avenue Trilogy #1) by Maisey Yates
(Fifth Avenue Trilogy #1)
May 27, 2014
TEN YEARS AGO ONE DEVASTATING NIGHT CHANGED EVERYTHING FOR AUSTIN, HUNTER AND ALEX. NOW THEY MUST EACH PLAY THEIR PART IN THE REVENGE AGAINST THE ONE MAN WHO RUINED IT ALL.
Austin Treffen was born into a world of privilege, but behind its gilded doors lies a corruption so sordid New York's elite would never believe it—especially as his infamous philanthropic father is at its core! With everything he believed in shattered, how can Austin take down his father—risking his family name and those he loves—without any proof?
Until one earth-shattering night with Katy Michaels unlocks not only their deepest, most passionate desires but also the key to bringing Jason Treffen's reign to an end. But with an intense sexual attraction that combines a heady mix of exquisite pleasure and sublime pain, will they satiate their thirst for revenge and each other…or lose themselves forever in the darkness?
This is my first Maisey Yates book and I must say, give me more of her stuff please. I really enjoyed her story telling and the banter between the two main characters, Austin and Katy. Each character feels guilty about their part in a horrible event that happened 10 years ago, they all want revenge and you can feel their pain and hatred for Jason Treffen, the man they all blame for the horrific event. I felt the story moved along quickly, especially at the beginning when Austin and Katy meet. Katy is in her 20's and is a virgin, where as Austin is quite experienced. I like build up, angst and banter to lead up to that pivotal moment when the two characters can't help themselves and they fall into bed. In this story I totally got my banter and angst but it was after they fell into bed together, that really was the only thing I was ehh about in this book. I realize Austin is supposed to be the hottest man Katy has ever seen and wanted to escape and have a fantasy come true but if I had stayed a virgin well into my 20s I think it would take a little more than an hour for me to give it up to someone I just met.
This book is the first in the Fifth Avenue Trilogy, the series being written collaboratively by Maisey Yates, Caitlin Crews and Kate Hewitt. I am totally invested in this series now as with this first book there are many questions that are posed and decisions made that will have a tremendous fallout and I totally want to see what happens next. I am also curious to see how this series will go with a different author writing each portion of the story, that is a first for me and I am excited about it.
This book is fast paced, great characters and lots of mystery suspense would totally recommend it to anyone that enjoys mysteries and romance.
Avenge Me: 4/5 stars