Avenge Me: Fifth Avenue Trilogy #1 by Maisey Yates with Excerpt and Giveaway!

Today I have the opportunity to bring you a new and unique series concept with the Fifth Avenue Trilogy. The first book in this 3 installment, 3 author trilogy starts with an introduction to the concept: the suicide of Sarah will bring all of the players together, some for revenge, others for answers and everyone for some serious mind games.  Additionally, I have a blog exclusive giveaway where one US winner can get the Fifth Avenue Summer Essentials Kit – with LOTS of wonderful goodies: A Copy of Avenge Me by Maisey Yates, Stem Cellular CC Repair Cream from Juice Beauty, Cinnamint Kissing Elixirs from Gold Grenade (Breath spray), Vanilla Mint Lip Balm from Gold Grenade, NYX Cosmetics (a package with an eyeshadow palette, eye liner and lipstick), Evian Facial Spray, Not Your Mother’s Hair Thermal Shield Spray. See the photo for a visual!

Book Review:

In the first book from Maisey Yates, Katy is Rachel’s sister and she is bent on avenging her sister’s death.  Austin was Sarah’s friend, and believes that his father was a major player in Sarah’s death.  Unaware of their connection to Sarah, the two meet and share an intense attraction, fueled by their resemblance to personal fantasies.  A hot and steamy encounter that allows both to feed their secret fantasy in a one-off has some erotically charged BDSM play, and they both leave thinking that is the end.

Life doesn’t always play out like that- and the two are reacquainted and discover their common bonds of Sarah and Revenge. Deciding to combine forces – they are now battling their own personal demons as they team to bring down Austin’s father.

This story is most easily described as a great premise with far too much interior wobbly happening: the reader isn’t given a ton of action until the sexually charged scenes, and no real clear plan of action is implemented.  Additionally only part of the horrors that Sarah endured are revealed, as the whole oddly satisfying sexual tension and fantasies take over the story.  Not enough to build a relationship on, and that is probably where I had the most difficulty with the story: these are people all old enough to have some life experience and sense- but it seems to go out the window in lieu of the sexual fantasies or the driving need for revenge.

Other than the weakness in the story, it was a quick and pleasant read: different from the usual line of Harlequin Presents stories that I have read. and I am curious to see just how they manage to bring themselves a sense of justice in the end.

Avenge Me: Fifth Avenue Trilogy #1 by Maisey Yates with Excerpt and Giveaway!

Title: Avenge Me
Author: Maisey Yates
Genre: BDSM
Published by: Harlequin
Source: Media Muscle/Book Trib
Pages: 272
Rated: three-stars
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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?

A copy of this title was provided via Media Muscle/Book Trib for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

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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.
Read Maisey Yates’s dazzling debut of the Fifth Avenue trilogy:
* * *
KATY let out a long breath and started walking back down the
empty corridor, back to the party.
Back toward Jason Treffen.
Talking to him had just about made her lose her mind. It had
taken everything in her not to grab his glass from his hand and
pour it over his head. Then break the glass on his face.
She considered the man as good as her sister’s murderer, so
she was short on charitable feelings where he was concerned.
The door to the ballroom opened, and she froze.
Oh. Her breath left her in a rush, a current of electricity washing
over her skin.
It was him.
The man whose eyes were like an endless black hole, drawing
her in, a force she couldn’t deny or control. When he had looked
at her, she’d felt as if she were grounded to the spot. She’d felt
like he had looked and seen her.
Seen everything. More than that, she’d looked back and she’d
seen him.
Had seen a grief in him. An anger.
It had been, in some ways, like looking into a mirror.
“It’s you,” he said, his voice deep, smooth. Like really good
chocolate. “I was hoping to run into you.”
“Wh-why were you hoping to run into me?” she asked.
“Because you’re the most beautiful woman here. Why wouldn’t
I want to see you?”
“You’re a flirt.”
“That’s the thing, I’m not really.” He put his hands in his pockets,
a wicked half smile curling that sinful mouth.
“I have to get back.”
She started to walk past him and he took her arm, stopped her
progress. She looked up and met cold, dark eyes.
“To who?” he asked, his voice gentle, an opposing force to the
hold he had on her.
There was something about that grip. Commanding. It spoke
to every secret fantasy that lived in the dark shadows inside her.
The parts of herself that had looked at every man she’d even tried
to date and found them lacking.
But not him. He wouldn’t be lacking. Something shivered inside
her, a whisper.
He would know what you wanted.
* * *
The first step to revenge in the Fifth Avenue trilogy
Austin has the plan…
June 2014
Copyright © 2014 by Harlequin Books S.A.

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About Maisey Yates

USA Today Bestselling author Maisey Yates lives in rural Oregon with her three children and her husband, whose chiseled jaw and arresting features continue to make her swoon. She feels the epic trek she takes several times a day from her office to her coffee maker is a true example of her pioneer spirit. In 2009, at the age of twenty-three Maisey sold her first book. Since then it’s been a whirlwind of sexy alpha males and happily ever afters, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. Maisey divides her writing time between dark, passionate category romances set just about everywhere on earth and light sexy contemporary romances set practically in her back yard. She believes that she clearly has the best job in the world.

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