Review: Unconventional – Avery Aster

Posted 26 January, 2016 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 24 Comments

*I received a free copy of Unconventional from Selfpublished via Netgalley. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *

Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: Unconventional – Avery AsterUnconventional by Avery Aster
Series: The Manhattanites #4
Published by Selfpublished on 26 January 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Erotica
Pages: 250
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley

3 Stars

They are the best of friends and the greatest of lovers. Two men and one woman, searching for fortune and fame, bound together by an eroticism their money and power canโ€™t buy them. Luigi, the romantic alpha hunk. Rocco, the exotic bisexual. Jemma, the insatiable beauty who possesses them both.
From their first rendezvous in Milan, the three set out on a wicked course, jet-setting from the kinky underground sex clubs of Berlin, to the lavish palaces of Moscow, to New Yorkโ€™s high society in pursuit of pleasure. They have only each other to care for. That isโ€ฆuntil a baby comes along and changes their destiny. But which of them is the father? And will they continue their poly relationship or give in to convention?

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Unconventional is a hot, fun and yes, very unconventional read.

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Fans of Avery’s Manhattanites will love Unconventional, both because of the humour that is familiar to them and because characters they already know are a part of the story. Rocco and Luigi have been feeling that Jemma has withdrawn from the both in recent months, and while they understand that she has been under a lot of pressure, they want to add a little on their own – they want to marry her and be a family, the three of them together. The story is a little over the top, but it’s hot, and it’s filled with quite a bit of humour, so I quite enjoyed myself!

Because I’m not really familiar with the characters, it was a little difficult for me to form an attachment to them, and I thought Jemma was acting like a spoiled child at times, and the two men were not really taking everything into consideration when they kidnapped her for a sex safari to help her loosen up. Unconventional is meant to be a light-hearted, steamy story, though, and it did bring that, and one thing I really enjoyed was that there was no jealousy between the three of them. They all loved each other, and they were also friends and showed respect towards each other.

I’m sure fans of the series will really love Unconventional, though, because it was obvious to me that there are inside jokes, both between the characters and between the author and the readers. Jemma, Rocco and Luigi each got their own chapters, and their voices were distinct. Written in first person point of view and past tense, the story was evenly paced and with an easy flow.

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In a way, Rocco and I were similar to those flowers reaching for something – nourishment and love.

As we watched Jemma head back to our private oasis on the beach, I slipped the diamond into my front pocket. The ring would never adorn dolce’s finger.

“Exactly.” Taddy turned to face me, her green eyes finally locked with mine. “No sex in your life equals bad fashion designs. This is easy to see how this happened.”

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

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Linda is an English as foreign language teacher and has a Master's degree in English Language and Literature. She's an avid reader, blogger, compulsive one-clicker and a genre omnivore. Ever since she learnt how to read she has been seen with a book or two in her hands everywhere she goes.

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24 responses to “Review: Unconventional – Avery Aster

  1. I was tempted to read this series but put it aside because of the palaces, high society, rich people environment. I had my share of millionaires-billionaires stories, so I’m over it now, lol ! But I’m glad you enjoyed it and that it had humor in it ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing ! (And I hope you recovered from yesterday !)

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    • I haven’t read many millionaires-billionaires stories lately, and sometimes it’s definitely fun to read about the socialites ๐Ÿ˜€
      I have recovered, but man was I exhausted yesterday! I’m not sure my class was impressed with me in the afternoon ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. I’ve read a couple books from the Manhattanites series, Lexxie, and they are a bit over-the-top but also fun! I’m glad you enjoyed Unconventional overall even if not knowing the characters previously made it a little difficult to connect with them. I need to get back to this series and finish it up. ๐Ÿ˜€
    I hope you’re having a lovely Tuesday! I’ll be hauling instruments around for this music tour today, and taking one of my cats to the vet. :/ So maybe we can chat tomorrow? **BIG HUGS**

    • Over-the-top is all good, if that’s what you expect ๐Ÿ˜‰ And I want to read the book before this one, because I enjoyed the interactions between these three people, and it made me curious about how they met, and how this whole trinity thing came into being ๐Ÿ™‚
      I hope the cat will be OK, Brandee! And that you’re careful on the road! I’m around tomorrow PM my time ๐Ÿ™‚ *BIG HUGS*

  3. Jonetta (Ejaygirl)

    I’ve read the first book in the series, enjoyed it and even own the second book. This one might just be the pull back to the series. Thanks for distinguishing how the connections to the earlier stories might make this a better read.

    • The fact that all three of them really loved each other was awesome, Lauren! And I think that if I had read the prior books, I would have enjoyed this more. I think I’m going to pick them up, once my TBR pile diminishes a little ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Braine

    So I guess you missed the first book? I think that’s where these three met. Thanks for setting my expectations, I can always rely on Aster to deliver a super sexy rea without much drama.

      • Avery is really nice and she loves book bloggers. I’m sure she’ll be happy to send you a copy of the books you missed if you email her. Let me know if I can help you with that, I have her deets ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. I’m glad it had humor to keep you engaged b/c it IS hard to start in the middle of a series, that’s for sure! But the story sounds so fun! Especially b/c it’s meant to be over the top – makes it a great escape ๐Ÿ™‚ Great review!

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