This is the first in Fifth Avenue Trilogy that is collaboratively written by Maisey Yates, Caitlin Crews and Kate Hewitt. Each writing one installment.
Aaaaand it’s definitely left me curious.
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 a very simple, yet quite complex story involving sex trafficking, emotional abuse and one hot romance.
Austin Treffen is determined to take his father down ten years after a close friend committed suicide and he learns it has all been his father’s fault. Two of his college friends want the same thing.
Katy Michaels is determined to take Jason Treffen down, too. In the name of her sister and all the women he’s abused and sold for sex over the years, and to stop him from doing it again.
Austin and Katy meet at a Christmas party hosted by his father’s firm, and that’s where and when things begin to escalate.
Dry details are dry. And that’s all I’m giving away. But the story is far from being so dry. The characters are passionate and charismatic, the plot is a nice and original twist on the Manhattan rich boy story we all know. I also enjoyed Yates’ writing; she has a very casual style and her words flow beautifully.
I didn’t believe the story, though. It felt too out of the realm of today’s corruption. Took it to a whole new level, and I wish it had been a little more down to earth with what the characters are going through and doing.
I’m looking forward to the next two installments, if only to know how the three friends do manage get their way.
Thank you Harlequin Presents and NetGalley for the advanced copy of this title in exchange for an honest review.