Book 1 in the Fifth Avenue Trilogy
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Summery from Goodreads:
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?
Warning: This book has themes that not everyone can handle. If you can’t handle sensitive subjects don’t read this book.
I love revenge. No let me put that a little better. I LOVE revenge. I love when bad people get what’s coming to them. I am not into that forgive them BS. Some people don’t deserve forgiveness and this SoB is one of them. Some people deserve to be burned at the stake and Jason Treffen’s one of those people. Now that I have told everyone my feelings on revenge and maybe freaked out a few people I will start my review.
Austin Treffon is forever scarred by what happened 10 years ago at his father’s Christmas party. So are his two best friends Hunter and Alex. When they get a letter which came to Austin’s law office saying that someone is looking for proof about what happened that night. It drives them to act to take down the one man who damaged just not them but others as well. Including the mysterious women Austin meets and has a one night stand with were they both let their every fantasy come true.
Austin is a very messed up person. He is terrified by the idea he might be like his father and will do anything to not be him. Austin has lived a life of privilege and when he becomes a lawyer is when he really sees how hard and messed up life can be. I love how much depth their is to Austin’s character is. He is not your typical alpha. He’s a great guy who’s worst fear is becoming his father. Austin also cares extreme guilt over not being able to stop what happened that Christmas night.
Katy has denied herself everything in her thirst/quest to get justice for her sister. Katy had a really hard life. She is a hard worker and raised her brother by herself. I have a huge respect for her character. Austin and Katy have a lot of scars and darkness inside them. In this book on a level that sometimes they don’t understand Austin and Katy always knew what the other needed both emotion and sex wise. It was like they saw their matching messed half in the other.
Austin and Katy are into bondage and dominance in the bedroom so just a heads up if you aren’t into reading that stuff. Their sex is not romantic and more passionate. Some of my favorite parts include when Austin helped Katy with her brother. It was beautiful moment in their relationship. Plus when Austin confronted his father about all the terrible things he had done. The beginning of Jason’s fall is sweet and can’t wait to read the next two books. Maisey Yates has a way with words and characters. I will be reading more of her books in future. I loved this story about two screwed up people finding peace among the wreckage. I loved reading about the world of Fifth Avenue. Where all that glitters is not gold.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Content Rating: Mature 17+
Heat Rating: Hot
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