Review: Avenge Me by Maisey Yates (Fifth Avenue Trilogy #1)

Avenge Me by Maisey YatesAvailable: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Harlequin

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Nikki

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?

As a first book in a trilogy wrote by three different authors, Maisey Yates sets the bar pretty high for those following her with Avenge Me. This was also my first experience with Maisey’s work and I wasn’t at all disappointed.

Austin Treffen is an elitist, raised by money and groomed from birth to follow in the footsteps of his father. Although becoming like his father is the last thing he actually wants to do considering what he’s long suspected is the true nature of the man. After a good friend committed suicide ten years ago, he’s suspected his father my have had something to do with it and so he had cut most all ties with the man, even going as far as working at a different law firm. When he meets the gorgeous Katy, who is the younger sister of his friend who killed herself, there is an instant attraction. Past that is the mutual need to take down Austin’s father and find out the truth about what happened the night she jumped from the law firm rooftop.

What a great start to this trilogy! Yates laid the groundwork perfectly with the undeniable attraction that snapped between Austin and Katy. I loved how they teamed up (both for their own reasons) to find the truth about the slimy dealings Austin’s father was conducting behind closed doors. Katy’s obvious love for her sister, and the need to avenge her death spoke highly of her character. In addition, Austin’s growth from the time of the incident to the present and how he’s finally stepping up to uncover the truth showed great strength and determination. Though I would have liked a bit more action and threat, I realize this is a contemp and not a suspense…but I hope by book 3 there is something hugely dramatic that happens in order to take Austin’s father down.

Groundwork is quickly laid for the two following books in which other authors will be penning involving Austin’s two best friends. Yates gave them excellent setup and I can’t wait to see them in their entirety! Look for those reviews soon!

I give Avenge Me by Maisey Yates 4 stars! 

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