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?
Hunter Talbot Grant III, sports figure du jour, wealthy beyond measure and disreputable by choice, has cultivated a reputation that masks the shadows of his past. When the opportunity to ensure financial destruction for Jason Treffen arises, he can’t refuse. But first he must shake off the woman sent to tame him!
Zoe Brook, PR agent extraordinaire, never fails to transform a tarnished star. And Hunter’s no different. Except there’s a catch. Beneath their scorching mutual attraction, Zoe has a secret, she’s also been on the wrong side of Jason Treffen, and she has as much of a taste for revenge as Hunter does!
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.
With ruthless determination, Alex Diaz has risen up from his deprived roots to become the head of a global media empire. But he has one last thing to achieve…avenge his friend by destroying the man responsible for her death, Jason Treffen. With stunning talk-show host Chelsea Maxwell about to interview Treffen live on TV, this is Alex’s chance.
He’ll use her show to exact a very public revenge—and seducing Chelsea, if needed, would certainly be no hardship. But he underestimates Chelsea and the attraction between them, and as their relationship deepens, Alex realizes that to annihilate Treffen could also shatter the life that Chelsea has built to protect herself…
Overall Series Rating: 3.5 Cocktails
I really liked the premise of this trilogy and how it was written. Three college friends, distanced by the death of one of their own, come together to avenge the death. Each of the friends stories would be told by a different author.
Austin, Hunter and Alex had been tight in college, but with life, their relationship lost it’s closeness and they only managed to get together once a year. But woven into their relationship was the death of their friend (or ex-girlfriend in the case of Hunter) Sarah. It’s Sarah’s death, and the culprit behind that death, the bring the friends back together as they avenge Sarah’s death at the hands of Austin’s father.
I’m a bit sadistic, so I was really looking forward to this, especially when the evil doer was one of the guy’s dad. And while daddy dearest, Jason, was evil and was worth the effort of taking him down and his web of evil treachery had a pretty far reach, I found after book one I just didn’t care what else happened with Hunter and Alex’s story. I knew we needed to get their story so we could see everything fall out for Jason, but to me that all could have been tied up in Austin’s story. Incorporate the master plan in one story, involving all the characters, rather than breaking it up
Of all the books, AVENGE ME was my favorite, maybe because out of all the characters Austin had the most to lose. Hunter and Alex were just trying to avenge their friend, but Austin stood to lose a lot more because it was his father.
Overall, it was a decent series, but it wasn’t one of my favorites.