by Kate Hewitt
Series: Fifth Avenue Trilogy #3
Also in this series: Avenge Me, Scandalize Me
on July 29, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Reading Challenges: ebook
The third and final step to revenge in the fifth avenue trilogy. Alex has the power… 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…
Expose Me is the final book in the Fifth Avenue Trilogy written by Kate Hewitt. I was anxiously awaiting this final book and was delighted to discover it to be a personal favorite. Revenge, heat and a couple who sizzled made Expose Me an easy, fun read.
The Fifth Avenue Trilogy has taken us through the steps of seeking revenge for a lost friend and executed by three friends. In each book, one of them meets a woman and together they knock our villain down a peg. Expose Me centers around Alex Diaz, who has made his money building a media empire that focuses on the facts. In order to initiate the final step in revenge against Jason Treffen, he seeks help from talk-show host Chelsea Maxwell. His plans stumbles when he finds himself wanting more than just a tumble with her and Jason’s downfall.
Expose Me, like the rest of the Fifth Avenue trilogy focuses more on the romance than the revenge. While I enjoyed the story, I once again found myself wishing for more balance between the two stories threads. While the author tied things up nicely, this is one instance where I would have liked a wrap-up or epilogue. Of the three novels Expose Me was my favorite because of Chelsea and Alex. Both are remarkable characters and their chemistry felt genuine. I loved their banter, and the chess game these two powerhouses played as they tried to manhandle each other. What made them click for me was how Hewitt exposed their soft underbellies and made them vulnerable.
The Fifth Avenue Trilogy was a unique concept, and I would personally recommend reading them back to back. I think it enhances the experience and flow. Expose Me was fun and sexy read.