The Fifth Avenue trilogy were some of my favorite books from this summer, but Expose Me, the last book, was probably the one I liked the least. Keep in mind though, I really, really loved the first two books.
I never felt the same kind of chemistry between the characters - Alex and Chelsea - that existed in the other books in this trilogy. I didn't like them as much. I felt like they tried too hard to be mean to each other, too hard to avoid getting involved. To some extent that's expected, but it went too far. To the point where I was thinking, why even bother? Also because the character is named Chelsea in this book, and she's the host of a TV show, I kept imagining Chelsea Handler in this role.
It's been a few months since I read the book, and don't remember the details all that well. I still enjoyed the book and am probably being too harsh in comparing it to the other two books in the trilogy.
But the important part of this book was bringing down Jason Treffen, the man responsible for the death of one of Alex's friends. This book provides the conclusion of what has been building up over the first two books. To some extent, the romance is secondary to these two characters completing this task. Alex has to convince Chelsea to assist in bringing down this man who has destroyed so many lives. This is a big part of the story, because Chelsea doesn't want to do anything that might harm her career - at the same time, she realizes this could be the kind of story that might make her career.
This is such a great trilogy, I highly recommend it - all three of the books provide some great reading entertainment.
I received a copy of this via NetGalley.
Read: May 4, 2014