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For fans of the dark comedy film Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down comes an erotic exploration in domination and submission where Ivy League students let their naughtiest desires run wild...

If you think my besties Lex, Taddy, and Vive have had some bad luck earlier this year, cut to me at Glamorama. Last thing I remembered was dancing with Diego and Miguel from my English class, when the room started... spinning. And not in a good way! We got sick. Think Regan in The Exorcist. Taddy was rushed to the hospital. Holding on for dear life, I was carried out by the boys and taken back to their dorm.

Now I'm waking up in Diego's bed and Miguel keeps staring at me from across the room. I've wanted to get into these dudes' pants since the first day of class. But Diego told me he likes to be tied up and-wait for it-spanked. WTF! The news on TV reports that last night we all got roofied. And Vive just texted me saying that someone is out to kill her. Could this semester get any more bizarre? --Blake Morgan, college freshman, gay best friend, virgin

The Undergrad Years is a naughty new adult contemporary miniseries about first loves, independence, and everlasting friendships.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781512109931
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/09/2015
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.57(d)

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XO, Blake (Undergrad New Adult Contemporary Romance, #3) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
19269684 More than 1 year ago
Maybe because I didn't read the previous books. Maybe because none of my homosexual friends behaved in the manner these characters did. Maybe because I never hung around people that constantly got into trouble after trouble, after stinking trouble. I just could not relate to Vive, Blake, Taddy and the rest of the crew. They seemed to hemorrhage issues that can get pretty old after a while. I'm not going to say I didn't like this book, but I really couldn't get into it. I found the style a bit off, but the voice was consistent. I also found they were the most immature bunch I've ever reason. It's sorta funny, because even though I was curious about boyfriends, sex and partying, I was also mature enough to only want love and keep away from people I knew were trouble, long before I ever got to college. For the full review:
Gina04 More than 1 year ago
I am a big fan of Avery Aster and I am just loving this series. I enjoyed these glimpses back into the earlier years of Lex, Taddy, Vive and Blake. A fun quick read with some racy exploits as Blake finally connects with one of his crushes
Honolulubelle More than 1 year ago
Loving these interesting characters! Favorite Quotes: “She carried her Lhaso Apso, Hedda Hopper, with her like it was that year’s handbag.” “The gay Gods were going to strike me with rainbow lightening, force me to wear polyester, and live on the east side of town for the rest of my natural life.” My Review: Avery Aster has mad skills. I tend to absorb her delicious stories in one sitting. Her books are inter-connected, yet each can be read as a stand-alone, and I totally appreciate that. XO, Blake is an entertaining and fun, yet insightful read with emotional depth as well as humor and snark. Blake is an interesting yet well-grounded character, and I enjoy being in his head as he begins to dabble in sexual exploration. I am eager to start Vive next to conclude The Undergrad Years, and then delve into Blake, Lex, Vive, and Taddy’s exploits as adults in The Manhattanites Series.
Cheryl-S More than 1 year ago
I love this book so much! Even though weird things are happening to our favorite Manhattanites, the story is told with such flair! And Blake? Well I just want to give him a huge hug. He's such an amazing friend to have. He really is the guy want to your spill deep dark secrets too. Just look at Diego. WOW! What a hottie! Lucky Blake. I guess we'll have to wait and see if he and Miguel will keep their friendship platonic. Bravo Avery Astor! She really knows how to tell an extremely entertaining story with lots of humor, drama and plenty of sexiness. I can't wait to read whatever this fabulous author comes out with next.  Received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
Jessie Miller More than 1 year ago
I loved this book!  Perfect timing to throw something in the series like an mm book too :-)  I can't wait for the next one.
jeniNY More than 1 year ago
The Undergrad Years are like – The OC, 90210 and Gossip Girl on steroids – I love it! This is part three of The Undergrad Years, a spinoff series or prequel series if you will, to the very popular Manhattanites Series by Avery Aster. The Undergrad Years features or favorite besties Lex, Taddy, Vive and Blake as college students. Each installment has the close knit clan in crazy adventures attracting attention and drama everywhere they go. This installment is all about Blake Morgan III. I loved finding out more about Blake. I have to admit out of all the Manhattanites he was not my favorite. I don’t know why, but I wasn’t getting why the girls loved him so much. Reading XO, Blake and going back in time to the college years with them taught me so much about Blake. He is a generous, kind, loving friend to all and these girls would be lost without him. Avery Aster manages to write stories that make me laugh out loud, hold my breath in anticipation and get emotional all in a few chapters. Though there are lots of funny parts to XO, Blake there are also some serious issues that the author address very tastefully. Blake is dyslexic when he writes in his journal Avery was sure to show us his mistakes which made the character all the more realistic. There is also talk among the friends as well as between Blake and his mother about HIV/AIDS and safe sex. Important issues that I still find even today people have a hard time talking about. The romance part of this installment is the new relationship between Diego and Blake. The sex scenes were very well written as I would only expect from Ms. Aster. There is a bit of light BDSM scenes that I though played well in the story. I felt so bad for Miguel loving Blake from a far poor guy. I can’t wait to read Unsaid, which is the Manhattanite series story of Miguel and Blake. I read it on Wattpad but it was revised since then so I am curious to read the changes that were made. Taddy, Vive and Lex make their voices known in Blake’s life as well as Thor which of course means big scandals galore. This book can be read as standalone but I highly recommend reading the whole series as well as the Manhattanites series. The Undergrad Years are about friendship, first love, and growing into adulthood albeit kicking and screaming. *Received and ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review*
cnapper67 More than 1 year ago
I have really enjoyed The Undergrad Years series. Number 3 in the series is no exception. It is just a fun quick read with some  racy exploits as Blake finally connects with one of his crushes. Blake has had a crush on roommates Miguel and Drake since seeing them the first day in class at college, but is not brave enough to approach them. Fate steps in when they rescue him from a club after the Manhattanites get roofied. He discovers that Deigo has had a crush on him too. I can't wait to see where this goes and if Deigo is the one or maybe it is Miguel. It is amazing the trouble that Vive, Lex, Taddy and Blake find themselves in and so fun to read about. I recommend this read. The stories in this series are stand-alone but I enjoyed reading about each of the Manhattanites. I was given a copy of this through Netgalley for a honest review.
TammyS32 More than 1 year ago
Plenty happening in this fast paced novella, drugs, drama and sex. After being drugged Blake ends up in his friend’s bed. As bad things keep happening to the Manhattanites they wonder if someone isn’t out to get them. Follow this group of friends as they try to find out the truth. Fast paced with colorful characters. Enjoyable read!
clpetit56 More than 1 year ago
I've said it before and I'll say it again... I love the Manhattanites!
KimP65 More than 1 year ago
Another awesomely delicious addition to the Manhattanites! I absolutely adore Blake and couldn't wait to read his book. The Undergrad Years has turned out to be just as exciting, hot, thrilling and intriguing as the Manhattanites. I just can't get enough of these besties. They get into trouble but the thing that stands strong is that even at their young ages they have formed their own family, they are always there for each other and support each other no matter what goes on and no matter what trouble they encounter. I can't wait to read Blake's Manhattanite story, it's sure to be hot and exciting as all the rest!
MaryJoMI More than 1 year ago
Another amazing installment in the lives of the Manahattanites from Avery Aster. Blake is the strong, solid, encouraging best friend and we finally get to experience Blake's story. The crew, Blake, Taddy, Vive and Lex, always seems to find trouble or … trouble always finds them … it's no different this time as a situation at the night club lands Blake right in Diego's path, a guy from school that he has been lusting after. The bond we know between Taddy, Vive, Lex and Blake is even stronger as we experience more ups and downs with the crew while we focus on Blake's love life. Excited to see what happens for Blake in Unsaid.