Title: “Sweet Filthy Boy”
Series: Wild Seasons
Author: Christina Lauren
Where I got my copy: I lucky to receive an ARC at no charge in exchange for an honest review from the Netgalley.
The Synopsis (Thanks to Amazon):
The New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Bastard, Beautiful Stranger, and Beautiful Player starts a brand new story of friends, love, and lust with Book One of the Wild Seasons series.
One-night stands are supposed to be with someone convenient, or wickedly persuasive, or regrettable. They aren’t supposed to be with someone like him.
But after a crazy Vegas weekend celebrating her college graduation—and terrified of the future path she knows is a cop-out—Mia Holland makes the wildest decision of her life: follow Ansel Guillaume—her sweet, filthy fling—to France for the summer and just…play.
When feelings begin to develop behind the provocative roles they take on, and their temporary masquerade adventures begin to feel real, Mia will have to decide if she belongs in the life she left because it was all wrong, or in the strange new one that seems worlds away.
My Review (or general thoughts on this amazing work of writing!):
First off I have to say I am an absolute fan of the Dirty Bastard series, so when this was announced to say I was excited is an absolute understatment – I mean all new characters and this first book featuring a hot french guy… WHAT? One of my favorite books from the other series includes Max and his hot accent – so I was almost in instalove with this… but I will digress on this because I am rambling – maybe a tad – but you agree right?? Accents are HOT!
So, back to the book. I really enjoyed meeting our new range of characters. And although I thought the overall plot line – going to Vegas – marrying someone – and then spending a month with him – was a little beyond “most” reality I loved the notion of the character just giving in and being young and living – and isn’t that what fiction is all about? Doing things normal people wouldn’t or couldn’t in the real world… To me it is just that – and I loved that the story line was something somewhat fictional but not TOTALLY out of the realm of possibility – I mean it’s not like this could “never” happen so it had both the fictional allure and the “OMG I want this as my life” allure.
Ansel and Mia meeting in Vegas – the eye contact that first night was HOT and the hotness just continued. I have to say that the authors here did not dissappoint on the HOT factor and if anything it was hotter than anything I’d read by them before. I love romance and the utter idea of love at first sight… SWOON big time! I also enjoyed that when Mia goes with him in Paris everything is not picture perfect – they stumble – and have their own trials that are “real” and portray a real life – it wasn’t a cinderella fairy tale. It was hot, entertaining, amazing, HOT, and real at the same time. I would like to believe the feelings they encountered on both their parts would really represent what someone could be feeling in that situation.. I loved Ansel’s positive outlook and his love for Mia. I loved Mia’s hesitance but bravery for putting herself out there with Ansel and defying her parents to live her own life and not settle. I just loved the book.
So… Basic recap of the review:
Loved the book, loved the characters, and loved the writing. The book being based partly in Paris gave it the travel feel and of course I loved this too. If you are into hot romance, great writing, and love – this is a book for you! I cannot wait for the next book in this series to come out and the fact that it will intertwine with characters from the Beautiful Bastard series just makes it more special. Get this today – you will not be dissappointed!
One Amazing Quote I Loved:
“I want to love all of my life as much as I love this night.”
This book is absolutely a Must-Read so click this link below and hop over to Amazon to get your copy today!