Book Review: Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren

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Book Review: Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren

Book Review: Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren Title: Sweet Filthy Boy
Author: Christina Lauren
Publisher by: Gallery Books
Published on: May 13, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Humor, New Adult Romance, Romance
Page Count: 416
Format: eARC
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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.

Sweet Filthy Boy was a sexy, sweet read. I loved Christina Lauren’s Beautiful Bastard series so I went in completely excited. Now I will admit I didn’t absolutely love the book but I did really enjoy it. The first 30% was a little hard for me to get into. There were so many different things going on that it took me a while but once it picked up I was all in for Ansel and Mia.

Mia Holland just graduated college, so her and her best friends, Harlow and Lorelai, head to Vegas for the weekend. In the fall, Mia is supposed to head to Boston for business school. It’s not what Mia wants to do but it’s what her father expects her to do. She’s always loved ballet but after being injured in a major accident she can no longer perform. Since her accident she’s been lost. She’s not as outgoing, she overthinks everything, and she doesn’t open up easily to people. This trip to Vegas is supposed to be a chance to let loose before going back to a new life that she doesn’t want.

While in Vegas she has a meets Ansel Guilliame and his friends Oliver and Finn. From the moment they meet Ansel and Mia have an undeniable spark. After a few flirtatious run-ins with Ansel, Mia decides she’s going to let go for one night. A bolder, sexier, and very drunk Mia has a wild night. The next morning she can barely remember what happened but can’t deny the wedding ring sitting on her finger…Mia has a chance to either fix her new situation or explore it and see what could happen.

Ansel, sigh I loved him. He was sexy, sweet, fun, and did I mention the French accent?! I really liked Ansel and Mia together.  They seemed to make each other happy and he believed in her, encouraged her, and made Mia more carefree. Plus, the sexual chemistry and kinky role playing those two had was so very hot. Not everything was perfect and a secret that Ansel is hiding from his past threatens their possible future. Mia has a lot of growing up to do and tough decisions to make. I wasn’t sure how it would turn out, but I did like the end. Even though the beginning wasn’t my favorite, I really enjoyed the rest of the story. I hope to see more of these two and I’m looking forward to Harlow’s book.





About Christina Lauren

Lauren Billings (but everyone calls her Lo) has a Ph.D. in neuroscience and before she made writing her full-time job, would spend her days doing nerdy research-type things wearing a lab coat and goggles. She is silly Mommy to two littles, wife to one mountain biking homebrewing scientist, bestie to a shoe-stealer, and an unabashed lover of YA and romance.

Christina Hobbs (but you’ll always hear Lo call her PQ) used to spend her days in a junior high counseling office surrounded by teenagers. Married to the cutest boy in school, she has a thirteen year old daughter, is an unapologetic lover of boy bands and glitter, and also likes to steal Lo’s shoes.

You can follow their shenanigans at:

@lolashoes (Lauren) & @seeCwrite (Christina) on Twitter. On Tumblr! where we post kissing gifs and writerly stuff and Wattpad for short stories and sneak peeks!