Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Book Review: Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren

I don't think I can adequately express just how excited I was for this book! I mean, I loved Beautiful Stranger's Max and how his story played out with Sara so much that I had no doubt that Christina Lauren would blow me away as they have with every book they've continued to put out. *giggles* Accents really do me in.

Congrats to Adrean for winning the COMPLETE set of Beautifuls provided by Gallery Books!

Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren

Synopsis: 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 (Wild Seasons, #1)


Mia is exactly how I imagine I should have been after college graduation and even throughout college. Daring, vibrant and completely spontaneous. I mean, Vegas for graduation with your girlfriends, waking up next to a swoonworthy hottie with an accent and then *throws confetti* surprise!

I love how Ansel and Mia meet, making their second and third encounters that much more memorable. When one things leads to another, and soon she's actually following him to Paris I was wishing I could just be her, but things aren't always red roses and mimosas in the morning. When you live with someone you don't even know, you find out exactly what they're like and even the newness of any relationship is no longer there to get you through.

Somehow, they make it through the ups and downs. I wasn't too sure when they brought in role playing. I felt it was believable but maybe a little over the top. *shrug* Who's to say that isn't reality for some people, but for two people that threw their inhibitions out the window only weeks before, I didn't really see it coming. Not to say I didn't enjoy seeing that side of them, it just wasn't my favorite.

The love and the passion they eventually find again, after the awkward living together phase, was what really sold me on their story. This next part was my swoon moment!

His lips find my neck, my jaw, and he's sucking and nibbling. His breath is warm and minty and he's whispering in French, some words I can't translate but don't need to. I hear love and life and mine and sorry and then his hands are cupping my face and his mouth is on mine, eyes wide and fingers shaking on my jaw.

Doesn't that just make you tear up because it's so romantically beautiful? Probably only me, but that's okay because I'm a romantic to my very core and I think Ansel is the whole package. Every girl needs a sweet, filthy boy to make her their entire world.

For most of the book things are all la dee dee and you (or at least I was) are anticipating the climax, that other shoe to drop. I was shocked when I found out how it would all go down and then *sigh* it ends just before I really want it to, you know?

Thanks so much to the girls and their team for another smash hit! Be on the lookout for the next in the Wild Seasons Series, Dirty Rowdy Thing coming in November!

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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!

For official information about their books, events, interviews, movie news and more, follow @beautifulbastrd.

I was provided with a copy of Sweet Filthy Boy in exchange for my honest review.


  1. ooooooh im so excited to get stuck into these books.. once i knock off everything else on the reading list, haha.

  2. This sounds like such a great love story! Oh to be young again and fly all over the world! Sigh! Adding to my list!

  3. I love anything that these too put out!! Honestly the best stuff!

  4. I need books to read and this looks like a light, fun suggestion!


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