Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Blog Tour: Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren; Review

Sweet Filthy Boy (Wild Seasons#1)
Author: Christina Lauren
Publisher: Gallery Books
Release Date: 13 May 2014

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.
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I'm honestly a bit shocked that I've gone this long without reading anything by Christina Lauren, but I finally had my chance with Sweet Filthy Boy. I wasn't disappointed! It's sweet and funny, but also super sexy and all about taking those wild leaps in life.

Mia has her future all mapped out, and after graduating college she heads to Vegas with her best friends to blow off some steam before she heads into her planned life. Things take an unexpected turn when she locks eyes with a gorgeous Frenchman across a crowded bar. Mia is so sweet and shy, but around Ansel she positively blossoms and they have an immediate connection. I also loved the confidence and strength she develops through the book.
Ansel is pretty darn amazing. He's gorgeous and such a sweetheart. He's funny and considerate, but he also has a slightly mysterious, serious side that goes oh so well with the dominant side that comes out in the bedroom *swoon*. He's the type of guy who just finds so much joy in life, and it's totally infectious.

This could have been a rather predictable story, but the authors keep things original and unexpected throughout. I loved that their relationship isn't perfect to begin with, they have to work at it and find their stride. Mia makes the wildly impulsive decision to join Ansel in France, following his equally spontaneous invitation, and they have a rather awkward start to their new adventure. Soon though the intense connection between them is back in tip top condition, and the awesomeness can commence. I'm mostly thinking in the bedroom here because Mia and Ansel have some crazy hot chemistry between them. Their love slowly grows and surprises them. They were never meant to fall in love and it's complicated, but it was also inevitable and incredible.

Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable romance that ticks all the boxes. It's fairly light hearted for most of the book and I was loving the chemistry between Mia and Ansel. Plus, I was just loving Ansel in general. That man is one charming son of a gun. 

*I received a review copy from the publisher, for my honest opinion. Thank you!

About the Authors

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.
Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads 

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