May 21, 2014

Blog Tour: Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren Review

Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren
(Wild Seasons #1)
Release Date: May 13, 2014
Publisher: Gallery Books; 416 pages
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.

 I want to start out by saying thank goodness!  There is a new Christina Lauren book out!  I swear no one does sexy like these two.  I swear whenever I've had a rough day at work, some blush worthy writing from them makes my day so much better!  It's one of the many reasons why one reads romance novels.  Christina Lauren have a formula that works, and it works well.  Their new book, Sweet Filthy Boy doesn't disappoint.

I love accents.  I really do.  Not only do I find them extremely sexy when spoken by the opposite sex, I also find them amusing in general.  I'll never forget a few years ago, a friend of mine recorded a video of one of our British friends just saying random words.  It seriously was laugh out loud funny, in fact I am laughing right now just thinking about that video.  But my point is an accent without most people even realizing it usually gives someone a one up.  Sound is a very important sense, and it definitely heightens attraction.  So of course I immediately fell for Ansel.  I kept my phone nearby while reading, so I could immediately look up translations when he spoke French.  Some were just so sexy, that I would read them multiple times.

The story starts off with three friends who have just graduated college.  They decide to go on last trip before entering the professional world.  And of course what better place to say goodbye to your college years than Las Vegas!  Las Vegas the home of sin and debauchery.  Our main protagonist is Mia.  She and her friends Harlow and Lola meet three extremely handsome guys, and each have a night that they will never forget.

Mia is a great main character.  She's easy to relate to, and has a very interesting back story.  She also deals with real life issues such as parental problems and deciding what to do with her life.  Now her and Ansel's relationship is not easy.  They both suffer the consequences of their impulsive actions.  I loved how it wasn't easy for them.  The beginnings of their relationship is filled with many awkward and embarrassing moments.  Including a particularly awkward sex scene, that I actually found to be quite humorous.

This is the first Christina Lauren book that I've read that didn't have a dual point of view.  The story is strictly Mia's.  So it was interesting to read the flow of this.  I rather liked not having Ansel's point of view.  In fact, as you read you'll find out why it makes sense for Ansel to not have a point of view because the climax of the story probably wouldn't have had the big impact that it did.  My jaw actually dropped when I read it, because I really didn't see it coming.  I love when authors are able to surprise me.  Not going to lie though, I am usually pretty gullible.  A lot of times things that are obvious to most go directly over my head.  But I think that many will be surprised by this.

If you're a fan of Christina Lauren, this book will not disappoint.  It is classic writing from this duo that includes smoking hot sex scenes and swoon worthy guys.  People will definitely be talking about the Wild Seasons series just as much or even more than the Beautiful series!

Bio / Social Media

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.

1 comment:

  1. I read their first book in the other series and I did like it but I didn't love it. Maybe I should give this a chance to impress me. I do like just a plain good romance story with a bit of dirty parts thrown in to add some spice. Plus I do have a thing for accents as well :)

    Thanks for the great review.


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