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 reach for my bag, pulling out gum, but he quickly moves to me, sliding his hands up my neck to cup my face. “Don’t.” He leans close, sucking on my mouth the way he seems to like so much. “You taste like me. I taste like you.” He bends, licking my tongue, my lips, my teeth. “I like this so much. Let it stay, just for a bit.”
“That’s all,” he muttered. “We’re good.”
I've been a dedicated Christina Lauren reader right from the start of this writing duo's existence. From the moment they released their first popular adult romance Beautiful Bastard in February 2013 - I've continued to follow their releases and I've kept with my vow of 'if they write it, I'll read it'.
Although I feel that their ebook prices are kind of crazy high... I buy them because I know I'm doing myself an injustice by not reading them.
I read Sweet Filthy Boy for the first time just days after it was released in May of this year, however, life got in the way and when I sat down to write my review... I'd already read other books in the meantime and although I remembered this book well enough to write a review about it... I felt that I wouldn't have been able to convey my message across as well as I would have if I'd written it directly after I'd completed it. So today I was able to reread this book again and even though I've read this book before - I enjoyed it just as much as if it were my first time... maybe even more since the feeling of eagerness wasn't present and I didn't feel the need to rush through it from excitement.
So at a leisurely pace - I reread this book today and here's what I thought about Sweet Filthy Boy... for the second time :)
Sweet Filthy Boy was incredibly sexy, grippingly exciting and fantastically written. Yet again, Christina Lauren was able to capture the love and bring the characters to life!
Mia (this book is written in her POV) has always loved to dance. But a horrible accident and an overly demanding father stand in the way of her experiencing the life she's always dreamt of living. Right after graduation - Mia and her two besties hit vegas for a couple of days to let loose and celebrate. During her first night she meets Ansel. A sexy french stranger who from the start makes her feel things she's never felt before.
On the second and final night of their Vegas getaway, she meets him again and this is where it all starts to explode. The flirting, the glances, the smiles... it makes you giddy!
As the night progresses and drinks are passed around, the two ignite and the following morning when Mia wakes up - she discovers that at some point during the previous evening... she and the boy with the mesmerizing accent have gotten married.
Of course the first thought is that it was a mistake and annulments are in order... but drunk Mia wrote sober Mia a letter explaining that even though the actions were not at all like her... at the moment of the rash Vegas wedding - it was exactly what she wanted.
So together the two decide that they should give it a go and Ansel invites (almost begs) Mia to join him for the summer in Paris. At first she's scared or cautious... but then a chance meeting back home the next day has Mia changing her mind and rushing to catch the flight.
What I particularly loved about this book was that although it's a steamy romance - it's not all about that. Their chemistry sizzled along the pages and their trials and tribulations felt so real that I found myself so invested in their story and now kind of feel lost without them. What's more is that at the turn of each page, things changed, progressed and were taken up a notch so not once did I feel as if there was a repetitive theme going on. Loved that!
This is sort of a cliched response to the question "What would I have changed?"... the only thing I'm not liking is that... I'd have wanted this book to be longer!!!
Rating: 5 Stars
RELEASE DATE: May 13th, 2014
GENRE: New Adult Romance
PUBLISHER: Gallery Books