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Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren…ARC Review & GIVEAWAY

 

Sweet Filthy Boy releases May 13

Sweet Filthy Boy Cover

 

Book links:

Amazon  |  Barnes & Noble  |  iTunes  |  Amazon UK

 

 

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.

 

My review:

Sweet Filthy Boy is the first book in a brand new series from author Christina Lauren (aka: the dynamic duo of Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings). I have been a fan of these authors since their debut and didn’t think I could love them more after the finale of their last series, Beautiful Player…well, I was wrong. Sweet Filthy Boy was insanely amazing and as much as I would love to write the phrase “buy this book” fifty times in a row as my review, I will spare you from that.

Quick note: there’s a pretty significant event that happens early on and plays a BIG part in Ansel and Mia’s story that I won’t give away in my review (you know I don’t do spoilers) but just know that I am leaving something great out.

Former ballerina Mia Holland has just graduated college and is headed to sin city with her two best friends for a weekend away. A last hoorah of sorts. Once the fall comes, she’s headed to Boston for grad school and she knows this will probably be one of the last weekends of freedom before real life begins. Mia has already been through some rough times in life and is beyond thankful to be where she is today and, of course, is looking forward to the future but is also mourning the loss of her dreams of becoming a professional dancer. Life really sucked some times. However, the current view she has of the gorgeous guy across the bar totally doesn’t suck. Unfortunately, Mia isn’t a one-night stand kind of gal… but when the night is over and she finds out the handsome stranger is staying across the hall from her, Mia decides maybe fate is trying to intervene here. What’s the worst that could happen? A few drinks with this adorable, French accented cutie can’t hurt….right?

Sometimes what happens in Vegas doesn’t exactly stay in Vegas. When their trip is over, not wanting to go home and face her hand-me-down future, and having met Ansel, Mia decides to throw caution to the wind. She decides to take this last summer and spend it with Ansel. In France. Hopefully the few weeks she has will scratch her itch and give her a lifetime of memories to talk about when she was old and grey. She has every intention of heading back to the US after her time is up. But you know what they say about the best intentions, right?

What starts out as a quick fling for Ansel and Mia quickly turns into so much more. Will they be able to let go when Mia’s time in France concludes?

Sometimes, when I’m reading a book that I really love, I get almost to the end, like a hundred pages away from finishing, and I just stop reading. I put the book down and I don’t want to pick it back up. Touch it or look at it. Why? Because I don’t want it to end. It won’t matter that I have 10 other books waiting for me to begin reading. It won’t matter that I have a review deadline. I just can’t bring myself to end it. This was one of those books.

Oh, how I just adored Ansel! He was exactly the embodiment of the title…a sweet and filthy boy. He is smart, kind, caring, impulsive, full of joy and happiness and has the art of dirty talk down pat. He lives life to the fullest and puts his all into everything. He went from melting my heart with his sweet and beautiful words to making my pulse race and my cheeks flame with his dirty talk. That dichotomy in his personality was so delicious and made him a character I will never forget. Mia was just as amazing. I mean, she packed up and went to a country she had never been to, knew no one and didn’t speak the language. I envied her that! Together Mia and Ansel are an amazing couple. They went through an uncomfortable and awkward stage that I know anyone who’s ever been in a relationship will be able to relate to. Especially if you’ve moved in together! Fortunately both Mia and Ansel want to try their best and make the most of the time they have. And oh how they do….

Of course, the ending had me a nervous, emotional, crying mess and I was so worried for these two! Don’t worry though. These authors know how to write some amazing endings and this was no exception. I was laughing and crying and loved each and every second of it!

So, I spared you from the fifty “buy this book”s in a row but really….buy this book. You will not be disappointed! Thank you, Christina and Lauren, for yet another truly awesome book!

5LovesRLBFive Loves

 

 

Giveaway:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

About the authors:

Christina Lauren author picYes, there are two of us! Lauren (on the left) and Christina (on the right) have been writing all kinds of stories together since 2009. Separated by the pesky state of Nevada, these co-author besties talk several times a day, agree that Ruby Pumps is the best nail polish color ever, and would, if given the choice, spend all day staring at the ocean from the San Clemente pier.

Lauren Billings Christina Hobbs
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!

 

 

Comments

  1. VEGAS!!

  2. Vegas!

  3. Paris

  4. Timitra says:

    Paris

  5. Kim Perry says:

    Paris

  6. Vegas….been to Paris before!

  7. Laura Lovejoy Brunk says:

    Paris

  8. Jenn H says:

    Vegas!

  9. BellaBookaholic says:

    VEGAS baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Paris!!

  11. kgagnon2013 says:

    For romance ~ Paris. To party ~ Vegas =D

  12. Roselle Torres says:

    PARIS! 🙂

  13. Paris!

  14. Brenda Quezada says:

    Vegas 🙂

  15. Megan P says:

    Paris for sure!

  16. Lorie Glowania says:

    Vegas Baby

  17. Paris

  18. Jenn Elliott says:

    Paris

  19. Vegas

  20. Paris, definitely. Been to Vegas.

  21. catslady says:

    Don’t make me pick lol. I have been to both and love them both. I’ll say Vegas lol.

  22. Shirley Bastian says:

    Never been to either . . . hmmm. I’d have to say Paris over Vegas.

  23. Ashleigh Hazelwood Gross says:

    paris! 🙂

  24. I would love to go to Paris!!

  25. Amy Rogers says:

    Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

  26. Amy Rogers says:

    Paris

  27. Anna Bella BookJunkie says:

    Paris

  28. Anne Anne says:

    Paris

  29. Samantha says:

    Paris!

  30. Paris!

  31. SAnn C. says:

    Vegas!

  32. Mslovely Marcia says:

    Paris!

  33. Paris!!!

  34. I’ve never been to either place. BUT, I’d love to go to Paris!

  35. Tiffany Torres says:

    Paris

  36. LacyDaniel says:

    Paris

  37. Vegas

  38. Alisha M says:

    Vegas

  39. Paris

  40. Christina Rivera says:

    I would love to go to either. Paris is so romantic and Vega is so ALIVE! Thank you for this awesome giveaway!

  41. Kathleen CafeWorld Banks says:

    Vegas!!! Good luck to us all on the giveaway!!

  42. Sherri Williamson says:

    Vegas Baby!!

  43. Paris!

  44. Paris without a doubt.

  45. Jen reilley says:

    Vegas

  46. Paris!!

  47. Vegas

  48. Tatia White says:

    Paris! (And then Vegas)

  49. PARIS

  50. Paris!! <3

  51. Been to Vegas, So I will say Paris! 🙂

  52. Haven’t been to either so they both work for me;-)

  53. Paris

  54. YvonneJ says:

    Paris

  55. Paris

  56. Kimberly Kaye says:

    Vegas….then Paris!

  57. Paris

  58. Paris

  59. Heather says:

    I Love Vegas and have been multiple times, but I’d really like to go to Paris one day 🙂

  60. Nancy H says:

    Vegas

  61. Taylor H says:

    VEGAS

  62. what happens in VEGAS better stay there

  63. Christine says:

    Paris!

  64. Paris!

  65. Alisha Johnson says:

    Paris

  66. Paris. Totally Paris!!

    Barrie

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