Sweet Filthy Boy (Wild Seasons #1) by Christina Lauren
Released: May 13, 2014
Genre: Erotic romance
Publisher: Gallery Books
Reviewed by Sarah
On the flap: 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.
After being dealt a tragic blow before college, Mia Holland’s life was abruptly altered. She had to give up her dream and instead fall to the intense pressure of her father to follow in his footsteps as a businessman. Now that she’s graduated, Mia is taking one last weekend with the girls before starting her graduate program. They go out have a great time and meet three men, but it’s the Frenchman who immediately catches her eye.
Ansel Guillaume has is an ambitious junior partner in a prestigious law firm in Paris. He’s so sweet but also impulsive and a bit of a workaholic. Taking off a few weeks in the middle of an important case, he flies to the U.S. with his close friends for a vacation only to return with Mia in tow.
I have to say, I was surprised in the manner with which Mia went to France. I don’t know why I didn’t see it coming but I didn’t. The entirety of the book is a journey for both characters. Mia has some growing up to do. She needs to decide what her future holds, while making peace with her past. Ansel already has a plan for his future if he can just make it through his case, but he too must reconcile a father he finds less than ideal. I wanted an epilogue so badly, which rarely happens. There isn’t one but the authors did one better, they more or less built the epilogue into the final chapter. Amazing!
Sweet Filthy Boy is sheer perfection. Those who’ve been following me for a while know I’m stingy with my 5 stars but this one gets it. This is the adult fairytale I want. I laughed, I cried, I gasped, I giggled, I dreamed, I wanted an adventure, I got a little hot and bothered, and I didn’t want this story to end.
Rating: 5 stars
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I have a large appetite for books with pensive alpha males. I tend to lean towards erotica and contemporary romance. I am completely addicted to my Kindle and feel naked when it’s not with me. If you have any recommendations, feel free to email them. I’m a single-ish woman with two crazy dogs. I also love football and basketball. Living in Oklahoma City, my teams are the Thunder and Sooners.