- Publisher: Gallery
- Format: Paperback | 352 pages
- Dimensions: 134mm x 204mm x 32mm | 340g
- Publication date: 22 May 2014
- Publication City/Country: New York, NY
- ISBN 10: 1476751803
- ISBN 13: 9781476751801
- Sales rank: 15,737
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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Christina and Lauren are a writing duo who have been swooning over romance novels for as long as they can remember. The pair first met writing fanfiction in 2009, under the names tby789 (The Office) and LolaShoes (My Yes, My No) and launched their partnership with their popular collaboration, A Little Crazy. Together, they reworked the famous fanfiction, The Office, into the novel Beautiful Bastard.
By Kate @ Fictional Thoughts 18 Jun 2014
New Adult: Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren
by Kate @ Fictional Thoughts
When setting out for a weekend in Las Vegas to celebrate their graduation from college, Mia, Harlow and Lola never thought they would be waking up in Vegas - MARRIED!
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas - except when Mia's new husband Ansel offers her the opportunity of a lifetime. A summer in Paris where the two can get to know each other a little better and Mia can work out what she really wants in life. Is it business school in Boston or is there something more exciting out there for her?
If I hadn't know that Christina Lauren is the pen name of two best friends and writing partners I never would have guessed this book had more than one author. It is such a fun and well written read. Mia is one of those characters I liked from the start. She's practical and works hard - nothing in her life has landed in her lap but she has had her dreams ripped out from under her and had to start all over again. It may sound silly but I was proud of her when she took a leap and did something so uncharacteristically impulsive.
As for Ansel? Not sure I've used this term before but Ansel Guillaume is the consummate book boyfriend. Sexy (with an accent to match), loyal, smart and romantic, Ansel may come across as stereotypical. But he's so much more than that. He's full of humour and personality with his own insecurities and his own life before Mia came along. He makes time for her as much as he could but he's not perfect and makes mistakes but that just made me want to read about his and Mia's relationship more.
Overall, I adored this book. The premise might seem a little cliched but it works fantastically and the writing is lovely. The romance is sweet but a little filthy at times and by the end I just wanted more! I'm very happy to see the next book in the Wild Seasons series, Dirty Rowdy Thing, will be released in November as I can't get enough of the characters introduced in this book.
"A sexy, sweet treasure of a story. I loved every word."-- Sylvia Day, #1 New York Times bestselling author"