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.
Romance | New Adult | Contemporary | Erotica
Well hot damn there goes my panties. Whew.
I have come to really expect a certain level of deliciousness, sexy kind of goodies when I dive into anything by Christina and Lauren. After being completely obsessed over the Bastard series, I will honestly give any of their books a chance, and truth be told I don’t know if I could ever really give them anything less than a boosting type of review.
Not going to lie, I was hooked right off the bat when I started Sweet Filthy Boy. I liked the shortness of the movement from graduation to the girls heading to Vegas, to Mia meeting Ansel. It was the perfect proportion at the beginning, both with the least amount of descriptive dragging to the best amount of character investment with chemistry. I say this because once Ansel and Mia see one another, as a reader you can already sense the electricity of their chemistry. There is no need for extra build there.
I think what makes their chemistry work so well is mostly with how their character dynamics work. They actually have a great personality depth that I really enjoyed. Firstly you have Mia, who is recently graduated from college and is about to embark on a future her father hand planned for her in Boston that she isn’t really interested in doing. Mia is stuck in the comfort zone that is meant to make her feel inferior and stuck, it is incredibly relatable personality at her age. Then you have Ansel who is just a different type of man meat all together. A successful French Lawyer who has his own secrets and to be quite honest is in the process of escaping yet when they connect Ansel makes Mia feel like she is special, she is the only person on his planet and same goes for Ansel, he is hooked on Mia like he never thought possible. They are completely enamored by one another from the start.
Another great thing I loved about their chemistry is that once they realized that Ansel actually did invite Mia to come stay with him in France for the summer on a whim and she actually took the plunge and came to live with him, this then lies the new issue: how to co-exist. This is something many couples deal with, there is that awkward stage of when to have sex, when to use the restroom, adjusting to work schedules, hell just getting to know each other on the most intimate of levels – only for Mia and Ansel it is amplified. I love it, super realistic build up characteristic wise, and they get over it in the most sexy, creatively hot way imaginable.
Basically this is hands down an amazing read. Mia and Ansel had some of the best scenes, not just the steamy and creative sex scenes, but genuine moments between the two that really make smile awe-worthy moments. Overall just enjoyed the entire vibe of the characters, their chemistry and the drama – everything was perfect.