Series: Wild Seasons #1
Author: Christina Lauren
Pages: 385 (Paperback)
Publisher: Gallery Books
Release Date: May 13, 2014
Purchase: Amazon•TBD (affiliate link)
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.
Sweet Filthy Boy is a fake relationship turned real with an accidentally married twist! Mia and her friends head to Las Vegas after graduation, have a few too many drinks, and they all wake up married to another group of friends! Mia’s friends immediately get annulments, but Mia had written herself a letter and made her husband promise not the annul until the Fall. Well, Mia isn’t quite sure why she would do that, but she ultimately decides to trust herself. That means taking off to Paris, where Ansel lives, for the summer. The plan is to come back for school and unmarried, but plans change.
I must say that Sweet Filthy Boy was totally sweet and filthy! Mia and Ansel have a ton of sex! It’s explosive sex! And it’s not all missionary and locked gazes. They get rough and dirty and creative! In fact, part of their relationship development is revolved around the fact that intimacy gets awkward once Mia arrives in France. They’re without a doubt attracted to each other, but at one point it’s just not working for Mia. I love that the authors included that, because sex isn’t always amazing and everyone certainly doesn’t orgasm all of the time. But Mia and Ansel find a way to bring back that spark and holy crap! Explosions!
I also really loved the ending. I was definitely expecting an inevitable fight in Sweet Filthy Boy, and there is one. However, it doesn’t go in the typical Romance novel way. Yes, Mia and Ansel have a temporary break up, but it was more than that. They both had things they needed to accomplish, and it they couldn’t do them while together. Mia needed to spread her wings and find her way and that was wonderful! They actually talk about these things and a figure out what to do next. Hooray for communication!
Sweet Filthy Boy made me very happy. It’s sweet and sexy and there’s a bit of adventure thrown in there. I also really enjoyed getting to know Mia and Ansel’s friends a little bit, who will be starring in the next books. I’m particularly excited to see Harlow again!