Sweet Filthy Boy

Sweet Filthy Boy

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by Christina Lauren
     
 

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THE ROMANTIC TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR that Sylvia Day called “a sexy, sweet treasure of a story. I loved every word.”

When three besties meet three hot guys in Vegas anything can—and does—happen. Book One of the New York Times bestselling Wild Seasons series from the author of the Beautiful Bastard series.

One-night stands

Overview

THE ROMANTIC TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR that Sylvia Day called “a sexy, sweet treasure of a story. I loved every word.”

When three besties meet three hot guys in Vegas anything can—and does—happen. Book One of the New York Times bestselling Wild Seasons series from the author of the Beautiful Bastard series.

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.

Editorial Reviews

The Rock Stars of Romance
Sweet Filthy Boy lives up to every yummy bit of its title. Each word, each thought, each touch from Ansel is pure, unadulterated SEX. Christina Lauren's assured writing and their ability to create a scorching and witty love story makes them an automatic 1-Click for us.”
Fangirlish
"Sweet Filthy Boy had my heart pounding from cover to cover and reminded me of first loves and being young. A must-read!"
The Autumn Review
"Fun. Sexy. Captivating. Sweet Filthy Boy was everything I've come to expect from this dynamic duo!"
Bookalicious
"No one is doing hot contemporary romance like Christina Lauren. Sweet Filthy Boy is beyond swoon worthy. Just give me Book Two right now."
That's Normal
“It's official: I'd read Christina Lauren's grocery list if they'd let me. The girls wrote the French-boy fantasy I didn't know I had. Just when I thought I didn't have time for yet another book boyfriend, I made time for Ansel....”
—Sylvia Day
"A sexy, sweet treasure of a story. I loved every word."
—Sylvia Day
"A sexy, sweet treasure of a story. I loved every word."
—Sylvia Day
"A sexy, sweet treasure of a story. I loved every word."
Jennifer L. Armentrout
"Christina Lauren is my go-to author when I'm looking for sexy and sweet."
Sarah J. Maas
"Full of expertly drawn characters who will grab your heart and never let go, humor that will have you howling, and off-the-charts, toe-curling chemistry, Dark Wild Night is absolutely unforgettable. This is contemporary romance at its best! Beautifully written and remarkably compelling—it reminded me why Christina Lauren's books have a place of honor on my bookshelf."
EW.com
“Hot . . . if you like your hook-ups early and plentiful..."
RT Book Reviews
“Filled with plenty of hot sex and sizzling tension.”
S.C. Stephens
"The perfect blend of sex, sass and heart, Beautiful Bastard is a steamy battle of wills that will get your blood pumping!"
PerezHilton.com
“A devilishly depraved cross between a hardcore porn and a very special episode of The Office…For us fetish-friendly fiends to feast on!!”
Tara Sue Me
“Smart, sexy, and satisfying...destined to become a romance classic.”
BooksSheReads.com
“The thing that I love the most about Christina Lauren and the duo’s Beautiful books is that there is always humor in them. As well as hot steamy moments and some of the sweetest I love you’s.”
Library Journal
05/15/2014
The day of college graduation, Mia Holland speeds off with her two best friends for a last wild weekend in Vegas before real life (a placement at business school in Boston that brings Mia's controlling father far more happiness than it does her) sets in and ruins all the fun. Quiet and reserved, Mia doesn't usually consider herself the type for one-night stands, until she meets Ansel Guillaume, the gorgeous French boy who quicker than anyone she's ever known, gets her talking (among other things). Mia wakes up next to Ansel, sporting scores of love bites and a gold band on her ring finger. When Mia joins Ansel for the summer in Paris, they find that it's much harder to incorporate real feelings into playing pretend. This roller-coaster ride of a novel has humorous, punchy female characters who share a strong bond that doesn't seem to fall on tired tropes. The rich, sensuous sex scenes start off feeling too few and far between, but the anticipation makes the fulfillment sweeter for both the characters and the reader. An abundance of role playing is not only hot but a great representation of two people trying to enhance their physical relationship by lowering their inhibitions and occupying a safe space in which they're allowed to be someone else. Some of the sex scenes are awkward—things don't always go to plan—yet this refreshing taste of realism serves to make Mia and Ansel's relationship all the more endearing. The sexual tension is interspersed with lush scenes of Paris and a resonant story line regarding Mia's traumatic, life-shattering accident and her slow journey to picking up the pieces. VERDICT A sweet, superhot introduction to a promising series.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781476751801
Publisher:
Gallery Books
Publication date:
05/13/2014
Series:
Wild Seasons Series , #1
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
128,773
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.60(d)

Meet the Author

Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of long-time writing partners/besties/soulmates and brain-twins Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, the New York Times, USA Today, and #1 international bestselling authors of the Beautiful Bastard and Wild Seasons series, Sublime, and The House. You can find them online at christinalaurenbooks.com, Facebook.com/ChristinaLaurenBooks, or @ChristinaLauren on Twitter.

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Sweet Filthy Boy 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 94 reviews.
Emily-SBDR More than 1 year ago
Sweet Filthy Boy is a winner. Clear as day, it's a must-read! These two authors come together and give you a knock-out book with some of the hottest sex, hilarious dialogue and an amazing story. I fell in love with Mia and Ansel's love and from their first glance across that room I was done for. I wanted to know everything about them and where their story would lead. Maybe it's the writing, maybe it's the humor, hell, maybe it's the accent! But this book clenched my attention and still hasn't let go. Through a stream of fairytale instances Mia and Ansel meet during a wild weekend in Vegas. Enter Vegas cliche here. When the hot, loving, and yes, filthy-mouthed, Frenchman returns home Mia is right on his tail. This is where the story gets good. While the pair continue to discover their voracious sexual appetite, they also develop a real, lasting relationship. Through a devourable haze of sheet romps, I got to see Mia and Ansel grow and become a lasting commodity. That is until Ansel's lie by omission takes on a life of its own with the potential to ruin everything. Mia and Ansel have only known each other a short time, so do they have what it takes to make it past this hurdle? Sweet Filthy Boy is kind of like having the perfect recipe for your favorite dish. It's got the deeper side to the story, mixed with the fun loving, hilarious interactions among the characters and scorching sex. I mean the dynamic and chemistry among ALL of the characters sucked me in. Mia and Ansel both have these amazing sets of friends that are downright hysterical. While the story may not be on the realistic side, it is 100% awesomeness. I'm waiting with bated breath for the next in the series and will be shouting from rooftops in the meantime so everyone gets a taste of this! Happy Reading! *ARC provided by the publisher/authors in exchange for an honest review*
Megan_BedroomBookworms More than 1 year ago
There has been a lot of internet fuss over Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren. Well me being me, of course I had to see what it was all about. Sweet Filthy Boy is full of hot dirty talk and enough smut to make it a steamy read. At the start of the book I was seriously in love. I loved Ansel and how calm and cool he came off. Every time he planned out their lives it just made me a little swoony. Plus he’s just so sweet after the plane ride and how he treats Mia. How could you not fall in love after that? Ansel was amazing in Sweet Filthy Boy. He was so sweet and loving. Even when he was off working I found I couldn’t be too resentful towards him. He was just so playful and free. The list of French translations he’d leave had me cracking up. I didn’t hate Mia, I didn’t understand her fully, but she was ok for a book heroine. Mia makes some choices I didn’t fully agree with while reading, but I could understand why she made them. I really enjoyed being in Mia’s head, some of her thoughts were hilarious. As I continued reading and we get more into the story line (and drama) I found I still couldn’t be too upset with Ansel. Sure he didn’t handle things overly well, but he was in a tough position too and trying to navigate it with the least amount of waves possible. The sex was good in this book. I loved Mia’s thoughts while having sex, they were familiar. And I know this will sound odd, but I really enjoyed that while the sex was wild in this one it was also a bit realistic. Things aren’t perfect each and every time they have sex. Sometimes they fumble, even strike out, but it just helped make the couple more real for me. Yet, there were a few things with Sweet Filthy Boy that kept it from a five star rating. Some small aspects of the book didn’t feel as if they had been fully thought out. Things I won't mention because they'd be spoilers, but you can find them in my original review on my blog. (See profile for link) Beta readers people, beta readers, they are important to the book process. If these issues went through a bunch of beta readers then I would say, find new ones. You obviously have a team of yes readers who aren’t doing the authors or the book justice. Sweet Filthy Boy was 416 pages and I won’t lie for a while I felt each and every single one. Most nights Trish and I do a book check in with our reading group, just to see what everyone is reading. My update for the night might have referred to the lamb chop song, but with new wording. You know, ‘This is the book that never ends, some people started reading it not knowing what it was… ‘ you get the point. There was just so much time spent with Mia exploring Paris on her own, I wanted it to move along already. But finally, finally the drama hits and I’ll admit it was rough. I found myself getting more emotional than I thought I would. But then, just as I’m really getting into this whole ‘moving forward’ process the book ends. Everything felt way too rushed and a bit incomplete. I imagine we will see Ansel and Mia again in the other books, but those books won’t be about them, it’s not the same. At the end of the day I would recommend Sweet Filthy Boy. It’s packed with emotions, a decent story, good heroine, sweet hero, and great sex.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cant believe i paid $7.99 for this book. Because it was not worth it! Its an ok book, absolutely hated the ending. Theres lots and lots of hot and steamy parts in this book. It just wasnt all that great of a book. Cant figure out all the 4 and 5 star reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another fun story with smart witty characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
awesome and intelligent
sunshine07042000 More than 1 year ago
Ah Christina Lauren. I always love their books! So imagine my own shock and awe when I give their first in the Wild Seasons series 3 stars. I can't believe it either! But this book left me feeling so underwhelmed it was unreal. Like when you're reading a book and you keep waiting for something to happen because you keep thinking, this couldn't possibly be it, and then you get to the last page and realize that it was in fact it. That was this book.  My other issue was the female lead. Not my favorite of theirs. I found Mia grated on my nerves more often than not. Sometimes I just found myself wanting to slap her upside the head and then call it a day. Personally as a reader I need something more than just a hot lead male character to grab onto. If the female lead isn't someone I can find myself rooting for or relating to then me and this book are probably going to have a bad time.  I will say it wasn't the worst book I have ever read, and more than likely if it came from any other author who I didn't expect so much from this probably would have gotten a higher rating. But these two churn out amazing books that you can't help but tell all of your friends that they "just HAVE to read it". And unfortunately, that wasn't this book for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow!!!! Hot read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He's so amazing. Definitely worth the read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a Great Book... Sweet, Sexy, Sad, Happy & just plain Wonderful! Ansel & Mia are Great couple and you WILL Fall in Love with them instantly! I don't write detailed Reviews because I want to Read the Story myself not in a Review. So all I will say is, it is a MUST Read!
Kimmerk65 More than 1 year ago
Sweet Filthy Boy is a great start to a new series by the authors who brought you the Beautiful Bastard series.  Ansel who is French (how romantic is that?????) is in Vegas with his two best friends. Mia is in Vegas with her two best friends celebrating their college graduation.  Mia, who is shy, spots Ansel across the bar and the seems to be able to talk to him without being tongue tied.  I'm not going to give anything away, I don't like to do that; but I can tell you that you will find their relationship start out with a BANG.... cool down to a simmer, heat up again, and boil over to make a mess of things. Do things get messy? Maybe, maybe not.  Pick up Sweet Filthy Boy and find out.  
BlushingReader More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars! I have read (and loved) Christina Lauren's Beautiful Bastard and I was hoping that Sweet Filthy Boy would live up to the great story, heat and characters that I fell in love with when I first discovered this dynamic duo of writers... and it did!  While I am not the biggest fan of reading about characters in college (or fresh out of college) I made the exception for Christina Lauren and I am VERY glad I did! Sweet Filthy Boy starts with Mia (our main heroine) graduating college and having a last wild weekend in Vegas with her best girlfriends.  As many of us know, What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas, or does it?  Now even though the beginning of this story was predictable it was great reading and once the story really gets started when Mia and Ansel agree to a summer together in France I couldn't put this book down.  The chemistry, humor, wit and emotion that Christina Lauren infuses their stories with is really special and kept me turning the pages well into the night.   Sweet Filthy Boy kept me glued to each page and gave the experience of being in Paris, living through Mia's experiences in the city.  I really enjoyed both of these characters.  Mia was a bit rigid and was pushing herself into a mold her father expected of her not what her heart longed for.  Watching her struggle to be who she was meant to be was inspiring and hard to read at time at the same time (the urge to shake the girl was strong at times).  Ansel was the perfect balance to Mia.  He was focused, had a plan and was both crazy hot, sweet and  dirty (even though he could be a bit shy at times).  Ansel makes me want to fly to France get my own sweet, filthy boy!   Christina Lauren created a new series that will go far!  The characters they created have great chemistry and are people I want to know more about!  Wait!  Don't worry this series while connected, each book is a individual story (with cross-over characters I hope!), no cliffhangers.  Christina Lauren knows how to write a story that is fun, creative, HOT and emotional all rolled up into a fantastic story about two people who are going through life trying to find themselves but along the way they find each other too.   If you are a fan of the Beautiful Bastard series, you will love getting out of the corporate world and going to France as we watch Ansel and Mia fall in love.  If you have have never read a Christina Lauren book before you are in for a treat!  Sweet Filthy Boy is like a modern day fairy-tale about two people who have instant chemistry and take the chance to see where the spark lead.  I can't wait for the next book in this series, Christina Lauren books are auto-buy books for sure!
Boundlessbookreviews 6 months ago
I was offered this audiobook as one of those first in a series deals. I heard about the book, but really hadn’t thought much about it either way. I am so glad I grabbed a copy; not only is it incredibly erotic, but the story is so extremely vivid with the imagery and details. Going to Paris is now on my bucket list. I loved listening to this story; I didn’t want to put it down and finished it in a few days. I am sure I was blushing while listening to this at work, yet I couldn’t help myself. Thank goodness for headphones! Let me just say Shayna Thibodeaux did a fantastic job in her narration! I have already purchased the second audiobook in the series and can’t wait to get started. I loved Sweet Filthy Boy and I am giving it 5 Boundless Stars!....Sara
Book_Sniffers_Anonymous 11 months ago
Sweet Filthy Boy is a great start to a new series and I cannot wait to get my hands on the second book. I’ve already ordered it but have to wait for it to come in the mail. Wah waaaah. Anyways, Sweet Filthy Boy has everything I love in a story, lovable characters, a relatable heroine, insanely steamy scenes without being cheesy or forced, and humor. I found myself snickering more times than I could count while reading this. I really wish I had that second book so I could start reading it now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVED this book! The plot was awesome. It's not your run-of-the mill "get hitched to a stranger in Vegas" novel. It was deeper and I thoroughly enjoyed every page! It wasn't rushed and the characters were very well developed. I found myself laughing, crying, face-palming with embarrassment, and crying again. I only wish the ending was a bit more.. done?! And I wish this author's books were more in the 2.99$ range, but this book was totally worth the 8 bucks!! Buy this book, you won't be disappointed!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quirky, sexy, well developed characters. I found myself really invested in the story and characters. I can't wait to read the next installment.
marjoriemorris281 More than 1 year ago
This book won the RT 2015 Book of the Year Award. It deserved that honor. Take 3 recently graduated college girlfriends going to Las Vegas to celebrate. All 3 find themselves married the next morning. Only good girl Mia Holland and Ansel Guillaume step out on a limb to keep the marriage going. She flies to Paris to be with him. You root for this marriage to work even though they know nothing about each other except their remarkable attraction to each other.
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LilyElementBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Mia Holland, a new college graduate is off to celebrate her graduation with her two BFF's in Vegas. This lovely trio of women quickly won me over, and I knew I would enjoy the book. A little back story, Mia's a little bit damaged on the inside after an accident ruined her dreams of being a dancer. So she's doing whatever her father wants, which is to go back to college and get a degree in business. She just graduated but he wants her to get a higher level of degree. With that being said, I'm glad Mia was able to cut loose with her girls for a weekend, you can clearly tell she needed it. So the girls are out at a bar celebrating and dancing Mia locks eyes with a hottie. Later that night some rowdy people across the hall are keeping her up, so she goes to tell them off when lo and behold, it's the hottie from the bar and his two friends. It's a little bit like fate intervened for these groups of friends. Three girls and three guys in Vegas drinking heavily is a mixture for trouble. Mia and Ansel (the sexy guy from the bar) wake up after partying hard the night before to find out everyone in their group has paired up and gotten married. Ansel, being the sweet guy he is, decides to invite Mia to go back to France with him to get to know one another better and see if things would work out. There is a spark between the two, so I wasn't too deterred by the idea. The others quickly get annulments. Not knowing what to do Mia has to decide if she should take a chance on the French hottie, or if she should follow the straight and narrow path that her father has laid before her. I wasn't at all surprised when Mia decides to rebel and go off to France with her new hubby. We learn he's a lawyer, working on a prestigious case. Which means he isn't home much. So Mia is left in his home, alone for the majority of the day and night and she's in a country that she doesn't speak the language. You know there are bumps in the road for the couple. I felt bad for her situation, but I wound up being impressed with her character. Instead of wallowing in the place by herself, she explores and manages to find herself. She's not the person that blindly does her father's bidding. If she wants to go back to college for business then she has the ability to make that decision. Sweet Filthy Boy is everything I could hope for in a romance. He whisks her off her feet and while there are issues between the two, they try to make it work. I really enjoyed the book and I'm loving the series so far. I might have already marathon read book two since I enjoyed this one so much. I'd suggest picking up both if you're interested since I wound up reading them back to back. Enjoy!
MPeach1 More than 1 year ago
I wait for these to come out, this one was good a love story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
nook book deliberately lost leaders these to corrupt the younger reader into grafic erotica surprisied they dont include porno photos too would be one star but find over the years very few twos get posted on a review try and see . to add insult to the reader this was a creative writing 101 evening course attempt with as many cliches as typos
TLHALEY More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book and I think that girls of middle age will get a kick out of it.
CrystalMarie218 More than 1 year ago
I was really excited from the blurb to read this book, and I’m happy to report that the excitement was well deserved! Mia and her two best friends have just graduated from college and decide to have a no holds barred vacation in Las Vegas, because you know that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas! Mia’s not normally the type of girl to throw caution to the wind, but when she meets Ansel, she decides that maybe a fling is exactly what she needs…one night of freedom from her demons and her past. What she doesn’t expect is to find such comfort in Ansel, who is heading back to Paris to begin his job in just a few days. What starts as one night has the potential for so much more, will she continue to try and let go of her past in order to possibly gain a future? Rarely do I read a book that lives up to all the hype, including the hype I create in my own mind from reading the description! But honestly, this book was everything that I wanted it to be. It was well-written, with likeable, engaging characters. One of the things I was most impressed with in this story was the instant attraction between Mia and Ansel didn’t feel forced or manufactured. They lock eyes across a club and BAM! Instant attraction. But I enjoyed the hell out of it. And Ansel…oh lord. I would have been angry if Mia hadn’t gone with him! He’s sweet and genuine, but dominant where it counts. He balances a great sense of humor with a serious side and the joy he finds in life was intriguing and infectious. Quite simply, I loved Ansel. I think also with this genre that plots tend to become a bit predictable. Where this story wasn’t predictable is that Mia and Ansel don’t have or find perfection with one another. They work for their happily ever after, and I loved that about this story. Overall, I really liked this book! I would highly recommend it. 4.5 stars. Reviewed by Sara Squared for Crystal’s Many Reviewers *Copy Provided for review*
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