Sweet Filthy Boy

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The New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Bastard, Beautiful Stranger, and Beautiful Player starts a brand new story of friends, love, and lust with Book One of the Wild Seasons 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 ...

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Overview

The New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Bastard, Beautiful Stranger, and Beautiful Player starts a brand new story of friends, love, and lust with Book One of the Wild Seasons 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.

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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."
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.”
—Sylvia Day
"A sexy, sweet treasure of a story. I loved every word."
EW.com
“Hot . . . if you like your hook-ups early and plentiful..."
RT Book Reviews
“Filled with plenty of hot sex and sizzling tension.”
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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781476751801
  • Publisher: Gallery Books
  • Publication date: 5/13/2014
  • Series: Wild Seasons Series
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 50,986
  • 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/soul mates and brain-twins, Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, New York Times, USA Today, and #1 international bestselling authors of the Beautiful Bastard series. Some of their books have kissing. Some of their books have A LOT of kissing. You can find them online at ChristinaLaurenBooks.com, or at @seeCwrite and @LolaShoes on Twitter.

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  • Posted May 12, 2014

    Sweet Filthy Boy is a winner. Clear as day, it's a must-read! Th

    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*

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 21, 2014

    There has been a lot of internet fuss over Sweet Filthy Boy by C

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2014

    Loved the story.

    Another fun story with smart witty characters.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2014

    awesome and intelligent

    awesome and intelligent

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2014

    Great!!!

    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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 14, 2014

    Sweet Filthy Boy is a great start to a new series by the authors

    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.  

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 13, 2014

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    4.5 stars! I have read (and loved) Christina Lauren's Beautiful

    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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2014

    Another hit!

    Christina Lauren never dissapoint, although there maybe one or two things I would like to see different, their books never dissapoint. I love their writing style and all there different characters that become so easy to love. Can't wait to read their next books!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2014

    u gotta read this book!!!!

    awesome book the sweetest sexiest couple ever. ansel is the most luscious Frenchman. the girlfriends are the girls you want to call your own. 1st book ive read by them. will read everything else

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2014

    Awesome!

    Christina Lauren do it again! A fabulous start with a new series! I absolutely loved their Beautiful Bastard series and this series looks to be just as good! These two women are just so good at writing male leads who are so sexually strong but yet appealing it leaves readers drooling and I love that about them!

    So far I like all six characters that have been introduced into this series, they are all different and unique but have that one or two similarity that make them all such great friends. I enjoyed reading about Ansel and Mia's whirlwind romance/relationship, sometimes those are the best and long lasting ones. They were so good together, yeah he was a douche for lying to her about his ex, lying by omission is still lying BTW, but at the end of the day it was Mia he fell in love with and chased halfway across the world so there...oh and the sexual chemistry, plus the dirty talk in English and French: super HOT!! He really is a Sweet, Filthy, (French) Boy! Yum!

    The second book already looks to be super interesting...I can't wait to see what happens with Harlow and Finn!

    SR

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2014

    Liked it

    But I thunk the next will be better

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  • Posted June 13, 2014

    A must read!!

    I loved this book. Fell in love wiht Ansel!! Can not wait for book 2.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2014

    Filthy!

    Blazed through this in 2 days!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2014

    i could not put this book down!

    i could not put this book down!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2014

    Love it!

    I want a sweet fithy boy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2014

    Love Sweet Filthy Boy

    I had read Christina Lauren's Beautiful series and became a fan of these two women. When I heard they were gonna write again I waited and watched for any news, then bam the first of another new book by them. Sweet Filthy Boy. What starts out as a weekend away celebration of 3 best friends college graduation in Vegas, turns into more than they bargained for. Mia has a domineering father that wants to control her life. Mia wants to please her father even if it's not what she wants. Mia meets Ansel a french lawyer and turns her world upside down, the chemistry they have is like an atom bomb exploding. I don't want to give anything away. It left me wanting so much more that when I finished the book I actually went back to reread the last few pages again not wanting it to end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2014

    Sweet filthy boy

    Loved loved loved it!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2014

    Loved it

    It was original and real

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  • Posted May 28, 2014

    LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this book. I could not even put this book do

    LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this book. I could not even put this book down. I really want an "Ansel". If anyone finds him, please let me know.
    WOW, this was a great book! And the STEAMY scenes are STEAMY!  I just recently started reading Christina Lauren and find I love all her books. HAPPY!

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  • Posted May 26, 2014

    Just finished the book and I cannot wait until Dirty Rowdy Thing

    Just finished the book and I cannot wait until Dirty Rowdy Thing is out. I love Mia and Ansel as much as I love Chloe and Bennett from the Beautiful series. I can relate to Mia in so many ways. Like her I feel like I am at a stand still in my life, and I am much the quiet and shy type just like her. Ansel I feel is a fresh of breath air for her and just by some of the things he would say, and some of the things he did, lets just say my requirements for a man are getting pretty high. Christina Lauren have done it once again. I only hope I can be as creative as they are when it comes to creating the characters that they have. These books are an escape for me and they are an inspiration of the confidence and acceptance of what I hope to find in myself as Mia has found. Thank you ladies!

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