Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Title: Sweet Filthy Boy
Author: Christina Lauren
Series: Wild Seasons #1
Format: Audiobook purchased from Audible
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.
This was only the second Christina Lauren novel I’d ever read and it’d had been sitting in my Audible library for quite some time.
To be completely honest, I wasn’t sure that I’d enjoy this novel. I think that’s why I kept skipping right past it anytime I browsed my TBR in Audible.
Even when I began reading this novel, I wasn’t so sure about it. It seemed entirely too typical — the drunken marriage in Las Vegas turns into a true romance felt overdone to me. (Even though I only read one book with that particular situation, but still LOL!)
Though, once Mia and Ansel got back to his home, that all changed very quickly. I realized this wasn’t typical at all. I absolutely loved how cringy and real their relationship felt as it developed.
It certainly wasn’t instalove even though it was instalust. The awkwardness between two people who jumped into something so serious felt refreshingly honest. I absolutely felt for both of them. And despite the hiccups, the chemistry between the two was undeniable.
Christina Lauren knocked it out of the park with this one!
Audiobook Performance: 5 stars
Butterfly Rating: 5 Stars
Re-read Worthiness: Yes!
Bookshelf Placement: Yes!
Book Boyfriend Rating: 5 stars