Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Blog Tour: Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren. Review and Giveaway.

We are so excited to be part of the Sweet Filthy Boy Blog Tour!! Check out our review and be sure to enter the FABULOUS giveaway...

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

My Review:

Sheer and utter brilliance!! Every chapter, paragraph, and word comes together to create pure magic. I can't wait for the rest of this series!!

I'm just going to list everything I LOVE about this, and try to do it short enough that it doesn't turn into a novel...

One of the most endearing, preciously innocent scenes that I have ever read was a conversation between Ansel and a flight attendant. It was something that you would pay to witness. Seriously.

I love the letter, and the idea behind it, that Mia wrote to herself. It shows how well she knows who she is deep down, and in predicting that response, she's actually giving them a chance. It's a brilliant idea.

There were some of their awkward scenes that were written so well that I was squirming and feeling intensely uncomfortable myself. In fact, at times it was so awkward that I couldn't figure out how the relationship could proceed from that point on. But being ingeniously written, it works out perfectly.

I love the friendship between Mia, Harlow, and Lola. Each one has something different to offer the group, and the three of them together is was friendship is all about.

I love Ansel's dimples. Picturing them each time makes him seem even more adorable and delicious. The combination of his filthy mouth with those sweet dimples makes him irresistible.

I love the humor mixed in with the seriousness. While it's lighthearted and fun, there are reflective moments in not only their relationship, but also in their personal actions, that make the two of them really decent people. People you would love to know.

A few of my favorite lines:

"...But if what she feels for me is even a fraction of what I feel for you, I want to be careful with her heart, because I can't imagine what I would do if you left me." (Seriously, how "Awww" inducing is that?? I love that he has a filthy mouth but a sweet, sweet heart.)

"I hate killing spiders, because I think they're amazing, but I'll do it for you if you're afraid of them." (This is one of my favorite lines ever. If a guy said this to me, I'd propose right then and there, and then make sure that line was in my wedding vows.)

"Ansel was as scared to face his past as I was to face my future." (That one line sums up the entire story.)

This is such a lovely, fun story, but after reading it, I am going to be sorely disappointed if my trip to Vegas this year doesn't have the same results!! (Just kidding...but how awesome would it be if it did!?!?!)

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Bio / Social Media
Lauren Billings (but everyone calls her Lo) has a Ph.D. in neuroscience and before she made writing her full-time job, would spend her days doing nerdy research-type things wearing a lab coat and goggles. She is silly Mommy to two littles, wife to one mountain biking homebrewing scientist, bestie to a shoe-stealer, and an unabashed lover of YA and romance.
Christina Hobbs (but you’ll always hear Lo call her PQ) used to spend her days in a junior high counseling office surrounded by teenagers. Married to the cutest boy in school, she has a thirteen year old daughter, is an unapologetic lover of boy bands and glitter, and also likes to steal Lo’s shoes.
You can follow their shenanigans at:
@lolashoes (Lauren) & @seeCwrite (Christina) on Twitter. On Tumblr! where we post kissing gifs and writerly stuff and Wattpad for short stories and sneak peeks!
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