Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren | Book Review

Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren 
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Reading Group Rating: M for Mature

Personal Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

Given Summary: 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.

Cover: A typical Christina Lauren cover.  This one shows Ansel and only half of his face. 

Summary: Mia was a ballerina.  Dance was her life and she expected to be her life forever.  But senior year of high school she was riding her bike when she got hit by a truck.  She was in the hospital for a week and emerged with a scar from her hip to her knee and the future of dancing diminished.  So she went to college and afterwards her dad was paying for her to Boston to go to BU.  But on the day of her college graduation, Mia and her two best friends (Harlow and Lola) go to Las Vegas for the weekend.  While they're there they meet some boys (Ansel, French; Finn, Canadian; and Oliver, Australian) and all end up getting married.  Ansel to Mia, Finn to Harlow, and Oliver to Lola.  The next morning after Harlow and Lola know that they're going to get annulments, but Ansel tells Mia that she told him the night before not to let them get annulled.  Mia doesn't remember anything, but Ansel gives her a letter that she wrote to herself that fills in some of the gaps (like the fact that she proposed to him!  And that she basically told him her life story).  She decides that they can stay married until the end of the summer when she has to move to Boston, but Ansel is going back to France and wants Mia to go with him.  She decides to on a whim and meets him at the airport without him knowing that she's coming.  She ends up coming down with the flu and is sick for the first week or so she's in France.  When she feels better Ansel has to get back to work.  He's a lawyer and working on a really big project, but he actually wants to teach law.  He just has to get through this case so that he has experience.  Mia spends her days traveling around Paris and she doesn't seem to mind being alone doing so too much.  However, she can't seem to be very intimate with Ansel.  She likes him and is attracted to him, but she gets inside her own head.  She was always shy, except when she was on stage.  So she decides to buy some costumes to see if that can help; it does.  Mia and Ansel are really falling for each other.  Ansel brings Mia to a party at a friends house where she meets Perry, Ansel's ex-girlfriend.  The boys mentioned Perry before, but Mia assumed perry was another boy and Ansel never corrected her whenever she brought the name up again.  Perry tells Mia that she and Ansel dated for six years (they were broken up for three weeks before Mia and Ansel got married), lived together in Ansel's apartment, and that they were going to get married.  Mia is furious with Ansel and leaves the party.  He follows her home, giving her enough space to walk without him, but not enough that's she's out of his sight.  He explains that while he and Perry were dating there were a few years where they only saw each other once or twice.  He was totally over her and totally dedicated to Mia.  Mia leaves in the middle of the night and goes back home to San Diego.  She gets her own apartment and starts working at her old studio as a teacher (Ansel's idea).  On her first day of work Ansel is in the class, Mia has missed him so much, but needed to figure out her on life before she could invite him into it.  They reconcile and Ansel says that once his case is over he would move to San Diego and find a job there.  Until then he will visit whenever he can.

My Review: I loved it!  Of course you guys all know I'm an avid Christina Lauren fan, but they just keep blowing me away with their novels.  Ansel is lovable guy who may seem a bit compulsive, but it works out fine for him.  Mia is a relatable girl who seems to have made a huge mistake.  Drunk marriage in Vegas to a complete stranger?  It's not what most people expect.  Even less do people actually expect it to work out and lead to a happily ever after.  But everything happens for a reason right?  The crash that took Mia's planned future away?  Getting married?  Going to Paris?  Finding out about Perry the way Mia did?  It all lead to her with the life she wanted and not the one her dad wanted for her.  Sweet Filthy Boy reminds us that even when bad things happen, we can take those experiences and make something great from them.  

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