Series: Wild Seasons #1
By: Christina Lauren
Published on May 13th 2014
Published by Gallery Books
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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.
As someone who have enjoyed the Beautiful Bastard series by Christina Lauren, I was overjoyed the upcoming new series Wild Season! I preordered my kindle copy of Sweet Filthy Boy as soon as it was up on Amazon. And I actually won a paperback copy of the book through Goodreads First Reads as well (which I received the copy today 5/16/14), however I have already finished reading my kindle version of the book that I purchased, and posted a review by the time the book arrived.
What I like about this book, Mia and Ansel’s struggles. I know, that’s not very nice. But it makes this book much more realistic. I have grown somewhat tired of the similar storyline of New Adult genre in the market. Sweet Filthy Boy doesn’t involved drug use, though alcohol use were mentioned in the beginning, it’s not the downside of the characters.
One wild Vegas adventure resulted a stranger husband, at this point how much worse can Mia’s life be? When Mia follows her “husband” to Paris, the reality crashed down quick. Both Mia and Ansel realized that neither of them really thought about what was going to happen when they live together. In fact, things became quite awkward for Mia and Ansel.
I love that Mia is independent, she didn’t wait around all day for Ansel while he is at work. Instead she explored the city and enjoyed the experience. While she living in Paris, Mia used the opportunity to rethink about her future, and eventually returns to the US with a different future plan that her heart’s desire.
I also love that both Mia and Ansel have to try hard to work on their relationship/marriage. It wasn’t smooth and easy, as it shouldn’t be. Sometime they have to be quite creative, which was definitely fun to read.
Now, let’s talk about Ansel. Oh, Ansel. I just love his name! He was indeed sweet and filthy. Pretty irresistible. It turned out he didn’t really like his job, and he too will have to rethink of his situation. Though unlike Mia, the book didn’t go into detail whether or not he made career changes in the end.
There was a surprised in the book, that left a bitter aftertaste. Without giving away, I just want to say I despite that character. The whole incident was mean and pitiful. When it took place, I really disliked Ansel, I thought his way of avoiding conflict was very cowardly. I thought the ending of this book would’ve been better if that situation was resulted, since it didn’t, I feel the problem will come back later and hurt their relationship.
I look forward to the next book of the series!