BOOK REVIEW: Sweet Filthy Boy (Wild Seasons #1)
by Christina Lauren
Publication date: 13 May 2014
Publisher: Gallery Books
Goodreads: 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.
The storyline was very cliche. It worked though. Girl meets boy in Vegas then alcohol fuelled fun ensues. Events occur, some unexpected, and it keeps you hooked no matter how predictable.
The second half of the book was kind of a drag. Obviously I knew what I was signing up for when I read this but I just want to say that there was a very high number of sex scenes. Like, so many sex scenes. About two thirds of the book maybe. It started to feel like every other page was a sex scene. It was like the storyline was thrown out the window and forgotten about and the book became all about Mia and Ansel’s sexual relationship. You don’t see them interact with other characters together. Only Mia talking to people on the street or calling her friends while Ansel’s at work. I will say that the sex scenes were pretty well written though. As was the rest of the book.
I loved Mia and her character development. She begins as quiet and shy, unsure of her future. She was your average early 20 something year old and she was relatable. By the end of the book she knows where she’s going and what she wants.
Unfortunately we don’t see Ansel too much outside of the sex scenes and that really let the book down. It would’ve been great to see his thought processes because he was such an interesting and charming character. having alternate points of view would have really helped.