The New York Times best-selling author of Beautiful Bastard, Beautiful Stranger, and Beautiful Player starts a brand new story of friends, love, and lust with Book One of the Wild Seasons series.
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.
©2014 Christina Lauren (P)2014 Simon & Schuster
I did enjoy this novel. It made me laugh hysterically at many points as is classic Christina Lauren prose. However, I didn't warm to the two protagonists and their shared relationship. It felt a bit forced in my eyes.
Enjoyable but forgettable -- probably won't read again.
I simply loved this book! It had something different to offer. I listen to this genre a lot and somehow this one was different, maybe it was the french accent but whatever it was i found myself smiling and just couldn't press stop till it was finished!
Promising premise that is delivered upon through the creation of layered characters faced with challenging, unusual circumstances. I loved the characters - so gorgeously drawn and beautifully realised. Wonderful
"I lost a night of sleep to a Frenchman"
I stayed up all night listening to this book and it was well worth being exhausted the next day. What a fantastic listen and a huge surprise from this great writing duo. I honestly didn't think they could pull off another book as good as The Beautiful Series but they did! I'm just mad at myself for not listening to this one sooner!! I can't wait for the next installment and I can assure you I will not wait 3-4 months before devouring it.
5 Sweet Stars!!
"Sweet filthy read!"
This is a really fun book! It's refreshing that there is hardly any drama. The main characters seem to really like each other. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a steamy, romantic, carefree read. And recommend that anyone who has a problem with strong language and explicit sex scenes skip it.
"Finding yourself while finding another-HOT ROMANCE"
This story is about a young women finishing up college and finding herself by falling into a dream romance during a girls weekend in Vegas. The book was fun, interesting and SEXY! I enjoyed the story line and character development of two young souls learning about themselves and each other during a steamy romance with lots of HOT SEX!.
Other reviewers have remarked on the narrator. My initial thought was to agree with some of the critics, but by the time the couples meet in Vegas - I cannot think of any voice I would rather hear! She does a great job for both the female and male voices and accents and I truly believe the narration is what kicked this book to a solid 5 stars for me. French never sounded that sinful and delectable in my head before! Stick with it. Once the male characters are introduced you will understand why she is the PERFECT voice for this audio book.
Credit Worthy - YES! Purchase Worthy - Do not hesitate! This is a great read to escape into. Enjoy!
Awesome! I really like Christina Lauren books... but these audio versions... Boy! Some are great and some...well... are not... THIS ONE WAS GREAT! Dual Narration is sooo not needed... so please I hope the rest of this series keeps the same narrator!
Now... on to the review... Great story...of a Vegas wedding that actually seem pretty real when the wedding isn't annulled right away.... The (h) goes to live with the (H) in Paris France, on the spur of the moment...but that is where to real story begins... I loved the fact the (h) had issues with smexy time! Made her seem so real.
The ending... teardrops! So worth a credit or sale... Maybe not a buy...it's not a cheap book... But if this was like book 3 of the series...and the series is this good all the way through...then yes! it's a buy not matter how much it cost...
Narration was good. Nice shift in male and female voices...
"LOVED this book!"
I don't write many reviews, but I just had to write a little blurb about Christina Lauren's newest book. Ansel twisted my heart in knots. He was sweet, charming, and playful. Mia had her insecurities, but thankfully wasn't a bore because of them. The storyline was engaging and the backdrop...well, it was Paris...c'est bon! The narrator made Ansel's voice believable, and even had Mia stumbling over the pronunciations, also believable. I was up until 3 am when I worked the next day just to hear the entire book without sleep interrupting the story. It was well worth it. If you haven't already been hooked by Christina Lauren's "Beautiful" series (as I am) go ahead and download this wonderful story. You'll likely want to hear everything she writes, and again...you won't be disappointed!
"I love these types of listens"
I would read anything these ladies write. The story is fun. Work was interfering with my listening to this book. (lol) Couldn't wait to get home to escape to Paris (my favorite city) and Mia's life. Enjoyed.
"Sweet Hot Deliciousness / Yum Yum"
Sweet Filthy Boy is the first in "Wild Seasons" series and focuses on a young french layer with very diverse group of friends from various parts of the world, and then there is this recent college grad who just wants to be herself and follow her own path. So you listen on and feel you know what is going to happen, and then BANG just when you thought that there was no way the romance could work, or you guess on the direction of the story, you get sidetracked by the funny parts and the very Sexy (fanning my face to cool it down) Dirty parts of this book...
After listening to Sweet Filthy Boy I had a strong desire to go to Las Vegas on a search for a Frenchmen of my own - His accent is such a turn on... This book exceeded my expectations by a billion miles. It was sweet, hot, adventurous, and it made my heart skip a beat - quite a few beats... Shayna Thibodeaux was the perfect narrator and hooked me right into the heart of this book!! I can't wait for book 2 in this fabulous new series - Dirty Rowdy Thing - and will be snapping it up as soon as Audible release it... :)
"The name should have just been Sweet Boy"
There was nothing "filthy" about him. The sex was pretty vanilla and the only difference was just that the characters role played during sex. I know this can be exciting for some and although I have never done that I imagine by a good role play scene I could have been wheeled in. The scenes were, however, just not that creative to do that for me. The writing WAS very clever, there were many very funny one liners and characters were well developed but there was not much to allow the readers to really like the heroine and bond emotionally with her. Her character was a bit immature as well and I guess being under the father's thumb and his overpowering personality could do that but I still felt she acted a bit immaturely almost all throughout except the very end.
Overall, I did not enjoy the book as much as I had hoped I would have based on the reviews. I imagine this book can be perfect for the right reader interested in ok role play sex scenes otherwise move on and invest in another book.
The narrators voice!
She has a great voice both with the female and male character.
yes yes yes!!
"Mmmmm, sweet and filthy perfection!"
This book was total escapism at it's best---a random fantastic hook up that turns out to be the love of your life? And let's not forget the absolute most delicious part of it all--he's French! I was totally into Ansel's sweet filthy sexiness from word 1!
Christina Lauren has done it again, creating a cast of characters that you would love to know, and can't wait to enjoy their journey to happily ever after. The one minor drawback was the narration. I have to give the narrator 'props' on the French accent, but, I'm pretty sure she's had a career in spoken-word. Every word (except the beautiful French) sounded like she was reciting poetry for an open mic session, and unless I'm attending an open mic session, I prefer a different 'flow'.
Despite the poetic-flow of the narrator, the overall story, the hot sex, and the jaw-dropping reveal at the end of the story has me ready for book 2 in this series. Highly recommended for all the spontaneous romantics out there!
"My least favourite Christina Lauren book"
A different narrator and a more emotional & interesting story.
There was very little connection between the main characters Ansel and Mia. I was not buying this story, the way they met and the way their relationship played out.
By 50% i was asking where was the filthy boy, he was more sweet than filthy. The characters from Christina's other books are more filthy.
I found the narrator's voice to be annoying. Too many pauses. The narration did not flow.
Big disappointment. I really wanted to read this new series.
Despite my disappointment in this book, i will try future Christina Lauren books
"Brilliant start to the series!"
I’d tried Lauren’s Beautiful Bastard series just a few weeks before and I hadn’t been as successful with it as I was hoping to (I actually made it to book 2.5, before calling it quits, maybe I’ll come back to it one day). Alas I decided to give Lauren’s Wild Season series a go, and seriously the audiobook was probably one of the best decisions I’d made, as the narrator Shayna Thibodeaux had me hooked from the very beginning. She did Ansel’s French accent perfectly, that I was swooning throughout. Typically I’m really fussy with a woman doing the voice for a guy, but Shayna nailed it!
Also the situation that Ansel and Mia found themselves in was really awkward; they’d only met a few hours before and had woken up the next day married and could only remember bits of the best sex they’d had the night before. But Lauren really made their relationship work for me and make it appear so realistic. I could understand the connection that they had and why they didn’t want to get their marriage annulled. I’m glad that despite not knowing one another, they decided to take a chance with their relationship.
Having visited Paris just last year I adored the days that we were given with Mia exploring her new life out there, it made the traveller in me want to go back and visit as soon as possible. This alongside Mia and Ansel slowly learning to adjust to one another in their lives made Sweet Filthy Boy an addictive read. I was eager for more Mia and Ansel time, their chemistry was off the charts, but I was also scared for what could be around the corner for them. I could see that they were perfect for each other, but how could they make it work? So you could say that little bombshell at the end was a complete shocker to me, it sort of left me reeling.
All in all Sweet Filthy Boy was a truly wonderful read, I honestly can’t wait for more from these two in the rest of the series, as by the end of this book, I was totally in love with Ansel! Readers you do not want to miss out on this gem of a book!
"Full five stars"
I adore Christina Lauren, and book 1 in The Wild Seasons series has left me desperately wanting for more. It's a story that's been told a thousand times, weekend in Vegas, get drunk and and get married. Yet it doesn't get old. This story is told with passion, and I really felt I could connect with the characters. Mia is a wonderfully deep sexy girl with so many layers. She is shy and reserved. Ansel is compulsive and adventurous, he, for some reason, is the one to bring Mia out of her shell. One small problem. Ansel lives in Paris, Mia lives in America! Ansel is willing to give this marriage a fighting chance, is Mia willing to stay the course and fight for what she wants? Beautifully written with characters I adored, so looks forward to reading more. Full five stars, highly recommend.
"Good really good"
i loved this book it was really good i fell in love with the characters
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