Sweet Filthy Boy
The New York Times bestselling 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. WINNER OF THE RT SEAL OF EXCELLENCE AWARD and BOOK OF THE YEAR.
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.
“A sexy, sweet treasure of a story. I loved every word.” – Sylvia Day, #1 NYT Bestselling Author of BARED TO YOU
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“Christina Lauren’s done it again! Sweet Filthy Boy has the perfect dose of romance that sexy comedy fans of the Beautiful Bastard series have come to expect and adore. But with leading lovebirds Mia and Ansel’s sexy story unfolding from Sin City to the City of Light, this twisting, turning tale of gambling with your heart has both pure joie de vivre and très dirty fun galore.”– The Stir
“Sweet Filthy Boy had my heart pounding from cover to cover and reminded me of first loves and being young. A must-read!”– Fangirlish
“I didn’t know if anything could be as deliciously filthy as Beautiful Bastard, but Christina Lauren has done it again! Sweet Filthy Boy is a deliciously filthy romp that you’re going to love!”– Martini Times Romance
“The writing team of Christina Lauren is at the top of my auto buy list. These ladies write the best stories, full of heart, sass, and heat. They have the unique ability to capture the way real women talk to each other. And seriously, they own the angry sex market. Sweet Filthy Boy is a story about facing your fears, moving away from your past, embracing your future, and being true to yourself.”– Scandalicious Book Reviews
“Christina Lauren have taken me back to being young, in lust, and brave enough for a new adventure. I challenge you not to fall in love with Ansel’s charm, looks, and that breathtaking accent.”– HernryCavill.org
“Sweet Filthy Boy lives up to every yummy bit of its title. Each word, each thought, each touch from Ansel is pure, unadulterated SEX. Christina Lauren’s assured writing and their ability to create a scorching and witty love story makes them an automatic 1-Click for us.”– The Rock Stars of Romance
“Christina Lauren fans rejoice and prepare to get hooked. If you’re looking for a smokin’ hot read, look no further than Sweet Filthy Boy.”– Harlequin Junkie
“No one is doing hot contemporary romance like Christina Lauren. Sweet Filthy Boy is beyond swoon worthy. Just give me Book Two right now.”– Bookalicious
“It’s official: I’d read Christina Lauren’s grocery list if they’d let me. The girls wrote the French-boy fantasy I didn’t know I had. Just when I thought I didn’t have time for yet another book boyfriend, I made time for Ansel. . .”– That's Normal
“A whirlwind of hot lust and wild nights in seductive cities—but with the inescapable desire to love and be loved—bursts through the Sweet Filthy Boy.”– Robsessed
“Sweet Filthy Boy is a sexy love story that reminds us that the path we sometimes build for ourselves isn’t always the one that makes us truly happy. Five sexy, sizzling stars.”– The Subclub Books
“The prefect combination of a flirty and dirty love story! Entertaining, romantic, and full of sexy hotness. Christina Lauren are my go-to gals for when I’m in the mood for a laugh-out-loud, sizzling sexy romance.”– Flirty and Dirty Book Blog
“Thank you, Christina Lauren, for bringing back to books the guy who motivates and nurtures who he loves without taking away from her independence while still bringing sexy and molten-lava HOT to the pages!”– Once Upon a Twilight
“Ansel is damn near perfection. He is what those swoony YA boys grow up to be. And he speaks French. . . . Do you even need more? And I don’t know if the sweet or the filthy killed me more, but damn, what a way to go.”– Too Fond of Books
“A refreshing and brilliant modern new twist on a fairy-tale love story. The story was fun, exciting, steamy with great sex and the right amount of heart to have the reader cheering on these great characters, Mia and Ansel, right to the end.”– Love, Words and Books
“Fun. Sexy. Captivating. Sweet Filthy Boy was everything I’ve come to expect from this dynamic duo!”– The Autumn Review
“"New Adult and erotica are both genres I enjoy reading, but, to me, they often feel firmly entrenched in the world of fantasy. And while Sweet Filthy Boy has its fair share of fantasy — the hot, hot, soooo hot Frenchman who chases after our heroine, the summer in Paris — there are also so many real moments as Mia strives to find her footing post-graduation. Her struggles were relatable and brought me back to those days of confusion and worry, though there certainly was no Ansel to help me out. Another treat, Lauren's plot is delightfully unpredictable, so just when you think you know how everything will play out, they'll show you how very wrong you were."”– Elissa Petruzzi, Romantic Times Book Reviews
“"Not gonna lie, I didn't love the Beautiful Bastard series up until Beautiful Player, and even that story didn't satisfy me like Sweet Filthy Boy. Laurens' talent is on full display in this novel, and while the plot seems like a ridiculous fantasy come true, it was executed perfectly. Mia is a heroine who, although she comes from a privileged background, struggles navigating life post-college. Like many NA heroines, Mia had the potential to have a lot of problems that aren't really problems (if you don't know what I'm talking about, read this), but as soon as she steps on the plane with Ansel, everything starts to fall apart in a spectacularly hilarious way. I cringed, I sympathized and I completely fell in love with Ansel and Mia." ”– Elisa Verna, Romantic Times Book Reviews
“"Sweet Filthy Boy is absolutely irresistible — and it's Christina Lauren's best book yet. While the writing team behind Lauren first hit the bestseller lists with their Twilight fanfic-based Beautiful Bastard series, Sweet Filthy Boy proves beyond all doubt that — though there's no shame in the fanfic game — these writers have so much more to offer. Sweet Filthy Boy is one of the freshest, funniest and most emotionally authentic erotic romances I've ever read. Oh, and there's no shortage of (extremely) hot sex. While Mia and Ansel's chemistry is off the charts, it's the believability of the conflict between them that sold me on their relationship. I can't wait to see what else this sweet, filthy team has planned."”– Regina Small, Romantic Times Book Reviews
“"Sweet Filthy Boy is one of those rare erotic romances that actually feels like it could happen to you or to one of your best girlfriends. With it, the team behind Christina Lauren shrugs off the "Twific" moniker and catapults into sweet, filthy stardom. Ansel and Mia sizzle but, more than that, they resonate as two young people who turn a hookup's "morning after" into a summer-long exploration of relationships, commitment and following your dreams. Add to that strong, hilariously authentic friendships between Mia and her best friends, Lola and Harlow, and you've got a winning opener to a must-read series." ”– Mala Bhattacharjee, Romantic Times Book Reviews
“This roller-coaster ride of a novel has humorous, punchy female characters who share a strong bond that doesn’t seem to fall on tired tropes. The rich, sensuous sex scenes start off feeling too few and far between, but the anticipation makes the fulfillment sweeter for both the characters and the reader. An abundance of role playing is not only hot but a great representation of two people trying to enhance their physical relationship by lowering their inhibitions and occupying a safe space in which they’re allowed to be someone else. Some of the sex scenes are awkward—things don’t always go to plan—yet this refreshing taste of realism serves to make Mia and Ansel’s relationship all the more endearing. The sexual tension is interspersed with lush scenes of Paris and a resonant story line regarding Mia’s traumatic, life-shattering accident and her slow journey to picking up the pieces. VERDICT A sweet, superhot introduction to a promising series.”– Library Journal
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