Book Review: Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren

Last week I had the opportunity to catch the Belles on Wheels tour stop in The Woodlands. I was initially devastated that I was going to miss this event due to Bean’s 4th grade musical but I made things happen. I have to admit that I “drove like a Cullen” all the way to the event because I HAD TO MEET Christina and Lauren. They don’t come to Texas everyday, y’all!! I’m pretty sure I was a crazy fangirl but I was so happy to finally meet the girls I met online years ago. Christina and Lauren are the sweetest, prettiest, huggiest girls I’ve ever met. Watching these girls interact with each other was so precious….they are definitely besties for evah!


Thanks, sweet girls! Loved your hugs and sweet words. You’ve made a friend forever!





BY:                              Christina Lauren

PUBLISHED BY:        Gallery Books

RELEASE DATE:       May 13, 2014

SOURCE:                    Publisher


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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.


My Thoughts

Christina and Lauren have given us another beautiful story with characters we fall in love with.   You think Mia is your typical college grad out to have a bit of fun in Vegas with her girlfriends but the fun becomes extraordinary when they meet Ansel and his friends. After a very INTERESTING evening (which YOU MUST READ ABOUT) Mia needs to decide if she will continue to keep hot, swoon-worthy Ansel in her life. Duh….no brainer for me. Summer in Paris with a handsome, sexy man. Does that make YOU swoon? It definitely makes ME swoon.   Ansel and Mia have great chemistry. HOT stuff! Sweet Filthy Boy is fun, sexy and a great read that I know you will LOVE!

5 daisies


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Lauren Billings (but everyone calls her Lo) has a Ph.D. in neuroscience and before she made writing her full-time job, would spend her days doing nerdy research-type things wearing a lab coat and goggles. She is silly Mommy to two littles, wife to one mountain biking homebrewing scientist, bestie to a shoe-stealer, and an unabashed lover of YA and romance.


Christina Hobbs (but you’ll always hear Lo call her PQ) used to spend her days in a junior high counseling office surrounded by teenagers. Married to the cutest boy in school, she has a thirteen year old daughter, is an unapologetic lover of boy bands and glitter, and also likes to steal Lo’s shoes.

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Beautiful Beginning — Book Review and Giveaway

Beautiful Beginning

By: Christina Lauren

Published by: Gallery Books
Release Date: November 19, 2013
Source: From Publisher to Review

Back when not being able to stand each other also meant not being able to keep their hands off each other in Beautiful Bastard, neither Bennett nor Chloe could have seen this day coming.

An exasperated bride who just wants to elope. A determined groom whose only focus is getting to the wedding night. And—of course—a whole lot of name calling.

I can’t tell you how excited I was to receive this book from Gallery on my doorstep.  I had no idea it was coming and it was a WONDERFUL surprise.  Beautiful Beginning was so much more than I expected.  Bennett and Chloe were as passionate as ever but also laugh out loud funny mixed with some sweet A-HA moments.  All the usual cast of ‘Beautiful’ characters are involved and we also meet a few of Bennett’s and Chloe’s interesting family members.  I know you’re going to love this book.  I’m trying not to be too sad that this is the end of the ‘Beautiful’ series. Maybe we can convince Christina and Lauren to share more about these characters in the future. ::crosses fingers::

4 Daisies: Great!

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Beautiful Player — Book Review and Giveaway

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By: Christina Lauren

Published by: Gallery Books
Release Date: October 29, 2013
Source: From Publisher to Review

In the third book in the Beautiful Bastard series, an agreement between a venture capitalist and a bookish woman quickly becomes a very NSFW version of My Fair Lady.

When Hanna “Ziggy” Bergstrom moves to New York City for graduate school, Will Sumner thinks his responsibilities to his best friend’s nerdy little sister will be limited to the occasional dinner and check-in. Little does he know that Ziggy is ready to break out of her bookworm academic shell and move more into bombshell territory. Of course she figures the gorgeous womanizing venture capitalist Will is the best person to help mentor her in this new field of study: dating.

Will takes on the challenge with more than a healthy dose of skepticism and humor, but soon finds that Ziggy just needed a tiny push, not a world of change, to reveal a woman every man seems to notice. Soon “Ziggy” is gone and the unfiltered, innocently seductive Hanna Bergstrom is hijacking his dreams, his moods, and even his orderly no-strings-attached dating life—beginning the night his mentoring activities move between the sheets.

I’m completely in love with the Beautiful Bastard series of books.  I devoured both Beautiful Bastard and Beautiful Stranger.  For the third book in the series, I really savored Beautiful Player.  I’ve loved all of the male characters but I think I’ve found my favorite in Will Sumner.  He is equal parts swoony boy and attractive leading man.  I also found I can really relate to Hanna and all her derp.  (I laughed out loud when I actually read the word derp.)  Will is supposed to be mentoring her but I feel like she is really teaching him more than he thought he would ever need to know about women.  Their friendship seems so normal and complicated and just the way real life tends to be.  I cheered for Hanna and Will and I know you will too.

5 Daisies: LOVED, LOVED, LOVED it!!

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