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
"Fun. Sexy. Captivating.
Sweet Filthy Boy was everything I've come to expect from this dynamic duo!"
A devilishly depraved cross between a hardcore porn and a very special episode of
The Office…For us fetish-friendly fiends to feast on!!
"No one is doing hot contemporary romance like Christina Lauren.
Sweet Filthy Boy is beyond swoon worthy. Just give me Book Two right now."
"The perfect blend of sex, sass and heart,
Beautiful Bastard is a steamy battle of wills that will get your blood pumping!"
Hot . . . if you like your hook-ups early and plentiful..."
(EW.com on Beautiful Bastard)
The thing that I love the most about Christina Lauren and the duo’s Beautiful books is that there is always humor in them. As well as hot steamy moments and some of the sweetest I love you’s.
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....
"A sexy, sweet treasure of a story. I loved every word."
"One of the freshest, funnies and most emotionally authentic erotic romances I've ever read."
RT Book Reviews on Sweet Filthy Boy
"Readers will quickly fall for Finn. Lauren has mastered writing delectable heroes and strong-willed heroines to match, and the contrast between the rough-edged Finn and polished Harlow makes for a passionate romance."
Sweet Filthy Boy had my heart pounding from cover to cover and reminded me of first loves and being young. A must-read!"
Smart, sexy, and satisfying...destined to become a romance classic.
The pseudonymous writing duo behind Beautiful Bastard (2013) continues the Wild Seasons series with a sequel that is both dirty and rowdy.After a quickie wedding in Vegas, Finn Roberts and Harlow Vega have gone their separate ways despite the explosive chemistry they shared. While Finn struggles to keep his family's Vancouver fishing business afloat, rich girl Harlow is paying her dues as an intern at NBC's San Diego headquarters. Neither of them is ready for anything serious, but when a friend's comic-book store opening brings Finn to Harlow's neighborhood, they can't deny their lingering feelings for long. Many love scenes later (most involving Finn tying Harlow up with rope), they learn that communication is the foundation of a good relationship when Finn discovers that Harlow's mother has cancer and Harlow learns that Finn may have to star in a reality series to save his company. In addition to casual sex, the two distract themselves from more serious life issues with authentic regional fun involving comic books and craft beers with their friends, who make for hilarious secondary characters. Fans will appreciate that Mia and Ansel, who were the focus of Book 1, are still together when they all meet up at the grand opening. In a story that is easily devoured in one sitting, the details are sparse but spot-on—"Apparently there are a lot of nerds in San Diego," notes Finn—and witty dialogue carries the plot swiftly to a happy ending. The romance unfolds like a series of drunken text messages, which, perhaps surprisingly, is not a bad thing.
Lauren (dynamic duo Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings) returns with this hot and heavy follow-up to Sweet Filthy Boy. The sequel revolves around Harlow Vega, Mia's boisterous, fiercely loyal friend, and Finn Roberts, the stoic fisherman to whom she was married for barely 12 hours. Things between them ended on a less-than-pleasant note: their marathon night of passion turned sour when Finn bid Harlow a hasty morning-after farewell and all but threw her into a cab. Months later, the two put aside their differences in favor of hooking up, each seeking a casual distraction from their respective family crises. But as they spend more time together, Finn and Harlow realize their relationship might be worth more than a few wild nights. These seasoned erotica authors once again provide scorching sex scenes rife with desire, humor, and realism. Finn has a kinky side, and Harlow has a bite of her own, setting off a naughty chemistry that translates flawlessly between the sheets. The abundance of dirty talk and rope play will appeal to fans of light BDSM, as will Harlow's newfound appreciation for the erotic freedom of submission. Observant readers will note the multiple hints foreshadowing romance between Aussie comic book geek Oliver and sardonic graphic artist Lola in the next installment. VERDICT Another sexy hit that will appeal to both fans of the series and newcomers.—Ashleigh Williams, School Library Journal