Sweet Filthy Boy Spoiler Free Book Review

Title: Sweet Filthy Boy (Book 1)
Series: Wild Seasons Series
Author: Christina Lauren
Genre: New Adult Romance
Publisher: Gallery Books
Format: Paperback (owned)
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars



Synopsis from 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.

***warning*** since this book is targeted for mature audiences, my review will not hold back and should be considered for mature audiences as well.

Me reading this book:


This is my first Christina Lauren book, these authors are very well known for their Beautiful Bastards series that I have yet to read, nor do I really care at this point.

I want to start by saying that this book is purely for entertainment and you should never follow the footsteps of the main character.

We meet Mia who is the quiet girl who doesn’t do anything crazy and has just graduated with a Bachelors degree, alongside her two best friends Lola and Harlow. Who in fact happen to be on the wilder side. They go to Vegas for the weekend to celebrate their graduation and Mia meets a French boy, Ansel, and things go from there.

I was really loving the beginning of the story, although it is definitely instalove but I thought it was cute. And I was missing my dose of New Adult. I even told myself “omg this is like the New Adult version of Anna and the French Kiss”….yeah…no..

Till Ansel buys Mia a flight to France for the summer and while Mia is in France, NOTHING IS HAPPENING BUT WILD ROLE PLAY SEX AND MORE ROLE PLAY SEX AND EVEN MORE ROLE PLAY SEX because Mia has a problem cumming as her own self and they’re better at playing pretend. Which I mean, cool, if you’re into that stuff then have at it but my whole issue was that, the real core problems weren’t being talked about or anything. They were being shoved under the rug like nobody’s business. There’s absolutely no communication between Mia and Ansel, he’s a lawyer and works a lot, she’s living in his place for the summer and they still barely know one another.

Also, Mia left with Ansel to France in matter of like 2 days of meeting him because she’s trying to figure out her own life.

Then there’s this whole person that keeps being mentioned but Ansel won’t directly talk about such person which kind of draws into the “plot” and I actually disliked this because it definitely gave me 50 shades of Grey feels. The whole hiding, lying, and betrayal kind of thing is just something I don’t tolerate at all. Plus it played into Mia looking like a weakling which I didn’t appreciate, Bella and Anastasia 3.0

This book is almost 400 pages long. And I want to say that about the first 50 pages things happen, then for 300 pages its just descriptive sex, role play, her walking around France while he’s busy being a lawyer and is barely around, and then the last like 40 pages there’s a “plot twist” annnndddddd then the book ends.

This book and the characters in it were just really problematic and no one should make this into #relationshipgoals

Listen, I know that New Adult gets a lot of crap but I’ve read thought provoking New Adult Romance books that have literally made me cry because of it’s plot, storyline, and characters. This one did not deliver.

Would I recommend this? Nope! Will I read the rest of the series? Nope!


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28 thoughts on “Sweet Filthy Boy Spoiler Free Book Review

  1. Big A+ for the gif 😉 Going to throw it out there, this book sounds like crap haha. But I think you conveyed your feelings well. So if I am into role play buy it, but alas I am not so I will not. I love your straightforwardness and upfront warning haha. Maybe it would have been better if they were dressing up as favorite video game characters heh? *Insert laughing emoji here because I do not know how on pc*

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    • Lmao this book can be used as a guide on how to role play with all its descriptiveness!!
      And thank you! I had to backspace a lot because I kept telling myself “this is spoiler free Gretchen, you can’t write that!” Lol

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  2. I just LOL’d so hard. 😂👍😜 I’m in a restaurant and everyone was like what’s so funny? This review! 🙌 ❤️👍 Priceless! I can always count on your to keep it real. I was thinking about reading this book, but we seem to hate the same books, and this sounds awful. Role playing? I laughed so hard I almost choked on my food. And the story sounds like it’s all over the place. I’m not into books where one or both of the people are keeping secrets that are supposed to make us keep reading, only to have to wait until the last 5-10% to find them out. That’s totally not cool. Thanks for saving me the pain of a massive rant review. I would’ve torn this to pieces.

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    • Lmao!!!!! Whoops! Sorry not sorry haha!
      You would’ve hated that ending and it’s a 4 book series with 1 novella. No thank you!!! Will skip this and move on. He was like “I’m so in like with you” but wouldn’t be honest with her, yeah suuuurrreeeeee asshole!!! God I wanted to punch both of them in the face! She took him back so fast and like excused his lying ass. Omg infuriating!!!

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  3. I actually liked this book but I do agree that the pacing sucks – not to mention there were some pretty cringey scenes. Also they drunkenly got married and I thought it was weird that no one seemed to care that much??.. If you were to try Christina Lauren again I’d recommend Beautiful Player which seems to be everyone’s favourite novel of theirs (myself included) 🙂 great review!!

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    • No one seemed to care!!! YES YES YES!! Her friends were like “what?!” for about 3 seconds before saying okay that’s cool. And after that ending, they were okay with what he did. I mean if I had a friend who went through that, I would wring that guys neck after lying to my friend lol. It was very cringey. I definitely agree with you and thank you!!!

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  4. I don’t read much New Adult (I think the only ones I’ve read are ACOTAR and ACOMAF) but I’d like to explore the genre a bit more. Do you happen to have any NA recs for me, besides this one??? Love the review, by the way! Bookish rants are always fun to read haha

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  5. Lmfao!!!! After drinking way too much coffee I find myself awake at 3am reading your review 😂😂😂 I can’t even! #stitches & I had some high hopes for this one cuz it sure does get the NA hype & the covers are 🔥🔥🔥BUT role play for 300+ pgs?!?! Nah man! Nah! At some point you just gotta accept YOU ARE THE PROBLEM! That’s a whole lotta work to be all those pretend people just for her pleasure 😂 smh I’m surprised you didn’t DNF it so kudos for finishing it & giving us all a heads up 😉great review Gray! 💕

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    • Lmao I didn’t DNF it because I wanted to write a review on this trashy ass book 😂
      The thing is, they both knew she was the problem BUT THEY KEPT AVOIDING THE PROBLEM! So freaking infuriating 😂😂 this book and all the descriptive sex while in role play was so cringeworthy, I’m surprised my eyes didn’t stay glued to the roof of my head with all the eye rolling 😂
      Thank you darling!!

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  6. This review is amazing. I adore the way you frankly address your concerns. Ugh. I need at least plot or character development to get through a book– I’m impressed you even finished it! I would totally get bored. Well, this sort of mislabeled literature is why people “don’t like New Adult”, even though most new adult is poorly labeled Erotica.


  7. “This book is almost 400 pages long. And I want to say that about the first 50 pages things happen, then for 300 pages its just descriptive sex, role play, her walking around France while he’s busy being a lawyer and is barely around, and then the last like 40 pages there’s a “plot twist” annnndddddd then the book ends.”

    Boo! Sorry this came up short for you. I don’t read any NA books because I feel like the majority of them are like this…

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