July 15, 2016

Review - Filthy English by Ilsa Madden-Mills

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A smokin’ hot British player…
A jilted girl…
One night of mistaken identity…


*A modern love story inspired by Romeo and Juliet*



Two weeks before her wedding, Remi Montague’s fiancé drops her faster than a drunken sorority girl in stilettos. Armed with her best friend and a bottle of tequila, she hops a plane to London to drown her sorrows before fall semester begins at Whitman University.

She didn't plan on attending a masquerade party.

She sure didn’t plan on waking up next to the British bad boy who broke her heart three years ago—the devastatingly handsome and naked Dax Blay. Furthermore, she has no clue how they acquired matching tattoos.

Once back at Whitman together, they endeavor to pretend they never had their night of unbridled passion in London.

But that’s damn hard to do when you live in the same house…

One night. Two damaged hearts. The passion of a lifetime.

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Without much thought except for comfort, instinctively I pressed myself against him, fitting into his arms as easy as breathing. He leaned against the brick wall of the neighboring building and wrapped me up, sensing my need to be grounded.
I don’t know how long we stood like that—maybe a minute, maybe five—but soon our breaths were in sync; the rise and fall of his chest in perfect accord with mine.
One of his hands traced down my spine and then up. He outlined my shoulder blades with his fingertips. His hands drifted to my hips then caressed back up to my hair, massaging my scalp.
But what had started as an innocent hug changed.
Fire licked my skin everywhere he touched. Of their own accord, my hands slid down to his waist and teased the line where his jeans rested on his hips. I went further, my fingers toying with the V at his hip until I felt him harden against me.
Lips brushed the top of my hair. “Remi . . . look at me,” he said, his voice raspy.
If you look up, you’re going to kiss him . . .
I tilted my head up and his mouth fused with mine in an instant.
Insistent. Wild. Hot. Yes! This is what I needed.
I groaned, and my hands rushed to his shoulders and dug in.
He was wrong—terribly wrong—for me, but it felt so right.
I felt wonderfully alive, revved up, as if I could crush a car with my bare hands, or push Dax against the wall and fuck him senseless. I recognized the feeling for what it was—an I almost-died-and-now-I-want-to-experience-life feeling.
“Wait,” he breathed as I ran my hand under his shirt. “It’s adrenaline. You’ve been through a trauma. You don’t really want this—”
“Shhh.” I lifted his shirt and kissed his chest, my tongue flicking over his nipple. “You taste like every good thing I’ve ever wanted.”
His taut restraint snapped, and he swayed into me. “God, I can’t tell you no.”

My Review
Filthy English is a little bit of a modern day Romeo and Juliet, with a lot less death and a lot more humor. I think that was my favorite part, that and how real the characters felt to me. 

Remi is at a club in London, on her honeymoon only she isn’t with her husband, she is with her best friend. That’s right, her best friend, because her fiancé needs “space.” Remi is a planner and the farthest thing from a risk-taker. She is afraid of the unknown, being alone and heartbreak. These traits lead her to Hartford, the "space-taker."

The thing is, Dax is a temporary guy and I’m a forever girl, and the two didn’t go together. Ever.

Dax is British and is everything the book title implies. He is impulsive, a manwhore, but so freaking charming. Remi and Dax had a moment, a three day long hookup over a holiday weekend Remi’s freshman year. Now it’s three years later and Remi and Dax run into each other thousands of miles from home, in London. 

Remi is fresh off a breakup and Dax has never forgotten the unforgettable weekend they shared. Naturally one thing leads to another, which I was obviously looking forward to. I was all about a college romance with a sexy Englishman, but seeing their pasts and the brokenness they feel had me feeling more. I loved Remi's relationship with her brother. I loved how Dax opened up to her and began letting her in.

Filthy English is still a super fun read, that even had me laughing out loud at times. It’s also sexy and Dax was the perfect dirty talker. This story of forbidden love and second chances completely hooked me. While I haven’t read Dirty English I can absolutely see why so many have fallen in love with this series and will now be going back to read it!

ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review. 

Teaser created by me with stock images purchased from depositphotos.

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About the Author
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New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills writes about strong heroines and sexy alpha males that sometimes you just want to slap.

She's addicted to all things fantasy, including unicorns and sword-wielding heroes in books. Other fascinations include frothy coffee beverages, dark chocolate, Instagram, Ian Somerhalder (seriously hot), astronomy (she's a Gemini), Sephora make-up, and tattoos.

She has a degree in English and a Master's in Education.

When she's not pecking away on her computer, she shops for cool magnets, paints old furniture, and eats her weight in sushi.


You can stalk her on her website as well as get signed books: http://www.ilsamaddenmills.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ilsamaddenmills

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