Blog Tour and Review: Filthy English
A smokin’ hot British player…
A jilted girl…
One night of mistaken identity…
★★ NOW LIVE★★
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*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.
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.”
Ilsa Madden-Mills once again brings us a twist on a classic. This time, it's the tragic Romeo and Juliet---but with a better ending!
Dax and Remi have a history. Three years ago, Remi was sure he was "the one". Then life interrupted and she ran and hid. Dax did his own share of hiding but not ever committing to a girl more than a one night stand.
Jumping ahead, Remi gets jilted prior to her wedding and heads to London for her "honeymoon" without the groom. Fate brings the long lost lovers together. I love how the author lays down all these little hints and nods to the original story that make the familiar reader smile---The bar called Masquerade, the pain of unrequited love, the feeling of knowing your soul mate but not being able to act upon that love. The tattoo shop was pure genius!
Just like Romeo and Juliet, the story brings some angst. Honestly, this is the reason for me dropping a half heart for this book. It got to be just too much. I get that it was necessary for the conflict int the story, but there was a chunk of the middle of the book where I just wanted to smack these two and say TALK to each other already!!
Otherwise, loved the book! Dax had so many layers and was such a softy at heart, I fell in love with him. Super steamy love making in really adventurous places! I need to find a weeping willow I think :) Great read!
*ARC received for an honest review
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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.
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