Category Archives: Christina Lauren

WWW Wednesday: July 23, 2014

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To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

Here’s where I’m at:

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What I’m currently reading:

How To Reprimand Your Rock Star by Mina Vaughn

A little while back I posted a cover reveal for this book so I was excited to get an ARC in exchange for my honest opinion.  I’m about half way through and enjoying it.  I will post my opinion on it by the end of the week.

What I recently read:

Beautiful Player by Christina Lauren

This book has been on my TBR list for a long time.  I loved the other books in this series so I decided to give it a go.  I LOVED IT! I loved Will and Hanna and their story!  I think it’s my favourite in the series.

What I hope to read next:

Lead by Kylie Scott

I know. I know. I was supposed to have read this one already.  It just didn’t work out that way.  I am dying to get to it though. I’m anxious to read Jimmy’s story.

Now do tell! What are you W…W…W… SHARING IS CARING!


Promo Tour: The Book Barista reviews Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren

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I was ecstatic to receive and ARC of Sweet Filthy Boy in exchange for my honest opinion.

 

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Summary

 

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 Opinion

Having read and loved Beautiful Bastard and Beautiful Stranger I knew that I was going to love this book.  I’m not gonna lie. The title definitely had me intrigued.

It turns out that what happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas.  In this case, it continues on in Paris.  When faced with continuing on with school towards a career that her father wants her to pursue, Mia impulsively decides to accompany Ansel to Paris.

The actual flight to Paris is, shall we say… problematic.  Ansel of course handles it all rather well and takes really good care of her.  He really is sweet. I think every girl NEEDS an Ansel of her own.  I really do!  Look at this quote!

“I hate killing spiders, because I think they’re amazing, but I’ll do it for you if you’re afraid of them.”

You see what I mean???!!!  You may not think that’s special but take it from an arachnophobe, THIS is true love!!!

Once she’s back to herself, she’s in Paris, doesn’t speak French and Ansel is working.  She goes sightseeing on her own and really begins to love her time there.  I would like to point out that Ansel leaves the cutest French lessons for her.

“How are you? Comment allez-vous?

Thank you. Merci.

Do you speak English? Parlez-vous anglais?

Where is the toilet? Ou sont les toilettes?

Why no, I’m not interested. My husband is perfect.

Comment, non, ca ne m’interesse pas. Mon mari est parfait.

Of course, things are not as perfect as you would think and Mia finds out that Ansel has been keeping a secret.  A secret that can come between them.

I loved Mia and Ansel’s friends as well.  I’m definitely looking forward to the next books in the series.

There were lots of hot, steamy scenes making this book worthy of five very steamy cups of coffee.

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Bio / Social Media

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.

You can follow their shenanigans at:

@lolashoes (Lauren) & @seeCwrite (Christina) on Twitter. On Tumblr! where we post kissing gifs and writerly stuff and Wattpad for short stories and sneak peeks!

For official information about their books, events, interviews, movie news and more, follow @beautifulbastrd.


Buy Links

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Simon & Schuster
Powell’s Books
The King’s English
Mysterious Galaxy
Indie Bound
Target


WWW Wednesday (May 14, 2014)

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To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

Here’s where I’m at:

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What I’m currently reading:

Toxic: Logan’s Story by K.A. Robinson

This is the fourth book in the Torn Series.  I loved books one and two but haven’t yet read the third book.  I’m about halfway through and really liking Logan and Jade.

What I recently read:

Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren

I loved, loved, loved this book.  Everyone needs an Ansel.  I really think so.  My review will be posted soon.  I’m definitely looking forward to more in this series.

What I’m hoping to read next:

Better Deeds Than Words by Georgina Guthrie

This is the second book in the Words Series.  I’m looking forward to finding out what happens next to Aubrey and Daniel.

What are your WWW…?


WWW Wednesday (May 7, 2014)

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To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

Here’s where I’m at:

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What I’m currently reading:

Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren

After reading the Beautiful Bastard series I knew I needed to read this one.  I’m about a quarter of the way through and loving Mia and Ansel.  I’ll post my opinion closed to release date.

What I recently read:

Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher

I heard good things about this one.  My friend Michelle kept telling me to read it, READ IT! So I did.  I felt many things while reading this.  I was a bit worried at first because I felt no sympathy for the main character even after all the things she endured.  I thought my sappy self had left me. (I cry at TV commercials)  But as I continued reading I started to get it.  It was unlike any book I’ve ever read. At the end of this book I really felt for Senna. WARNING:  There isn’t a HEA at the end of this book but the journey the characters take makes it worth taking the time to read it.

What I’m hoping to read next:

Devil’s Game by Joanna Wylde

Book three in the Reaper’s MC series…I’M SO THERE FOR THAT!!! Can’t wait to get to it.


Teaser Tuesday: Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren


Tuesday Teaser

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Ana Carter, and Cassandra Livingston, at So Many Books So Little Time. Anyone can do it.  All you have to do is: (1): Grab your current read. (2): Open it to a random page. (3): Share 1 or 2 “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.  BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!! (4): Make sure you also mention the author and title.

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“I want to love all of my life as much as I love this night,” he quotes.  My heart dips and spills into my stomach.


The Book Barista: Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren

The Book Barista

I don’t usually like to mention that a book used to be Fan Fiction because of the negativity that some people automatically feel for it without giving it a chance.  But, in this instance, it seems to be mentioned casually and no one seems to mind.

When I heard The Office was being published I was giddy.  It is one of my top five FanFic stories. [With publication of Beautiful Bastard, four of my top five FanFics have been published.  I’ve got my fingers crossed on the last one.]

So, this is what’s on my Kobo today:

Beautiful Bastard

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