Friday, July 8, 2016

Filthy English (English #2) by Ilsa Madden-Mills

 
Goodreads Review
 
 
 
 
**THIS IS A STAND ALONE BOOK** A smokin’ hot British player…
A jilted girl…
One night of mistaken identity…


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.

*A modern love story inspired by Romeo and Juliet*

**no one dies in the writing of this novel**


 
 
4 ‘They should have gotten their heads out of their arses sooner’ Stars.

Once upon a time there was a jilted princess well in this case not really a princess but you get my drift. Remington Montague has had a tough couple of weeks her engagement was broken off by the groom to be. She lost her deposit of ten grand. She went on her expected honeymoon with her friend Lulu and met a choreographed male perfection all in London, baby. On a night in the town at the club masquerade said choreographed male perfection wasn’t who he turned out to be. Which puts awkward into a whole new category.

Dax Blay is at a turning point in his life and there are two roads that he can take but he isn’t sure which the right one is. He knows that he needs to get his act together he isn’t academic but he has other attributes going for him. Over the summer he has been in London helping his cousin Spider beat his addiction. I smell some books coming up here with Spider and his band The Vital Rejects. Getting back to Dax though he is a man whore although there isn’t any detail in this book it only mentions that he has been with other women.

That is until Remi and Dax meet again they have history it isn’t easy to define their history



She had a funny way of showing it but you can’t hate the first boy you ever loved. He saves her from a really bad situation and they try to become friends it doesn’t work at first but they do become closer. As he thinks that she is still engaged to Hartford his desire to protect her and desire her doesn’t go away no matter how hard he tries. The thing is, Dax is a temporary guy and I’m a forever girl, and the two didn’t go together. Ever. But... he soon changes his tune.

“It’s not over yet,” I muttered under my breath as we walked away.

To him Remi Montague, was the one girl who’d blew his mind-and scared the shit out of him. He could easily break him so he decided to do it first. They realise that they have a lot more in common than they want to.

 
 
A lot that went wrong mistakes were made and secrets were kept. But the truth always comes out and he heard the news from someone else instead but he did in a way go searching for the answers.
It was push and pull a lot of the time and that is what annoyed me we moved forward five steps and jumped back by ten steps. Which I found to be really frustrating but the book also brought out other emotions in me. There was a lot of angst in this book and it had me on the edge of my seat. There were times I smiled, and times where I was sad as they could have had something spectacular for a long time but they didn’t see what was right in front of them.

Slowly and I mean slowly the come to their senses and realise what they mean to one another and that you have to accept all the flaws that we have to offer.
 


I adored Dirty English and with this book is no different. Although there were times where I wanted to bang my head against the wall or throw my kindle out of the window or plain just slap them in the neck hoping that some brain cells are shaken loose and that they get a move on.

As with all men they screw up but Dax did make up for it in the end
 
Oh and he is a dirty talker

 
Dear Author and this is not specifically aimed at Ms. Madden-Mills but why can’t you give feminine names to females and not confuse me with the likes of Remi. My brain don’t always function and I need it to be easy sometimes, savvy?

What bugged me:
- It went on too long with Hartford and I wish that it could have been shorter
- The ending between them finally getting their heads out of their arses was rushed and felt anti-climactic in a way. The epilogue did make up for it in some way.
- Constant trying on Dax’s part to forget Remi with other women.
- Not enough communication between the two and they were quite immature at times but I did get some of the reasons behind it.

On a side note I really do feel quite sorry for Hartford, yes I know he left her at the altar but he’d never have had a chance anyway. Maybe he will get a book?

Quotes used from ARC subject to change.