Friday, January 29, 2016

Dirty English by Ilsa Madden-Mills

A scarred fighter.
A girl with rules.
One night of unbridled passion.

There are three things you need to know about Elizabeth Bennett: she's smart as a whip, always in control, and lives by a set of carefully crafted rules. She's learned the hard way that people you love the most always hurt you in the end.

But then she meets Declan Blay, the new neighbor at her apartment complex.

A tattooed British street fighter, he's the campus bad boy she's supposed to avoid, but when he saves her from a frat party gone bad, all her rules about sex and love fly out the window. She gives him one night of unbridled passion, but he longs for more.

With only a cardboard-thin wall separating their bedrooms, he dreams of possessing the vulnerable girl next door forever.

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

*A modern love story inspired by Pride and Prejudice*

Warning: 18 and over please. Book contains language, sexual situations, and triggers.

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Book 1
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This was my favorite book so far from Ilsa Madden-Mills, I loved it! From the prologue, which is a game changer, you won’t want to put it down.

Elizabeth Bennett has had a rough past, which gets explained in the prologue, on top of that she has a difficult mom to deal with. Elizabeth sets out looking for a one-night stand. She knows going in that Declan is not the man to have this one-night stand with, but once Declan decides he wants something he’s determined to get it. Declan is a rich street-fighter who got burned by his ex and now doesn’t do relationships. He’s a hit-it and quit-it kind of guy, but when he sets his sights on Elizabeth that all changes.

I really liked that both Declan and Elizabeth are overcoming difficulties with their parents and they’re there for each other. Declan is quick to defend Elizabeth when she needs it and it makes for a really sweet romance with a large dose of steamy! This book had me crying and laughing on several different occasions, I just love Declan’s twin brother, Dex, and really hope he gets his own book!

I can’t wait to see what Ilsa Madden puts out next!

3 ½ stars
This book started off really good, held my attention and drew me in. However, about halfway into the book I seemed to have lost all interest in the book and I can’t really pinpoint why. At times I could feel the chemistry between the characters and at times I couldn’t. The whole drama with the mom and her boyfriend wasn’t working for me, what mom would tell some dude she just met something like that? Then the ending everything seemed to be fixed and tied with a pretty bow, somehow it just didn’t work for me. I loved Declan and his twin brother, I kind of wish I saw more of his twin, he seemed fun and lovable.

Characters: Likable
Sex: Yes
Religious: No
Would I recommend to others: Yes
More than one book in the series: No
Genre: Romance
Would I read more by this author: Yes

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

She's addicted to dystopian books and all things fantasy, including unicorns and sword-wielding females. 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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Angie & Lee’Anne reviewed their personal copies of Dirty English (English #1) by Ilsa Madden-Mills for this post.

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