Monday, December 19, 2016

Dirty English by Ilsa Madden-Mills [Review]

 Dirty English by Ilsa Madden-Mills
Dirty English (English #1) by Ilsa Madden-Mills
Format: ebook
Source: purchased
Date read: June 8, 2016

1. Dirty English - Paperback | Kindle
2. Filthy English

Ilsa Madden-Mills
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
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.
Thoughts on Dirty English: Ahh, Declan and Elizabeth. He's got the broody, dangerous, bad boy thing going for him and she's kinda wrapped up in the rules she laid down for herself regarding relationships. As in, she doesn't do them. Ever. On the surface, Declan is everything Elizabeth doesn't want in her life. But, since rules are made to be broken, she eventually begins to see that maybe she needs to unbend a little and take a walk on the wild side.

The fact that she has to come to terms with both her past and her issues with her mother (who I REALLY didn't like) takes her a while to reach that point. It's all about the journey, amirite?

Now, I read this series out of order, so I got to know Dax before Declan. For all they're twins, those two couldn't be more different. It was interesting seeing the party-guy Dax vs Declan's driven side. Honestly, I like Dax, but I like him even more when he buckles down and shows a little maturity. In other words, Declan's focus on his gym and his interest in Elizabeth won him big points in this book. (Just so you know, Dax comes into his own in his book.)

Sexy twins, a past our heroine needs to put behind her, and just enough danger to spice things up made this one a win for me!

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