Series: English

Review: Filthy English by Ilsa Madden-Mills

Posted January 24, 2019 by Casee in Reviews | 1 Comment

Review: Filthy English by Ilsa Madden-MillsReviewer: Casee
Filthy English (English, #2) by Ilsa Madden-Mills
Narrator: Paul Berton, Kitty Bang
Series: English #2
Also in this series: Dirty English (English, #1)
Publisher: Self-Published
Publication Date: July 22, 2016
Format: Audiobook
Source: Audible Romance Package
Point-of-View: Alternating Third
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 258
Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
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two-stars
Series Rating: three-stars

From Wall Street Journal best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills comes a new, full-length STANDALONE novel about HOT British alphas.

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**

This book. I can’t even with this book. I tried to like it, I really did. I stayed with it like a champ. I should have DNF’ed it, I really should have. I just don’t like not finishing something that I started. So I stuck with this book until the bitter end.

Two weeks before her wedding, Remi Montague’s fiancée dumps her. Calls off the wedding. The $10K Remi put down? Gone in an instant. So she does what any self-respecting woman would do. She grabs her best friend and goes on her honeymoon. Remi and her best friend Lulu are in London and are supposed to be having the time of their lives. They’re thousands of miles away from home and their lives. What could go wrong? Well, only everything.

One night, Remi and Lulu dress up to attend a masquerade party and she runs into the very last person she ever wants to see. Like ever. Dax Blay. First of all, he is not supposed to be in England. Sure, he is English, but he has no ties to England. Or so she thought. Second, what’s wrong with the universe that she would run into the guy that broke her heart three years ago?

When Dax kisses the masked woman that literally trips and falls into his lap, he immediately knows that it’s Remi. It doesn’t matter that three years have passed. He would know her anywhere. He has no idea why she is where she is, or why she isn’t with her fiancée, but he will take it. Unfortunately Dax doesn’t know exactly what their three day affair cost Remi and what it meant to her.

Okay, so my problem? Remi. Remi, Remi, Remi. She was such a wishy-washy heroine. Holy hell. I wanted to strangle her. I understand that she went through some serious shit after her affair with Dax. Sure. Where did the death defying love come in? The love that just about destroyed her? I didn’t get that. Another problem is that RIGHT AFTER sleeping with Dax in London (in the present), she gets a call from her fiancée. She tells him to fuck off. Then he knocks on the door of her hotel room. The room she was just in with Dax. And forgives him. WTAF.

Of course there is more to this book. They end up going home where they’re both attending the same school. Remi and Dax end up being roommates, but I’m just over this book. Remi legit made me want to scream. I couldn’t stand her. She went back and forth between two men, she strung them both along. It was just so maddening. I didn’t get why either of them wanted her so much. I know I didn’t.

Of course I’ll read the third (and last) book in the series. I doubt that I’ll read anything else by this author. Which bums me out because I like finding new authors.

Rating: 2 out of 5. (the 2 is for Dax)

two-stars


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Review: Dirty English by Ilsa Madden-Mills

Posted January 22, 2019 by Casee in Reviews | 0 Comments

Review: Dirty English by Ilsa Madden-MillsReviewer: Casee
Dirty English (English, #1) by Ilsa Madden-Mills
Narrator: Summer Morton, John Hartley
Series: English #1
Also in this series: Filthy English (English, #2)
Publisher: Self-Published
Publication Date: October 9, 2015
Format: Audiobook
Source: Audible Romance Package
Point-of-View: Alternating First
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 272
Length: 7 hours, 46 minutes
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three-stars
Series Rating: three-stars

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*

Dirty English is the first book that I’ve read by this author. I don’t even remember how I found this book. I just thought the summary sounded pretty good. A tattooed British street fighter? Come to mama. Unfortunately, there was something missing from this book. I can’t put my finger on what it was. It started out interesting, albeit heartbreaking. I really liked the hero and the heroine was too bad. Nonetheless, I was left with wanting more at the end. Or maybe I just didn’t feel like there was closure.

When Elizabeth Bennett was a high school senior, she went through what no woman should ever have to go through. She was violated in the worst possible way by someone she trusted completely. She is barely able to pull herself from the abyss she finds herself in, but she won’t let Colby win. She knows that she will never get justice because he’s the son of a state Senator. All she can do is move on with her life and protect herself. Protect her heart, her body, and life. Elizabeth thinks she’s moved on. She can have sex. Even if she only has one-night stands, she’s not broken. Then she meets Declan Blay, her next door neighbor. Everything that she thought about herself goes out the window.

Declan first meets Elizabeth at a frat party from his twin brother no less. When Dax steals a kiss, he can tell she’s terrified. It’s not like anything he’s ever witnessed. When he learns that the girl he can’t take his eyes off is his next door neighbor, he couldn’t be more thrilled. Then he hears about her “rules”. A guy only gets one night with her, then they get dumped. He’s determined to have more than one night with her, no matter what it takes.

So here’s what I didn’t really care for. It was Elizabeth. It was clear that she had feelings for Declan. She just held onto the fury she felt over the night she lost her innocence so tight, she never wanted to let it go. She always thought about how strong she was. She was a strong woman who could overcome anything. The thing was that she never got over that night. I’m not saying whether that was right or wrong. Just that she was living in a bubble of her own making. She was lying to herself and it really got old. Just like how she was stringing Declan along. That got really old, really fast.

In the end, I really did like Declan, but I didn’t care about Elizabeth one way or another. I felt bad for her, yes, but take her or leave her. I didn’t really care.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

English

three-stars


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