Monday, April 2, 2018
Book Review: 'Filthy English' by Ilsa Madden-Mills
Southern author Ilsa Madden-Mills, a former high school English teacher with degrees in English and in Education, is a best selling author of Chick Lit novels about strong heroines and sexy alpha males that sometimes you just want to slap. She's best known for her angsty, yet funny, New Adult college romances.
Ilsa jumps right into her steamy slice of erotica between Remi and Dax and the embers glow throughout. She outlines her quasi-tragic romantic affair as follows: ‘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 hard to do when you live in the same house...One night. Two damaged hearts. The passion of a lifetime.’
And that is all you need to draw you into this adept author’s world. The characters are surprising and well drawn and the story ploughs along seamlessly. A solid Chick Lit book for the most experienced fan of the genre. Grady Harp, March 18
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