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Publisher's Summary

From Wall Street Journal best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills comes a new, full-length standalone novel.

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.

©2016 Ilsa Madden-Mills (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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  • Liv
  • Los Angeles metro-area
  • 12-24-16

An awesome read you'll want to relisten to!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Kitty Bang's performance: 5 stars | Paul Berton's performance: 4.5 stars
Yes without hesitation! It did take me a bit to get used to how Paul did the southern accent for all of the American female characters. But overall, both narrators did a great job enhancing the story, easily putting this one on my favorites list. I'm currently relistening to it now while I write this review.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Dax was my favorite character. I have a thing for British guys, and I liked his personality and his honesty about his actions and even his academic performance. His connection to his mom was so sweet, and I loved how her letter inspired him.

Which character – as performed by Kitty Bang and Paul Berton – was your favorite?

Again that would be Dax. Both narrators seemed to get his character quirks and animated him well. I was Team Dax pretty much from the beginning but especially after he told us about their past 3-nighter in a flashback.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

My jaw dropped open and I exclaimed out loud in amazement more than a few times during some of the confrontations scenes between various characters. And of course, Dax and Remi had plenty of steamy scenes as well that merited an immediate reread! ;)

Any additional comments?

A snippet from one of my favorite scenes:“You taste like every good thing I’ve ever wanted.”His taut restraint snapped, and he swayed into me. “God, I can’t tell you no.”“Then don’t.”

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Fate, Passion and a Devastating Secrete……

…. Brings two hurt souls together.

This was an captivating second chance love story, filled with lots of drama, angst, heartbreak, passion, heat, and love. While I felt the story had a slow start, it definitely picked up, and had a few heart crushing moments, that had me hooked and hanging on each word waiting to see how these two would finally come together. A well written complex plot with lots of emotions and characters who had depth.

Some spoilers;
Dax is a lost soul, not sure what he wants out of life, college or relationships. He's got the body, looks, and lives the college frat boy life style, different parties and different girls. He avoids commitments but deep down he's afraid of getting hurt. Needing a break from the college life, Dax goes to spend his summer break with his cousin Spider in London.

Remi is strong, resilient, and suffered through a tragic heartache in her past. She once again finds herself nursing another broken heart after her fiancé suddenly calls off their wedding. In attempt to piece back her broken heart, she goes on her honeymoon to London…. single with her best friend Lulu. Whether it's fate or dumb luck, while Remi is at a party drinking and trying to have a good time, she accidently stumbles right into the lap of the first guy who truly broke her heart, Dax. Talk about dump luck! Three years ago, Remi and Dax spent an incredible weekend together, one neither of them could forget. As soon as it was over, Dax went right back to his frat boy party lifestyle. Because they attend the same college, it broke Remi's heart a little each time she saw him with a different girl.

While in London, Remi and Dax decide they will just be friends; however, their feelings, passion, and lust for each other quickly surface and they end up giving into the magnetic pull between. They spend an amazing steamy night together. Dax truly is the only man who has ever been able to make Remi burn with passion and need. The next morning, while Dax is out getting breakfast, Remi's ex-finance walks right back into her life without warning wanting a second chance. When Dax walks back to the hotel and sees them together, he takes off, doesn't say goodbye or even responds to her texts. Remi's left hurt, confused, and doesn't know what to do, but fate has a way of ensuring Dax and Remi's paths cross. Each encounter has them facing their inner feelings for each other, and when Dax learns Remi has been keeping a devastating secrete, his feelings become even more complex and confused.

This is the first story I've heard narrated by Kitty Bang and Paul Berton. They both did a great job, but Kitty's performance sounded a little more polished. Paul had a great accent, and I liked how he narrated the male characters but his female characters had me laughing. While I found the female voices funny at times, it really didn't take away for the story, and overall I enjoyed the audio.

This is the second book in the series, but could easily be listened too as a stand alone. Well worth the time and credit. (An awesome deal for those who have KU membership.)

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Great story!

The story was amazing. The characters real and dynamic. I love the voice of the female narrator for both male and female voices. The male narrator's voice was good too but only for the male voices. I found his females voices very annoying and it took some getting used to. Other than that I definitely recommend this to all romance lovers!

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  • Andi Taylor
  • CHARLOTTE HALL, MD, United States
  • 12-31-16

Great read

Dax & Remi where a great read. I was glad that Dax finally was getting his own book. I really liked him in Dirty English & glad we now have his story.

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Great story, amazing narrative!

Loved it! Very entertaining and easy to immerse yourself into the story. Five stars for a great read.

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If you liked book 1 you'll enjoy this one

Where does Filthy English rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It was just OK. I did enjoy the story but in all honestly the last 90% of the book felt rushed. I had to pause. It just took me by surprise and it just didn't flow with the rest of the book. This is what bought down my rating. I would have given it a 4 star if it wasn't for that 2nd to last chapter.

What didn’t you like about Kitty Bang and Paul Berton ’s performance?

I did not like the female narrator, she seems skittish the entire time. Bad acting I guess you could say. His voice was fine but I think when Kitty tried sounding like a man, it worked better than Paul's voice. If that makes sense.

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Filthy Good!

In Dirty English, Dax seemed like a lost soul. I was so glad to see Dax find his Juliet! Loved this one, Ilsa . Will this series continue? With whom?

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Great narrators, pretty good story

This book had me torn. Dax and Remi had phenomenal chemistry and in the beginning, the buildup was fantastic! But towards the middle, there was way too much pushing away, denial, an EXTREME lack of communication, an INCREDIBLE amount of egotism, mind games galore, and the desperate need for someone to grow a backbone! Seriously! Remi was way too codependent, she couldn't make a decision or be confident except during a few precious moments with Dax. It drove me BANANAS!

Yes, there were times when I wanted to throat punch them both, but, when they were together they were explosive...and in a good way! So I'm torn. I never, at any point, wanted to give up on this book. I loved it but sometimes the characters drove me a little wonko.

Let me talk about what I loved. I loved all the little details. Things that most people wouldn't pick up on unless they had been to England. For example, donor kebabs. Love Them! So delicious! It's totally true that they are a drunk food. Coming out of the club after closing it down to hit the food trucks is the best! Also, getting food to go. The Brits ask, "is that for takeaway?" Instead of calling it carry out or a to go order. It's the little things that delighted me with this book beyond commonly known terms like, the "loo", which is actually, in my experience, more frequently called the "water closet".

All-in-all, I more than just liked Filthy English but I also didn't head-over-heels love it so it's getting a solid 4 stars.

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Filthy Good

There's really nothing filthy about this angst-filled, sweet love story. The main characters are typical college students but each have thier demons to overcome on thier way to thier HEA. Without being overdone, the author presents an authentic story for New Adult Romance lovers to indulge in.

Narration was good, though at times the accents sounded forced. Overall, the inflections and expression brought out the emotion and brought the story to life.

I review for the Guilty Indulgence Review Site.

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Kinda slow moving

This was ok. A little slow moving but good. I liked dirty English a lot more

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  • Anna Vardaro
  • 05-30-18

Great read!

Another great book in this series. Love the storyline and the characters. It was sweet and sexy and just enough angst to keep you glued to the pages!

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  • Barbra Lazzarini
  • 04-10-18

omg so frustrating 😄😄

these two are ment to be .. but these two fight it all the way or is it fear ...the family and friends can see it but these two are fighting it .. arhhhh .. her bestie is awesome lou lou ... it definitely worth a read .. loved it...💗💗💗