RATING: READ IT
Did you know I’m a sucker for a good series? I am. If the story is strong and the characters are dynamic, I’ll follow them forever. I can’t help it, I’m loyal. Okay, the truth is I just want to know if my expectations of character development are ever in alignment with the author’s. When all is said and done though, I just want to follow the HEA of the characters I’ve come to know and love.
This is the case for Ilsa Madden-Mills’ Filthy English, the sequel to her incredible 2015 release, Dirty English. Where Dirty told the story of Declan Blay + Elizabeth Bennett with a strong influence of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice looped throughout, Filthy English is the story of Declan’s twin brother, Dax, and his lost love, Remington “Remi” Montague, with the threads of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet woven into the story.
Set in both London and their college campus, Whitman University, Dax is THE playboy of his fraternity house. He makes the mistake of falling hard for Remi, the sweet girl in turmoil when her fiancée of a rival frat house calls of their wedding weeks before the big day. Dax + Remi have history though, and one night at the bar, Masquerade, they’re forced to reconnect and rediscover what they once had.
I LOVE Dax so much! The ultimate book boyfriend, he’s thoughtful, fun, loving and knows his way around the bedroom (and shower and just about any place else you can think of). And I just adore the retelling of one of the most beloved tragic love stories of all time. Ms. Madden-Mills does for Dax + Remi what we really want for Romeo + Juliet – she gives them their happily ever after.
As of 7.26.16, Filthy English is available on Kindle Unlimited.