Series: Filthy Foreign Exchange #1
Published by Self-Published on April 24th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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New York Times bestselling authors Angela Graham and S.E. Hall have teamed up again to bring you a full-length, steamy new romance.
Echo Kelly is loyal to her studies, family, and aerial artistry. She has no time for or interest in anything else, and is heartbroken when her oldest brother, Sebastian, gets accepted to a study-abroad program— exchanging places with cocky, not-at-all-shy foreign exchange student Kingston Hawthorne.
Kingston Hawthorne had the life every twenty-year-old guy dreams of— endless cash, easy women, and fast cars— until his father ripped it all away, shipping him off to the States and placing him temptingly close to the underage virgin who fascinates him in the most challenging of ways.
With Kingston’s bedroom just a connecting bathroom away from Echo’s, the chemistry between them is even more enticing than the notes he leaves for her on the shower door.
How long can you pretend you’re just friends?
Was this a 5-star book for me? Well, considering that I picked it up at 7:30pm for a bit of light reading before bed, just an hour or so, and here I am at 11pm writing a review, I am going to say Hell to the yes.
First of all, I’m not sure how I got so lucky as to read two hilarious books nearly back to back, but this one was so funny. I love good snark. Almost any of these authors nowadays can write a pretty standard sex scene and there are a few that can realllly get your heart racing. BUT, that snark? All that sarcasm and wit? That can only come from a really good writer OR someone who actually is sarcastic. I hope one of them is because I speak in pure sarcasm and I lurve it. This book has it in spades.
So we have Echo, who is a really sarcastic senior in high school, but she is also a genuinely good person. She’s really loyal and a great daughter, although she bends the rules a few times. She keeps her circle tight and is really shy at school because of this. Her family is really well known because they have a type of circus act they put on every other Sunday. Her role is a trapeze and aerial ribbon dancer.
“You’re magnificent, Echo-a rare, flawless treasure. Don’t waste such an exception on any man who doesn’t realize your value.”
Her best friend and brother has decided to be a foreign exchange student and swap places with none other than Kingston. Now, from the start, HE tells his host family that he has had some brushes with the law and his father has sent him here in hopes that it will straighten him out. He’s 20, he’s in college, and Echo and him decide to become friendly. Her father puts down the LAW that there is no funny business between the two of them, as they share a Jack and Jill bathroom.
He would leave messages for her on the mirror, so when she would take a shower, they would appear. They could be cute and silly. Or they could be deep and meaningful. Kingston was definitely swoon worthy. She would rate the girls she saw him with, either with her fingers or in text form. That was hilarious. Their dialogue was flirty and funny. I always loved it.
OH! Let me say one more thing! All that English jargon…I had to urban dictionary some of it! “On the pull” trying to have sex with someone…like “on the prowl”. I may have saved you some time.
Read this book! It’s fast and flirty, but just a warning-It ends in a cliffhanger!
First off, let me start by saying why I gave FFES 4 stars. The title Filthy is very misleading. There’s nothing filthy about this book. To me it’s a YA book but a very good YA book. The writing is superb, the characters are strong and it’s a very captivating story. I just was expecting it to be extremely dirty. But instead, I got a very sweet sorta romance book. Which is ok if you like that sort of thing and I do.
Echo came across as a very naive, 17 yr old virgin that didn’t know anything. She was clueless even though there were signs right in front of her and if they were snakes they would have bit her in the butt. But she was also relatable and likable despite those flaws. Then we are introduced to Kingston and man is he hot! I mean really hot! Accent ✔️ great body ✔️ abs✔️ oh I said great body right? Lol, anyways you get it.
There was something in her movements that made you think she never walked but always danced.
I thought oh here we go! It’s going to get filthy now! Nope, that didn’t happen! I kept waiting and waiting and waiting then you come to the end and there’s a huge cliff!! Wth?? Now I need to read book 2 and what I understand there’s supposed to be a lot of filth in it!
If you want a quick, sweet, read that makes you swoon but doesn’t make your panties wet then read Filthy Foreign Exchange Student!