Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Dirty English by Ilsa Madden-Mills (**)

Dirty EnglishA 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 supposedto 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* 


So so book. It was a quick read but I did not really get into the characters. The hero was an underground fighter who really did not seem to be that tough. She was wishy washy at best and her issues seemed too easy for her to put aside. I just did not really like the characters. There was no real relationship other than sex that I could see. They never had any real conversations or meaningful dialogue. It was surface stuff only. Even her coming to terms with her feelings about the past seemed surface and not really realistic.