Meet Declan and Elizabeth in Ilsa Madden-Mills new fighter romance!
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**Dirty English is a modern love story inspired by Pride and Prejudice**
A 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 supposed to 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.
Aaaaah! Well this blew my mind. This was my first read by Ilsa and I am… in… LOVE!!! I very much enjoyed her writing, especially her take on Pride and Prejudice. She took the concept of what we love in the classic and put a modern day spin to it.
The book aaaaah the book!!!! If the HOT ASS COVER didn’t grab your attention… if the BLURB didn’t grab your attention (impossible but whatever) then surely reading the first couple of pages of this book will snare you in.
The story starts with a tragic beginning when our poor heroine Elizabeth is left off damaged in worst way possible. The scars of her past stay with her all the way through college as she studies hard and becomes an introvert even harder. Us knowing her background it’s all understandable but looking from outside she perfected the art of being an Ice Queen, totally in control and only approachable when she does the approach.
Moving into her new apartment she discovers she has a new neighbor. A neighbor who enjoys reading. A neighbor’s whose favorite book is Pride and Prejudice. *cough, cough*
“Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorite books. My mum read it to me when I was a kid. She was a huge romantic … and perhaps I am as well.”
Girls swooned. Literally. I could hear them, melting in their seats as his softly rounded vowels washed over them.
I wasn’t too far behind them. Heck, I’d already pictured us lying in a pile of old books, stark naked and smoking a satisfying cigarette after boinking each other’s brains out.
Surprise, surprise her new neighbor – Dirty English who is the campus Bad Boy (well one of them), who is hella sexy, hella alpha, and has a soft side. Soft side that grows as he finally has interaction with Elizabeth. With her past she tries to keep Declan further away from her but as her life starts falling apart again she can’t deny her attraction to Declan. As much as he scares her with his coiled power, that same strength is what attract her to him. Prejudices are not always correct after all.
“… I watched him move away, his lithe frame moving with the easy grace of someone used to holding back power like a sexy jungle cat who prowled around and took what he wanted… I’d like to pet that jungle cat, rub his silky fur and make him purr…”
Enough of me telling the story as I guarantee if you pick it up you won’t be able to put it down. It is a nice amalgamate of NA genre that is full of sexuality and hotness and yet brings on the emotional factor that is not over the top. It’s simply a perfectly realistic (albeit fiction) of college life as “almost” adults develop into adults and find their way to who they are while discovering who they love. It’s simply beautiful and I hope this will turn into a series.
New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills writes about strong heroines and sexy alpha males that sometimes you just want to slap.
She’s addicted to all things fantasy, including unicorns and sword-wielding heroes in books. Other fascinations include frothy coffee beverages, dark chocolate, Instagram, Ian Somerhalder (seriously hot), astronomy (she’s a Gemini), Sephora make-up, and tattoos.
She has a degree in English and a Master’s in Education.
When she’s not pecking away on her computer, she shops for cool magnets, paints old furniture, and eats her weight in sushi.
You can stalk her on her website as well as get signed books