Filthy Beautiful Love by Kendall Ryan #Review

Filthy Beautiful Love by Kendall Ryan #ReviewFilthy Beautiful Love by Kendall Ryan

Series: Filthy Beautiful Lies #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published on September 29, 2014
Pages: 316
Format: eBook
  four-stars      four-flames

In Filthy Beautiful Lies, we end with a cliffhanger where Colton’s big secret from Sophie is revealed in an utterly embarrassing way. Sophie packs up and leaves Colton, long before their six months us up, but also before Colton can fix and reveal on his own what his secret was that could hurt her. Sophie takes her sister and runs off abroad to share a poignant moment with her sister, but also escape the devastation her heart feels for having fallen in love with the man who purchased her innocence.

Colton immediately follows her and tries to make amends, but the secret while revealed still exists as a problem and detriment to their relationship. Colton too has fallen in love with Sophie which makes everything harder, but also explains why he never took her innocence.

This story has several branching out storylines that are all theirs, but they overcome one issue only to run into another. First it is Colton’s secret, then Sophie’s innocence, and then onto other issues that crop up. Overall there were a lot of climatic parts to the story.

What I loved was how you go from a taboo situation of buying another human for sex, even if voluntary, but also not really as it is only a means to an end. What draws you to do purchase someone and then not really know what to do with them? Colton shifts from a lonely man who grew up with a loving mother who passed away. His father is a wandering eye for the ladies and his brothers support him in everything. He seems well adjusted except for what happens in the secret. You grow more to understand he why and how he wasn’t ready for what he did.

Sophie still seemed very young to me. Not so much immature, but young to be dealing with her twin sister’s cancer, selling her body and falling in love all at the age of twenty-one. By leaving Colton she technically breaks the contract and knows he can pull her back in a heartbeat or demand his money back. I am not sure how legal all of this is and how you hold someone to a sex slave contract. She deals with a lot in this story. Falling in love and overcoming heartache in many forms. At some point she is just totally over this damn virginity part. She wasn’t saving it for any good reason, mostly she was too busy with her sister to even get rid of it or explore her sexuality.

The conclusion to Colton and Sophie’s love story is a slow one. The first was mostly them dealing with current situations, while this one saw them grow their love beyond the harsh reality of how they met. Sophie I felt had a lot of growing up to do, not in a bad way. Like college? What did she want to do with her life? Could she live her life or would she be burdened with her sister (not that she felt it was a burden)? I felt there were so many questions left unanswered.

The ending story is more erotic and does include multiple sex scenes that leave you in no doubt these two are sexually compatible. The brothers pull in and support the two as they venture into unknown territories and Colton becomes the loving, supportive man he wants to be beyond the bitter man he became. This was an interesting story that led me to read the entire series. I am still felling in limbo over a few things, but I am learning to accept that the answers are not always there.

Challenge Info:

Pervvy Girl: Shower/Water sex
Books ‘N Tunes: Standing in Front of You by Kelly Clarkson

 

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!
  • Not exactly my type of read, but I get the draw. Buying humans? Wow, that’s a slippery slope kinda topic there. Out of curiosity, I’d like to see how that premise turn into something romantic.

    • Shari Delighted Read

      He is scarred emotionally by someone and he buys Sophie in a way to have the comfort he craves, but also as a sex toy without the dating aspect. He doesn’t really want Sophie at the auction, but a different one who isn’t a virgin. But the guy who beat him out on the first one goes after Sophie and he kind of bids on her to take away this one from the other guy, but also to protect her even if he can’t admit it. He uses her in some ways in the first book, but not fully and then comes to feel remorse. So it grows over time and the reasons he went into the auction seem kind of silly when looking at it this way.

  • Interesting how it went from a strange taboo sort of setting to a hard fought love story. She is really young and it’s good that the author pulled things back and let her grow up and grow into her life.

    • Shari Delighted Read

      She is pretty mature for a 21, mostly because her twin has cancer. Unfortunately, I felt like she still needed time to figure out life, like figuring out what she wants to do with her life. The contract is pretty much dropped early on as it really has no relevance with their romance from a certain part on. One thing that got me was she had really no right to judge him for his secret since he bought her for one thing only and not for being part of his life. Now the lines blurred, so I had to let it all go. It was just a little bizarre.

  • Not a story line I’ve read before and I find that intriguing. Sounds like an interesting story. Thanks for the great review.

  • oh this sounds different and I am intrigued. Although I am not a fan of unanswered questions. But glad you liked this one.