Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on September 29, 2014
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.
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