Friday, 29 April 2016

Blog Tour Review ~ Filthy Foreign Exchange by S.E. Hall & Angela Graham

Filthy Foreign Exchange
eARC received via the tour company in exchange for an honest review

Release Date: April 24th 2016

Publisher: Self-published

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?

My Opinion

These authors are both first time reads for me. Therefore, when I signed up to this tour I wasn't sure what I was was getting. However, the book sounded hot, had a great cover, and sounded intriguing with a different premise in regards to the foreign exchange concept.

In general, that was what I got. The book was interesting and kept me engaged. It is a slow builder and since it's a duet there's a lot of dancing around each other in the romance. Kingston and Echo are instantly attracted to each other, but nothing really happens in this book except a kiss. It made this book a gentle read. 

Saying that, the reason I haven't rated it higher is because of one thing it did, which happens to be one of my pet hates. The British English was completely stereotypical and overused. It had me cringing with some of the things Kingston said and the realism wasn't there considering his age. Being around his age and English, his language wasn't believable. Sure, people here say some of the stuff he does, but not to the extent conveyed and as a Brit it was irritating. I also found some of the explanations a bit insulting. We do understand Americanisms here, and at times it felt slightly patronising. Maybe that's just me because I have a thing about American authors writing British characters, but it's something I struggle to over look.

Overall, the story was good and I'll more than likely read the next to see how it ends.


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Temptation is ONLY a room away….
Filthy Foreign Exchange is Now live!

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View the Filthy Foreign Exchange Trailer HERE:
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Releasing June 14th

About the Authors:

S.E. Hall
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S.E.Hall, lover of all things anticipation and romance, is the author of The Evolve Series: Emerge, Embrace, Entangled, Entice, Endure and companion novellas Baby Mama Drama and Guide for Tools Looking to Date My Daughter by character Sawyer Beckett. S.E. also wrote the stand-alone Finally Found novels Pretty Instinct and Pretty Remedy. Her co-written works include The Provocative Professions Collection: Stirred Up, Packaged and Handled 1&2, One Naughty Night and full-length, standalone novel Matched with Angela Graham as well as Conspire, a romantic suspense, written with Erin Noelle.
S.E. resides in Arkansas with her husband of 18 years and 3 daughters of the home. When not writing or reading, she can be found "enthusiastically cheering" on one of her girls' softball games.

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Angela Graham is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of the Harmony Series. She spent a lot of her childhood hidden away in the aisles at her local public library where she fell in love with reading. It was a home away from home through her youth to her adulthood.
In 2012 she knew she found her calling in the world of fiction the moment she began pounding away at the keys for her first short story. With a baby on her shoulder, she wrote about a year before deciding to try her hand at a novel. It was the best decision she ever made and one that changed her life in ways she never imagined.
Together with S.E. Hall, she has released five novels and one short story together.
Angela resides in Northwest Arkansas with her three beautiful children and a rowdy dog.




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