Publisher: Gallery Books
Pub. Date: February 2, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Print ARC from publisher
Rating: 5 Stars
When three college besties meet three hot guys in Vegas, anything can—and does—happen. Book Four in the New York Times Wild Seasons series that began with Sweet Filthy Boy (the Romantic Times book of the year that Sylvia Day called “a sexy, sweet treasure of a story”), Dirty Rowdy Thing, and Dark Wild Night.
For two people ambivalent about dating and love, they sure get naked around each other an awful lot . . .
London Hughes is very content to surf daily, tend bar, hang out with her group of friends, and slowly orient herself in the years after college. Everything’s going great and according to the non-plan.
But when a wave knocks her for a loop one morning, then Luke Sutter’s flirtatious smile knocks her for another that evening, she veers slightly off course…and into his path. Sure, he’s a total player, but the Why not—it’s only one night is a persistent voice in her ear.
For his part, Luke’s been on hookup autopilot for so long that he rarely ever pauses to consider what he’s doing. But after an amazing time with London, he realizes that he hasn’t been moving on from a devastating heartbreak so much as he’s been drifting to wherever—and whomever—the current takes him. With London he wants more.
Every relationship involves two people…plus their pasts. And as much as she enjoys her fling with Luke, when London learns about his past—more specifically, who’s in it—everything becomes the brand of complicated she strives to avoid. It’s up to Luke then to change some things in order to try and ensure he’s not something she’ll outright avoid as well.
I don't know what's wrong with me. I guess I forgot the "small" detail that Luke is the Luke...you know, Mia's ex? How the hell could I forget such an important detail. And the only reason I'm saying this, is for those of you who are like me, and forgot as well. Well, there you go. We know Luke. And we despise him.
Okay, not really. And after reading Wild Sexy Liar, I think I fell in love with him even more. Of course, he doesn't come close to Oliver, but he is high up as far as book boyfriends go. London, what can I NOT say about her? She's adorable and I immediately liked her. Sure, the girl is pretty closed off for a lot of the book but I enjoyed watching her walls come down. Luke most definitely had tons of fun bringing her...walls down.
So what's the story? London doesn't do relationships. She's not looking for a boyfriend much less a hook-up. And she especially doesn't go home with customers from the bar she works at, ever. It all changes the moment she meets Luke through. He's charming, cocky, funny, and insanely sexy. London finds herself doing exactly that. What's even more surprising, she lets Luke run the bases, alllllll the way home. But let's face it, London wins in homeruns that night...four more times than Luke.
The sex was typical Christina Lauren; sexy and sweet, all rolled up into one. More sexy than anything, obviously. Luke is a manwhore. Has a different girl on any given night but he wants London. She's a refreshing surprise to the usual girls he takes home. Also, it was nice seeing his point of view with the Mia situation. He really did love her.
Anyways, back to London and Luke. I enjoyed this book way too much - much like I do most of these books. I loved Luke's sister Margot, and hope that eventually she gets her own story. Oh, and Not Joe, I want his story soooooo bad! I don't know why I thought this one was going to be about him. I'm glad we got Luke though, he was everything one could want and more.
*Thank you to the publisher for providing a copy for a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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