Tuesday, November 4, 2014

ARC Review- Dirty Rowdy Thing (Wild Seasons #2) by Christina Lauren

Publisher: Gallery Books
Expected Publication Date: November 4, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Print ARC
Pages: 352

Despite their rowdy hookups, Harlow and Finn don’t even like each other...which would explain why their marriage lasted only twelve hours. He needs to be in charge and takes whatever he wants. She lives by the Want-something-done? Do-it-yourself mantra. Maybe she’s too similar to the rugged fisherman—or just what he needs.

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OhmyFinn! That was funny, sweet, and hella sexy all rolled up into one. The two main characters, Harlow and Finn, are as charming as ever and you can't help but fall in love with both of them. I knew I was going to love their story so much just from that synopsis. I mean the back of the book clearly promises ex sex for crying out loud!

Harlow and Finn were married for those twelve hours in Vegas but unlike Ansel and Mia, they got the marriage annulled. Aside from a quick trip up to Canada in nothing but a trench coat and some amazing sex, Harlow and Finn haven't had much contact. That is until Finn comes down to San Diego for some business and for the opening of Oliver's hip new comic shop.

Harlow doesn't know whether to be excited that he's there or annoyed. For now, we'll go with annoyed! But come on now, let's not kid ourselves. It's FINN! No woman can resist those eyes and that charm. Not even Miss Harlow. I liked her a lot. She's funny, loyal, and doesn't put up with shit. Plus she's just an all around bad ass, what's not to like about that?

Harlow and Finn are both going through tough situations and the physical relationship was a way to help them forget. They decide on a friends with benefits of some kind but when things get complicated, they remain friends but without those added benefits. What happens when being just friends becomes more than friends though? Where do you draw the line? Will it even be worth all the trouble if you live so far away from each other anyway?

"A girl like you is way more trouble than she's worth. We can have sex, that's fine. But just so we're clear, that's all it is."

HA! Famous last words.

I seriously loved this book! The title is a perfect fit for the storyline and Finn. That guy is into some dirty, dirty things, which includes some dirty talk. I really enjoyed that! One thing that I think makes me adore them even more is that they both are family people. I love the family dynamics that involve Harlow and her family. Her parents are big Hollywood hot shots but they aren't snobby or think they're better than everyone. From what I saw of Finn's family, they seem like a funny bunch and I would just love to get stories from his very hot brother's povs!

The sex is beyond hot and very kinky. Finn has a thing for rope...and Harlow. Put those two together, and well...you can put two and two together. Ha! The book isn't all about the sex which is great because I like stories to still have some kind of storyline. And this one didn't disappoint. I had to make myself put the book down one night because I needed sleep. But as soon as I woke up, I was right back up to reading.

Christina Lauren is becoming one of my go-to authors. I like that their characters have depth, the story lines keep me interested, and they can seriously write some steamy scenes that may make you want to take a cold one. I'm just saying. Fans of the first book, as well as The Beautiful Bastard series, will not be disappointed in the newest edition to the Wild Season series. If you love angst and hot men...need I say more?
Go buy your copy!!

*A review copy was provided from Gallery Books in exchange for an honest review.  

Buy the first book!
Sweet Filthy Boy (Wild Seasons #1) 

One-night stands are supposed to be with someone convenient, or wickedly persuasive, or regrettable. They aren’t supposed to be with someone like him.

But after a crazy Vegas weekend celebrating her college graduation—and terrified of the future path she knows is a cop-out—Mia Holland makes the wildest decision of her life: follow Ansel Guillaume—her sweet, filthy fling—to France for the summer and just…play.

When feelings begin to develop behind the provocative roles they take on, and their temporary masquerade adventures begin to feel real, Mia will have to decide if she belongs in the life she left because it was all wrong, or in the strange new one that seems worlds away.

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About the Authors:
 Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of long-time writing partners/besties/soulmates/brain-twins Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings. The coauthor duo writes both Young Adult and Adult Fiction, and together has produced seven New York Times bestselling novels. Their books have been translated into 22 languages. (Some of these books have kissing. Some of these books have A LOT of kissing.)
Contact us via twitter (@seeCwrite for Christina and @LolaShoes for Lauren)



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