Series: Wild Seasons

Wicked Sexy Liar by Christina Lauren

Posted January 29, 2016 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 3 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Wicked Sexy Liar by Christina LaurenWicked Sexy Liar by Christina Lauren
Series: Wild Seasons #4
Published by Gallery Books on February 2nd 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Publisher
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five-stars
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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.

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I’m a die hard fan of the writing team of Christian Lauren. I’ve loved every book I’ve read/listen to, by the author duo and *Wicked Sexy Liar is no different.  For a long time, the summary of Wicked Sexy Liar wasn’t up on Goodreads so I wasn’t sure who the book was going to be about, I just knew I wanted to read it. I thought by the title that it might be about Not-Joe, the mystery surfer/stoner that works for Oliver in Dark Wild Night. Because I know there is more to Not-Joe so I thought “Liar” in the title was about him and how he lies about who he really is under his goofball exterior. So I was surprised that

So I was surprised that Wicked Sexy Liar is actually about Luke, Mia’s (from book 1 Sweet Filthy Boy) ex from four years ago, and London, Lola’s (from Dark Wild Night) roommate. Luke and London both have issues from their ex’s and have a hard time overcoming them. Their romance and friendship were fun to watch grow. It all starts from a one-night stand when they met at Fred’s, the bar that the whole gang from the series hangs at and where London is the bartender.

Luke was Mia’s high school sweetheart and he was best friends with Harlow (Dirty Rowdy Thing) and Lola. The four grew up together and were very close until Mia’s accident. It tore Luke and Mia apart but he not only lost her but he lost his friends as well. How did he deal? He turned into a “manwhore”. He guarded his heart with casual hook ups, never letting himself love anyone. Then enters Logan aka London.

London was once in love too but her long time boyfriend cheated on her for years without her knowing. Once she found out that was the end and she’s not dated since then. She’s put up her own walls to protect her heart. But Luke comes into Fred’s and flirts with her and she decides that her box of toys under the bed wasn’t enough anymore and does something she never does. She went home with a customer for a one-night stand.

Luke and London keep it casual but after a while, Luke wants more and London can’t give it to him. But after they turn their relationship into a friendship, Luke slowly breaks down London’s walls.

I love Wicked Sexy Liar for more than just it’s HEA for Luke and London. I love the fact that Luke not only gets the girl but he gets his friends back, that he has missed for so long. I highly recommend Wicked Sexy Liar to romance readers that enjoy laugh out loud humor with their sexy times, while Wicked Sexy Liar could be read as a stand alone I recommend you read the whole Wild Seasons series by Christina Lauren.

I can’t wait for the next book. I’m hoping it’s Not-Joe’s book since we get to see him in this one and we learn his real first name.

 

 

*I’m a little confused by the title, neither Luke nor London was a Liar. Usually, the title plays into the story at some point.

 

Fun Quotes:
There are a number of things that happen when you haven’t had sex in a while:

[…]

You can name at least three online adult toy stores . . . At least two of these stores auto-fill after only a single letter is typed into the URL bar, and you are always the roommate expected to replace the batteries on the remote control, hand vacuum, and flashlights.

Which is ridiculous when you think about it because everyone knows that the best sex toys are corded or rechargeable. Amateurs

 

Can I ovulate from a kiss? 

 

About Christina Lauren

Yes, there are two of us! Lauren (on the left) and Christina (on the right).

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 nine New York Times bestselling novels. Their books have been translated into 23+ languages.


Audio Review: Dirty Rowdy Thing & Dark Wild Night by Christina Lauren

Audio Review: Dirty Rowdy Thing & Dark Wild Night by Christina Lauren

Posted December 5, 2015 by Jennifer in Book Review | 3 Comments

    Finn and Harlow are the couple to beat in the Wild Seasons series! I just loved them. Finn is the strong and silent type while Harlow is the gal in the group that’s loud and talks on and on. Finn may be quite, but that lumberjack fisherman knows his way around ropes and not just on his family’s fishing boats. “Finn could break your vagina and be just handy enough to put it back together.” Like the others in this motley crew of friends, Harlow and Finn got married in Vegas one drunken weekend. They had the best sex ever and then parted ways to live their lives. But Harlow wanted to make sure that the drunken night was real and her Canadian […]


Audio Review: Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren

Audio Review: Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren

Posted September 26, 2015 by Jennifer in Book Review | 2 Comments

  I MUST get my hands on everything that Christina Lauren writes!   I’m going to start by saying that I’ve never found a Frenchman sexy before. I mean the accent has never done anything for me, not like say a Scottish accent. When I hear a French accent on a guy I think girly. So I was so glad that Shayna Thibodeaux voiced Ansel with a very low-key accent. That was probably due to the fact that Ansel has an American mother so his English is very good. The only time the French really comes into play is when he is speaking French or in a few words when speaking English. Shayna’s narration and Christina Lauren’s writing made me form my first crush on a Frenchman. […]