Wednesday, November 12, 2014

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


From the New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Bastard, Beautiful Stranger, and Beautiful Player, Book Two of the brand-new Wild Seasons series that started with Sweet Filthy Boy—a story of friends, love, and lust.

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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About the Authors:

Lauren Billings (but everyone calls her Lo) has a Ph.D. in neuroscience and before she made writing her full-time job, would spend her days doing nerdy research-type things wearing a lab coat and goggles. She is silly Mommy to two littles, wife to one mountain biking homebrewing scientist, bestie to a shoe-stealer, and an unabashed lover of YA and romance.

Christina Hobbs (but you’ll always hear Lo call her PQ) used to spend her days in a junior high counseling office surrounded by teenagers. Married to the cutest boy in school, she has a thirteen year old daughter, is an unapologetic lover of boy bands and glitter, and also likes to steal Lo’s shoes.

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@lolashoes (Lauren) & @seeCwrite (Christina) on Twitter. On Tumblr! where we post kissing gifs and writerly stuff and Wattpad for short stories and sneak peeks!

For official information about their books, events, interviews, movie news and more, follow @beautifulbastrd.

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Review by Michelle:

As much as I loved the Beautiful Bastard series, Christina Lauren have really outdone themselves with the Wild Seasons boys. Whether it's the depth and originality of their stories, their utter irresistibility, or their connections with the women of this series who are spunky and feisty and charming in their own right, this series has me wrapped around its finger and completely under its spell. There is not a single thing that I do not love about the series and not a single word that I did not adore, enjoy, and relish of Dirty Rowdy Thing.

You know you are in the presence of great authors when you are hooked by the first innocuous pages of a story with the wit, the charisma of the characters, and the clever and evocative writing. Just a few words in and I was already chuckling and had a goofy smile plastered on my face. From there I was hanging on every single word in awe of the eloquence and potency of the writing and the range of emotion from downright hilarity to sizzling sensuality to heart wrenching woe. I was completely and totally immersed in this story, utterly spellbound by the writing, and unwilling and unable to put this book down, step away, or return to reality.

I don't think there has ever been a question as to whether this team could bring the steam or not, but this time around, the desire, the longing, and the pure unadulterated NEED between Finn and Harlow is absolutely palpable. It makes your heart race and your heart swell, your palms sweat and your chest ache. It is both divine and torturous and kept me begging for more.

Sexy, sweet, and fun with a side of serious which keeps it real and touches your heart. What happens when a fixer is faced with the unfixable? Unfortunately this is something sweet, sassy caretaker Harlow must face and your heart really goes out to her. Harlow is so strong, independent, and confident and it is hard to see her struggle yet the strength and support she receives from this whole unlikely, tight knit group is stirring.

The dialogue is unparalleled. Between Finn and Harlow's scintillating banter, Harlow's father's invaluable words of wisdom, and the skillfully injected and immensely entertaining use of Oliver's almost completely indiscernible accent, there is not a moment of discourse that is not thoroughly captivating, amusing, or entertaining.

Although Ansel still has my heart, Finn is definitely a contender. He is rough and wild and all man. He will set you on fire and melt your heart at the same time. His proclivities were a bit unexpected, although not unwelcomed, yet tastefully and sensually done making for sexy as sin naughty times with a healthy dose of connection, bonding, and intimacy.

I loved everything about Dirty Rowdy Thing and I only become a bigger fan of Christina Lauren with each new book that I read. Dirty Rowdy Thing and the Wild Seasons series are definite must reads. Next up is Oliver's story in Dark Wild Night. Oliver and Lola have some blazing sexual tension that I can't wait to delve into while Oliver's accent and the miscommunication that ensues is so much fun, it is sure to be another stimulating and hilarious story.

Rating: 5 Stars

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