Dirty Rowdy Thing (Wild Seasons #2) by by Christina Lauren
This is an adult contemporary romance (Rated NC-17)
(Four and a Half Wonderful Hearts)
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.
Let me tell you, it has been a long while since I actually
felt a book in my hand while reading. I know that sounds strange but over the
last few years I’ve read (listened) to more books audibly and electronically
than old school reading. Although I’ve been listening to books for years, being
able to download them quickly has made that my “choice” for how to consume
fiction these days.
Alas, to open the pages of a book and smell that book smell,
there is something romantic about that. And maybe that romance colored my view
of the story or maybe that I haven’t read a straight contemporary romance in a
while did it. Or it could just be that this book was good. I started on a cold
Saturday afternoon and finished before I went to bed.
And I was left with a sad smile, not so much the story but
the acknowledgment page in the back of the book that brought me to tears. But
enough about that, let’s get to the story.
So, I can’t say there is anything overwhelmingly unique about this tale of
romance, but for some reason I can’t express in words the complete freshness of it. The
story was believable from the first page. And captivated me until
the end. And listen up readers…. I also didn’t have to wait until the
predictable 50% mark to get to all the sexiness of the story. *fans self*
I really enjoyed the characters and that they weren’t cookie
cutter cut outs. We have an alpha male who isn’t a billionaire or built from
childhood horror stories. I won’t say more so that I don’t spoil the unveiling
that is Finn. But I had a strong desire to smooth his rough edges with a kind
word or a hot touch.
I also enjoyed Harrow, soft hearted rich girl who is more
than the surface she appears on. What’s more, I really enjoyed the group of
friends. And I hate to admit this, but I’ve read so much, I couldn’t quite
remember the total unfolding tale of Mia and Ansel (book 1) but I enjoyed
meeting them again in this story.
What’s more? This story is a standalone. While I think you
should read the first story, it’s not necessary in order to enjoy this one for those that may skip out not wanting to take the time to read the first one... well first.
I highly recommend this book as I really thoroughly enjoyed this story
reading it in one setting unable to put it down. This author duo has created a fresh appeal to contemporary story full of overcoming lust and discovering love. It's the kind of book that you can read just as easily by a fire as sitting by the ocean. Each will leave you breathless for more.
My only regret that I can’t re-read for the first time. I
would if I could.
Only one thing… (not truly a spoiler so no worries) I think I missed where Harrow mentions Toby
to Finn so that he asked her a question that comes up twice. I re-read the
first pages (chapters) a few times and couldn’t it. Leaves me saying hmmmm.
This book releases November 4th. (2014)
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