ARC Review: Wicked Sexy Liar by Christine Lauren

26 Mar 2016

Book Title: Wicked Sexy Liar
Author: Christine Lauren
Series: Wild Seasons #4
Release Date: February 2nd, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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.

What a fun read! I'd only read one book by this author duo and it wasn't a hit so I'm pleased to have loved this one so much. I haven't read any of the other books in the Wild Seasons series but I plan to amend that pronto.

"Can I ovulate from a kiss?"

London is a bartender in San Diego when she meets Luke. He's the picture of man-whore, cheater, douche canoe. She can almost predict what kind of beer he will order just from one look at him. Luke turns on the charm with this hot bartender with dimples but she's quick to shut him down. He's aware he's everything she thinks he is but he wants a chance... a night with this chick.

London has scars that cut deep from both her father's infidelity and her ex-boyfriend cheating on her for years. She doesn't date as any chance of opening that door to her heart needs to remain shut tight. But something about Luke draws her in...their easy banter, his striking good looks, and water polo perfect physique.

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Luke breaks down London's walls one lick and kiss brick at a time yet she's still painfully aware of his man-whore status. Seems nothing has changed with his phone constantly lighting up with booty calls. But can she give him a that he truly wants to hang up his bachelor status for her?

For once, Luke tries with a girl...a girl he wants for more than a quick hook up and she just can't trust him. It's like hitting his head against a brick wall with London. Is she worth the hassle? Yes, I do think so...

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Wicked Sexy Liar was sweet and spicy. Not too angsty yet I found myself invested in their love story wholeheartedly. Though I got a bit irritated with London constantly pushing and pulling Luke, I understood her indecision. She made the man work for it and in the worked. Hook. Line. Sinker.

I look forward to more from this author duo. Now, I get to go back and see how Lola, Mia, and Harlow got their HEAs.

Advanced paperback copy received by publisher in exchange for my honest review.


Christina Lauren

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 twelve New York Times bestselling novels. Their books have been translated into 28+ languages. (Some of these books have kissing. Some of these books have A LOT of kissing.)

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