Book Review: Dirty Rowdy Thing by Christina Lauren

November 12, 2014 New Adult Book Reviews 1 ★★★½

Book Review: Dirty Rowdy Thing by Christina LaurenTitle: Dirty Rowdy Thing by Christina Lauren
Series: Wild Seasons #2
Published by: Gallery Books on November 4, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Source: The Publisher
Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
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three-half-stars

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.

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

Also in this series: Sweet Filthy Boy, Dark Wild Night
Also by this author: Sweet Filthy Boy, Beautiful Beloved, Beautiful Secret, Dark Wild Night

One Line: The banter was easily my favorite parts of this story and these characters.

In My Opinion: Add to cart!

Christina Lauren sure knows how to write good contemporary romance! It’s funny because with Sweet Filthy Boy, I really loved Ansel and Mia’s story as a couple as opposed to them as individuals. In Dirty Rowdy Thing, it’s the opposite, and I found I enjoyed reading about Finn and Harlow as individuals, and wasn’t particularly keen on their romance. Don’t get me wrong, I loved them together, and their quick, playful banter was what kept the book going for me (also, those sex scenes were HOT!), but I don’t know, it was just something about their individual stories that appealed to me more.

Harlow is practically a daughter of Hollywood, but she’s definitely not spoiled or shallow. I love how much she cares for those she loves and her character overall was great. You know how hard it is for me to really like a female character, but I genuinely liked Harlow. I’ll admit, I was a little mad at her for her response to what happens to her and Finn at the end, but in all honesty, it fit with her character, so I can’t fault her for that. I was hoping her “big problem” would be addressed more, but I’m guessing the authors wanted to keep the book a bit more light-hearted, so while the issue was dealt with, it wasn’t delved into as much, which could be a good thing or a bad thing to certain readers.

As for Finn, I liked him, but then I didn’t like him. I’m all for the brooding, silent type, but he definitely toed the line, and maybe even crossed it a bit, into being too much. I loved the dirty side of Finn, and I’m not ashamed to admit it. That boy has got one heck of a kinky side to him which fit perfectly with Harlow. His personality, otherwise, wasn’t all that appealing to me in the boyfriend kind of way, but I did respect his morals and such. It surprised me a bit how willingly and quickly he opened up to Harlow though, which was a stark contrast to his personality, but I suppose it added to their connection.

I definitely liked the second half of the book better than the first half. For some reason, the first half just didn’t do anything for me, but I can’t pinpoint exactly why. Either way, if you stick with this until the end, I’m sure plenty of readers will love it. Also, as much as I enjoyed Harlow and Finn’s story, I was a bit more interested in another potential couple, Lola and Oliver, which we’ll delve into deeper in the next book. It just seems like their story will be so much fun. I’ll admit, I’m much more of a Bastard series fan than I am of this series, but I’m still really liking it overall and CL’s writing never fails to entertain me regardless.

About Christina Lauren

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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