Book Review: Dark Wild Night by Christina Lauren

September 15, 2015 New Adult Book Reviews 1 ★★★½

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Book Review: Dark Wild Night by Christina LaurenTitle: Dark Wild Night by Christina Lauren
Series: Wild Seasons #3
Published by: Gallery Books on September 15, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Source: The Publisher
Format: Paperback
Pages: 388
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three-half-stars

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.
But what didn't happen in Vegas seems to follow them everywhere.

Lola and Oliver like to congratulate themselves on having the good sense to not consummate their drunken Las Vegas wedding. If they’d doubled-down on that mistake, their Just Friends situation might not be half as great as it is now.

... Or so goes the official line.

In reality, Lola’s wanted Oliver since day one—and over time has only fallen harder for his sexy Aussie accent and easygoing ability to take her as she comes. More at home in her studio than in baring herself to people, Lola’s instinctive comfort around Oliver nearly seems too good to be true. So why ruin a good thing?

Even as geek girls fawn over him, Oliver can’t get his mind off what he didn’t do with Lola when he had the chance. He knows what he wants with her now ... and it’s far outside the friend zone. When Lola’s graphic novel starts getting national acclaim—and is then fast-tracked for a major motion picture—Oliver steps up to be there for her whenever she needs him. After all, she’s not the kind of girl who likes all that attention, but maybe she’s the kind who’ll eventually like him.

Sometimes seeing what’s right in front of us takes a great leap of faith. And sometimes a dark wild night in Vegas isn’t just the end of a day, but the beginning of a bright new life...

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, Dirty Rowdy Thing
Also by this author: Sweet Filthy Boy, Dirty Rowdy Thing, Beautiful Beloved, Beautiful Secret

One Line: Oliver is the sexy nerd I wish I knew in real life.

In My Opinion: Add to cart!

I was hoping this final book would put that bang in the series, and as much as I liked the book, I didn’t love it as much as I was hoping. I think that is mostly due to Lola and how I couldn’t really connect with her. She’s a self-made woman, very motivated and dedicated. As an individual, I really liked her. When it came to relationships though, that was her flaw, and with how she treated Oliver and their relationship, both being in the moment and out of it, made me disconnect from her. I knew this was all basically new to her, but it just felt weird to me how she handled everything and I just didn’t care for her as much as I would have otherwise.

Oliver, on the other hand, was great. He’s got that hot, sexy nerd thing going on and I loved it. It did feel weird how they went from friends with hidden feelings to full-blown lovers, but CL made it work. Maybe it’s because you can easily see the sexual tension there from the previous books and even from the beginning of this book, so I knew it was coming. In any case, Oliver was so patient and understanding with Lola. He expressed his feelings for her perfectly and was just so amazing through and through. I will admit that there was one jerk moment, but it was kind of minor/petty, so it didn’t faze me.

If anything, I have to give it to these ladies when it comes to writing style. Something about how they string those words together keeps me flipping the pages. I love the characters they create, but I really love how they tell their stories. It’s how they take a friends-to-lovers trope and make it different from all the others and despite it not totally living up to my expectations, it still managed to draw my attention in and kept it. That speaks wonders to CL’s writing ability in my opinion.

So yeah, despite my not connecting with Lola, I still managed to enjoy the book. This is a great series overall.

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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