Blog Tour: Dirty Rowdy Boy: Christina Lauren

Dirty Rowdy Thing 
(Wild Seasons #2)

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Expected November 4,  2014

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.

 Graphics from Christina Lauren's Facebook page

Harlow Vega and Finn Roberts...They were married for about twelve hours during the infamous drunk marriage escapade in Vegas that left their friends Mia and Ansel really married and making a go of it even if it is long distance, and Lola and Oliver friends who are now working together. Harlow and Finn last saw each other over a month ago when Harlow made a border crossing booty call to Canada that rocked their worlds again but left her a little annoyed at Finn. 

But now Canadian Finn is in Harlow's San Diego territory. She has a lot going on with her family and he has some big troubles too. A little sex on the side might provide excellent distraction for their problems. Sexual chemistry has never been an issue for them. He's closed off and bossy. She's sassy and strong- willed.  They fuss, tease, and fight, but literally explode in the bedroom together. 

But now the couple that only f***ed or fought is actually starting to see more of who the other person really is and (gasp!) actually like them.

Finn is rough around the edges, sexy, rugged, real, and a bit dirty. He is who he is and does not make excuses for it. He is also devoted to his family and friends and is a good guy. But he is stressed, troubled, and his pride makes it hard to ask for help. He's not a big talker so what he does say has meaning.

Harlow is more than just the rich Daddy's girl and diva. She knows what she wants to do with her life, but is not quite sure how to get there so she is spinning her wheels. But now her safe little happy life is falling apart and she could use an anchor, but she's scared to need someone. She likes to help people and fix things, but sometimes overdoes it.

They both need a distraction, but are easily sucked in. As it becomes more intense and  consuming, it sets of alarm bells for both of them and spurs retreat. But holding back and trying  to stay platonic is just as hard. And even as the fighting becomes less and they soften towards each other, the obstacles and problems in their lives cannot be quieted. They are from two different worlds with complicated lives and both are stubborn, prideful, like control, and are afraid of true intimacy and trust. Communication is not their strong point and often leads to misunderstandings.  But they do have the potential to bring out the best in each other, while also accepting the other for who they really are. If they can just swallow their pride and admit what they really want or need so they could work on the outside issues together. 

This one brings back all of the couples from Sweet Filthy Boy: Ansel and Mia, Lola and Oliver(who are "just friends") and introduces us to some new ones like Finn's charismatic younger brothers Levi and Colton,  a new friend, London, and the quirky comic book store worker, Not-Joe. I really have become attached to these characters and enjoyed seeing their progression and their fun interactions. They provide comic relief along with  being a much needed support system. This book had some surprises, complications, and drama, but not enough to make it too angsty. I loved that it was told in both points of view and  I was happy to be able to get into Finn's head too especially since he did not always express himself clearly. This was sweet, steamy, humorous, and emotional at times. I really liked both Finn and Harlow's personalities, banter, and chemistry.  I am looking forward to more with the last bridegroom from Vegas, the Aussie Oliver and sweet, dependable Lola. They so obviously belong together, even if they won't admit it. 

I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review. 
Sweet Filthy Boy (Wild Seasons #1)
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The New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful BastardBeautiful Stranger, and Beautiful Player starts a brand new story of friends, love, and lust with Book One of the Wild Seasons series.

One-night stands are supposed to be with someone convenient, or wickedly persuasive, or regrettable. They aren’t supposed to be with someone like him.

But after a crazy Vegas weekend celebrating her college graduation—and terrified of the future path she knows is a cop-out—Mia Holland makes the wildest decision of her life: follow Ansel Guillaume—her sweet, filthy fling—to France for the summer and just…play.

When feelings begin to develop behind the provocative roles they take on, and their temporary masquerade adventures begin to feel real, Mia will have to decide if she belongs in the life she left because it was all wrong, or in the strange new one that seems worlds away.

Dark Wild Night (Wild Seasons #3)
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Expected September 2015
Now that they’re only friends, kissing Lola is all Oliver can think about. Trying to forget her with a wild, anonymous hookup, he’s simultaneously thrilled and torn: Is this his chance to get over her? Or will this new stranger only pull him in deeper?

Wicked Sexy Liar (Wild Seasons #4)
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Expected February 2016
Dating a friend’s ex is supposed to be off the table. But sometimes what’s really, really wrong is actually really, really right.

Yes, there are two of us! Lauren (on the left) and Christina (on the right) have been writing all kinds of stories together since 2009. Separated by the pesky state of Nevada, these co-author besties talk several times a day, agree that Ruby Pumps is the best nail polish color ever, and would, if given the choice, spend all day staring at the ocean from the San Clemente pier.
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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