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5* Book Review of Dirty Rowdy Thing by Christina Lauren

Summary: From the New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Bastard, Beautiful Stranger, and Beautiful Player, Book Two of the brand-new Wild Seasons series that started with Sweet Filthy Boy—a story of friends, love, and lust.

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.

dirty rowdy thingTitle: Dirty Rowdy Thing
Series: Wild Season #2
Author: Christina Lauren
Publisher: Gallery Books
Released: 4th November 2014
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Format: Paperback
Source: via Publisher for an honest review - thank you

The second book in the Wild Season’s series, Dirty Rowdy Thing was another fabulous addition to the repertoire of this marvellous duo. Ansel and Mia’s story was splendid and with this group of mates, I cannot wait to read the next, Dark Wild Night surrounding Oliver and Lola. As is the norm with the pair, Christina Lauren’s writing style is amazing with easy flow and fast paced scenes, fun characters and intriguing elements that kept me addicted throughout.

Harlow Vega is twenty-two and her family is her life. Having parents that are famous hasn’t changed the fact that she adores them or how close they are. When some news is given to Harlow, her instinct is the same as always, to fix it. Everybody seems to think Harlow is a ditzy rich girl that isn’t working because she has no ambition, but Harlow is just biding her time for the right opportunity.

Finn Roberts is a thirty-two year old fisherman that has the world on his shoulders. Well, not exactly the world, just his entire family business and livelihood. Finn and his best mates are close, but he’s the type of person to keep his troubles close until a solution is found.

The unlikely trio, the Frenchman, Australian and Canadian have become the best of friends for the past six years and get together as much as they can. Oliver is opening his own comic and graphic novel store, the grand opening is just around the corner and Finn has driven down to stay and celebrate.

Coincidence or fate, Harlow discovers Finn is standing behind her at a Starbucks. She was already furious and frustrated and now seeing him only makes it worse. Of course, Finn was there for Oliver’s store and Harlow realises that she will need to be civil to him since they’ll be seeing each other around.

Harlow and Finn keep running into each other, the same parties, the same friends, of course it’s a given she’ll see him. But oh man, he is HOT and she is really struggling not to jump him as soon as he walk in.

Finn is no better, they can’t stand in the same room without the electricity crackling. Each with their own worries, they both need a distraction. They use each other, but each time they spend time together, they realise there is more inside than outside. Slowly but surely, their lust moves to MORE and the secrets are the only things that stand between them.

Will the both share their troubles with the other? Will Finn open himself up to anyone? Will Harlow realise she can’t fix everything? Will they get back together?

I LOVED Harlow, she was such a fun, fantastic character that’s extremely loyal and protective. Finn, the broody, surly and extremely hot fisherman is certainly the typical male with bottling his struggles because of his pride. Dirty Rowdy Thing was a powerful love story that had intrigue, strong wild lust and sizzling face fanning scenes. With strong characters, strong friendships and no dead spots, this one has something for everybody. The dual point of view allows insight into both lives and it was just bloody amazing.

"I am a fixer.
When my friends need something, I do it, when someone I love can't solve a problem, I find a way. For better or worse, it's what I do." HARLOW

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About the Author


Christina-Lauren-author-photo-bwYes, there are two of us! Lauren (on the left) and Christina (on the right).

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 ten New York Times bestselling novels. Their books have been translated into 28 languages.

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. These days you’ll probably find her on tumblr. She is married and absolutely not old enough to be the mom of a 14 year old (right??), thinks she’s the luckiest person in the world to write books with her best friend, and is an unapologetic lover of boy bands and glitter. She also likes to steal Lo’s shoes.

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