Tuesday, September 15, 2015

ARC Review: Dark Wild Night (Wild Seasons #3) by Christina Lauren

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...

4 Stars

Christina Lauren can do no wrong when it comes to telling stories! Their books makes you read non-stop and...it makes you blush. Dark Wild Night is another steam-filled book in this series. Lola and Oliver are the last of the bunch to hook up after the Vegas wild night many months ago. 

Lola and Oliver are great friends, but the attraction since the night they met is strong and continues to grow. They have so much in common, but both afraid to act on it. Let alone say it aloud to each other. So for months, these two danced around and made their relationship strictly friendly. 

They both have a lot of going on with their lives. Lola just made a deal of a lifetime in Hollywood--her comic novel is turning into a blockbuster movie. And Oliver's comic shop has been taking off. Lola wants more from Oliver, but is afraid of the work/personal balance. So when they final admit they want to turn their friendship into more, it's more than hot! But sometimes, life can get overwhelming. 

Dark Wild Night takes you through Lola and Oliver's friendship and unfolds into to a HEA. But not without a bit of angst and drama.  And seriously, I swooned every time Oliver said Lola Love. As always, it's great to get more the gang in this book and looking forward to more. 

He watches me in a way that feels like he’s seeing more than my face looking up at his 

or my breasts shifting with his movements. He’s seeing me. The heat of it makes me wild, like 

skin singed, blood simmering.

“I feel like we have forever to ‘savor,’ ” I whine quietly. “I don’t—”

He reaches for the condom, putting it in my palm and kneeling between my legs. “I 


I tear it open, feeling it briefly to orient myself. I’m suddenly nervous and know my 

hands are a little fumbly, my fingers unpracticed at this. “It’s been a while since I did this.” 

He smiles but says nothing, holding his breath as he watches me cover the head, anchor 

the condom with one hand, and roll it all the way down with the other. There’s a good couple 

of inches of him left uncovered and I feel the skin there, marveling until he leans forward, 

hands planted beside my head.

I can tell he wants to say something, but I also get the sense that it’s nearly too much to 

articulate without sounding trite or overly sentimental. It’s probably why I’m not saying

much, either.

When he leans in, kissing me softly, he asks, “You want me like this?”

I assume he means on top of me again. “Yeah.”

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