Dirty Rowdy Thing
(Wild Seasons #2)
by Christina Lauren
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication Date: Nov. 4, 2014
Genre: New Adult Romance
From the New York Times best-selling 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 12 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.
This series focuses on a group of friends who went to Las Vegas, got drunk, and wound up married. This is the second book in the series and it’s one where we get to meet a quiet fishermen from Canada and a feisty Hollywood Heiress. Even though Harlow and Finn spent twelve hours being married, they aren’t really able to stand each other. However, when Finn shows up in town unannounced, they are forced to be around each other more than they’d like thanks to their friends.
Okay, I love just about every book these two write but I have to admit something, and it hurts to admit this but… I didn’t really care for this story. Maybe it was the fact that these two don’t actually start to develop feelings or start treating each other in a civil manner until halfway through the book. I mean, when the synopsis says that they dislike each other, it’s not lying. Finn is condescending and talks down to Harlow all the time. He always seems to roll his eyes at her and ask her if she’s thinking about the latest shoes coming out or what color she’s going to paint her nails next. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to him, she’s got a lot of crap going on with her mother battling cancer. Not to mention, you know she has feeling for him because she went up to Canada after their quickie marriage and divorce to see him. Except, after a night of some hot sweaty fun, he calls her a cab to take her back to the airport so she can go back home to the States. So, to say that I didn’t care for Finn is putting it mildly. I just didn’t like how he treated Harlow, I didn’t like their relationship, and I thought he was a major jerk-face.
So, with that being said, it was really hard for me to enjoy this story when he was a complete a-hole to Harlow but had no problems banging her. I just wasn’t feeling their relationship and considering this story is a romance, it really made enjoying this story difficult. I’ve enjoyed all the books in the series but this is my least favorite from this author across the board. This is actually my second time reading this book in an attempt to write a review that wasn’t just me complaining but even the second time around I couldn’t stand Finn or fully back their relationship.
“I always expected to fall in love and feel jittery or hyper-aware of overwhelmed. I never expected falling in love with someone would just make me feel even more comfortable in my own skin.
Previous reviews from Wild Seasons
Sweet Filthy Boy