REVIEW: Wicked Sexy Liar by Christina Lauren

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“It’s a complete one-eighty from only five minutes ago. She’s not hesitant anymore, not even a little. I wonder if she’s like that in everything: cautious, then almost recklessly committed.”

Back of the book blurb:

London Hughes is very content to surf daily, tend bar, hang out with her group of friends, and slowly orient herself in the years after college. Everything’s going great and according to the non-plan.
But when a wave knocks her for a loop one morning, then Luke Sutter’s flirtatious smile knocks her for another that evening, she veers slightly off course…and into his path. Sure, he’s a total player, but the Why not—it’s only one night is a persistent voice in her ear.
For his part, Luke’s been on hookup autopilot for so long that he rarely ever pauses to consider what he’s doing. But after an amazing time with London, he realizes that he hasn’t been moving on from a devastating heartbreak so much as he’s been drifting to wherever—and whomever—the current takes him. With London he wants more.
Every relationship involves two people…plus their pasts. And as much as she enjoys her fling with Luke, when London learns about his past—more specifically, who’s in it—everything becomes the brand of complicated she strives to avoid. It’s up to Luke then to change some things in order to try and ensure he’s not something she’ll outright avoid as well. 

Publication Date: February 2, 2016
Publisher: Gallery Books
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781476777986

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My rating:

            I’m pretty sure the day that I give a Christina Lauren book anything less than five stars will be the day that hell freezes over. It’s so hard to pick an all-time favorite author, but if I had to choose only one author to read for the rest of my life, it would probably be Christina Lauren. My blog is pretty much just one huge fan-page for those lovely ladies. Their books actually make time slow down and there are only two things in the entire world: you and the book that is in your hands.

            Just like Hanna, who is my favorite character in Christina Lauren’s Beautiful series, London actually wanted nothing to do with the sexy playboy that seems way too interested in her. And that is exactly why I fell in love with London almost instantly. She is perfectly content being by herself and until that same playboy gets under her skin, she’s good at being by herself. And when she finds herself wanting to spend more time with Luke, she freaks out. These are my favorite protagonists. It’s just so nice to have the woman in control and the guy all heart-eyes. It’s a nice switch, and pleases the feminist in me. I also really enjoyed how London considered herself an outsider from Lola and her group of friends. It was a great addition to her character and how isolated she felt. I just wanted my precious little baby to be happy.

            I’m pretty sure everyone was a little tepid around Luke at first, considering what he did to our precious Mia, who stars in Sweet Filthy Boy, and is a recurring character throughout the rest of the series. But, in typical Christina Lauren fashion, I’m head over heels for yet another book boyfriend. Honestly, I have no idea how I’m supposed to juggle all of these men… but hey, I’m down for the ride. Luke was in love with Mia growing up and they had been together for seven years before the accident that shoved Mia and Luke in different directions. For Luke, that direction was into any woman’s bed. And of course, when he meets London, he decides that maybe the direction he took wasn’t the best… duh! Luke was honestly so cute. The entire thing with him calling London “Logan” and London not caring and Luke getting upset was one of the best scenes I have read ever. It was so heartbreaking. And so excellently-written.

            I’m pretty sure this is the last Wild Seasons novel and that honestly hurts my heart to think about. What am I supposed to do without all of these amazing characters? I don’t want it to be over! Alas, all good things must come to an end. Either way, this was an amazing end to an incredible series. I loved how summery it felt and the story was so fun. Like always, the plot sucks me in and I fall in love with each of the characters. Christina Lauren has done it again, y’all! Just take all of my money, okay?

            After you pick this one up, don’t forget to pick up Sweet Filthy Boy to read about Mia, Dirty Rowdy Thing to read about Harlow, and Dark Wild Night to read about Lola.

Happy Reading!

The Cosmic Reader

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