Author: Christina Lauren
Series: Wild Seasons
Books in Series:
The tl;dr recommendation: I’ll get caught in Finn’s net anytime.
Finngasm (Finn-gasm), n. : the mind-blowing, pleasure-inducing result of Finn Roberts’ beautifully fine hands/mouth/dick. See also: Harlow Vega.
He’s so hot he deserves his own word. I am serious.
This lumberjack fisherman pulled me in hook, line and sinker and I didn’t even put up a fight…well, maybe a little one but only because he’s hotter when you fight back a bit. Want more puns?! I CAN DO THAT. His bait and tackle box is fully stocked and I assure you, I didn’t have to be lured to keep reading.
Ok. done with the puns. Maybe.
Dirty Rowdy Thing is the second in the Wild Seasons series which follows Mia, Harlow and Lola after their graduation from college. Sweet Filthy Boy (also awesome, btw) was the first in the series and we pick up with Harlow and Finn’s story.
What I love most about this book is how easy it is. I mean, yes, yes, Harlow’s easy in the beginning. We all know that she traveled to Canada in ONLY A TRENCH COAT to surprise Finn but then left only a day later disgruntled. What happened?! Ahhh, don’t worry – Christina Lauren tell you. And it’s probably not what you think. But when I say easy, I mean that the book is so fun to read. I flew through it and couldn’t put it down. Basically my billiable hours sucked that day but I DIDN’T CARE.
Harlow may have been an easy lay at first, but her superficial cover is peeled back to reveal a headstrong, loyal, breakable girl underneath. When she’s paired with Finn – equally loyal, headstrong, and breakable – the two work to find their footing and to figure out what they really want out of life and a relationship.
Finn is masculine and dominant – somehow adorably so. He’s introspective, hard-working and (spoiler alert!) falls easily for Harlow without even realizing it – but then DOES realize it – and acknowledge it. Basically he’s pretty perfect. I loved falling into his steadfast hands and letting him steer the ship. Sorrrrry!
I had to pull a Harlow and read this one twice in a row just to make sure it was as good as I thought. It was.
You will ultimately fall in love with each character as they fall in love with each other. The easy (there’s that word again) interaction between the two is really endearing – and so is the honesty. You know how you read a book and you’re like ‘goddamnit will she just say what she thinks?!’ but then the character never does? NO WORRIES HERE. Harlow lays it out there and I love love love it. She’s blunt, honest, a little bit vengeful and seriously likeable. And, did I mention the sex? OH THE SEX. If that’s how fishermen fuck, I’m making my husband buy a boat.
Thanks Christina Lauren for giving us yet another go-to book boyfriend. Must we wait until 2015 for more Wild Seasons?!