5++++++REVIEW: Dark Wild Night by, Christina Lauren




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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…



Lemme’s just say – WOW!

It’s no secret that Christina Lauren are two of my most FAVORITE authors ever – they write some of THE most funnest, funniest – sexy-as-hell stories ever. The Wild Seasons Series is just that – and then some. Now that we’re delving deeper into Lola & Oliver’s story? I think they just shot up to my favorite couple in the series.

With Mia & Ansel we were whisked off to Paris – and with Finn & Harlow a juggling of emotions. Olive and Lola? Two comic book nerds who couldn’t be more perfect for one another – the only couple NOT to consummate their 24-hour marriage in Vegas – but have developed probably one of the best friendships through the series. They get each other – speaking through glances and inside jokes, the stuff of them is what makes these characters so real and charismatic.

But as we dig deeper we see that they’ve both been carrying a torch for one another since the night they met – so many months ago. But neither of them has had the guts to follow through with them…. you just want to clobber them – hit their heads together like a three stooges episode and tell them to hurry up and get on with it already! I mean c’mon! They spend so much time together as it is – both of them comfortable in their shared silence – reading, working, laughing at the same things around them…. even their friends are wondering what the hell is taking them so long. But as Lola’s career is taking off, she finds herself drowning in chaos – Oliver there – steady and strong, a friend to help her through it and maybe more?

Oliver – oh my Oliver…

Just when I thought they couldn’t write a man any better than Ansel or Finn? They come in and blow me away with Oliver. He’s so open – funny and genuine – throw in a little dirty and you’ve got the most perfect man written in this series. He understands Lola’s issues with relationships – probably more than she knows…. and these two share a connection that runs far deeper than either of them realized.

But when Lola is faced with juggling her work commitments – her graphic novel being made into a movie and her next book due – she’s having a hard time concentrating on anything else than the taste of Oliver and the images of him over her, under her, beside her, enveloping her very being….

These two will leave your toes curled and a blush hard to fade.


“The panel shows the girl dissolving into a sky full of stars.” – Lola

“When she sits up, her long dark hair slides over her shoulders, covering her breasts. It’s the contrast of the black against her milky skin, the way the ends of her hair just cover her nipples. Now I know why this view of a woman has been drawn a million times.” – Oliver

“I knew she was drawing my legs when her charcoal would scratch heavily on the paper. It was quieter when she drew the details of my face and that was when her breathing would break down into tiny, shallow bursts of air, in and out. And I knew she was drawing my half-hard cock when she stopped breakthing – so nervous, but so eager to practice.” – Oliver

“Does she know I want to be her courage?” – Oliver


Check out my other reviews in the series!

Book 1 – Sweet Filthy Boy (Ansel & Mia’s Story)

Book 2 – Dirty Rowdy Thing (Finn & Harlow’s Story)

Book 4 – Wicked Sexy Liar OUT in 2016!


About the Authors

Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings


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 her Lo call her PQ) used to spend her days in a junior high counseling office surrounded by teenagers. These days you’ll find her on Tumblr. She is married and absolutely not old enough to be the mom of a 14 year old (right??), think 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. 

You can follow their shenanigans at: @lolashoes (Lauren) & @seeCwrite (Christina) on Twitter. On Tumblr! where we post kissing gifs and writerly stuff and Wattpad for short stories and sneak peaks!

For official information about their books, events, interviews, movie news and more, follow @christinalauren. (via the author’s website)


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