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REVIEW: WICKED SEXY LIAR BY CHRISTINA LAUREN!!!!!

Title: Wicked Sexy Liar
Series: Wild Seasons Bk #4
Author: Christina Lauren
Release Date: February 2, 2016
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SYNOPSIS:
When three college besties meet three hot guys in Vegas, anything can—and does—happen. Book Four in the New York Times Wild Seasons series that began with Sweet Filthy Boy (the Romantic Times book of the year that Sylvia Day called “a sexy, sweet treasure of a story”), Dirty Rowdy Thing, and Dark Wild Night.
For two people ambivalent about dating and love, they sure get naked around each other an awful lot . . .
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.
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 Dare I say it, Wicked Sexy Liar might just be my new favorite of the Wild Seasons series! The excruciating slow burn between London and Luke, their delectable chemistry, the push and pull, the drama and angst, the wholly refreshing spin on a story of reluctant would-be lovers all written in that wicked sexy Christina Lauren style... how could all of that culminate into anything other than perfection? 

It came as a complete surprise to me that I was so taken by two characters I wasn't all that interested in before I opened this book. I mean,  London was barely a side character and Luke was... well,  we know who Luke was. But IMMEDIATELY, I was consumed.  These two are magnetic on their own, but together they are explosive. Every glance, every touch, every morsel of delicious flirtatious sensual dialogue, all of it just drew me more and more into this absolutely perfect love story. 

It's been a good long while since I've been so consumed by a book that I consciously sacrificed sleep because I couldn't put it down. I had the book hangover to end all book hangovers thanks to this wholly addictive storyline, but I had the eye bags and zombie face to go right along with it. I am such a huge fan of this writing pair, and I so look forward to everything they serve up. But this book in particular felt like it was custom written for me. It had everything I so crave in a good romance but at the same time, it was fresh and new and original. Super angsty, completely intoxicating, off -the-charts hot, and divinely romantic, this story had it all. The pace and the build made this story what it was, but combined with layers of drama and history and maddeningly frustrating characters, Wicked Sexy Liar was catapulted up there as one of my all-time Christina Lauren favorites! 

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Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of long-time writing partners/besties/soulmates/brain-twins Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings. The coauthor duo writes both Young Adult and Adult Fiction, and together has produced eleven New York Times bestselling novels. They are published in over 28 languages, have received starred reviews from Kirkus, been selected as one of NPR’s Top 100 Swoon-Worthy Romances, and won both the Seal of Excellence award and Book of the Year from RT Magazine.



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