Dark Wild Night by Christina Lauren is book three in the Wild Seasons series. This book is the story of Lola and Oliver, two characters that you meet in book one and who, I at least, was excited to read about. Also I totally love the covers in this series.
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…
This was a great read. I read most of it in an evening, and quickly finished it the second night. I like this series much better than the Beautiful Bastard series that they have (the only book that I really loved in that series was Beautiful Stranger). There was a lot of build up for these two characters – from the previous books, as well as for most of this book, but the build up was worth it.
One of the things that I completely and utterly love about Lola is how she thinks, and the way she expresses herself. I love that she says that she’s “short circuiting” to her Dad when she’s freaking out, I love how she visualizes things – like how she’s filling up with sunlight and she wonders what happens when she gets too full and she bursts into tiny sunny pieces.
I think the thing that I love the most however is her thought process, how she sees things and the diction, metaphors, similes, overall language that the authors use when she speaks. It gave spark to my imagination and made Lola jump off the page.
I also love that Oliver is versed in Lola speak and reactions. I love that he’s her calm when she needs him, and I love that they figure out how to manage everything together. They’re a great couple, and I love their story. I love that it was so different from the previous two books because they’re so different from the previous couples.
I would highly recommend this book and this series to anyone who needs a good romance story. A fantastic read.