Wicked Sexy Liar by Christina Lauren is book four in the Wild Seasons series. I really love this series. Book two is definitely my favourite, but I do like them all. Before we get into this one, here’s the description from Goodreads:
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.
This was a super quick read for me. I read it in about two sittings. It was light and fun and exactly what I was looking for. London and Luke are hilarious together. They have great chemistry and fantastic banter. For me, in a romance book, good banter is essential and Christina Lauren always delivers on it.
There was of course a more serious part of the book where London and Luke have to deal with their pasts, and how it effects their current selves and well as their future selves. This was done though without too much drama, and without taking anything away from the flow of the story or the tone of the book.
Overall a great, fun read, and I can’t wait for whatever they’re writing next!