Sara's Review: Dark Wild Night (Wild Seasons #3) by Christina Lauren
PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster Audio
narrators: Steve West & Shayna Thibodeaux
RELEASED: September 15, 2015
GENRE: new adult, contemporary romance
LENGTH: 9 hours and 6 minutes
FORMAT: ebook, paperback, audible
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...
FOUR BOUNDLESS STARS
Lola gave me so much anxiety! OMG! Her mind was all over the place, her decisions with Oliver, her thinking. The book said how smart she was, however, she comes across as an artistic basket case, who can’t juggle her professional and personal life at the same time. I really wanted to reach in and slap her. Her inability to open up and express her fears and true feeling cripples her. I guess since this is so opposite me when I read/listen to it, it seriously makes my skin just crawl. But in a good way, LOL. Any time a book can generate such a visceral response from me is worth note, even if it is just me wanting to reach in and strangle the main character. WITH. MY. BARE. HANDS.
The loves scenes are scorchers and the chemistry between Lola and Oliver is off the charts, good. That’s why Lola’s choices made me so nuts! The overall story was awesome and I loved listening to it, even though I had to stop and walk away a few times. I just wish they made a better use of both narrators. I love it when the male narrator reads all the male roles and the female reads the female roles. It just seems like such a waste to have them read the POV chapters only. Although both narrators were equally excellent.
Dark Wild Night, was a great installment in the Wild Seasons series and I am giving it 4 Boundless Stars, I really enjoyed listening to it. Regardless of my feelings on Lola.