When three college besties meet three hot guys in Vegas, anything could - and does - happen. From Christina Lauren (Beautiful Bastard), Book Three in the sexy, fun New York Times best-selling Wild Seasons series that began with Sweet Filthy Boy and Dirty Rowdy Thing.
©2015 Christina Lauren (P)2015 Simon & Schuster Audio
This was a hard book to get through. I love and rave about Christina Lauren and recommend their to books to friends that like sexy, strong female characters; one liners that make you laugh out loud and want to share; plot lines that you can watch unfold and enjoy the ride.
Dark wild nights just fell flat, I found the main character Lola; boring, sad and detached. I usually really enjoy Shayna Thibodeaux notation but I found she took lots of long pauses that made the book slow. Steve West did a great Aussie accent, he was sexy and I loved the character of Oliver, I think that side of things was fairly enjoyable. All I can say is I couldn't wait to finish it so it was over. I didn't feel any connection to the characters or story line.
I love these girls and their writing and love that through glimpses we can visit our old friends, but this book was disappointing. I really hope the next one is better..
"Goos but a little irritating"
This was a good listen but nothing like the previous one.
Lola and Oliver love and friendship is cute but annoying.
They keep their distance and deny their love and relation for way too long...
"LOVED IT! LOVED IT! LOVED IT!"
Christina Lauren delivered another winner! Lola and Oliver were not on my radar as a couple I'd be interested in learning more about, but, in true CL fashion they've created characters that you can't help but delight in, as they figure out their HEA.
Dark Wild Night was pretty close to perfection, and a close runner up to the Beautiful series in terms of sexiness, humor, and overall awesomeness! I didn't want this one to end. I can't wait for the next Christina Lauren book; until then, this a 'listen and repeat' for sure. Highly recommended!
I looked forward to this so much, and it just fell short for me. It was like a filler to the series and could have been so much more.
"Great story but PAINFUL male narrator"
Great story. Like all of the Christina Lauren books Dark Wild Nights is funny, witty and hot. The Christina Lauren duo can actually write, too few romance writers can truly write well. Shayna Thibodeaux is a great narrator and her performance delivers all wit, humor and depth of the character's thoughts. I could forgive Steve West for not delivering an Austrailain accent, seeing as Oliver is Australian, but he makes female characters sound like nit wits, and Lola is far, far from a nit wit. It really kills the over all narration.
"Nerds in love"
I wasn't expecting very much after not really liking the last book in this series, but this book was rad. I liked it a lot! The only thing I didn't like was that the male narrator sounded like John Malkovich when he tried to do a woman's voice.
"Good story!! But about 50/50 on the narration"
No, I think I would recommend it was read. The male narration is pretty average. The story itself is good, not my fav from these authors, but still okay. I didn't feel as connected to their story. The conflict/issues felt like a tiny blip in the road rather than much to overcome, which felt a bit of a let down. However, the way that Lola lives in her head is really well done, and could feel the tension. I was getting agitated listening to her stress out, which I guess, is a good thing.
When Lola drew him. That was, well, pretty memorable. *fans self*
Having an actual Aussie do the male narration would have been better. The accent wasn't unbearable though. However, his depiction of Lola speaking was just awful. The female narration was spot on as usual
Once you give it all, you really shouldn't take it back.
I liked it. I think it'd be a better read than listen on this one, but certainly still worth having in your library. I don't know if this is the end of the series, I'm kinda hoping there will be an epilogue at least that will deal with Not Joe and tell some of his back story.
"Im in love with this book!!!!"
I have been waiting for months for this book, Oliver is my favorite nerd boy ever. you will love this amazball story. so so so so good. listening to it again!
It was a great story line but really to the ending i wish it was more too it.
"Loved the story and loved the CHARACTERS!!!"
Christina Lauren books are absolutely delightful. I fall in love with each and every story and all the characters I meet along the way. Dark Wild Nights did not disappoint. Lola and Oliver's love story swept me away, comic book loving nerds and all. Christina Lauren has this amazing ability to somehow let me see glimpses of myself in each of their characters which is why my heart always clenches for their struggle, their fears, their hopes and their reasons for loving each other.
Sexy comic store owner Oliver and sweet, smart comic writer Lola are the best of friends. Their attraction to each other goes unspoken until one sunny morning when Lola finds herself sketching a nearly naked Oliver. This scene is when I fell for Oliver and his ability to rescue Lola in the most subtle of ways. Oliver is strong and steady and such a good guy. Lola is funny and genuine. I related to the way she struggled with balancing her need for things to happen at the right time and accepting that there isn't always a perfect time. I also identified with Lola falling in love and being so completely consumed that everything else in her life was pushed aside. It's a work of fiction but some of the struggles are very realistic.
Shayna Thibodeaux does an amazing job with Christina Lauren characters. I seriously just LOVE her because she narrates it just how I would if I was reading. Shayna is perfect! I also enjoyed Steve West as Oliver. I did find it a tad distracting from the story when he read the lines of any dialogue from the ladies. When men narrate women's lines I wish they would just do it in their normal voices. They always sounds silly and come across as small little girls instead of the strong characters Christina Lauren has created. Overall I thought Steve came across as a realistic Oliver.
I am sad that it had to end and I can't wait for book four!
Loved every minute!! Squee!!! These two authors have written some of my favorite stories. The narration was spot on. Will definitely read this series again and again.
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