Thursday, 5 November 2015

Review of Dark Wild Night by Christina Lauren

The bit on the back…

Lola and Oliver like to congratulate themselves on having the good sense not to consummate their drunken Las Vegas marriage. 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 easy going 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…


Firstly thank you to Simon & Schuster for sending me a copy of Dark Wild Night. This is the third book in Christina Lauren’s Wild Seasons series. This book is all about Oliver and Lola, the last of the Vegas couples.  

Oliver and Lola are the only two not to have hooked up on their crazy Vegas weekend but they did form a close bond and a firm friendship. They “get” each other and that supportive side of their relationship was present throughout. Their friendship becomes more when they both act upon their desire to be together. Oliver transformed for me during the scenes after they became more than friends, officially anyway. He had this sexy edge to him that stepped him up to the same gear as Finn and Ansel.

One thing about these books that is consistent through them all is the characters that are always perfectly drawn to reel you in and make sure you are invested in their story. A huge part of who Lola is was her graphic novel. It’s also something she shares with Oliver which strengthens their bond. Unique to this book are the little insights in Lola’s mind and how she sees her life in “panels”, describing several situations this way hits you right in the feels.


I didn’t feel quite as big a connection with Oliver and Lola’s story which could be due to reading it straight after finishing Harlow and Finn’s story which is without a doubt my favourite of the series so far. It took me a little longer to read it compared to the first two books however just like all of CLo’s books it is definitely worth a read.

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