Dirty Rowdy Thing (Wild Seasons Series #2)

Dirty Rowdy Thing (Wild Seasons Series #2)

by Christina Lauren


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From the New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Bastard, Beautiful Stranger, and Beautiful Player, Book Two of the brand-new Wild Seasons series that started with Sweet Filthy Boy—a story of friends, love, and lust.

Despite their rowdy hookups, Harlow and Finn don’t even like each other...which would explain why their marriage lasted only twelve hours. He needs to be in charge and takes whatever he wants. She lives by the Want-something-done? Do-it-yourself mantra. Maybe she’s too similar to the rugged fisherman—or just what he needs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476777962
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication date: 11/04/2014
Series: Wild Seasons Series , #2
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 177,538
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of longtime writing partners and best friends Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, the New York Times, USA TODAY, and #1 internationally bestselling authors of the Beautiful and Wild Seasons series, Dating You / Hating You, Autoboyography, Love and Other Words, Roomies, Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating, My Favorite Half-Night Stand, and The Unhoneymooners. You can find them online at ChristinaLaurenBooks.com, @ChristinaLauren on Instagram, or @ChristinaLauren on Twitter.

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Dirty Rowdy Thing 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 46 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this one the most :). Loved Finn and Harlow, their constant joking was kind of fun; and the sex was really hot. Would recommend the whole series.
FrannieeFran More than 1 year ago
I loved this book the most of all Christina Lauren books so far. It seams that  with each new book I love the it more the the last. Finn and Harlow are great.  I love their relationship, joking and their hit chemistry. Another great book. 
SantanaBlair_TheBookNerd More than 1 year ago
It feels like I'm always counting down to the next book from the writing powerhouse duo that is Christina Lauren. So imagine my booknerdian glee when my local bookstore had Dirty Rowdy Thing available for purchase a day early... glee = epic levels! Now I had expected I was going to love this story since when I read the first book in the series- Sweet Filthy Boy (Wild Seasons #1) - Harlow and Finn stood out to me even in their secondary roles. Having them step  into their own story did not disappoint, in fact it took my expectations and blew them out of the water! Harlow and Finn don't like each other.  Both have clear opinions of how they view one another and both decide they can ignore those things as long as they spend their time together in the bedroom with their mouths doing anything else but talking to one another. What neither of them counted on was that their opinions of "real life Harlow and Finn" were dead wrong.   Harlow is a fixer. She thrives on being able to fix the wrongs in her family and friends' lives, but when she has things go awful in her own life there doesn't seem to be anything she can do. The control she's used to is gone and underneath the smile and flirty facade, she feels like she's coming undone.  Finn has come to town to take care of things. That's what he's always doing. The oldest of three sons, Finn has stepped up to take care  of things more than once. Now faced with the biggest threat to his family's legacy, he's in California to handle some serious business. What he didn't plan on was his Vegas ex-wife, being the thing he wants to take care of most.  Before reading this story I just knew Finn was going to blow me out of the water and give my previous Christina Lauren book boyfriend, Will Sumner, some competition. Color me surprised when I quickly realized that Harlow was my favorite part of this book.  I've always loved (and raved about Christina Lauren's books because they give us so much more than just us great eye candy coated book boyfriends. These authors do such a fantastic job of creating STRONG, INTELLIGENT, DYNAMIC, and FUN female characters. I always walk away from the story wishing I could call them up and invite them out for a girls night. Harlow is on the top of this list now. There is something so genuinely endearing about her heart and sass. So yes while I abso-freakin-lutely adore Finn, swooning over him and all that rugged manliness, it's Harlow Vega that makes this book a 5 Star read for me! I think it goes without saying that I'm already counting down until I get my hands on the next one!
Payne_Lover_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Yet again another perfect book by the duo Christina Lauren. I will admit that when I first started this series I was sad. I was worried that this series would not be like their series before it. But that is not the case in the slightest. This book follows Harlow and Finn. Harlow is one of Mia's friends that we meet in the first book in this series. Harlow and Finn ended up getting married just like Mia and Ansel, except they annulled it the next day. Harlow connects with Finn again, this time in her home town. They both are going through a difficult time, and they use each other as a distraction. After each encounter they have with each other, they tell themselves that it means nothing to them and that they are just friends. But as time goes on, they both realize that it means more to both of them than just a distraction. As always with Christina Lauren's books, we get such a nice sweet ending! Do not skip this one!
Book_Sniffers_Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series focuses on a group of friends who went to Las Vegas, got drunk, and wound up married. This is the second book in the series and it’s one where we get to meet a quiet fishermen from Canada and a feisty Hollywood Heiress. Even though Harlow and Finn spent twelve hours being married, they aren’t really able to stand each other. However, when Finn shows up in town unannounced, they are forced to be around each other more than they’d like thanks to their friends. Okay, I love just about every book these two write but I have to admit something, and it hurts to admit this but… I didn’t really care for this story. Maybe it was the fact that these two don’t actually start to develop feelings or start treating each other in a civil manner until halfway through the book. I mean, when the synopsis says that they dislike each other, it’s not lying. Finn is condescending and talks down to Harlow all the time. He always seems to roll his eyes at her and ask her if she’s thinking about the latest shoes coming out or what color she’s going to paint her nails next. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to him, she’s got a lot of crap going on with her mother battling cancer. Not to mention, you know she has feeling for him because she went up to Canada after their quickie marriage and divorce to see him. Except, after a night of some hot sweaty fun, he calls her a cab to take her back to the airport so she can go back home to the States. So, to say that I didn’t care for Finn is putting it mildly. I just didn’t like how he treated Harlow, I didn’t like their relationship, and I thought he was a major jerk-face. So, with that being said, it was really hard for me to enjoy this story when he was a complete a-hole to Harlow but had no problems banging her. I just wasn’t feeling their relationship and considering this story is a romance, it really made enjoying this story difficult. I’ve enjoyed all the books in the series but this is my least favorite from this author across the board. This is actually my second time reading this book in an attempt to write a review that wasn’t just me complaining but even the second time around I couldn’t stand Finn or fully back their relationship.
Trinh More than 1 year ago
great smut
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So glad another author recommend this series! What a great way to spend your vacation by reading these books. Loved the character dynamics and the story line. A super sexy summer read!
MEHudson More than 1 year ago
I love the wild series!! I cant explain how much I love how all the books characters tie into each other starting with the beautiful series. I get to follow along with each character introduced. I am a dedicated fan of these authors and I LOVE both series to an extreme.!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
HOT, loved the book and the series.
LilyElementBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Dirty Rowdy Thing is book two in the Wild Seasons series. This time around the main characters are Harlow and Finn. Harlow is the loud friend, we all know the type, there is one in almost every group. She's the kind that always says what she’s thinking without filter. I wasn't sure how I would like her character, but I quickly realized that she has a soft center and wants to help her friends and family in any way she can. Finn is the quiet, deep thinking type with the rugged good looks. Oh and he's also a fisherman in Canada. He has a boat and fishes with his father and two brothers for a living. In this installment, we're set in California, where the majority of the guys/gals live. All of them are in town since one of them is opening a comic book store and everyone wants to be there to support him. We have a few story arcs going on, but the main one being Harlow trying to not be tempted by Finn. They have a history, you know the whole getting married then getting an annulment in book one which lets the two have a somewhat hesitant friendship. As I knew they would, things get steamy rather quickly between the duo and all I could think of was how are they going to make this work. The whole book has that hesitant relationship, where you can see it growing but the characters have no clue. Both of them knew it wouldn't last forever, but by the end of it how are they going to be able to separate? I enjoyed this story even more than book one, which surprised me. Maybe because I was unsure how Harlow's character at the beginning. The story, the plot, the world it all just worked for me. I can't wait for book three to be released and suggest to read this series if you haven't yet!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just finished this at seven this evening after starting this morning. I loved every single minute! It was serious, fun,  and and the sex made me wish I was have some too. I can Not wait for the next one! I just wish I didn't have to wait until September for Lola and Oliver's story.
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kimberlyfaye More than 1 year ago
I probably should've written this review a long, LONG time ago. Last November I started the audiobook and then switched over to paperback because I couldn't wait for my next commute to get another dose of Finn and Harlow. After thinking of little other than Finn here lately, I decided to do a reread on audiobook and stick it out for the duration this time... no matter how badly I wanted ALL THE STORY immediately. I loved everything about this book – whether in paperback or audiobook. Though, Sebastian York, the narrator for Finn is damn near perfect, so I just might prefer the audio a little more. ;)  Dirty Rowdy Thing is the second book in Christina Lauren's new adult Wild Seasons series, about two groups of friends who meet in Vegas and decide to get married – just to say they did. (Ahhh, college.) There were some quickie annulments to go with most of those weddings, but the initial chemistry between the characters never went away. It was actually the Wild Seasons series that made me fall in love with Christina Lauren's writing. I adored Ansel and Mia's story in Sweet Filthy Boy. It continues to be one of my favorite books of all-time. Well, Dirty Rowdy Thing is every bit as amazing and memorable.  It's tough to say what I loved most about this book because, seriously, I loved every little bit of it. I wouldn't change a thing. Separately Finn and Harlow were wonderful characters, but there was just something about them together that made everything right in the world. These two just clicked. Their connection was powerful and chemistry intense. They were each dealing with family issues – Harlow with her mom's cancer and Finn with the possibility of losing his family's business and deciding what lengths he'd go to in order to keep that from happening – and were happy to get lost in each other for a little while. Finn leaned on Harlow a little more for support than she did in return, but I understood why. I guess I just really "got" both of these characters. As I mentioned above, I read this one via audiobook this time around. What a perfect choice. I had some concerns with the female narrator going in, not because she wasn't amazing, but because she also voiced Mia in Sweet Filthy Boy. I was afraid I would only hear her as Mia. That wasn't a problem AT ALL. Shayna Thibodeaux is a fantastic narrator. She totally owned Harlow's character in this book. Harlow has a penchant for sarcasm and Shayna did it perfectly. And what can I say about Sebastian York except that he is one of my all-time favorite male narrators? He's amazing. I've listened to him voice several other characters, but he makes each one his own. Plus his voice is ridiculously sexy, so that made it even better. I can't think of two more perfect narrators for Finn and Harlow's story. Their pacing was perfect and it felt more like I was listening to a movie than hearing someone read a book. I can't recommend this audiobook highly enough.  This book is one that I will probably reread for years to come just because I loved it that much. The romance was amazing and the sex was off-the-charts hot – Finn, bondage playtime, *swoon* – but Dirty Rowdy Thing offered much more than just that. I loved the friendships and family relationships. I enjoyed both characters' growth over the course of this book. I love love love LOVED the ending so hard. I even tear up a little when I think about just how perfect it was. I laughed and cried. I loved how all the characters from this series came together. It was wonderful to catch up with Ansel and Mia and get a little more of Oliver and Lola. (And I really can't wait for Oliver's book, even though, based on the blurb, I'm sure it's going to start off by ripping my heart out.) But, I'm willing to risk it because I just know I won't be disappointed in the end. Now I can go back to counting the days until Dark Wild Night is available.
gaele More than 1 year ago
AudioBook Review Stars:  Overall: 5  Narration 5  Story 5 Returning again with another in the Wild Seasons series by Christina Lauren, we get more New Adult angst and issues with the story of Harlow and Finn in Dirty Rowdy Thing.  A last fling after graduation from university, and Harlow, Mia and Lola are in Vegas.  A loud party in the room next door introduced Harlow to Finn, and the electric insta-lust that they shared.   But, a wild moment of spontaneity led to their marriage, and a night of unbridled honeymoon delights.  Complete  opposites, Finn is a fisherman and feels very much responsible for the future of the family business. Harlow is dealing with some family issues, but her lifestyle and approach to life and security couldn’t be more different than Finn’s. A touch of a control freak, Harlow is just coming to realize that she can’t control or fix everything, and Finn  seemed to be the perfect diversion.  The short marriage was quickly ended, and both head off to their own lives. Until Finn turns up and instantly starts to push Harlow to distraction.  These two really believe that they can’t stand one another, that they are too  different – but they are so similar that they just combust in each interaction.  From off the charts scorching sexual tension, through the bickering and banter, and into the slow reveal of affection and trust, their relationship was a delight to watch.  And even when things went pear shaped, and the moments are truly heartbreaking, the story is impossible to put down.   Shayna Thibodeaux is the voice of Harlow (and the other female characters) and I loved her sense of timing and delivery. Using the text to advantage, she manages to imbue her performance with emotion and the other subtleties of communication (pauses, emphasis and pitch and tone modulation) that enhanced the story without overshadowing.  The male performances were from Sebastian York, and his voice would make the telephone directory interesting.  With subtle shifts in accent and delivery, along with what felt to be a clear visual of the characters and their place in the plot, his performances were solid and the timing impeccable.  Conversations and the bickering felt as if you were observing them firsthand, and the use of two narrators added a layer of audible interest that moved the story forward nicely.  Christina Lauren has created a cast of characters in the Wild Things series that are memorable and funny, easy to imagine as your set of friends, and providing just enough angst to keep the tension without overdoing any one element.  I’ve had stories from Mia, Ansel, Harlow and Finn, and I can’t wait for Lola to get her turn.   I received an AudioBook copy of the title from Simon and Schuster Audio for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review, all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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The banter between Finn and Harlowe is beyond amazing. Loved this story, my favorite so far in this series. The writing is so quick, the whole cast of kooks is awesome....want more. Will read this one over and over again. Oh, and hot. H.O.T.
Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Angela and posted at Under The Covers Book Blog It started out as a Dirty Rowdy Thing but I assure you, Finn and Harlow’s relationship is anything but. Christina Lauren didn’t just write a one-night-stand type of story. They gave gave this couple an intense beginning and one hell of an ending. Though this was an anticipated read, I wasn’t all that sure I was going to like Finn. He was so uptight, serious and he seemed complicated. Honestly, I didn’t know how Cristina Lauren can soften him up but to know Finn is to love him. Just like Harlow, I presumed that the kind of person he is is someone who can never love anyone else but himself. Boy was I wrong. He is quite the opposite. He is more complicated then I imagined. Harlow is simple. She wanted sex and that’s all there is to it. She needed an escape and Finn is the only person who can provide it. But her escape somehow became an addiction that turned to love. It was sweet really but their biggest issues are his complications. I love that CL had given this couple realistic issues. They both have real life problems and coming into a relationship in the middle of chaos happens all the time. Finn and Harlow will tackle trust issues and a whole lot of familial problems. As CL’s usual MO, this book was hot!!! Even sexier than the previous book. Finn really surprised me with his skills to pleasure a woman and hearing this book in audio derailed me. Narrators Sebastian York and Shayna Thibodeaux did a magnificent job with this book. The way they spoke was realistic in tone and pace. I didn’t have the need to switch to my ebook nor speed up the pace. Wait until you hear the smexy scenes. Sebastian york and Shayna Thibkdeaux are sure sure bring a blush out of you. With all that said, I can’t wait to get to the next book of this series. *ARC provided by publisher
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read to for enjoyment. I didn't need two stories about breast cancer. That said I loved the love story between Harlow and Finn and will be looking forward to their next book.
Marianna-ALustForReading More than 1 year ago
Harlow and Finn were married for a mere hours after a crazy night in Vegas with their friends. And those hours were filled with the best sex of both their lives. But after that night, they quickly got an annulment and went their separate ways. Since everyone is still friends though, and two of the group still married to one another, it was only a matter of time before they see each other again. Will they be able to keep their hands off each other this time? Both Harlow and Finn have a lot going on in their lives and could use the sexual distraction. But soon, what started out as just distraction turns into something more. Can a relationship between them even work when Finn will have to return home to Canada soon? So I had mixed feelings about Finn, especially in the beginning of the book. I mean, he tended to be an ass, especially to Harlow, which was completely undeserved. But when it came to getting down and dirty? Dear God I loved him. What that man could do with some rope is downright sinful. And wonderful. Harlow puts on this facade of being the ditzy shopaholic daughter of a Hollywood couple when really there is so much more to her than that. She is smart and loyal and she loves her friends and family something fierce. She will do anything to make sure they are all happy. So when she lets Finn into her inner circle, it is only natural for her to want to make his problems go away. Only Finn isn't so receptive and now I'm back to thinking he is a total ass again. There are miscummunications and misunderstandings and a giant hot fisherman who needs some sense knocked into him. I enjoyed their teasing and banter and I loved them in the bedroom together (ahem: rope). It was a fun and dirty read for sure, but there were also emotional parts that had me in tears. I continue to love everything the writing duo of Christina Lauren puts out. I cannot wait for Oliver's story! A hot geek? Yes please!