Wicked Sexy Liar
Wild Seasons #4
Author: Christina Lauren
Release Date: February 2nd 2016
Publisher: Gallery Books
Did you miss our 5 trees review of Wicked Sexy Liar? CLICK HERE to read it.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.
We’ve loved doing these playlists for OUaT, and this one is absolutely no exception. As we’ve mentioned before, the playlist is done by me, Lo, as Christina doesn’t listen to music while she writes. And I usually pick out ~2-3 songs to loop over and over as I work. This is helpful for a number of reasons: one, it makes it easier to start to ignore the lyrics, and just get into a rhythm of drafting. And two, because we are usually working on more than one project at a time—drafting one, revising another, and proofing a third—having songs associated with each book helps me get my brain in the right mode when I switch back and forth between projects.
Luke and London had a very different vibe than the angsty sweetness of Lola and Oliver (e.g Ho Hey by the Lumineers) or even the rough-and-tumble of Harlow and Finn (R U Mine by Arctic Monkey). Luke and London are playful—but tentative. London is resisting Luke, and in turn, Luke is a bit baffled by his desire to win London over.
The songs that help me feel this the most were: