Published: November 4th 2014 by Simon & Schuster
Format: Paperback, 336 pages
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult
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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.
The second instalment of the Wild Seasons series packs more heat and romance (if that’s even possible) than Sweet Filthy Boy, and reacquaints us with Harlow and Finn.
Seeing Harlow through Mia’s eyes meant that I was a bit wary of this book – Mia’s not exactly judgemental about Harlow’s ‘do em and throw em‘ attitude, but she never really paints in a positive light either. When I got to know Harlow a bit more, I found a funny girl who knows what she wants and has a healthy outlook on sexual relationships. Harlow also has a better family life than I’d assumed: her family really cares about her. They’re always talking to each other and supporting each other, so Harlow’s learnt that that’s how people behave when they love someone (which gets her into trouble, actually).
On the other hand, Finn was basically exactly as I’d imagined him – a stoic man of few words, when he falls, he falls hard. He also has great relationships with his family, and being involved in his family’s fishing business means that he’s got to look out for them.
Finn and Harlow met up once after their ill-fated 12 hour marriage in Las Vegas, but that didn’t go down too well. Now thrown together because of their mutual friends, they have to figure out how to be friends and actually get along. Although neither of them is looking for a relationship, there’s no denying that their chemistry is off the charts! I loved seeing them learn to be friends and trust each other, and slowly but surely fall in love.
We spent a lot of time with the rest of the gang, which was awesome. We got to check in with Mia and Ansel (still cute, still in love), and Oliver and Lola (still oblivious, but that’s just setting us up for Dark, Wild Night).
I really like this series and am looking forward to Dark Wild Night (Oliver and Lola – September 2015), and Wicked Sexy Liar (Luke and London – 2016). Hanging out with Harlow and Finn has been fun, but Oliver and Lola were originally my favourite couple so I’m glad it’s their book next!Blogging Outside the Box is a feature at Speculating on SpecFic, where books outside the SFF banner are reviewed. It is intended to highlight some of the non speculative fiction titles I am reading and share my thoughts with readers.