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This author, or should I say these authors, are some of my favorites. I've read and listened to the entire beautiful series as well as the wild seasons and as always the books are adorable and funny, cute and easy.
That being said....
Here's the thing about them, they tend to be repetitive, which is great if you aren't reading the whole series or you're reading out of order, but if you're reading them the way I do, as soon as they come out, it can be a little off putting. The whole dynamic of the series revolves around this group and they tend to run parallel so you find yourself basically re-reading something that you already had before. Sometimes it's nice to see the other side of a scenario, sometimes it's frustrating. The characters aren't deep.
The real hang up I had with this one, and actually probably all of them, is that you drown in details. I don't need to know how to make a vodka gimlet, I don't need to know every single thing that's in a room and I don't need to know every single over exaggerated feeling everyone has. It swamps you. It may just be me, but honestly, it's overwhelming and I zone out.
Now, if you can get passed it, the book is great. It's fun, and it made me laugh. I'm in my thirties so the early twenty-somethings tend to be a tad cliche with the whole girl friend- zones player, player falls in love and chases, nerdy girl resists kind of way, and it's pretty drama free. Light. Pretty much, the problems that kids fresh out of college worry about before the world becomes real. They are all super adorable and charming and I really think that's why I still love these books despite the obvious flaws.
I love to read, I love to listen to the audiobooks, and I always check the reviews to decide if it's a book worth while. By all means, I think this one is worth the listen, but seriously, the first few chapters are a hill to get over before you finally get lost in the story and forget about all that is annoying. It's a fun, easy listen that really is pretty adorable in that aw to be young kind of way.
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Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
I'm on the fence, it wasn't a terrible listen, but i'll probably avoid Deacon Lee narrations in the future.
How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?
The ending could have been better, i didn't really feel like there was closure, because a lot could still go wrong, more fights or complications, we are kind of left to assume they have a happy ever after.
Did the narration match the pace of the story?
I think so!
Was Wicked Sexy Liar worth the listening time?
Any additional comments?
I thought that Luke's character was extremely whiney, in my opinion their story wasn't necessary, but that being said- it wasn't a bad one, I just felt like i was waiting for something to happen & it never came, no huge drama's (which I appreciate sometimes!) but it just felt like it was dragged on when so many other things could have been happening to make it interesting.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Wicked sexy liar is one of my favourites of this series and that's high praise indeed. Both characters are simply adorable but Luke is simply wonderful. Both Deacon lee and Olivia song are outstanding !!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I absolutely adore this series (in fact I'm pretty much a Christina Lauren junkie, love ALL their books), but this book might possibly be my favourite. I absolutely adored both London and Luke, I could get completely into the psyche of both of them, I understood every decision they made and could get on board with their friends and relatives and the way they lived their lives. The story, told in dual POV, follows manwhore Luke who is just coasting through life with his friends, until, that one moment when he meets London, who has been cheated on in the past and has serious trust issues. She is not looking for a relationship, at all, so they both make it quite clear, it's just one night! Okay, maybe not, but are they able to accept that? Can they however, get past their issues and build a trusting relationship together? The chemistry between these two is off the charts and, as usual, the writing and characters are all perfect. Another winner.
What made the experience of listening to Wicked Sexy Liar the most enjoyable?
I really liked the way the book had both perspective's His and Hers about the same situation. made for really enjoyable reading.
Any additional comments?
First time I have read anything written by Christina Lauren and enjoyed it immensly