So tomorrow is 2/2 (Two’s Day, on a Tuesday!) and we are 2 excited because 2 of our favorite authors are comings out with Book 4 (=2×2 ?!?!) in their amazing sexy contemporary romance series The Wild Seasons. (Totally readable as a standalone, btw.) Yessir, Christina Lauren (i.e. Christina Hobbs + Lauren Billings, aka CLo) is breaking bookshelves with Wicked Sexy Liar tomorrow (and e-bookshelves in about 15 hours or so). And in honor of readerly impatience, we present you with a roundup of excerpts, images, and 2 amazing opportunities (see items #2 and #3 below) to help you last until you finally get to read Luke and London’s love story for yourself…
First, it’s probably fair we give you a quickie description of the book Kirkus called “A hyper-sexy sophisticated romance that perfectly captures the hunger, thrill, and doubt of young, modern love.”
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.
Second, because we know you like extras as much as we do, we’ll note that the Target edition of Wicked Sexy Liar contains not only a signed note by the authors in front–but a secondary story titled “A Not-Joe Not-So-Short Short” featuring who else but Not-Joe, the series’ goofy man of mystery. Does he find love? Probably. Can you guess who it will be with? Probably not! Look for it in stores and on the Target website.
Third, because the only thing better than books is friends (well, most of the time), XOXOAD, CLo, and SheKnows.com have teamed up to offer The Ultimate Girl’s Night In Sweepstakes. Enter, and you could win a bunch of things to help you and your crew have a great party: a Harry & David gift certificate, a one-year Netflix subscription, wine glasses, pajamas, and more!
Fourth, because you want the book, and we want to share the book, we’ve compiled a series of links to excerpts that are already out in the wild just ready for you to check out. To get a jumpstart on being Wicked and Sexy, follow these hotlinks (so retro, so apropos!):
PopSugar has a look at London and Luke’s meet cute…
Over at Hypeable, they meet again…
And finally, over at Romantic Times, Luke brings her to his place and, well… things happen. (Includes audiobook sample too, if you can handle it.)
Lastly, in case you like a peek behind the scenes of the books, a few fun articles for you to enjoy:
CLo talk with Romantic Times about Wicked Sexy Liar and dating someone else’s ex…
Over at Bustle they discuss the cultural relevance of “trashy” romance novels…
With SheKnows they talk about what it’s really like to write erotica!!!
So with that, we bid you adieu. And only… oh crap–23 more hours to go!!
Well, we tried.