Title: Forever Wilde, Book 1: Facing West
Author: Lucy Lennox
Characters: West Wilde, Nico Salerno
POV: Alternating 1st Person
Sub-Genre: Contemporary Romance, Series
I left my family and tiny Texas hometown fifteen years ago to escape small-town gossips and to give my mom and sister the chance at a better life. But when a phone call from an attorney back home informs me that my sister passed away, leaving me custody of her newborn baby, I’m shocked out of the steady life I’ve built for myself running a tattoo shop in San Francisco.
The thing is: I don’t do babies. And I don’t do small towns. Or commitment. And I especially don’t do family. My plan is to go back to Hobie just long enough to sign adoption papers, giving my niece the kind of stable, loving family I could never provide.
But the moment I meet my niece in the arms of Weston Wilde, my sister’s best friend and the town’s handsome doctor, my plans begin to change. Because suddenly, I see a different future. One with the very thing I thought I never deserved: a family. If only I can convince West that I’m not the same good-for-nothing kid ready to bolt when things get tough.
There’s one thing I know for sure about Nico Salerno: he was a good-for-nothing as a kid and judging by the purple-haired, tattoo’d punk who shows up at his sister’s funeral, he hasn’t changed. There’s no way I’m letting him take custody of my best friend’s baby.
But the more time I spend around him, the more I realize that his rough exterior is just a shell and that beneath all the tattoos is a scared, insecure man searching for a place to belong. And pretty soon I know exactly where he belongs: in my bed and by my side.
The problem is, he abandoned his family once before, how do I know that if we become a family he won’t do it again?
Facing West is the first in the new Forever Wilde series about the huge Wilde family from Hobie, Texas, whose patriarchs aren’t above a little meddling if that’s what it takes to help their grandkids find true love.
Facing West is the first book I’ve read by Lucy Lennox. I’m always excited to read an author that is new to me, so I was super pumped to read and review this book.
Since Facing West is told in an alternating first person, we get to fully know both heroes. I loved finding out what makes Nico and West tick and enjoyed the story they both had to tell.
There is something special about the way these two men learn to communicate with one another. Although I did think they fell into bed pretty quick, it was still a joy watching these two men become friends and then falling in love with one another.
In my opinion, the best thing about this story was the relationship between these two heroes and the clear love and devotion they had for one another. I read romance because I’m a sucker to a good love story, and Facing West wasn’t just a good romance, it was a great one.
Reviewed By: Gabbi
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