Title: Hudson’s Luck (Forever Wilde #4)
Author: Lucy Lennox and Michael Pauley (Narrator)
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: July 13th 2018
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance
Length: 9 hrs and 8 min
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
Don’t ever accidentally propose to your girlfriend. In front of her family. Especially if her dad is your boss. Because when you make it clear you’ve made a mistake, he’s likely to send you out of the country to get you as far away from his brokenhearted daughter as possible.
It happened to me. Now I’m stuck in Ireland trying to redeem myself so I can get promoted and have the life I’ve planned for: successful career, loving wife and kids, a comfortable, financially secure home life in Texas.
But all of that seems to evaporate the moment I walk into the historic pub and see the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen. Only, he’s not a woman.
Charlie Murray is most definitely a man – the kind of man who causes me to take a second look for the first time in my life. And a third look, and a fourth. I can’t help but want to get to know him better…to get close to him, touch him, maybe even kiss him. But I’m straight. Or so I’ve always thought. Even if I’m not, how in the world could a feisty Irishman ever fit into the safe, predictable life for which I’ve always planned?
Don’t ever accidentally fall for the straight guy. Especially when he’s trying to pry your family’s business right out from under you. I should know. Because when Hudson Wilde walks into my family’s pub and begins babbling so adorably, I can’t help but fall just a little bit in love. But I’m looking for Forever Man, and the sexy American is certainly not him. He’s so confused about what he wants, even choosing something from the dinner menu throws him into a fuddle. But those eyes…how can I resist?
So maybe I’ll give in. One steamy night before he heads home and I go back to life at the pub. We’ll never see each other again.
Until, of course, his business deal sends me to Hobie, Texas, right into the middle of Hudson’s steady life, more gay Wildes than can fit on a dance floor, and an ex-girlfriend who may or may not be content remaining an ex.
But the more time I spend with Hudson, the more I think he might be my Forever Man after all. And I may be his. Is it possible we could both be so lucky?
The fourth book in Lucy Lennox’s Forever Wilde series, Hudson’s Luck, is different because the Wilde brother at the heart of the story, Hudson, isn’t gay or bisexual. He’s always considered himself straight…until he meets Charlie Murray.
Hudson is adorably clueless, and his stammering and tripping over his own tongue can be very charming. Charlie is strong, fierce, loving, funny, and just so wonderful I wanted to package him up and keep him forever. I’m a sucker for men who embrace their femme side, and Charlie was a treat to get to know and see him knocking over all of Hudson’s expectations and plans one by one.
My pet peeve in stories, miscommunication, does come into play here, but Charlie and Hudson are so great together and Michael Pauley does such a wonderful job bringing the characters, locations, and drama to life that I found myself enjoying the listen rather than getting annoyed enough to throw a book. In that respect, I would say the audio definitely enhances the story. Michael does provide character voices, including doing an Irish brogue for Charlie and fam, and his pacing and performance of the emotional nuances continues to make him an entertaining performer.
If you listen, or read, you’ll get to enjoy the large and rambunctious Wilde family, see the trials and tribulations Hudson and Charlie go through to get their happy ending, and even get to enjoy a cameo from a trio much adored in Lennox’s other Marian series.
Sexy, fun, funny, and sweet with a bit of miscommunication, some light angst, and a very happy ending Hudson’s Luck was an enjoyable, fun listen.
I’m looking forward to continuing on with the Wilde family, especially up next with Saint’s story!