Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Wilde Fire
Author: Lucy Lennox
Narrator: Michael Pauley
Series: Forever Wilde #3
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 8 Hours, 40 Minutes
Publisher: Lucy Lennox
Release Date: April 14, 2018
Available at: Amazon and Audible
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Seth Walker was my first love and I always swore he’d be my last. Even after he moved away our senior year in high school, we vowed to reunite after graduation. But when he suddenly broke things off without explanation and crushed my heart, it was my turn to run.
After a decade in the navy, I’ve finally come home ready to move on with my life as Hobie’s newest firefighter. Unfortunately, the minute I set eyes on the new sheriff in town, I know I’m screwed. Hobie’s top cop is none other than Seth Walker.
Turns out, he’s come home too. And hell if he doesn’t have a lot of explaining to do.
I thought I was doing the right thing when I walked away from Otto Wilde 10 years ago without an explanation. I was wrong. I also thought I could come back home without having to face my past mistakes. I was wrong about that too.
What I’m not wrong about: The fact that my heart catches fire every time I set eyes on the sexy man. The fact that I can’t imagine my life without him. The fact that things are still just as complicated now as they were then. And the fact that I have a lot of work ahead of me if I expect to win him back.
Just when things start heating up between us again, a serial arsonist strikes and suspicion falls close to home. I already lost Otto to a secret long ago but I’ll be damned if I let another threaten to send our future up in smoke.
Because Otto Wilde is mine, and I don’t plan on ever letting him go again.
Review: It took me a while to get through this audio and I’d almost decided against continuing. So, I put it aside and started reading and listening to other books, and decided to come back later. I started at the beginning, again, and for some reason it felt like a completely different book. I ended up really liking it, hence the 4 star rating. I have no idea why it wasn’t working for me initially but I am really glad I’d decided to give it another chance.
Michael Pauley is a familiar narrator for me, and Lucy Lennox is a familiar author, so I knew I needed to give them, and this audio, a chance. The story and the performance ended up being quite entertaining, very sexy (especially with all the dirty talk), and quite poignant at times. My only issues with the performance was with figuring out who was talking sometimes, and which character was the sheriff and which was the firefighter. I kept having to replay a couple scenes, but that is probably on me. As for the story, having letters read as flashbacks, not a fan. It took a bit for a listener to figure out what was going on because the scenes didn’t mesh. But once I realized there were quite a few letters, I was able to follow along.
For the most part, I loved Seth Walker and Otto Wilde as a couple. They truly belonged together, even though they both could have used a lesson in communication. But, they were boys when they parted and life tends to get in the way. The fact that they never fell out of love, which was easily portrayed by Michael Pauley, made the entire mess of the arson and the marriage a little bit easier to swallow. Recommended.
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I purchased my own, personal copy of this book for review.*