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Hudson:

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?

Charlie:

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? 

©2018 Lucy Lennox (P)2018 Lucy Lennox

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Great performance and story

I really enjoyed this story. The 2 MCs have great chemistry. The storyline is interesting, the romance is cute and there's some humor thrown in. I like the old ladies from Made Marian making an appearance in the beginning

Michael did an amazing job. He's my favorite narrator. He has a great voice and performs scenes perfectly. You can feel the emotion in his voice. I've heard others complain that he doesn't alter his voice between characters in other books and that is true, it just never bothered me. Those people will be happy to know that in this book he uses an Irish accent for Charlie and a country accent for Hudson and plays the females and elder men very distinctive and well done.

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Funny and extremely hot

Wow, I was starting to get bored with the usual recipe, but this was a a real treat. Definitely recommend this one

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  • Annika
  • 2018-07-18

Love this family

I've been looking forward to listening to this book ever since i listened to Hudson's accidental proposal in the previous book. I mean a book about someone that clueless had to be adorkable and funny. Maybe it was expectations, but it just didn't live up to what I imagined this book to be. I mean where was that clueless guy I fell for?

After a botched non proposal, Hudson has been working hard at getting his life back on track. Only his boss sends him to Ireland for a pet project of his - and he hates flying. Knowing that his future career hangs in the balance Hudson will do everything he can to procure the small Irish pub. If only he didn't fall for the owner of the pub..

Charlie loves his family pub, it's been in his family for generations, it's in his genes. So when some American comes in and tries to franchise the pub, he is anything but happy, but it might also be the only way to keep the pub in the family after a few bad investments put it in danger.

Hudson and Charlie have chemistry from the very beginning. It borders a bit on insta-love (it's definitely insta-lust) but at the same time the book spans over a long time where they're apart so it still works in a way. And the Wilde family is always so warm and wonderful to spend time with.

Some things work much better in print than in audiobook. One of the things audiobooks really highlights is the pacing of the book or scenes that just don't end. Most often that happens to be sex scenes, and let me tell you listening to the same sex scene for more than half an hour is tedious and boring. It makes, me at, least wanting to scream get on with it already. Sure I get and understand that that first time needs attention and detail, but please not 30+ some minutes of it. Things need to move forward with the story too.

Another thing that bugged me was Hudson's constant back and forth with Charlie. I get that being attracted to guys was new and unfamiliar, and caused a lot of questions and ransacking, but the hot and cold was too much at times.

I love listening to Michael Pauley. He has this soothing voice that I just can't get enough of and great pacing. I also really liked his Irish accent for Charlie, though I wish he'd use the Irish accent for all of Charlie's chapters - including the starting phrase of each chapter, but that's minor.

This might just be me, but Lennox's books have lost some of the magic they had in the beginning. They don't draw me in or captivate me as much as they used to. I need something more, that little extra to keep from being just any run of the mill contemporary romance. Don't get me wrong, Lennox sure knows how to write a good book, they just don't bring anything new or feel all that exciting anymore. At the same time, I'm also a bit addicted to this family and need to know all of their stories and what happens next in the small town of Hobie.

A copy of this book was generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review for Love Bytes.

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  • James
  • 2018-08-12

Michael Pauley Redeemed in Hudson’s Luck

As a general impression Michael Pauley is not my favorite narrator as his pleasant voice, in my opinion, lacks enough distinction so one can easily differentiate which of the two main characters are speaking in the dialog situation. In this book one main character is Hudson Wilde with a Texas accent the other character Charlie Murray is Irish and has a distinct Irish accent. Mr. Pauley produced a satisfactory soft Texas accent and a not over the top Irish accent. The result was a pleasurable listening experience.

Ms. Lennox work remains reliable to the point of being predictable. In her books there seems to be a need for several (often to many) communication errors resulting in misunderstanding between the main characters driving them apart before they realize the error and reunite on the path to happiness. This tried and true plot device is all well and good, however, if it is used to often the story becomes a soap opera and personally I become annoyed and tune out. Happily, this book has some of this device but not too much of it to spoil the book.

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  • Belen
  • 2018-08-05

An enjoyable, fun listen

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!

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  • (Mimi) Johnson
  • 2019-05-15

Great performance.

Great addition to the series. One thing that I absolutely love about this series is that each book can be read as a standalone story.

The characters were great as usual and there even seemed to have been a cameo by a certain trio of elderly hellions from one of Sloane Kennedy's series. I loved it.

Again, the stories start to seem really formulaic after so many books in a series, but Lucy makes it work.

Can't wait to read/listen to next book

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  • TALIA
  • 2019-04-23

I feel in love

This book caused me to fall into love with these men. Both Hudson and Charlie will steal your hearts. Happy reading

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  • Blanchard
  • 2019-04-16

Great story, Great narration too

I would recommend the book as it has a nice story line, and the characters come through well for me. The story flowed well and I enjoyed the characters.

I liked the narration as well. I have been enjoying books by this author for awhile now and will continue to get her books.

This series is a must read in my opinion. The steamy love scenes jump off the page very nicely also.

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  • Jess HybridRose
  • 2019-03-22

love love love!!!

I absolutely LOVED this audiobook!! OMG! I didn't want it to end. I don't usually tend to want to listen to Irish accents in audios but this one in addition to the funny and great moments in the book.. it was ALL AMAZING!

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  • Kara Hildebrand
  • 2019-03-12

Michael and Lucy are a match made in Heaven

Hudson's Luck is the fourth book in the Forever Wilde series by the talented and hilarious Lucy Lennox. I'm a huge fan of Lucy's and after reading her books with Sloane Kennedy, I'm working my way through her backlist. I'm listening to them out of order, but I don't care. I love the Wilde's and Michael Pauley. Hudson likes things in order. He has a life plan, things he wants to accomplish, a wife, family, job he loves. But when it all goes to hell and he ends up in Ireland for work and sees a gorgeous red head he's instantly attracted to his whole life is thrown off kilter. The red head? It's Charlie. Definitely not a woman. A gorgeous man with a sexy Irish accent who he can't stop thinking about. When he does something very out of character for him, Hudson doesn't think he'll ever see Charlie again. But then Charlie's in Texas to help get the new pub up and running. They have to work together. See each other all day, every day. Their attraction takes a back burner to them becoming friends. Until Hudson can't keep his hands off Charlie anymore. He's not gay? Right? Well, maybe. Whatever he is, he wants his Irishman. Charlie is only there temporarily, but he can't help but want to be with Hudson in every way. What happens when their time is up? Will Hudson let Charlie walk out of his life? I loved this book! I listened to it instead of reading it and I loved it! Michael Pauley is so fantastic and I loved not knowing what was going to happen! His accent was spot on and the scene with Charlie and Stevie? I almost died!! Overall, I laughed, cried, got hot and bothered, laughed some more and swooned!

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  • Alex
  • 2019-02-25

Guys just don't think this was

Long convoluted tale written by a woman, not believable. Guys just don't think or act this way... too much overblown emotion. The Irish isn't all that credible either.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2019-02-22

loved

I love this series and this book. loved the narration. Michael Pauley's Irish accent is fun to listen too.