Author: Lucy Lennox
Book: Felix and the Prince
Series: A forever Wilde Novel
Page/Word Count: 316 pages
Categories: Gay Romance, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 30, 2017
Cover Artist: Angsty G
Photographer: Wander Aguiar
Model: Andrew Biernat
Author’s Note: Author’s Note: While it can definitely be read on its own, Felix and the Prince is the second novel 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. Beware: nekkid man parts touch. Let’s just say, Felix gets royally screwed in the very best way.
After gathering up my courage, I peered back at the stained glass in the lion’s crown. All of the glass pieces were level with the floor once more.
I crawled forward to touch the glass again, pressing down as gently as I could until I felt the button give.
Sure enough, the panel in the wall slid open a few inches.
A hidden room in Gadleigh Castle. Hot fucking damn.
I stood and approached the narrow opening, careful to ease it farther open as gently and quietly as I could. I wondered idly if I was doing something illegal or off-limits. Mari had told me I had the run of the house excluding the royal wing of bedrooms, but did that include hidden passages and rooms?
God, I hoped so.
I glanced through the opening and saw colored bands of light fading in and out across a simple set of bookshelves. Before I knew it, I’d taken a few steps into the room to investigate what was making the light reflect in those familiar colors. I’d only walked partway into the little hidden study when I noticed them.
Hundreds of colorful glass balls hung from the low ceiling. They twisted slowly in the glow from the setting sun coming in through the clear, leaded-glass windows. What hidden room had windows to the outside, and how was it possible I’d never seen these particular ones from the gardens surrounding the house? They were uniquely round and set in elaborate wooden frames with decorative carvings.
The room was magnificent. A hideaway rich with moving glass in every imaginable color. I sucked in a breath and stared in awe at the pieces I’d never in a million years expected to find.
It wasn’t until I noticed some of the light in the room was coming from a crackling fire in a stone fireplace that I realized I wasn’t alone.
4✨s – What can I say about this story? It is a fantastic second book in the series. The book gives the reader enough background without retelling book one, develops secondary characters that shine-looking at you Grandpa and Doc- all while weaving a modern fairy tale that will have you laughing, sighing, crying and rooting for a beautiful love.
Let’s talk about crying! Pretty much halfway through the book waterworks were open full blast. I was so drawn into Felix and Lio’s story that my heart broken.
I was thrilled that LL didn’t fall prey to some of the oft used tropes: marriage of convenience, hidden lover, crazy miscommunication that cause undue pain. Both main characters had to work through the issues in their lives, and while Felix may have hurt for a tad too long all’s well that ends well. I got my HEA plus TWO epilogues- yes I’m greedy!
A great first read for 2018, thanks Lucy for a wonderful escape.
About Lucy Lennox:
Lucy Lennox is finally putting good use to that English Lit degree earned way back in the 1900s.
She enjoys naps, pizza, and procrastinating. She has some snarky kids and is married to someone who is better at math than romance but who makes her laugh every single day and is the best dancer in the history of ever.
She stays up way too late each night reading M/M romance because that stuff is hot.
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