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Publisher's Summary

The first book in a new series by Lucy Lennox!

Nico:

I left my family and tiny Texas hometown 15 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.

Weston:

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, tattooed 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?

©2017 Lucy Lennox (P)2017 Lucy Lennox

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Loved it!

I loved the book when I read it first time around. I love all the books in this series. For a re-read I thought I’d go for the audible version - I was not disappointed. Michael Pauley does an amazing job and the voices he uses for each character just seems to sync with everything I had envisaged when I read it the first time.

I found myself laughing, crying and just really enjoying sinking into the characters. For some reason the funny dialogue is even more enjoyable when listening to it. Great job Lucy Lennox as always can’t wait to see where you go with this series and Michael haven’t come across one book that you’ve narrated that I haven’t loved, just awesome!!

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A must read for parents in particular.

Heart warming and filled with drama, affection and humorous this book will put a smile on your face.

Can't wait for more and I love how she managed to work the lovable Marian's into ANOTHER story.

PS the sex was hot as hell.

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  • Cate
  • 04-12-2017

Better than the Marion series

I liked the Marion series, but this is my favorite Lennox novel so far. Characters were dynamic and endearing- can't wait for more in the series.

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  • Pam Finn
  • 05-10-2017

Lightning strikes twice!!!

I for one will be waiting on pins and needles for the next installment of this series. So far it's as wonderful and whimsical as the Made Marian series. I didn't thing that Lucy Lennox could top the character Ganny in the Marian series but boy did she! This starts with Nico's story. I loved Nico from the previous series and Lucy nails it!!! The main characters are interesting and worth caring about. In typical fashion all the emotions are there. To hear Nico's backstory tore at my heart and made me love this character even more. If you have read the Made Marian series you are going to love this one just as much. If you haven't read them this novel can be read on its own. Well done Lucy Lennox well done!!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-02-2018

A GREAT Story

Would you consider the audio edition of Facing West to be better than the print version?

I found this book on Good Reads and they once again did not disappoint me. the narrator is fantastic and I enjoyed every second of it

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  • Mega Listener
  • 02-02-2018

Narrator Michael Pauley Blew it out of the Water!

Would you consider the audio edition of Facing West to be better than the print version?

I would have enjoyed this story as a print book, but I'm so glad I listened to the audiobook first. The performance was excellent. I'll get into that in the question specifically about the narrator.

Who was your favorite character and why?

My favorite characters were the saucy grandpas who couldn't help meddling. They were always there to be supportive and give the main characters a kind nudge in the right direction.

What does Michael Pauley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Hot Dayum!
Michael Pauley is ridiculously good. Not only did he read each first-person section in character (it switches from Nico to West every other chapter), he did it with emotion, excellent timing, and recognizable voice differentiation for all the secondary characters. Even though he had a limited range of voices (everyone does who isn't Mel Blanc, after all), I still knew which character was talking.
Narrators are a dime a dozen, but really GOOD ones are harder to find. Especially for books with graphic sex scenes. And Michael's voice was pure sex when it came down to it.
There were a couple awkward moments, like a word mispronunciation or really emotional moment that didn't quite make it, but otherwise I would actively seek out this narrator again.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There was, but that would be a spoiler, now, wouldn't it?
Let's just say, there was some breaking down of walls, crying, and a tender interaction that hadn't previously been possible.

Any additional comments?

If you're into emotional connections, seriously sexy times, true love conquering all, two tough men loving a baby, and happily ever afters, you won't be disappointed.

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  • Kevin Ratliff
  • 28-02-2018

great story! Great narration!

I love this story! I couldn't put it down! I read it in one day.

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  • Donna
  • 20-10-2017

love

I really love listening to your books. I listen to them over and over. Jude is one of my favourites now I really enjoy Nico.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-11-2018

It pained my heart.

I was so sweet, sad and up lifting. I love it so very much. Best book ever.

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  • JoeyOh
  • 07-10-2018

JOY

Totally enjoyed this read.Got lost in their story and didn't want it to end. I will follow this author and read all her work now. Thanks for a fun ride!

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  • L. Ray
  • 06-09-2018

Irresistible, Fun, Sexy and heart-warming

I end up listening to Lucy Lennox novels like this one over watching TV or going to the movies. They are consistently that good.

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  • LCLogic
  • 20-08-2018

Story was nice enough

Took me a while to finish it because the story was predictable, if you read the description anyway. They had a cute thing going on though. Both main characters were stubborn in there own way, but opposites attract, right?

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  • DML 🤓
  • 01-11-2017

LOVE

Michael brings every story to life and this book is fabulous. Funny, witty, charming, a must read.

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  • Risca dad
  • 22-10-2018

griping

brilliant story line keeping you on the edge all the time excellent performance from Michael Pauley such emotion in the telling brilliant acting, Lucy Lennox does it again

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  • Book addict
  • 20-10-2017

Meh. It was ok.

Lucy Lennox is a reliably average-good (but more average) writer. I still keep buying her books though! I know it’s guaranteed to be an acceptable easy listen, acting as a filler book until I get my next good one. This book (as with all of hers) is the equivalent of putting on a chick flick movie for an evening in. You know that you’ll come away feeling that you didn’t waste a credit (not fully anyway), but even a week later you will have forgotten what happened in the book. Zero lasting impact, and you certainly don’t think about the characters or reminisce when you finish ..simply move on to the next book!

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