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Wilde Love: A Forever Wilde Novel

Narrated by: Michael Dean
Series: Forever Wilde Novels, Book 6
Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
Categories: LGBT, Romance
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Weston “Major” Marian

After running away at the age of 17, I found a new home in the army. It wasn’t long before my fellow soldiers became my new family, giving purpose to my time in Vietnam.

But everything changes when Doc Wilde joins my medevac crew. A night alone in the jungle after a helicopter crash forces us to rely on each other for survival, the secrets we share cementing a bond between us deeper than any other I’ve known. 

Doc begins to play a starring role in my late night fantasies even though I know he can never be anything more than a friend, a brother-in-arms. He’s straight, with a wife and kids back in Texas, and there would be devastating consequences if anyone in the army discovered my secret.

But Doc was never a lifer like me. When our tours end, we go our separate ways. He heads home to his perfect family while I continue to serve. I thought that was the end of our story. Turns out I was wrong. 

Liam “Doc” Wilde

When I wind up on the front lines in Vietnam young and afraid, it’s Major Marian who comes to my rescue. He’s tough, brave, and quiet, and he vows to keep me safe. He’s the only reason I make it home to my wife and kids alive.

For some, a friendship like that might have ended once we left the jungle behind, but as time passes, our bond only continues to grow. Years later, when an unexpected illness turns my life upside down, Major is the first person I turn to for help, and he drops everything to rescue me as always.

I soon realize that at every step of my life, Major has been there, by my side, putting me first. All this time he’s been standing in the sidelines, waiting patiently to hand over his heart into my safekeeping.

I never imagined building a life with another man, but seeing Major in this new light is like a revelation. And suddenly I can’t imagine it any other way.

©2019 Lucy Lennox (P)2019 Lucy Lennox

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My Favourite of the Series!

Loved it! Couldn't recommended it enough. I have read all of Lucy's books so I was invested in all of the characters and reading the story of them all coming together was highly enjoyable!

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Wilde Love

This story had me laughing and crying. A real love story with heart break and triumph. Really enjoyed the back story for Doc and Grandpa. Loved it.

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Forever Love

I am a huge fan of both the Wilde and Marian novels by Lucy Lennox and I have to say that this one is the best of the lot. It is a beautiful book; sentimental, bittersweet, made me cry happy tears and made me ache for that type of "forever" love in my life. I wasn't planning on reading it because I'm not a fan of books set in the past but I didn't even notice the time frame. This book made my heart so full and I know I will definitely read it again, then probably again! Thank you Lucy Lennox for a beautifully written piece of literature and Michael Pauley for the wonderful narration.

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  • 14-06-2019

Brilliant !!

I love everything about this!!!!!!! I know I will be listening to it again and again ❤️

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Perfection

A beautiful emotional story spanning decades about the life and love of Doc William Wilde and Major Weston Marion. Michael Pauley was magnicient

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  • RA
  • 30-05-2019

A love story and a half

Beautiful story of lifelong friendship, love and passion and beautifully narrated. Made me laugh and made me cry.

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  • 26-07-2019

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This was the best book in the series for me! I loved getting to know the younger Doc & Grandpa! Their love story was beautiful and hard. They were honest and strong, their relationship grew over such a long time that you couldn't not feel the love between them. Besides saying I loved this book over and over I don't know how else to explain how much I loved this book! Michael Pauley was great in this one.

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  • Eugenia
  • 29-05-2019

The narration brought the love and feels to another level!!

I ADORED this story about Doc and Major (aka Grandpa). The best part of this was truly the most horrific historically: the Vietnam War. Major Weston Marian falls in love at first sight upon spying his new medic, Liam “Doc” Wilde. Doc is straight, married, and has three kids. Doc falls right into hero worship of the major and the two create a right bond while saving lives and each other. You could just feel the want oozing from West, but he kept it in check. Their friendship was truly something to behold and it persevered after the war. It even brought Major to work in the farm and ranch and live amongst Doc’s family, wife and kids. If you’ve read the Wilde series, you know that they are a couple—a long standing one. This story shows us how they got there. I couldn’t wait for that one moment when Dic looked on Major with different eyes. It felt somewhat sudden, but then I realized that it had been slowing building for near in 10 years. Talk about UST! After that, the story jumped forward quickly with some skimmed over decades. We come to the end, the present and Lucy Lennox decides to bring the Wilde and Marian clans together. It was a bit crazy, but not as crazy as listening to a sex scene between a 75 and an 86 year old. I just had to pretend that they weren’t that old. I also wondered about the longevity of erections in older men. Does this make me ageist? Maybe. The narration was STELLAR with Michael Pauley—he rocks this! I’ve only done narration with Lennox books and they are some of my favorite, comfort MM books out there!

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  • L
  • 26-05-2019

FANTASTIC!!! LUCY LENOX AND MICHAEL PAULEY ARE BEYOND FANTASTIC!

I have never enjoyed a series more!! Every single word!! Michael Pauley has brought every word of these two plus families to life! Lucy Lenox is so brilliantly gifted!! More please!!!

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  • Laure Chamberln
  • 30-05-2019

Thank you!

Thank you, for a wonderful book. We have all been waiting for this story and you did not disappoint! Amazing work, incredible love!!!!

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  • Tigereye
  • 30-05-2019

Wilde-ly in love with this beautiful story**

I waited for this to come out on audio instead of cracking open the book. Let me just say....What a story!!! Thank you Michael Pauley for bringing our favorites to life. Well done!!! I laughed and cried and felt every emotion! It was a beautiful story and that last epilogue scene..? Too funny!!! Was the perfect way to bring all our familiar characters together and it felt like I was there, enjoying the ribbing and love. You’re amazing, Lucy Lennox!!! I’m hoping you have just one more story (Ammon) up your sleeve. Thank you for creating this world and lovable, imperfect, real characters for us to get to know and enjoy. I am now going back to review/listen to my old “friends” story’s again! Love, love, love the Marian/Wilde world!!!

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  • mama
  • 29-05-2019

Simply amazing!! Loved it!!

Loved Doc and Grandpa’s story. Lucy got it out of the park and Michael’s narration was amazing!!

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  • Christopher
  • 29-05-2019

Wonderful, heartfelt story!

Have enjoyed the Made Marian and Forever Wilde stories and to have these two series combined was wonderful. The back story of Doc and Grampa was touching and truly wonderful. The acceptance and love from Doc's family to the Major was sweet and how the love between the two grew made me melt. Really a wonderful read.

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  • honu
  • 29-05-2019

Happy tears

Got me! Michael Pauley delivers everytime! Lucy's words were so beautiful that my eyes were flooded with joy. So much so i couldnt see the road. I particularly loved how every other character from previous stories were included in this one. It's like that warm feeiling you get when you see old friends....amazing!

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  • Charles E.
  • 29-05-2019

I didn't think that she could do it.

This might be the best one yet. Lucy Lennox outdid herself on this one. I would consider retitling this book "Made Wilde". The story line is great. Having every member of both families in the story is amazing. The epilogue is almost slapstick. Love and humor abound. Joy and even sadness trendsend the need to suspend disbelief in favor of simple believability. My only wish is that in the future we are taken back to the leap taken from Stonewall to 2015. A lot happened to the two families during that time that I really want to see. As always Michael Pauly did a fantastic reader's theater performance. I have read and heard the story. Next we will do a read along. Thank you Lucy.

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  • Kelea
  • 28-05-2019

Amazing!

You out did yourself with this book. This is the best book by far in the whole series. I don't even have the words. Just wonderful.

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  • Rudi
  • 14-04-2020

The story about Weston Major Marian and Doc

The story was long anticipated and when I read it I fell in love with it. The audible version is even better. Make sure you have some hankys close to you because you will need them. There is soo much love in this book, but also the hurt, the anger and death. I think this is Lucy's best book and defenitely high in my top 10 of favorite books. Every now and then I pick this audible up and listen again to this awsome love story. You will not be disappointed. And Michael Dean does his best job on this book. Sit down and listen and let you take away for a liftetime of the two grandpa's of this amazing family.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 07-06-2019

brilliant!!

finaly Grandpa and Doc's story is here! and it's just as emotionsl if not more so than the rest of the family's (Marion's included). i'm wondering if the wholeseries will by m/m or will the female Wildes get to lead a book?

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  • Pixiebell
  • 27-05-2019

A True Love Story

I can't thank Lucy Lennox enough for listening to her readers and writing the love story of Doc and Granpa Wilde, it was everything it promised to be and so much more. This emotional story of two men who meet in the turmoil of the Vietnam war, their friendship, loyalty and how their relationship grew over the following five decades was simply beautiful. This is a book that just had to be written and if you have read/listened to the other books in the Wilde series is a must. My favourite of all the series! Thank you Lucy, you did Doc and Grandpa proud ❤️