Title: Felix and the Prince
Series: Forever Wilde: Book Two
Author: Lucy Lennox
Publisher: Self-Published/Kindle Unlimited
Length: 320 Pages
At a Glance: As always Lucy Lennox provides a wonderfully sweet, without being saccharine, tale.
Reviewed By: Jenn
Things I expect to find at Gadleigh Castle:
– Rare stained glass, the subject of my dissertation.
– Peace and quiet, to finish said dissertation.
– An escape from the paparazzi swarming around my starlet mother’s latest blockbuster release.
Things I don’t expect to find:
– A hidden door leading to a secret room.
– The most gorgeous man I’ve ever set eyes on.
Things I know are expected of me in life:
– One day soon I will become the King of Liorland.
– I will marry a nice woman who will become queen.
– I will provide heirs to my family’s monarchy.
Reasons that might be difficult
– I’m gay.
– I’m falling in love with Felix Wilde.
– He has no idea I’m royal.
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.
Review: As always Lucy Lennox provides a wonderfully sweet, without being saccharine, tale. I’d happily label this as a modern fairy-tale. If the author hadn’t mentioned it at the start that the kingdom of Liorland wasn’t fact, I’d have completely believed it to exist (but then, geography has always been a place for stories to take place in for me) as she crafts a story with depth and grounding in the world we know.
Set out amongst strife with the King of Liorland, seeming to pull a King Edward VII and deciding he’d rather seek out love and fun with his new mistress than be a king, this sets up the fantastic plot of Lio wanting to abandon his duties so he can find the love he wants, with the perfect example of why he shouldn’t have it shoved in his face. This desire to ignore the kingdom and try for love is further put in jeopardy when he meets Felix.
The opposing desires is a constant theme throughout the book and helps drive the characters forward until a resolution is met. Felix’s desire for privacy and to be ignored by the press, that follows him around because of his famous mother, is at odds with his growing love for Lio and wanting to be by his side, no matter what.
Both characters are strong and well written. Felix’s passion for his art made me want to try glass blowing myself—until I remembered how big of klutz I am and how that would not be a good idea. Thankfully I’ll also be looking at stained glass in a new light, as not only the collective piece of art they form when put together, but in the individual pieces and shade they show as individual panes.
I really felt for Lio’s push and pull between having a life of his own and doing what he knew to be right, making it more important to me that he kept the love he found with Felix to help keep him strong, but also to show him that there should be more, and is, to these heads of state and celebrities than the job they portray. The way Lio takes on his responsibilities as king and how he approaches it as it gets nearer is fascinating to see, as it seems to be a totally different personality that we don’t see at the start of the book when he’s looking for fun and a bit of freedom. That he does what’s best for his people, even though it seems so against what’s best for him personally, reinforces the desire you have for him to get to that happily ever after.
A real treat for me was hearing more about Doc and Grandpa Wilde, as they help the struggling lovers reconcile all the responsibilities placed on them with their own desires and love. I really want to see a Doc and Grandpa Wilde novel or short story, and I’m positive I’m not the only one.
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1 thought on “Review: Felix and the Prince by Lucy Lennox”
Loved this book!! Sweet, some angst, well written with fully fleshed out characters. Truly loved the MC’s. Well Done Lucy Lennox!!!