My thoughts: I give it ❤️❤️❤️❤️. This was sweet with just a bit of angst thrown in. I really liked both characters and was happy the way their relationship developed.
Doc and Grandpa were pretty awesome and I thought how they interacted with each other was super sweet and cute. I loved their inappropriateness just as much as I did the older ladies in her other series. Though the men a bit more tamer than the ladies were.
West was harsh with Nico in the beginning which threw me off of him a bit. I thought with the big family he has and how they are all so different and unique he’d be more open. But he got over himself pretty quick thankfully. He was really sweet with Nico in the end and I loved how their relationship developed.
Nico was pretty prickly and at the beginning was quick to run and keep everyone at a distance. But soon West and the older men were able to knock down his walls and show him he wasn’t alone and that the family he had always wanted was reachable.
Great chemistry and a great love story.
Author’s Blurb: Nico:
I left my family and tiny Texas hometown fifteen 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.
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, tattoo’d 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?
Facing West is the first 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.