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Wild by Nature

Narrated by: Michael Ferraiuolo
Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
Categories: Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
4.5 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)

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Summary

While on vacation, Hayden Blake and his ex-boyfriend get into an ugly argument. Needing some space, Hayden storms out of their rented cabin and gets not only lost it in the dense woods of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, but injured, as well. Being rescued is a miracle, but being rescued by a man who looks like a Norse god wearing plaid...that's a dream come true.

All Kurt Jorgenson wants is to go hunting and bag a sizable deer, but instead, he finds Hayden Blake, a city boy lost in Kurt’s forest. He takes Hayden home to care for his injuries, but Kurt finds himself drawn - in ways he hadn’t dreamed existed - to the young man he’s rescued and installed in his spare bedroom.

Kurt yearns to be everything Hayden needs, but he doesn't know where to start. Hayden desires Kurt and longs for a home, but he's not sure he has anything worthwhile to offer in return. However, with the help of a nosy librarian, a trip to Walmart, a pig named Wilbur, and cops bribed with cheese, Kurt and Hayden may find their way to a well-deserved happy ending.

Wild by Nature is a romance novella with a displaced twink, a confirmed bachelor, improper library behavior, pasties, shirtless wood chopping, fuzzy cows, and gas station pizza. It contains men falling in love, falling into bed, and just falling. Not necessarily in that order.

Note: This version has been expanded to include a new epilogue.

©2020 Lynn Van Dorn (P)2020 Lynn Van Dorn

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good story great narration

This story was really good, lighter on the Daddy side but I didn't fine it lacking at all. It was different from her other books but in a good way I think. The narration was really amazing and while it was a short listen I still enjoyed it a lot.

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Not really a daddy kink

Not my favorite, but not bad either. I knew this would be short, but it was too fast for my liking. It had so much potential, I love a good forced proximity, but I didn't think it was well done here. Also, I couldn't like Hayden, I think that was the biggest problem. Not really daddy kink, but it was steamy. Mr. Ferraiuolo is amazing as always <3

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Great

This was a very entertaining audiobook.
I really enjoyed this story and this narration.
I can’t wait to listen to more audiobooks from Lynn and Michael.

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Pleasantly surprised

I picked this up without realising it was daddy kink. It's a kink that is not for me and I was dubious about whether I could finish it. I shouldn't have worried. This was more a caring kink on one side and a cheeky minx on the other. They would have worked together without the 'daddy' word.
Kurt is adorable. A proper mountain man and a gay virgin. He's the perfect foil to Hayden.
Honestly, don't worry about the kink, just grab this book. It's lovely.

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good

This was a new to me author but a narrator I had previously listened to. The story itself was why I wanted to grab this book. It turned out to be a good story. It was low on angst when it could have been pretty dramatic if the author had wanted. The narration was on point for the story.

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Thor and the City Slicker

I adore Lynn Van Dorn, so I was thrilled to see she had a new book coming out. I saw it wasn’t from the North Shore stories series and was intrigued. I’m so glad I nabbed this one when I had the chance. Different, yes, but just as good.

Hayden is just like any other naïve city boy – he heads out without proper gear while in the backwoods of Michigan. Now, he also left in a snit, so he didn’t think go even grab a good coat, and he also believed he’d be back shortly, so nothing to worry about. A tumble later with no cell service and he realizes he’s in trouble. The kind of trouble that could get someone killed. With a bad ankle and no idea where he is, he hunkers down for the night and hopes he’s not going to die.

Kurt knows these woods. He’s lived here his whole life, not really seeing the need to live anywhere else. He’s got his farm and that provides everything he needs. He hunts to shore up his food stores, but other than that, he’s got a good thing going. I’m envious of his simple life. He’s practically off the grid and I wonder what it would be like to not own a computer. To not be a slave to the internet.

Well, anyway, when he comes up a stranger on a cold morning, he assumes the young man is dead. When he discovers the city kid isn’t dead, his protective instincts kick in and he takes the young man back to his home, tends to his wounds, and calls a doctor. Hayden’s got a sprained ankle and since trudging in and out of Kurt’s place is a hassle, it’s decided he’ll stay for a few days until he’s recovered. His personal situation is also a little dire and he doesn’t necessarily have a home to go back to. That’s a whole other story. As he contemplates life at Kurt’s, he ruminates:

No computer, no smartphone, no internet, no decent T.V. How did the man live? Hayden wasn’t sure, but it probably involved a lot of chopping wood and went a long way to explaining Kurt’s muscles. Still Hayden wasn’t sure he could survive in such circumstances.

So how to pass the time? Well, Hayden has some ideas. He’s out, proud, and not afraid to go after what he wants. And he wants Kurt. Problem? Well, aside from not even knowing if Kurt’s gay, there are logistical issues such as a sprained ankle.

Kurt, for his part, is confused. He tried dating women and it didn’t stick. He just kind of figured he’d be alone for the rest of his life. Then this young man (and there is a significant age gap) blows into his life and suddenly he’s having carnal thoughts. He’s curious, so he heads to the library to research – one of the funniest scenes I’ve ever listened to. I was howling with laughter. He comes home armed with supplies and determination. He sees Hayden as his bunny slope. A nice easy way to work his way up to the black diamond run.

In so many ways this is an opposites attract with a bit of daddy kink thrown in. Hayden’s ex shows up for added drama, but in the end the men realize sometimes being different can be a good thing. And loving Wilbur helps.

I really adored this story, and Michael Ferraiuolo’s narration just added to my enjoyment. This author/narrator collaboration really works, and I hope Ms. Van Dorn brings more of her books to audio. I know I’ll be the first in line to pick them up.

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Great novella

Fab novella with interesting characters who is a great dynamic. It’s an age gap romance with daddy kink, Hayden and Kurt were a great couple, I really enjoyed the virgin daddy concept.

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Sweet story

This was a very nice and sweet story of a first time daddy and chance encounters/. I loved both Aiden and Kurt. They fit so well together and seamlessly. Their story is full of hot, funny and sweet moments. The story just grips and doesn't let you go. Michael Ferraiuolo's voice just brings all the characters to life so well, the good and the bad ones (and makes you want to really kick the bad ones). His voice just takes hold of you and is another reason why it s so hard to stop listening to this book

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Loved it

This was a great book! I was a little iffy when I started it but I loved it. Hayden was an interesting character who I kind of wanted to laugh at or smack I am not quite sure which but I still enjoyed his humor and his loving relationship with his mom ( seriously) hilarious!! Kurt was just so wonderfully "new" and caring/sweet I adored him. I love the May/December romance and they fit well together. Wonderfully done. I really liked that narrator!

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Great Relationship & M Ferraiuolo is Amazing!

WHOA 🔥
Holy smokes that's hot! Wild By Nature is a fantastic novella, made even better when performed by Michael Ferraiuolo. Gruff, older (and virginal) mountain man meets sweet, somewhat jaded, power-bottom - well I don't have to tell Mr. Ferraiuolo's fans that he kills this one.

Lynn Van Dorn always writes incredible relationships, and the speed at which she binds these two men is really something. They just need each other so beautifully, and their attraction simply works.

Fun little story, but mostly it's about the sparks between the couple and how beautifully Michael Ferraiuolo brings it all to life.

an audio copy of Wild By Nature was provided to me for the purpose of my honest review

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  • Samantha T
  • 19-03-20

Daddy Thor and Hayden are adorable

I loved this audio. The book was fabulous when I read it but MFer really brings the story to life. I love Daddy kink and FTG so this book/audio checked ALLL the boxes. Haden and Kurt are #relationshipgoals. They get along so well and they have genuine fun with each other. I've enjoyed every narration by MFer and this is no exception. Read it, listen to it, love it.

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  • MLKito
  • 19-03-20

Perfect audio and story

This book is right up my alley.
✔️Age gap
✔️Daddy kink
✔️Hurt comfort
Daddy Thor and Hayden were such fab characters.
Lynn packed a lot of story in just a short book and Michael’s voices for Thor/Kurt and Hayden were spot on!
I loved it. If you love all of these things in a book, this is definitely the book for you plus the humor!
So hot and funny!! SO hot!!

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  • Sharonica
  • 17-03-20

Thor Saves Buttercup! 💖🌈💖



Wild by Nature was one wild, fun, and sweet lil romp that had me smiling, over the rescue of a lovely lad by a Viking God. Close proximity between the two allowed for a delicious relationship to blossom and grow. "Sex-Ed for Grown Ups 101," classes taught in the small town library via the internet, instinctive wants, desires, and needs met by one another, doctors who still make house calls, neighbors who deliver luggage, a menagerie of just enough farm animals to help make ends meet, and one sweet pig named, Wilbur, of course. Angst is nil, hotness is smokin', smiles are plentiful.

This goes in the "PickMMeUps!" pile. Loved it! 💖
If you are on the hunt for a story to lift your spirits right now, this will absolutely do the trick!
Michael Ferraiuolo, quite stupendous, as always!

The Story: 4.5🌟
The Narration: 4.5🌟
Overall: 4.5 daddy-Thor-stars🌟🌟🌟🌟•✨

I received a complimentary audio copy of this book in exchange for my review.🍀

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  • kp
  • 17-03-20

Enjoyed!

Michael Ferraiuolo does a fantastic job, as always, bringing her characters to life. His portrayal really captured the heroes personalities.
Wild By Nature is a fun, sweet, and super sexy story.Daddy Thor and Hayden we just wonderful together!
Adorable and sweet but also so sexy! Loved it!

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  • Goldenchels
  • 22-03-20

Excellent book and narration

Originally released as part of a giveaway to celebrate the one year anniversary of a Facebook group, but spiffed up with 5k of new content , Wild By Nature is the sweet and sexy story of Kurt and Hayden. Lost and hurt in the woods, city boy Hayden is rescued by woodsman farmer Kurt. Their attraction to each other is immediate (and hot) but there are more than a few issues that could keep them from finding happy. I eagerly awaited the release of this book and loved every minute of it! ⁣the narration is impeccable and really added another depth of feeling to this great story.

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  • ButtonsMom2003
  • 21-03-20

Michael Ferraiuolo has a voice I could listen to f

I have several Lynn Van Dorn books in my digital TBR pile but I haven't read any of them until now. I won the audio of this book from Michael Ferraiuolo and just had to listen to it right away because he is in the top five of my list of favorite audiobook performers. No review was required or requested.

The blurb is great so I won't rehash it here. Michael Ferraiuolo's audio performances never fail to amaze me. He has so many fantastic voices that you'd swear more than one person is reading the book.

Wild by Nature is a great little story with a lot of hot sexy time and a fantastic epilogue.

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  • Irish
  • 20-03-20

Perfection

This book was absolutely perfect! The characters are amazingly well written and you can help but fall in love with Daddy Thor and Hayden! The storyline is one that keeps your interest and is truly entertaining. Michael Ferraiuolo does an outstanding job with the voices. He really helps bring out the chemistry and humor between the two main characters.
Great read/listen!!

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  • ILoveBooksSue
  • 19-03-20

Lost and found

Such adorable story! I can imagine getting lost on the woods and getting found by a bear...I think mine wont be so sexy ❤ so good! Will definitely listen again!

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  • Kashonna Shaw
  • 19-03-20

Backwoods Daddy

I totally love Daddy Thor! He is the best. His foray into Daddy kink was hilarious but sweet.

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  • Skychick
  • 17-03-20

Excellent and fun!!!

This is a low angst and very sweet story with light daddy kink. Hayden gets lost in the forest after an argument with his ex-boyfriend with know way to get help. Kurt (Daddy Thor) finds Hayden the next day and takes him back to his home.

Michael Ferraiuolo captured both Kurt’s and Hayden’s personalities perfectly. I loved how he brought bratty Hayden and Kurt (Daddy Thor) to life.

I found this audiobook fun and entertaining I definitely recommend!