Fixed on You/Found in You (Fixed 1 & 2) by Laurelin Paige-a review
FIXED ON YOU (Fixed #1) by Laurelin Paige
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date June 22, 2013
Stalking and restraining orders are a thing of Alayna Wither’s past. With her MBA newly in hand, she has her future figured out—move up at the nightclub she works at and stay away from any guy who might trigger her obsessive love disorder. A perfect plan.
But what Alayna didn’t figure on is Hudson Pierce, the new owner of the nightclub. He’s smart, rich, and gorgeous—the kind of guy Alayna knows to stay away from if she wants to keep her past tendencies in check. Except, Hudson’s fixed his sights on her. He wants her in his bed and makes no secret of it.
Avoiding him isn’t an option after he offers a business proposition she can’t turn down and she’s drawn further into his universe, unable to resist his gravitational pull. When she learns Hudson has a dark history of his own, she realizes too late that she’s fallen for the worst man she could possibly get involved with. Or maybe their less than ideal pasts give them an opportunity to heal each other and finally find the love their lives have been missing.
REVIEW: FIXED ON YOU is the first storyline in Laurelin Page’s contemporary New Adult series focusing on Alayna Withers and Hudson Pierce-two dysfunctional twenty somethings with some major issues and demons in their past.
The premise follows as Hudson-a billionaire who wants Alayna in more ways than one. He is in desperate need of a ‘fake’ girlfriend to keep his meddling mother off of his back, so he offers the broke Alayna a proposition. Pretend to be his girlfriend as well as a friend with benefits, and he will pay off her university loans. The timing is perfect, as Alayna’s brother has issued an ultimatum of his own.
Alayna has some major psychological issues including an apparent stalker tendency with former lovers and men. Although she has been in court-ordered counseling for over two years, Alayna knows that to get involved with the gorgeous Hudson could ruin everything she has worked so hard to control.
Hudson is a man who believes he is incapable of love or emotions. He comes from one of the most dysfunctional family units in recent novels and the belittling and betrayal amongst the family members is enough for anyone to bury their feelings so deep that they are almost impossible to find. He considers himself cold and uncaring but Alayna will begin to chip away at the ice that holds a man’s heart.
The relationship between Alayna and Hudson begins as an arrangement but all too quickly they both begin to let their emotions rule their heads. Hudson continues to deny his feelings but everything he does screams need and want. And Alayna is worried that if their relationship should fail, she will fall back on her compulsions and obsessions.
This is a story about two people whose family history have left them with psychological scars that have yet to heal. The wounds continue to fester as those closest to them constantly pull them down and attack at every chance. No one and nothing is off limits, including secrets that should have been left alone.
FIXED ON YOU is a psychological study about two people who are dangerous to one another’s mind and soul. From a woman who cannot trust to a man who cannot feel the combination is bound to end in a heartbreaking revelation and a continued dysfunctional lifestyle.
If you like a story about two broken souls who have yet to realize that that the people in their lives are contributing to their pain, FIXED ON YOU is a story that will pull you in and make you wonder where everything all went wrong. But I will give you a heads up, the storyline is a combination of a few of the more popular series and trilogies. There is some definite FSOG and Crossfire action going on.
Reviewed by Sandy
FOUND IN YOU (Fixed #2) by Laurelin Paige
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date September 30 , 2013
Alayna Withers has only had one kind of relationship: the kind that makes her obsessive and stalker-crazy. Now that Hudson Pierce has let her into his heart, she’s determined to break down the remaining walls between them so they can build a foundation that’s based on more than just amazing sex. Except Hudson’s not the only one with secrets.
With their pasts pulling them into a web of unfounded mistrust, Alayna turns to the one person who knows Hudson the best—Celia, the woman he almost married. Hoping for insight from someone who understands all sides of the story, Alayna forms a bond with Celia that goes too far—revealing things about Hudson that could end their love for good.
This is the first relationship where Alayna hasn’t spiraled out of control. And she might lose Hudson anyway…
REVIEW: FOUND IN YOU is the second storyline is Laurelin Page’s contemporary New Adult series focusing on Alayna Withers and Hudson Pierce. The series must be read in order otherwise the premise of Found In You will be lost to any new readers to this series.
Found In You continues at exactly the same spot where Fixed On You left off. Our couple have discovered that the ‘fake’ relationship has become something more-more real and more emotional than either had expected. When the couple decide to take their relationship to the next step-make something more permanent and real-there are several people waiting in the wings to tear them down and prove that they were never meant to be together.
Found In You also looks deeper into the Pierce dysfunctional family dynamics that have rendered their eldest son Hudson a emotionless man who would rather push everyone away than allow those closest to see the truth. But in the end, the truth will reveal and perhaps the cold and callous matriarch of the family has some issues of her own.
The relationship continues to be sensual and sexual but there is always the proverbial elephant in the room-will Alayna lose control of her emotions and will Hudson push Alayna away when she needs him the most.
Found in You also looks at betrayal and retribution. When Alayna is set up for a fall, she will discover just how lonely and desperate some people can be when everything is about appearances and the bottom line. Alayna will find herself on the defensive when not only Hudson’s family but her own will begin to mistrust and point fingers when old habits resurface.
FOUND IN YOU is another interesting storyline that will see both Hudson and Alayna’s pasts resurface. Trust must be earned but when the betrayer is someone close, trust becomes difficult to bear.
Reviewed by Sandy.