Tuesday, July 22, 2014

(Adult) Review: Fixed on You by Laurelin Paige

Fixed on You (Fixed, #1)
Fixed on You by Laurelin Paige
(Fixed #1)
June 22, 2013
Mandevilla Press
231 pages
Genre: Adult Romance Erotica 18+
(Contains: mature language, explicit sex)
Source: Personal purchase

Book Synopsis:
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.
My Review:

Fixed on You sucked me right in from the beginning and kept my attention until the end. There is great pacing, never a boring moment. I didn't want to put it down. Fixed on You was written with a great mix of introspection, drama, humor, tenderness, passion, trepidation, and hope.

One thing in particular that really made this book a unique experience for me was the heroine, Alayna. I loved her. She's got such a fascinating past, as a recovering stalker, and I loved being in her head. All her mixed feelings, her struggles with her obsessive tendencies, her triumphs and set-backs. She is so likeable despite her crazy.

Hudson, however, was complete mystery. The whole set-up to the story and how they got together leaves questions popping up all over the place. I didn't know what to think of Hudson, but I loved getting to know him, watching him slowly transform, yet even by the end retain his mystery. I can't wait to find out more about him.

Along with the fascinating story progression, there is also lots of steamy sex, but the scenes were not overly drawn out, so I never felt like skimming even though it was frequent. The heat and chemistry between Hudson and Alayna was palpable.

The family and friend issues beyond just Hudson and Alayna's relationship were such a mixed bag, and contributed greatly to the story. While I liked some characters more than others, I'm hoping we learn more about all of them as the series progresses. But ultimately they all added a deeper layer that was essential to the story.

Overall, I loved Fixed on You, and started Found in You immediately upon finishing. I can't wait to find out what happens next in Hudson and Alayna's relationship.
Book Links:
Fixed on You (Fixed, #1)
Book 1: Fixed On You
Found in You (Fixed, #2)
Book 2: Found In You
Forever with You (Fixed, #3)
Book 3: Forever With You
The Fixed Trilogy (Fixed, #1-3)
Bundle: The Fixed Trilogy (Best Deal)

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