Title: Fixed On You
Author: Laurelin Paige
Publisher/Year: Laura Barnes 6/24/13
Length: 256 Pages
Series: Fixed Series #1
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.
Well, i needed something new to read and i’ve been all over the place in what ive been gravitating towards lately. Lucky for me, i had a 6 hour plane ride today w/ NO WIFI connection to tackle a new series. This first installment of the Fixed series really sets things up for us to wonder who’s going to be the one to break the other’s heart.
We know that Alayna has a very damaged past, somewhat started by her parents death and her need to be love, and the other bit fueled by an addictive personality that means she gets VERY attached VERY quickly. We slowly learn that Hudson, while sexy and powerful in business has his own issues with relationships and is just as damaged as Laynie but in a different sense. He plays with women – sucks them in and spits them out. This is where Alayna comes along though, she’s an ideal solution to the problem of not getting attached to Celia (Husdon’s supposed GF) and yet she can still be the girl that he comes home to for passion and sex.
Of course things are never that easy, and Alayna is put into a position where while her professional life is getting better, her brother is giving her grief, threatening her and all that, she has MAJOR trust issues with Hudson, his mother hates her, Celia has her own agenda, and someone from her past pops up and almost threatens to blackmail her.
So the question that we’re left with is whether or not Alayna will be strong enough to stay or even stronger to walk away. What will that mean for everyone and what is Celia really gunning for? There’s so much revealed by her that makes me wonder if some of the mystery around her pregnancy years ago wasn’t from Jack (Hudson’s dad) but that’s just my theory at the moment.
Anyhow – what we have here is a couple that clearly has intense chemistry and passion and Ms Paige writes it in such a way that you can’t help but to get aroused. It’s hot and it’s steamy and it makes me want my very own Hudson. Being a NY’er though, i’m not sure that i follow the geography of the story but if that’s the biggest issue that i have, then so be it.
Lucky for me, i’ve started book 2 since my flight was long and i’ll see what comes of the continuation of this story. It’s definitely going to be interesting!