Blog Tour: FIXED ON YOU (Fixed #1) by Laurelin Paige
Publisher: Mandevilla Press
Release date: June 2013
Genre: Contemporary romance
Age Group: Adult
Stalking and restraining orders are a thing of Alayna Pierce’s past. With her MBA newly in hand, she has her future figured out – move up at the nightclub she works at and marry the manager, David. He’s perfect for her because, although he’s attractive, he doesn’t get her all turned inside out and upside down like some other men have. It’s a safe plan, one that assures she’ll remain in control of her obsessive love disorder.
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 his plans to seduce her. Avoiding him becomes impossible after he offers a business proposition Alayna can’t turn down and she’s drawn further into his universe, unable to resist his gravitational pull.
Soon Alayna’s charmed by Hudson in every way possible and the control over her old behaviors slip. 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.
I moved to the door and placed my hand on the knob. But Hudson’s palm pressed on the top of the door, holding it closed and trapping me between him and the wall.
He lowered his head to my ear. “Wait, Alayna.” His breath tickled and burned simultaneously. I closed my eyes, taking it in, bearing it. “I apologize for overwhelming you. That wasn’t my intent. But I want you to know that whether or not you decide to help with my situation, I will continue to seduce you. I’m a man who gets what he wants. And I want you.”
Um, holy wow.
Turned on did not begin to describe how his statement made me feel.
Then his mouth was on me, nibbling at my earlobe. I drew in a sharp breath. Involuntarily, I let my head roll to the side, granting him better access.
And, man, did he take what I gave, nipping a trail down my neck, sending ripples of desire through my belly. I moved my hand off the doorknob and grabbed his arm to steady myself. He curled his other arm around me, his hand settling on my breast. I gasped at the contact, leaning in to his touch.
He kneaded my breast as he nuzzled his face in my hair. “I should have told you earlier,” he said softly. “You look absolutely beautiful tonight. I can’t keep my eyes off you. Serious and sexy wrapped into one package.” He pressed against me and I could feel his erection at my lower back. “Kiss me, Alayna.”
It was so hot how he used my name freely. As if it was his to use. And in many ways it was. Almost no one called me anything but Laynie. He’d claimed my name when he claimed me.
All that was left was for me to accept it.
Abby’s Review 4.5 stars
I thoroughly enjoyed this book from start to finish! Alayna, is a damaged, yet assertive, sexy, bold female. I found the way she said what was on her mind instead of pussy footing around was refreshing in a lead character. Although she has her issues she still is level headed enough to stand up for herself and not play a victim role. She is pretty bad ass.
She meets Hudson Pierce. Hudson is the type of hot millionaire that can easily compete with the hotness of Christian Grey without all the kinkery. He is super sexy, and although he has a dominating nature, he also lets go, slowly, with Laynie.
Talk about chemistry, from the moment Laynie sets her eyes on Hudson, you feel the chemistry. The heat in this book has it moving along at a great pace.
I liked so much about this book. My small criticism is that I wished that Laynie would have been described more clearly. I really needed to see her a bit better in my imagination. Other than that this book is an easy ready with tons of steam that keeps you intrigued all the way through.
Dawn’s Review 4.5 Stars
Damn, this was a hot, fast-paced read that I didn’t want to put down! I absolutely loved Fixed On You by Laurelin Paige!! I found Laynie’s character and personality refreshing, snarky, yet also exhibiting this sense of vulnerability, or maybe better said, an awareness of her potential for falling back into old patterns. She was a girl on a mission who knew what her goals were and wasn’t interested in men who would create hurdles for her to overcome.
Enter Hudson Pierce.
Mmmm…Hudson ratcheted up the heat indicator to thermonuclear with simply a look between him and Laynie. He was strong, determined, powerful, and sexy as hell! He was entranced by Alayna and that enchantment was so intense and had the power to take your breath away.
I really liked the twist Laurelin Paige used in her telling of Alayna and Hudson’s story. They are two souls with unique histories yet in a way, those histories are what can make them perfect for one another. As for secondary characters, I wanted to punch a few of them in their faces!! If anything, those moments with family members had me rooting for Hudson and Alayna that much more. If anything, I would have loved a stronger visual of Laynie to make my image of her even stronger.
Overall, I loved this story and I’m going to be jumping on book 2 and the continuation of Hudson’s and Alayna’s story!
Review copy provided for honest review.
Add Book 2 (Release Date October 2013): Found in You to your Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17930773-found-in-you
Add Book 3 (Release Date January 2014): Untitled Conclusion to your Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18138755-untitled-conclusion
Laurelin Paige is a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there’s kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn’t seem to complain, however. When she isn’t reading or writing sexy stories, she’s probably singing, watching Mad Men and the Walking Dead, or dreaming of Adam Levine. She is represented by Bob Diforio of D4EO Literary Agency.
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