Wednesday 31 July 2013

Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway Fixed on You by Laurelin Paige @laurelinpaige

Book Description:

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.

Our Review:
Reviewed by Willow ~ 4.5 Stars
**ARC Received for honest review**

I really enjoyed this book, it was so easy to read and it kept me interested all the way through. I will say that that it is book 1 and whilst its not a real cliffy ending it certainly leaves you wanting more.

The story is told from Alayna's point of view, Laynie as she is known to her friends is not your normal main character, she has issues yes, but they are different from the usual stuff you expect. Although now several years clean, she has obsessive tendencies and those tendencies landed her a restraining order. You see Laynie obsesses over the men she thinks she's in love with, that's right - she's a former stalker.

After therapy Laynie can now see the patterns and triggers to her stalker tendencies. She now places men in two categories.

" The first category could be described as f**k and forget. These were men who got me going in the bedroom, but were easy to leave behind in necessary. It was the only group I bothered with anymore. They were the safe ones, David fell into this category.
Then there were men that were anything but safe. They weren't f**k and forget - they were "oh, f**k!" They drew me to them so intensely that I became consumed by them, absolutely focused on everything they did, said and were. I ran from these men, far and fast."

David is the manager of the club where she works, she sees him as safe, she sees herself marrying him and running the club together. Laynie has just finished school, something she was doing on the side to keep her busy, to keep the tendencies at bay. She now has a business degree that she believes will help her move up in the club.

The club has just got a new owner, Hudson Pierce, rich, young and hot. Unfortunately for Laynie she feels an intense reaction to him:

"Two seconds after locking eyes with this man I knew I should be running"

But Laynie's problems are just beginning. Hudson has a proposition for Laynie. He needs her to be his fake girlfriend in order to brake off an arranged engagement, he will of course pay her. Laynie knows this is a bad idea for her, and decides she's not going to do it, that is until her brother Brian decides to cut her off. She has student loans to pay and so feeling she has no choice, she accepts.

Hudson makes it clear that he doesn't do romantic relationships, he says he's incapable. Being his fake girlfriend is a job, nothing more. He does decide however that he wants her body:

"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"

"I will have you beneath me. In a bed. Where I can adore you properly"

It's a bad idea for Laynie, but can she turn him down? I loved the way she argued with herself over this. That she recited in her head a check list as to whether she was slipping into old tendencies. I loved the push pull thing she had going on, fighting the intense need for him.

If that wasn't enough she has to deal with Hudson's mother too - a real bitch, but she holds her own the first time they meet.

Tell me Alayna were you first attracted to my son because of his money or his name?"
"Neither. I was attracted to him because he's hot. Though, I stayed with him because he's f**king awesome in bed"

On the surface Hudson is the typical hot, dominant millionaire we see so often in books now, but he is not just that he is hiding his own secrets too.

I think the stalker side of the story kept this fresh and interesting and I loved Laynie's character and her reactions to Hudson and the situations she's in.

I really can't wait to read more about Hudson and Laynie, I believe the next book will be out in October and until then I will be stalking Laurelin Paige's blog, Facebook page and twitter for any snippets of the next book, or anything Hudson and Laynie.

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About the Author:

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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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing your review and the giveaway. This sounds like a hot & sexy read and I am looking forward to reading it. evamillien at gmail dot com