Saturday 5 October 2013

Blog Tour ~ Review & Giveaway ~ Found in You (Fixed 2) by Laurelin Paige

Book Description:

Alayna Withers has only had one kind of relationship: the obsessive, crazy stalker kind. Now that Hudson Pierce has let her into his heart, she’s determined to stay away from her past tendencies and develop their love into more than just amazing sex. At least Hudson is as dedicated to her as she is to him, though she could do without his new found jealousy and need to control everything. To complicate matters, Hudson has his own baggage including a penchant for mind games and a hateful alcoholic mother who’s set on destroying any happiness he might find with Alayna.

Needing insight, Alayna turns to an unlikely source—Celia Werner. Celia’s been in love with Hudson herself and knows how to ride the rocky waves of the emotionally closed-off man. But when Celia’s true motivations behind their friendship are revealed, Hudson’s commitment might not be as solid as Alayna thinks, and even their all-consuming passion for each other isn’t enough to fix their mistrusts. This is the first relationship where Alayna hasn’t spiraled out of control. And she might lose Hudson anyway…
Our Review:
Reviewed by Willow ~ 5 Stars
**ARC Received for Honest Review**
"But Loving a person didn't necessarily make you right for them - didn't make them a good person to be in your world."
I loved Fixed on You and couldn't wait to get stuck into this.

First off I have to say that I got totally lost in this book. I read it in one sitting and as hard as I tried I just couldn't put it down. Reading Laurelin's words is so effortless, you find you've read half the book before you've realised it.

What I love about this series is that both Hudson and Laynie are messed up. They're not perfect and neither of them really know how to cope in a real relationship, but they are willing to try to put past habits behind them to be together. However, doubt of their worth to each other sometimes seeps in:

His eyes closed tight, almost as if my statement was painful to him. "I don't deserve your love. I don't think I ever will. "
"You deserve more than I can ever give you"
"We have a difference of opinion on that. We'll have to agree to disagree. Again."
Although there are some great moments in their relationship, as you can imagine with their pasts things are not plain sailing for them. Trust is a big theme in this book and their trust of each other is put to the test on more than one occasion.  Believing that she is doing what's best for her relationship and Hudson, Alayna chooses to hide some things from Hudson and I didn't agree with some of these choices, but they were definitely fitting with Alayna and her past so I could understand the why, especially as she had a friend telling her she was going the right thing.
Hudson is not innocent in this either, when we left them in Fixed on You, we knew there was more secrets to come, especially from Hudson, and we do get to see what some of his dark past is and some secrets are revealed but can Laynie accept them?
I felt that Hudson opened up more in this book, he relaxed more and showed more emotions. I loved seeing this.
There is a big OMG moment towards the end of the book, I knew something wasn't quite right with a situation as I was reading through and I was shouting at my kindle at one point telling a character they were trusting the wrong person, but what happened was not what I expected, it was worse than I expected and I was reeling from it!

Now this book does end on sort of a cliffhanger, Just before the book ends you know something is about to come to light, but you know you will not find out the truth until the next book and even then I can see that it will not be as straight forward as it seems. I couldn't believe that Laurelin ended it there!
I felt that is second book definitely topped the first. I cannot wait for the next one, and cannot recommend this series enough.  
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If you haven't read this series yet, you really should! You can see our review of Book 1, Fixed on You here:

You can also win a copy of book 1 in our 6 month giveaway here:
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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