Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Found in You by Laurelin Paige
(Fixed Trilogy)

Publisher & Release Date: Self-published, January 2, 2014

Time and setting: Present Day, NYC, New York

Genre: Contemporary Romance/Erotic Romance

Length: 287 pages

Heat Level: 3 Scorching Hot Flames

Rating: 4.5 Gold Crowns

Book Description:

Book 2 in the Bestselling Fixed Trilogy. Warning: This book contains mature content and is not recommended for readers under 17. 

Alayna Withers has only had one kind of relationship: the kind that makes her obsessive and stalker-crazy. Now that Hudson Pierce has let her into his heart, she's determined to break down the remaining walls between them so they can build a foundation that's based on more than just amazing sex. Except Hudson's not the only one with secrets. 

With their pasts pulling them into a web of unfounded mistrust, Alayna turns to the one person who knows Hudson the best--Celia, the woman he almost married. Hoping for insight from someone who understands all sides of the story, Alayna forms a bond with Celia that goes too far--revealing things about Hudson that could end their love for good. 

This is the first relationship where Alayna hasn't spiraled out of control. And she might lose Hudson anyway...

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Vikki’s Musings

Found in You is the second book in the Fixed trilogy. It is another riveting read. I am so glad I found these books. I am enjoying them immensely. This second book continues the story of Alayna and Hudson’s complicated relationship. Both characters have a great many issues they are learning to cope with caused by events that happened to them in the past.

Hudson takes Alayna to his penthouse. He has never brought a woman there before, other than family and Celia (she decorated it for him). He begins to realize how deep his feelings are becoming for Alayna.

Alayna feels their relationship is moving too fast and tries to slow it down, but Hudson is like a steamroller, and since he is as manipulative as his mother, although not in a mean way, he convinces Alayna to move in with him.

As Hudson and Alayne’s secrets unfold, will they destroy their budding relationship, or show them they can weather any storm that comes their way?

Hudson Pierce was raised in a completely dysfunctional family. His mother is vindictive and manipulative and is determined that Hudson marry her best friend’s daughter. There is a huge scene in this one that brings the truth to light on an issue that has determined the course of her determination. I can’t wait to see how this plays out in the last book.  Hudson is beginning to acknowledge how deep his feelings are for Alayna. I’m glad to see he doesn’t seem to be running in fear.

Alayna chooses to confide in Celia Werner, not a wise move on her part, and it definitely blows up in her face, threatening her fragile relationship with Hudson. She has such trust issues with men. Unfortunately, she doesn’t have them with women, which causes her a great deal of trouble in this second book. Celia is as manipulative as Hudson’s mother and this comes out loud and clear.

Now, let’s talk about the erotic scenes in this book. They are gritty and raw most of the time, but Hudson can also be tender. I like the contrast between the ones where they are combustible and the ones where they are making love. I think it shows growth in their relationship. Any way you look at it, the scenes are extremely erotic and highly entertaining.

I am still struggling with the narration by Carly Robins. At times, I have a difficult time figuring out who is speaking with any tags to go along with the dialogue. Her voice tone just is not varied enough for my taste. However, she does read with a great deal of emotion.

If you enjoy stories with a lot of emotional angst and complex personalities, then you will want to add this series to your reading list. I am loving it. Happy reading!

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