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.
Amy: Hey Schmexy Lady!!
Jesey: Why hello there to you too!
Amy: Ok… Lets chat about the book we both were lucky enough to get an ARC to review… Fixed On You by Laurelin Paige
Jesey: So exciting to finally get to talk about it! I really enjoyed this book. Should we begin by telling our readers a little bit about each of the characters
Jesey: Let’s start with Alayna, our leading lady
Amy: Ahhhh yes, well she was a very different character than I think I have ever read about
What 3 words would you use to describer her???
Jesey: Okay…let’s see. The first word that came to mind when I first “met” her was “confident”.
As I continued to read I then thought of her as “clingy” and “obsessive”. What about you?
Amy: Well in the beginning I would have said “intelligent” She was educated and has high aspirations
Then honestly the first word I have is “unloved” and “a little crazy” just saying
Jesey: I have to agree with you there….she did get a little nuts at times!
Amy: Ok.. now lets talk about the man candy we had.. Hudson!! H-O-T-N-E-S-S!!!
Jesey: O…M…G! Swooning still!
Amy: Right!! Panty dropping worthy!
Jesey: He was so mysterious and outright demanding I found myself wanting to give him whatever he asked for LOL
Amy: Again I was really surprised though at how flawed he was, most of the time we read about men who are so perfect, it was nice to have a guy with issues!
Jesey: Right, no Mr. Perfect this time around. Not that I am condoning him being such a manipulative prick to women…
Amy: FOR REAL!!!! I swear there couldn’t have been two characters LESS perfect for each other.. they were the absolute worst flaws to be united, but the story still kept my attention and didn’t infuriate me.
Jesey: I feel that because Alayna, Laynie, precious…whatever you choose to call her…was such a strong character she could handle Hudson the way that she did. Even though he is her new boss, in more ways than one, she still stands up for herself and says it like it is.
Amy: LOL she had like 5 names… It’s so funny that you say she is strong, because she was so weak too… I do love that she was real and honest!
Jesey: She was weak when it came to relationships and being clingy. She was strong when it came to her job, school, and her career. Does that make more sense?
Amy: I agree, and when it came to supporting Hudson she was strong, I liked how she stood her ground against the very evil people in his life. I think they both had very TOXIC families.
Jesey: Toxic is being nice in this situation LOL Hudson’s mother was the incarnation of pure evil straight from Hell! Too much??
Amy: LOL!!! She rivals a certain mother in law I know
Amy: So lets talk about the ummmmm HOT SEX!!!
Jesey: Ok Ok….lemme get a glass of ice water before we begin. Ahhhh, that’s better!
Amy: Glad your cool enough since its about to heat up thanks to Laurelin’s very descriptive scenes!!
Jesey: Well….the first time these two physically got together was intense to say the least….and there wasn’t even any actual SEX involved! Just the way that he spoke to her in private, the way he seemed to be in control but losing it at the same time. Shall we give a little teaser from this scene??
Amy: I say YES
Jesey: Hmmmm….let me see. I think we will go with this one here…
“He murmured against my mouth. ‘Christ, Alayna, you’re wet. Ah, so wet. You’re driving me crazy with your sounds and how wet you are for me.’ He dragged my juice up and over my clit, then rammed two fingers inside me, luring a series of whimpers from my body. One more brush of my clit and I was over the edge, my orgasm spurring me to convulsions.”
Amy: I am sorry but ummm HELL YES!!!
Jesey: And that was only the beginning…..
Amy: So I rated this a 4.5 star, the only thing that held me back I think was how I couldn’t really take some of Lanie’s crazy after a while.. there was a part of me that wanted to call her a therapist! Then Hudson was a self admitted manipulator, it just made it hard for me to love him when I had no idea if he was genuine
Jesey: I agree….such a schmexy story but the flaws of the characters kinda rubbed me the wrong way. I really did like them but after the back and forth and confusion over their positions in the relationship I was like, enough already.
Amy: I will say though the ending was really good!! Made me really interested in seeing where this story goes!
Jesey: Even though they had so many obstacles, both real and fake I guess you could say, they kept finding their way out of it. You could definitely see that they each matured a little by the end of the book.
Amy: Exactly which is what keeps me wanting more. I can’t wait to read the next book in this series!
Jesey: I will be reading that for sure….we should do this again after we both read it!
Amy: This was a lot of fun chatting with you my very Schmexy friend!!
Jesey: Same here! Sweet dreams
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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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