Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
Series: Fixed #1
Published by Mandevilla Press Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: Kindle Freebie
Stalking and restraining orders are a thing of Alayna Wither’s past. With her MBA newly in hand, she has her future figured out — move up at the nightclub she works at and stay away from any guy who might trigger her obsessive love disorder. A perfect plan.
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 it.
Avoiding him isn't an option after he offers a business proposition she can’t turn down and she’s drawn further into his universe, unable to resist his gravitational pull. 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 think I’m glad I didn’t read Fixed on You when it first released because I remember the hype surrounding it and I think it would have ruined Hudson and Laynie’s story for me. Having distance from all that, I enjoyed meeting them and having their story revealed without the hype influencing me.
Laynie and Hudson are interesting characters. While I can’t relate to their issues, I can relate to them as two people trying to heal and be better people than they’ve been in the past…two people trying to evolve and move on. Laynie is winning at making herself better. She’s been in therapy and has a shiny, new MBA with plans on how she’ll use it. Hudson, on the other hand…he’s trying but he’s still using his wealth and position to manipulate…at least manipulate circumstances.
They arrangement between them – well, they were both foolish to think feelings wouldn’t develop. Especially since Laynie had to deal with the emotions evoked by meeting Hudson’s family. His mother, in particular, made my blood boil. Meeting Hudson’s family and Laynie’s brother as well as a few of their friends added depth and complexity to Hudson and Laynie, and to their story. While I want to root for Hudson and Laynie as a couple, I’m still on the fence about trusting Hudson. I will reserve my judgement for later.
Overall, Fixed on You was a compelling and emotional read. I was impressed with how LPaige drew me into the story and had me invested in these two broken people. That she could create a connection between me and them despite my not relating to their circumstances as well as delivering such an emotional impact was a pleasant surprise. I’m diving into Found in You since I’m so curious as to what comes next for this couple.