Review ~ Found in You ~ Laurelin Paige

Posted 11 September, 2018 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 19 Comments


Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review ~ Found in You ~ Laurelin PaigeFound in You by Laurelin Paige
Series: Fixed #2
Published by Selfpublished on August 23, 2013
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 261
Format: eBook
Source: Kindle Purchase
4 Stars

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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I seriously read Found in You with my gut churning, just waiting for that “thing” I knew was going to happen to happen. And when it did…

Here’s thing though: I get a little annoyed with characters who cause themselves trouble because they don’t communicate. I understand the why behind it in this case but I still found it annoying. What I found amazing was Ms. Paige’s ability to develop these characters that seemed innocuous on the surface and yet I *KNEW* I couldn’t trust them.

Found in You is really all about trust. Hudson and Laynie are still working at building that between them and boy do they have a lot of forces against them…the biggest of those being themselves. I was just as stunned as Laynie at Hudson’s reaction to an event although his explanation was completely plausible. And his explanation also thawed me a little towards him. But I’m still not sure I trust him. Now that everything is out in the open between them, supposedly, we’ll see if they can really build something solid. I have to admit that I have my doubts.

That Ms. Paige can have me rooting for a couple when I’m still unsure of the hero is impressive. I know Laynie isn’t perfect but she’s worked hard at creating a life for herself. I like Hudson for the most part and I like the way he treats Laynie. But there’s just something about him that raises a warning flag…

As an aside, I’m not always a fan of couples trying to resolve the issues between them using sex. Ms. Paige did a clever thing with an explanation regarding the physicality of their relationship and the role it plays. Kudos, Ms. Paige.

 

Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

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19 responses to “Review ~ Found in You ~ Laurelin Paige

  1. First off, can I just say, what a cover?!

    So I’m with you on finding it frustrating when characters problems are driven my a lack of communication. However, I can also buy it, as how often is that the source of problems IRL? Quite a lot I think. And it sounds like the author is pretty good at using things you don’t necessarily love pretty well. I may have to consider book 1… you know on that endless pile! LOL!

    Hope your week is off to a good start! {{HUGS}}

    • I know, right? The covers for this series are, um, racy. 😉

      You know, I hadn’t really thought about the fact that communication causes so many problems IRL…*face palm* That’s so true. And given that, it makes Hudson and Laynie’s story that much more compelling. Paige certainly did well in making me understand the *why* behind how these two relate and deal. It impressed me, I have to admit.

      You go right ahead and add it to your tbr and when you’re ready, I have the trilogy you can borrow. 😉

      I can’t believe it’s mid-week! Gah! Hope you’re enjoying your week! {{{big hugs}}}

  2. Ailyn Koay
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    Laurelin! That’s the name of the character in Valerian and City of A Thousand Planets (I think there was an E on the other one…) But hey . . I had to say something other than this book is not for me =(

    • That’s the way I feel too, Stephanie. But Berls just made me re-think things considering miscommunication or lack of communication causes problems in real life. So maybe I need to re-evaluate things with Hudson and Laynie. ha! Anyway, these two characters kept me riveted to their story. 🙂

    • I think you’d like this series, Teresa, despite having frustrations with Hudson. Berls made me re-think the communication thing as I hadn’t thought of how often communication issues cause problems in real life. And even with those, Paige kept me glued to my kindle and I started book 3 directly after having finished this one. 😉 Compelling…very compelling. 🙂

  3. Miscommunication as a plot device is something that bothers me too, but it sounds like it does happen here for the purpose of developing the theme of trust, even though it did have some negatives to it as well. I’m glad you could manage to enjoy the story for the most part, though 🙂

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