Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
Series: Fixed #2
Published by Selfpublished on August 23, 2013
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: Kindle Purchase
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…
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.