Saturday, January 11, 2014

Review: Fixed on You ( Fixed #1 ) Laurelin Paige

Fixed on You by Laurelin Paige
Excerpt

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.


Genre

Contemporary

Review

I'm found this book oddly addictive that I actually woke up 5-freaking-am to continue reading it.

Laynie was our OCD heroine who had a history of obsessing and stalking her previous boyfriends. She was working towards a promotion at the nightclub she was working at. When she found out her new boss was Hudson Pierce, she went gaga over the idea of him, but tried to keep her obsession in check. When Hudson made a proposition to pay her to be his pretend girlfriend in front of his family and friends in order to avoid an arrange marriage, she can't find any excuse not to agree. She needs the money and a fling with him sounds too good to pass up on. 

Reading about a heroine with an obsessive trait was a first for me and I find her personality weirdly intriguing. She portrayed some classic female weak traits with all her self-doubt, self-chastising, emotional meltdown and subsequent crying. She basically over-thinking everything. But what I like about her was her honesty with herself and ability to admit her flaws. I like the way she just addressed all those issues that bother her face to face with Hudson. It seems like she can't keep any secrets from him.

I'm surprised by our hero Hudson Pierce. He was rich and successful, but not a manwhore or an asshole, which usually came along with the label. I never thought he turned out to be such a decent guy albeit he claimed to be emotional unavailable. He was a workaholic, a private man and a passionate lover. I'm wow by his capability to compartmentalize between their charade and his private life. He make it so clear to Laynie that when they were together in private, it was because he want her and that's not part of the charade. He was even more intimate with her when they were in private rather than in public. I thought he was a saint with the patience he had for Laynie. A lesser man would have kick her to the curb from her first sign of distress. 

Told completely from Laynie's POV, Hudson was a enigma of his own. At times he seems too good to be true and I can't wait to discover all his secrets and flaws. He had a completely dysfunctional family, with a hostile mum, a charming and flirty father and an extremely perky sister. A weekend with his family made Laynie discovered things about Hudson that made her question her ability to trust him and whether had she fall back into her unhealthy obsession. 

Laynie really did grew on me and I love the way she accepted Hudson for who he is. They were on a beautiful journey towards healing each other. I was happy with how things end between Laynie and Hudson. It was a HEA for now and honestly I'm anxious to read the next two books. I'm not looking forward to some awful drama or break ups.

Rating 4/5

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