Sunday, January 12, 2014

Review: Found in You ( Fixed #2 ) by Laurelin Paige

Found in You by Laurelin Paige
Excerpt

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…


Genre

Contemporary

Review

This was the continuation of Alayna and Hudson's story from Book 1 Fixed on You. No more pretending, now they were starting a relationship for real. In Book 1, I took a long time to warm up to our heroine who was obsessed over every minute situation and now I managed to enjoy Found in You without rolling my eyes over her every antics. Let me just say, she can still be a total bitch, but a bitch I can understand. She was so giving and putting herself out there in regards of Hudson. I'm looking forward to more growth in her in Book 3 finale. 

Things were going so well in my life, and that meant I had so much to lose. All it would take is a little slip of the tongue from one of us to knock down my beautiful house of cards. 

From the blurb, I knew that Celia was going to be prominent. She was Hudson's childhood friend and he got Alayna to threw off their arranged marriage. He kept insisting that his relationship with Celia was platonic. I believed him. But when Celia said the same thing, well, I don't believe her. So when Alayna strike up a friendship with Celia despite Hudson warning (because she was so obsess about learning little tidbits of Hudson), I kept wondering was she an ally or an enemy? Can Alayna really trust this woman?

It felt like the Celia/Hudson conversation was a dead horse, yet new information kept popping up, and there I went beating it again.

I agree with a reviewer that mentioned this felt nothing like a filler book because there was so much happening. Alayna past caught up to her and she had been hiding things she did behind Hudson's back, although she thought was for his own good. Anyway, although I wanted to yell at her, Hudson was no boy scout either. They both still had this fragile relationship that they felt compel to keep some secrets from each other. Besides Alayna's own fiasco, she had to deal with Hudson's dysfunctional family members. I'm dying to know their family secrets and everyone seems to have an ulterior motives. Who should Alayna trust?

I didn't care about anything but the man in front of me. The man inside me. The man who wanted me, wanted me in his house, wanted me in his bed. Wanted me in his life despite my shortcomings.

Hudson Pierce was a complicated and amazeballs. I had developed a severe girl crush on him. We knew Hudson had his own ugly past of manipulating people feelings. That might be the reason why he felt connected and understand Alayna so much. He said he was incapable of loving someone, but you can see that he loves Alayna something fierce from his actions, although he can't put them in words. He seems so in control and patience most of the time, but we manage to see him losing control and showing the angry Hudson. The evil me love seeing them argue and fight, it was oh-so-passionate. Their make up sex was off-the-freaking-chart hot. 



Compared to me, you were an angel. You hurt people because you loved too much. I hurt people because I could.

I missed reading books entirely from the heroine's POV like this series because I can't get into Hudson's head, but his action kept surprising me. I simply can't anticipate what will he do next to reduce me into a pile of mushy stuff. He said he can't do romantic, but I beg to differ.

I love you, Hudson Pierce. 

I can't believe that this Book 2 was even better than Book 1, usually it was the opposite. Although we had a bitchy and ODD heroine, I really like her and I found this series really addictive in the sense that I simply can't put it away until I finish it. I like the way Laurelin ended each book on a happy note and avoiding the cliffhangers. Nevertheless, I can't wait to get my hands on Book 3 for the conclusion of Alayna and Hudson's story and I'm dying to discover the rest of Hudson's secret!

Rating 5/5

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