Fixed On You (Fixed #1) by Laurelin Paige
Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: Purchased by Reviewer/Review Copy for Tour
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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.
Fixed On You takes what has become a common basis—a girl who becomes involved with a mysterious, controlling billionaire (often with emotional scar)—and gives it a extra little oomph. Because in this story, which capitalizes on a whirlwind, fast-tracked romance, the leading lady has serious issues of her own.
Alayna "Laynie" Withers is a recent MBA-grad who focuses on work and avoids attachment in her relationships for one very important reason—she suffers from a sever obsessive tendency when it comes to romance. Years of counseling later, she's more or less on track in her life. Her sights are set on a managerial position at the nightclub she works at, when the club is bought by a mysterious new owner, who turns out to be business icon Hudson Pierce.
Hudson is rich, arrogant, and aloof—everything you'd expect and love from this type of book. The quintessential alpha male. But he has a dark past when it comes to relationships. He sets his sights on Laynie, but not for a normal relationship. Instead he has a a business proposition for her that threatens to destroy Alyana's tenuous control over her urges. Even though she knows it could end badly, she can't say no to him.
The chemistry between the two of them is intense and will draw you in from the start. Alayna and Hudson are strong, memorable characters, making their journey all the more enthralling. It makes for a fun, enjoyable read that's full of sexy tension. Getting into these characters' minds adds depth to the story that separates it from the romance masses.
For fans of dominant-male romances, Fixed On You is a winner. It manages to separate itself from the pack while also being a real crowd pleaser. It's a ride full of heat, overcoming past demons, and, ultimately, romance.
About the Author
Laurelin Paige is the NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Fixed Trilogy. She's a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there's kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn't seem to complain, however. When she isn't reading or writing sexy stories, she's probably singing, watching Mad Men and the Walking Dead, or dreaming of Adam Levine.