Monday, September 30, 2013

Sy reviews: FOUND IN YOU by Laurelin Paige

Title: Found in You
Series: Fixed #2
Author: Laurelin Paige

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 got an ARC for this book which I think I almost begged (hahaha) to get one and thankfully, Laurelin Paige was kind and generous enough to send one my way. I wouldn't get into details since the author knows this already but this book has kept me sane at a very trying time in my life and I couldn't thank her enough for that. Indeed, books and a great love story take people in a special place.

Found In You is the second installment of the Fixed series. And there may be a lot of billionaire series out there so I guess that's the in thing today but the Fixed series has something different to offer and for that I am totally digging it.

I love how Hudson is just the right kind of that perfectly imperfect character. And the secrets - I really believe that the secrets revealed on this book and those that were left unsaid were perfect. I didn't feel like it was too much or that I had to know more.

I also like how I lost count of how many times I'd like to strangle Alayna on this book. I actually am torn because one minute I love her then the next I'm hating on her because she had her stupid moments (sorry hehe). But in the end, I just gotta admire her. I love how honest she was with what she feels. Even in the first book, I bowed down at her honesty and kudos to Laurelin for creating a female character that is tough enough to voice what she feels. And even if I felt somewhat sorry for her at certain parts of this book, I didn't feel that sorry for her that long because, well, I really think she came out strong several times.

I also appreciate how playful Hudson and Alayna (especially H) have become on this book. I think I was missing that on Fixed On You but I'm glad I got that here. And what can I say, I had a change of heart when it comes to Brian on this book. No change of hearts for Sophia right there and damn I knew it Celia was a total fake. Ugh, that bitch!

This book has really delivered a great message on trust in a relationship. It was done in a way that every little and big secrets have build up until you yourself would say, "the shit has really hit the fan." And I think this book has stressed me out so much that that lesson would stick to me. Hahaha!

Here are some of my favorite parts of the book:
1. Spanking - Okay, I may like the whole Dom/Sub theme in some of the books I've read but I'm still not a big fan of spanking. The spanking on this book though was done in a light way. It showed Hudson's playful side so that makes it my favorite.
2. Library - Who wouldn't fall for a man who gives you your favorite books and DVD copies of the movies you wanna watch before you die? Yes, he's a hot billionaire but for someone who loves to read, a man giving you books is like a guy giving you hearts and flowers.
3. The un-Iloveyou - As you all know, I am a masochist so I kinda get my kick at being hurt so expecting Hudson to say I love you in this book and not getting it hurts me a lot but I like it. Haha! I'm weird that way.

I think the story ended so well. Even with the cliffhanger, I think it was the right kind of ending. I seriously cannot wait for Forever In You
So here's my Found In You Playlist:
Basket Case - Sara Bareilles
Only You - Matthew Perryman Jones
Need You Tonight - Ben Rector
What If I Told You - Jason Walker
I Won't Let You Go - James Morrison
Flaws - Bastille
Sweet As Whole - Sara Bareilles


I think Flaws is the perfect song for Hudson and Alayna. Basket Case is my song when Hudson was in Japan after all the mess that happened in the penthouse. Only You is my Hudson's song for Alayna because just like Hudson kept on telling Alayna, it has always been her and that he's with her, always. If I Told You is my song for all their secrets (make that H's secrets). Need You Tonight and I Won't Let You Go are my other Hudson's songs for Alayna and Sweet As Whole is my song for Celia. Yup, you read that right. I couldn't find a song that would fit hatred towards a female so this would do.



About the Author:

Laurelin Paige is 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. She is represented by the wonderful Bob Diforio of D4EO Literary Agency. Author social media links: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest

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