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.
I moved to the door and placed my hand on the knob. But Hudson’s palm pressed on the top of the door, holding it closed and trapping me between him and the wall.
He lowered his head to my ear. “Wait, Alayna.” His breath tickled and burned simultaneously. I closed my eyes, taking it in, bearing it. “I apologize for overwhelming you. That wasn’t my intent. But I want you to know that whether or not you decide to help with my situation, I will continue to seduce you. I’m a man who gets what he wants. And I want you.”
Um, holy wow.
Turned on did not begin to describe how his statement made me feel.
Then his mouth was on me, nibbling at my earlobe. I drew in a sharp breath. Involuntarily, I let my head roll to the side, granting him better access.
And, man, did he take what I gave, nipping a trail down my neck, sending ripples of desire through my belly. I moved my hand off the doorknob and grabbed his arm to steady myself. He curled his other arm around me, his hand settling on my breast. I gasped at the contact, leaning in to his touch.
He kneaded my breast as he nuzzled his face in my hair. “I should have told you earlier,” he said softly. “You look absolutely beautiful tonight. I can’t keep my eyes off you. Serious and sexy wrapped into one package.” He pressed against me and I could feel his erection at my lower back. “Kiss me, Alayna.”
It was so hot how he used my name freely. As if it was his to use. And in many ways it was. Almost no one called me anything but Laynie. He’d claimed my name when he claimed me.
All that was left was for me to accept it.
Fixed On You has been a book on my TBR for far too long and after have read it I am just plain old mad at myself for not bumping this up. I love a book with brokenish people and strong connections. This book has both.
Alayna Wither is a messed up woman with serious issues but man I just really felt for her. I think all of us have had our own stalker tendencies but Alayna just took them a tad further than legally allowed.
“My obsessive relationship disorder made it really easy for me to imagine that things happened between me and others that actually hadn’t. It had been several years since I had fallen into those old habits. Now was I doing it again?”
She is a wicked smart woman who just graduated with her MBA. She works at a night club and wants to become management. She was staying on the recovered path.
In walks hot as hell Hudson Pierce. He is a business mogul who buys the night club. It is hard to say but I am pretty sure he did so after seeing Alayna at a business school function and was immediately attracted to her. However, Hudson doesn’t have the best track record either. He likes to suck them in and then discard of them.
“Because I don’t want to destroy you more than I need to possess you. That’s progress for me.”
Hudson goes about getting with Alayna in an unconventional way. He wants to pay her to be his pretend girlfriend. So we have a manipulator of feelings and a compulsive stalker. Alayna spent the majority of the book obsessing over if she was obsessing and Hudson tried to ignore how he was really feeling. Do you SEE how this book is good?
We watch as these two stubble through their developing feelings for each other. Ms Paige added in a witch of a mother for Hudson and a brother so has decided to be done with Alayna bringing in more obstacles for these two to have to conquer.
The sex was pretty hot too! I love a book that has great sex scenes and this book delivered the sexy.
“I will have you beneath me. In a bed. Where I can adore you properly.”
This was a great ride and I am VERY thankful it is not over. Book two, Found In You is already published and book three Forever With You will be out in January.
USA Today Bestselling 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.