Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Blog Tour: Found In You by Laurelin Paige

Title: Found in You (Fixed #2)
Author: Laurelin Paige
Release date: October 1, 2013
Publisher: Mandevilla Press
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours

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Alayna Withers has only had one kind of relationship: the obsessive, crazy stalker kind. Now that Hudson Pierce has let her into his heart, she’s determined to stay away from her past tendencies and develop their love into more than just amazing sex. At least Hudson is as dedicated to her as she is to him, though she could do without his new found jealousy and need to control everything. To complicate matters, Hudson has his own baggage including a penchant for mind games and a hateful alcoholic mother who’s set on destroying any happiness he might find with Alayna. 

Needing insight, Alayna turns to an unlikely source—Celia Werner. Celia’s been in love with Hudson herself and knows how to ride the rocky waves of the emotionally closed-off man. But when Celia’s true motivations behind their friendship are revealed, Hudson’s commitment might not be as solid as Alayna thinks, and even their all-consuming passion for each other isn’t enough to fix their mistrusts. This is the first relationship where Alayna hasn’t spiraled out of control. And she might lose Hudson anyway…

***An ARC was provided in exchange for a fair and honest review***

You know, I absolutely loved Fixed on You when I read it. The characters are so flawed yet so honest about their flaws and failures that it really reached out and grabbed me. So when the opportunity to receive an ARC for Found in You came along, I jumped at the chance and then waited, not so patiently, for my copy. 

And here we are, all read, and I couldn't be happier to be back in the lives of Hudson and Alayna. Reading as Alayna and Hudson try to stumble through some fairly serious relationship issues, centered mostly around trust, was completely captivating. My anxiety level was high as I tried to guess everyone's motives throughout the story and how they would play into each other. It's not a mystery or crime novel, yet you find yourself trying to decipher the motives of the characters and determine how other characters will react. That's what makes this series such a good read. You know the character flaws, you know backstories, but you're constantly trying to figure out who these characters are now and how they will interact with each other. 

I really loved Alayna's effort to break away from her past behaviors and have confidence in herself, and Hudson is as sexy as ever. I am so excited for the next one to see how it plays out. Lots and lots of secrets were revealed in this story and i can't wait to see how it all comes together. 

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 Bob Diforio of D4EO Literary Agency.

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