From New York Times best-selling author Laurelin Paige, book 1 in the Fixed Trilogy
Fixed on You is the first book in a trilogy but ends without a cliffhanger. Due to mature material, it is recommended for ages 17+.
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.
©2013 Laurelin Paige (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
I downloaded this book because it had great reviews and the narrator was highly rated, however, I didn't like it. Honestly the story was too predictable and the narrator was just okay. If I had it to do over I wouldn't use a credit on this one. I won't be listening to the rest of the series.
I am the definition of a contradiction. I am a tomboy but just can't seem to get enough of romance books!
I can relate to Lanie a little bit. That moment of obsessing and stalking when there is a nagging feeling that something is wrong...which leads to bad decisions.... but Lanie was on another level and it worked for her. Now Hudson was all sorts of confused, how anyone can make a game out of pain and heartache is beyond me. Who knew 2 crazies can add up to sanity? Despite the 50 shades jabs, i think this was an enjoyable read worth my credit....and 1 more narrator added to my list when I go trolling for books!
Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books
Holy crap I LOVED this book! I am pretty sure I had a huge grin on my face for at least 5 minutes after reading this book. I may have even been clutching my iPhone to my chest so that I could hold on to Hudson and Alayna just a little bit longer. If I am being completely honest I sort of obsessed over Hudson and Alayna just a little bit, but only for like a day... I couldn't get them out of my head, and I have already come up with numerous different scenarios that I think could possibly take place for book 2. I don’t think I have been obsessed with a couple like this since…..well actually I think it was Tristan and Danika and that was only last week but still. This couple is one that is going to stay with me, right on up there with Gideon and Eva; Christian and Ana and James and Bianca...
My favorite part of the book that has stayed in my head... "But it wasn't just his incomparable beauty and exquisite display of male sex that had me burning between my legs and searching for the nearest exit. It was how he looked at me, in a way that no man had ever looked at me, a hungry possessiveness present in his stare as if he not only had undressed me in his mind, but had claimed me to be sated by no one ever again except him"... Gosh, i'm drooling all over the place !! :)
I so loved the Narration by Carly Robins, the voice she uses for Hudson is soooo Very Sexy, oh Yummy... I have already grabbed book two and three and can't wait for more Sexy time with this wonderful couple :)
I'm not sure but I'm leaning towards no. The way Hudson's voice is described is not at all how it was narrated.
I loved Hudson and Alayna working on his business proposal and Hudson falling asleep before Alyana came out of the bathroom was just adorable!
I really had a hard time with the voice for Hudson. It was just awful.
I couldn't turn this book off!! I had to finish. It did make me cry. That last chapter in Alayna's new office. Wow Huds!!
This is a wonderful love story. I saw a review that said "these two were really broken people. Not like Christian Grey, he was fixable." Ok I'm sorry but Christian Grey liked to tie up, beat and sleep with girls who looked like his dead crack whore mother!! Hudson played the "Cruel Intentions" game and Alayna had some stalking problems. They both knew they had a problem, got help and told each other about their "addiction." IMO, Christian is the really really broken person and I think Ana enables his dysfunction . Not Hudson or Alayna.They truly are better together than apart. I am so cheering for them!! My new book boyfriend is so definitely Hudson!
I don't have time to sit and read, but I have plenty of time to sit and listen! :)
I know a lot of people will compare this to 50 shades. But isn't that what a lot of people are looking for? Well this series and couple will not disappoint. Seeing as the 4th book in the series is the delicious twist that will set this series apart from the rest.
Hudson. Doesn't his name really say it all? Well the only thing is the author doesn't spend any time making you wonder about him. He's always agreeable always the perfect man. Makes you go hmmmmm? But that leaves you with Lanie and all her insecurities that she has to overcome.
If your looking for sex, this book has plenty of it. Like once, twice.. maybe three times each chapter? I may be exaggerating but there is non-stop lust fest in this book.
The narrator is absolutely perfect for the book and she has my attention from the get go.
Let those who you love know today, tomorrow is not promised! Life experience, Mishawn
I Want Another! Meaning after the first book you need the second one and the third is a must.
There was always hot chemistry throughout the whole book.
Carly Robins definitely did this series justice. She was the perfect narrator for the for characters in this book.
I think I would a good sit down dinner with Jack. I feel he has a lot more insight than given credit for.
Don't stop here go ahead and get the next two. Most definitely worth the time and credit!
I am a lover of books. I enjoy losing myself in a fabulous romance and great story plot.
Wow! I thought the concept and character development in this book was unique and interesting!
Laynie is definitely an unlikely heroine. In fact, in another fictional book she could very well have been the villain starring as the psychotic, obsessive ex-girlfriend. Yet, there is something vulnerable and appealing about Laynie who is very capable and smart as she recently graduated with an MBA, but who struggles with an obsessive relationship disorder that has brought her much pain and suffering. I really liked Laynie who is sincere, giving and introspective. She's cautious in her relationships as she does not want to fall into past destructive habits.
Hudson Pierce, our gorgeous CEO refers to her as "exquisitely beautiful and incredibly smart." In his proposition to Laynie, he was always up front about his desire for her, but made it clear that they were to engage in two separate realities. But, when both Laynie and Hudson have trouble keeping these realities separate, that's when this love train really starts to pick up speed!---I loved it when Hudson's own personal story and struggles emerged….Wow, talk about layering a story and making it both HOT and psychologically interesting!!! Both Hudson and Laynie have a steamy, sexy chemistry that makes it hard for them to keep their hands off of one another, and makes theirs one smoldering, erotic relationship blended with an emotionally evocative theme, due to each of their pasts.
I have to admit that initially I was turned off by certain descriptions like Laynie's frequent references to "her sex" clenching, swelling, or twitching, and then when she described her pants as being so tight that it gave her "camel toe", I was like "UMMMM NOOOO! Girl, what were you thinking????--Camel toe is NEVER sexy or attractive!!!!" LOL, I'm glad I overlooked those tiny annoyances along with others at the beginning, because as the book progressed it got really good and I became fully immersed in both the characters' struggles and ecstasies. The plot moves forward nicely with plenty of unfolding revelations and people in Laynie and Hudson's life that makes this one riveting read! I'm glad it's a trilogy to fully explore and enjoy this developing relationship between Hudson and Laynie that is ON FIRE and quite special.
Narrator: Bravo to Carly Robins!!…Wow, This woman is talented!!! She did an excellent job in conveying strong emotion in the dramatic parts, and her overall performance made this audiobook one great listening experience!
The narrator made Hudson sound like a creepy old man. She made him sound like smegal from The Lord of the Rings. otherwise the storyline was great. Steamy and demanding sex scenes. I absolutely loved the book. I just purchased book two... However im already sick of Hudson's voice...strained and creepy when he says "precious"
This is another story of immediate sexual attraction. It happens between 26-year-old, recent MBA graduate and bartender, Alayna/Lainy. and 29-year-old ultra wealthy business man, Hudson. Hudson is also a consummate manipulator of his female partners, and it is done solely for kicks and giggles. And, of course, Hudson has grey eyes.
This story might be to your liking if your flavor of love is the quick, lusty, almost-entirely-based-on-great-sex kind. I quickly tired of all of the continuous references to Alayna’s wet vagina and/or her wet panties. I liked the very brief glimpses of Alayna and Hudson connecting at a level beyond their lust. But they were very, very, very few and far between. There is some sexual language, dirty talk, and sexual descriptiveness used in this book, but it didn’t seem too much. But it might be for other listeners.
This story is another retelling of a woman being propositioned to pretend to be a man’s girlfriend with the benefits to her being financial and sexual. Hudson professes to be a man who can’t love, and Alayna professes to be a woman who loves too much. Hudson has a history of manipulating his romantic partners for kicks, and Alayna has a history of obsessive behaviors focused on her romantic partners. She says she has an obsessive disorder. And some consider Hudson to be sociopathic. So the story is them figuring out whether or not they can “fix” each other, in the characters’ words. Adding to their dysfunction are their families. Alayna’s parents died in a car accident when she was 16. It was caused by her father driving drunk, which left her in the care of an older brother who she doesn’t’ connect with and vice versa. And Hudson has 2 younger siblings, one that’s questionably of the same 2 parents, and parents with a loveless marriage. It’s also a story of unveiling secrets.
The one plus in this story was the complexity of the characters. Including challenging, identified mental health issues in this story makes an old story [frame, plot] somewhat new or different. There was a bit more depth as a result of Alayna’s struggle to learn the difference between feelings and expectations of love and the associated common behaviors compared to her past obsessive behaviors that were also part of her romantic relationships.
This story is part of a series. The story doesn’t end in this book, though the ending is not quite a cliff-hanger, thankfully.
This is Chelsea, not Brandon. I'm not sure how to change that. Voracious romance reader, addicted audio listener.
In the middle
I thought her obsessive tendencies made a nice twist
I always like reading about couples that grow together. I like that both these characters are a little crazy. The book was sexy but still had a good story line. It wasn't a huge departure from the genre but had some original twists that made it enjoyable.
"Strangely unerotic. Waste of a credit."
Boring, uninspiring, ho hum.
The only thing that's unique is the main character has a stalking obsession. The gentleman, Hudson something-or-other is completely stereotypical.
Really, there's not a lot to say about the story. Rich mogul meets poor, struggling woman. Rich mogul makes an offer she can't refuse. Boring sex ensues, they fall in love in spite of both being love-shy.
It has nothing special. Stick with Crossfire. Even 50 shades is a better quality story, which says all that needs to be said. Don't bother. Don't waste the credit.
Found American man voice very strange - didn't match the sexy descriptions and references being made by the narrator
"rich and sexy"
loved this first instalment. the best bit is how they have both had destructive pasts and how they find a softness between the lines. I cannot wait to get the rest of the books in this series
"hot, hot, hot"
the fact they both have destructive pasts
she was good with the female obviously but not so great with Hudson
yes & i did
"I LOVE this book!!! Superb"
This book is exactly what I needed!!
Hudson and Alayna... WOW
I really love Alayna she has to be my favourite fictional character.. yes she can be so fixated on herself sometimes and she cries a bit more than I would like (not as much as Anastasia 50 Shades :O that was just shocking!) but you really do start liking her more and more as the story goes on.
Where do I begin with Hudson...Huds?? Boy O boy did I feel like slapping him (I get way to involved with fictional characters *_*) but you start to understand him and yes you will, like me, want to slap and shout at him but he's such a good character... He's deliciously dominant but marshmellowy on the inside!!
LOVED the booked... LOVED the characters! <3
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