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Found in You | [Laurelin Paige]

Found in You

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.
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Publisher's Summary

Warning: This book contains mature content and is not recommended for listeners under 17.

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....

©2013 Laurelin Paige (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 06-09-14
    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 06-09-14 Member Since 2009

    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

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    "Prepare 2 be Torn, Wrung out & Emotionally Fucked"
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    Be prepared to be torn up,wrung out and emotionally fucked... Once again Laurelin has me an emotional wreak by the end of this book. This is twice now that I am left with a book hangover that is sure to affect me for quite a long time and with Carly Robins addictive narration you will get drawn into every word spoken... Seriously, this couple will consume you so if you are looking for a new obsession, well here it is !

    I must say that the angst that goes on in this book will put you under it's spell, grab you and keep you 100% emotionally involved... I am so nervous for book three in this series. I mean, I feel like Hudson and Alayna are solid. They made a lot of ground in this book. They are committed to each other and I don’t see that changing, I am just nervous about what they will have to face next. I am worried about how much glorious torture Ms.Paige is going to put me through...

    I am so committed and dedicated to this couple that I don’t think I will ever get enough of these two... If I could I would hold Laurelin hostage and make her create an endless series of Hudson and Alayna... how totally yummy that would be... :)

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Yvette GILBERT, AZ, United States 06-13-14
    Yvette GILBERT, AZ, United States 06-13-14

    I am a lover of books. I enjoy losing myself in a fabulous romance and great story plot.

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    "It's All About Trust In this One…."

    Hudson and Laynie are an interesting couple, yet I felt as though I had to have as much patience with the couple, Laynie in particular, as they did with each other while working on their relationship. Laynie made a lot of stupid mistakes in this one. Mistakes that were "no brainers." Hudson would set a boundary saying, "let's not cross this line (so to speak)," and what does Laynie do???? She crosses the dam line!! But, I felt for Laynie because although Hudson was loving toward her, he still kept secrets on the lock down and with Laynie's curious nature & history, that was not a good combination. I felt for Laynie because she's really trying to make this relationships successful, but struggles due to her past issues, so she over-analyzes and scrutinizes everything much more than the typical heroine due to her obsessive-type of disorder. In this book, the dominant theme is trust. Laynie will learn what women in Hudson's life to trust, at the same time as she's building trust with Hudson himself. The best parts are when Hudson and Laynie come together for their sexy-time and when they overcome emotional hurdles together. Both Hudson and Laynie learn major lessons in this book, but again as we go into the next and final book, I feel as though Laynie has not learned from all of the lessons in this book. For that reason, I'm going to hold off on reading the final installment, until I feel patient again.

    Narrator: Carly Robins was excellent and delivered in her performance.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lia Sutton, Australia 06-09-14
    Lia Sutton, Australia 06-09-14 Member Since 2009

    I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!

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    "Intensely passionate Hudson and Laynie Wow!!!"

    Ooooomg if I loved Hudson Pierce before I'm officially uncurably obsessed. So obsessed I think I make Laynie look sane. I have to say I was a very complicated mess thru most of this book...bouncing between anxious and horny. Yeah...I told you...mess! This series is like my crack...I cannot deny the hypnotic hold it has on me and I love it so much. First of all...if you have not read Fixed on You, please...stop whatever you're doing and read it. It blew me away...plus none of this will make sense!

    Laynie...wow, I feel like a proud momma or something. My girl is growing up and I'm so proud! There was so much growth for her in this book...necessary growth...good growth...positive growth. She becomes the healthy non-obsessive person she always knew she could be, in a healthy relationship with the man of her dreams (and mine!). She is logical and rational...analytical in good ways...she just blew my mind with how much more I fell in love with her as a character. She's stronger, braver...she's doing what is in her best interest rather than acting irrationally or impulsively. She still makes mistakes and some that had me screaming at my kindle trying to get her to stop...but she's learning from them - which is key.

    `Hudson lifted my chin to meet his stare. "I want you."
    The look on his face - he wasn't upset by my outburst at all. Other men had been scared away by similar unfounded accusations. But Hudson-not only did his expression show an absence of fear, it showed hunger, desire. Almost as though my paranoia was a turn-on.
    "You have me," I whispered.'

    Hudson Alexander Pierce - there are no words for him. My love knows no bounds for this man and if it was possible for me to fall in love with him any more...mission accomplished. And just as much as Laynie grew, so did he! He's nothing like the cold heartless manipulator he once was. He's a changed man and it's all thanks to Alayna. He still has a long way to go but Laynie has brought him light years away from where he once was. He needs her...so badly and my heart just melts at the thought of his emotions for her. Watching him be in a relationship is...different. I can't lie and say that a part of me was waiting for the possible moment that he got scared or changed his mind or let his past get the better of him - but it never happened. Which just made him even more perfect.

    `He leaned back in to rub his nose against mine. "If you acted as smart as you are, you would have stood me up weeks ago."
    "Good thing I don't act smart."
    "Good thing for me, yes."'

    So Found In You picks up right where Fixed On You left off. No overlapping, no redundancy, just smooth transition from one to the other. Same fabulous characters continuing their delicious story. And oh my...Alayna and Hudson together are more than just delicious. Hello...I think I need another word for hot! Just... Wow ! Set the pages of my kindle on fire, panty disintegrating, sweet baby jeebus HOT! They're sexy and passionate and that is all part of their connection. It's the way Hudson shows his love for her, the best way he shows his love because he can't say it. Or maybe not that he can't say it...maybe that he doesn't want to admit it? But I felt it. OMG with every piece of my heart, in every action that Hudson makes, every word he says to her, it just bleeds love. Their sexual connection isn't all they have but when all else is failing it's what brings them back to 'them'. To what they have and how they can't love without each other.

    `He growled - actually growled - and I shivered at the sound. But despite how his sounds and reactions made me completely weak and dizzy, I suddenly felt powerful. There was nothing in the world that I could imagine that would be strong enough to cause Hudson Pierce to relinquish his authority - nothing in the universe that could make him yield to anyone.
    Yet here he was giving in to me.
    Yes, I felt very powerful.'

    So...Hudson is not the hearts and flowers type and it's easy enough to get me to swoon when he's so f^@%in sexy and says some of the hottest things ever...but he really did make me swoon with some über romantic lines! See?!! I told you he was changing! He has some pretty romantic gestures too...and then he turns around and f^@%s her on the rooftop of a restaurant - so thru and thru, he's still Hudson...he's just an improved version! :-) But you can never take the hot alpha cave man out of Hudson Pierce...and Thank God for that!

    `His gray eyes searched mine for long seconds. "How does it feel to belong to me?"
    I didn't know if he was still playing or not. For me, the game was over. It was with sincerity that I answered. "Perfect."'

    Alright, the reason I was anxious...you would think it might have been Sophia...well not that the wicked b!tch from the east didn't raise her ugly head every now and then and give me heart burn...but she wasn't the main reason! And it wasn't even the little lies that developed into bigger lies and things started getting sticky...though that didn't help either! No...the cause for 90% of my anxiety was a certain back stabbing ho-bag...Celia! F^@%in c^nt! I knew I didn't like her for a reason and she just gave me a s*** ton more. If any b!tch in the world deserves to get slapped/c^nt punted/cut...this b!tch is top of the list. I swear my stomach was in knots through more than 50% of the book just waiting for that moment when I was going to be crushed...and then when it happened, it was worse than I thought. But I promise you, I could not have been more proud of the way Laynie handled herself.

    `He lay beside me, wrapping his arms around me. Smoothing my hair with sensuous strokes, he spoke low at my ear. "I know it's scary and our situation hasn't been ideal, but you are everything good for me. Nothing in this world is important to me beyond you. I can be the same for you I know it. And I'm so grateful you've given me the chance to prove it."
    I shifted to face him. "You have nothing to prove. You're already everything good for me, too."
    "Shh." He kissed my forehead. "Not yet. I haven't been able to give you everything you need yet."'

    Now that I've got that out of my system...I loved the ending. Perfection - I love that there wasn't a cliff again...leaving me a happy little camper but still anxious to continue Hudson and Alayna's journey. There are lots of pre-cursors...things that keep my mind thinking and anticipating! And there's a video that needs to be watched...that's all I do know! But it gives me something to crave and ponder. This was a perfect sequel to Fixed On You in every way possible - I don't think I could love it more if I tried. I feel like I need to send Laurelin Paige roses for creating the amazingness that is Hudson, because he is quickly climbing the charts towards the top of my BBF List. It surprised me, kept me on the edge of my seat with uncertainty, turned me on and warmed my heart - what more can you ask for?

    Carly Robins was outstanding with the deivery of the story

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Bexlyn Wright Kentucky 10-16-14
    Bexlyn Wright Kentucky 10-16-14 Member Since 2008

    I'm a grad student with very little time to edit reviews because I'm editing research papers. Audible helps me with my book addiction.

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    "Like watching a train wreck"

    I don't know that I've ever written a review before finishing a story. All I can say is that the word "amazeballs" was uttered and I choked on my lunch. The sad thing is, as a grad student teaching the younger generation, I know that these girls exist. This girl is a flipping idiot. Which in a weird way is interesting... a protagonist who is openly vulnerable to psychotic stalker tendencies and obsessions.

    What I wouldn't give for a woman in one of these in-love-with-a-billionare books that actually has a brain on her shoulders and uses it. Alayna is hot but has an MBA. She should act like it. Stalker issues aside, she makes the most asinine choices and is easily duped. No MBA pro (as she is portrayed) should be duped the way she is. Within a few hours of listening she's been coerced by one person to lie to the man she promised to be open with, and let herself be blackmailed all the while keeping that a secret too.

    Hot mess.

    But then... are we really here for the story of a strong independent woman? Or is it the hot steamy sex? But to be honest, it's a bit of a turnoff when the person is lying so much that you start to feel sorry for the guy. And I really do wonder why he's with her.

    Mixed feelings on this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 09-28-14 Member Since 2010

    Cypriania

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    "2nd book in the series, still great."
    What made the experience of listening to Found in You the most enjoyable?

    The fact the characters are the same and the wealthy dysfunctional families stay pretty true to form. I don't see Hudson to be so giving to cover for his dad, or why he views the event as his fault.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Found in You?

    Can't give one, there were so many, and each made you proud to see the characters changing, even in minute ways.


    Which character – as performed by Carly Robins – was your favorite?

    All, except Celie and her other villain counterpart. Jack was a great play, Sophia, not so much. Again, dysfunctional families of wealth.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Very much so. It was hard to go to sleep without finishing.


    Any additional comments?

    Amazed at all of the evil tricks that were thought up, in each book, not just one. Great villains, but even better with the love interest and the changes going on.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    RayRay1974 Texas, United States 09-24-14
    RayRay1974 Texas, United States 09-24-14 Member Since 2011

    I don't have time to sit and read, but I have plenty of time to sit and listen! :)

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    "Think of something funny here...."

    Sorry, couldn't come up with a headliner.

    This book is a continuation of the relationship for Lanie and Hudson. Now that she's moving in she has someone else set on breaking them up. Of course you don't have to throw stones very far as this series has several characters putting the odds against them, of course.

    I thought it was a lot of the same. They get in a fight, they have sex and make up for 5 minutes. Then she's upset again and they fight and have sex again. It pretty much goes like that until the climax of this story.

    I think if your looking for a lusty novel that keeps your ears and face burning, this will do it. Great series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Aimee Jackson, NJ, United States 09-12-14
    Aimee Jackson, NJ, United States 09-12-14 Member Since 2013
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    "OMG! Couldn't stop listening once I started."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Found in You to be better than the print version?

    Had to listen to all books in series, back to back, which I normally don't do! But I couldn't wait to hear what happened next!! However I did feel that the story was a bit too long and dragged out quite a bit!


    Which character – as performed by Carly Robins – was your favorite?

    Alayna Withers


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I just wanted to know....it was more of a feeling if extreme "good" anxiety!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    CT Phipps Ashland, Ky USA 08-08-14
    CT Phipps Ashland, Ky USA 08-08-14 Member Since 2011
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    "My new "book" power couple!"
    Would you listen to Found in You again? Why?

    Absolutely! Even though this was a very emotional journey so many good things came from all the gut wrenching plot. I think I would fall in love a little more with Hudson each time I listen to this trilogy. Alayna and Hudson are my "book" power couple!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Found in You?

    Definitely Alayna trying to find that perfect outfit to wear once she got to Japan to surprise Hudson. Only to find out Hudson had come home and rented out the club and had decorated it with rose petals, candles and his hot self!


    What does Carly Robins bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I like Ms. Robins voice for all the ladies but her voice for Hudson is just all wrong. I'm sorry to say.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I was glad Alayna and Brian were able to mend fences.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a wonderful series that I am so glad I took a chance on!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tacha 07-01-14
    Tacha 07-01-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Wanted to bang my head on Something"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Loved the first book! I did not want to stop listening until the end. This book however, made me want to bang my head on something hard numerous times for how dense the female character is.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Still trying to make it to the ending. I have to keep stopping. Really hoping it gets better.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 06-13-14
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 06-13-14

    bookworm

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    "FROM THE VERY START I JUST COULDN'T STOP LISTENING"

    Sorry but I've got book 3 already downloaded and I'm DESPERATE to listen to exactly what's next in the gorgeous Hudson and lucky lucky Laynie's future so I'll have to make this review fairly quick but a warning... I'll be gushing about it.

    This is book 2 of an intense, emotional, passionate, hot and truly wonderful trilogy which has plenty of angst, drama, character growth, surprises, suspense, jealousies, sex, interesting characters and, as Hudson and Laynie each struggle with their troubled pasts, insecurities, secrets and betrayals, is love going to be enough to keep them together.... Well I can't wait to find out what Laurelin Paige has in store next for the lovers and what bitter-sweet problems she has expertly written for them to overcome in order to finally get their HEA.

    Worth a credit? Laurelin knows just how to write about a drool-worthy, powerful, sexy, handsome, Alpha Billionaire whose passionate, emotional and obsessive nature will have you swooning, drooling, fanning yourself and eagerly wanting to hear more. Oh, so so so creditworthy and I hope she will continue forever writing about their love story which would all be an auto download for this fan.

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
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