Alayna Withers has just graduated business school and is on her way to achieving her dream – being manager at the nightclub, The Sky Launch. She desperately keeps herself busy in an attempt to not fall into old, bad habits. When he appears at her bar she knows that her resolution is close to breaking point. But will he break her or can he fix her?
Hudson Pierce, renowned business tycoon, always gets what he wants. For him life has been a game and people have been his pawns. That was his past, now he wants Alayna in his future, but is she just a another pawn or could she be the one to finally bring the game to an end?
This series is a heart-breaking, heart-warming mix of emotions. Trust, secrets, lies and deception intertwine until, as the reader, you don’t know who to trust or who to believe. Hudson’s past exploits linger at every turn and with his childhood friend, Celia, constantly in the background it did make me wonder whether they were truly in the past, and with Alayna’s obsessive compulsions he does seem to play these to his advantage.
I’ll be honest, it took me a while to warm to Hudson. I wanted to believe that he felt something for Alayna but with his continued secrets and connection to Celia it made it very difficult. Alayna didn’t help matters either. She kept her own secrets, which at times I thought Hudson dealt with very well. For all their talk of communication they seemed to be sadly lacking.
This is one of those series where you spend most of the book thinking ‘I don’t know if I like him’ but somehow he works his way into your affections and you don’t want the series to end. Good News! There are several follow-on books and a spin-off series which I will be reading and reviewing over the next two months.
Fixed on You (Book 1): 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.
Found in You (Book 2): 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…
Forever with You (Book 3): Alayna Withers relationship with Hudson Pierce has tested both her and his ability to trust. They decide that the only way they can move forward together is with open doors and transparency. It won’t be easy for the scarred lovers, but they’re committed to each other more now than ever. Alayna, in particular, has grown through their trials, and has emerged more confident and faithful to the man she loves.
But while the pair is focused on the future, their past shows up again to threaten their fragile bond. Promises that were made are broken, and Alayna learns that Hudson still has very potent secrets–secrets that will tear them both apart. As much as she feels for him, her ability to forgive and forget is tested beyond her limits.
Even though she found the only man who could fix her, a forever with Hudson seems more and more out of reach.