Review: Forever with You by Laurelin Paige

Posted June 13th, 2014 in book review / 10 comments


Fixed Series #3

by Laurelin Paige

Publisher: Self-Published (Jan 2014)
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Adult
Format: eBook (387 pages)
Source: Free book from author for honest review.
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Rating: ★★★½☆ (3.5 stars)

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.

At A Glance
Though I am not completely okay with how things went down in the end, I will always love Alayna and Hudson for their flaws and their love.

The Good
I really do love Alayna and Hudson, even if they do drive me crazy. They are so perfectly f*cked up. How could a known obsessive stalker and a man who plays games with women and leaves them broken find each other and actually be happy? I don’t have a clue, but Paige found a way.

Alayna and Hudson are finally happy in their relationship. The things trying to pull them apart have faded into the background. That is until Alayna finally learns about Hudson’s secret, and boy was it a doozy. It effing broke my heart when everything was revealed. But it crushed and destroyed Alayna. It’s hard to see two people so in love and then so easily fall apart because of past deeds. But that’s life, and that’s what kept this book going.

I feel relieved to finally know all of Hudson’s secrets. He really has nothing to hide anymore, because nothing could be as bad as what he did to Alayna. But I knew Hudson wasn’t the same guy as the one who first met Alayna. His past is his past, even if it sometimes leaks into the present. Alayna was one strong wench for sticking to her guns, not letting Hudson get away with evasion and non-answers. How she could ever trust him again, I don’t know, but that’s why I love them. They defy logic. Which, really, isn’t that what love is?

I enjoyed the plot and the side characters. The writing was good and the drama was full force, which is my favy. If this is the end of the series, then I am content.

The Bad
I wasn’t all that excited about the resolution after the big secret reveal. I lost some respect for Hudson with how he handled Alayna finding out his secret. He was a huge a**hole about the whole thing. And he really didn’t do anything spectacular to win her back.

I have to be honest. I was going to give this book 4 stars, but I literally just sat here for an hour not knowing what to say. I tried to thing about what I loved about this book and realized that it wasn’t love, just like. I liked this book, it kept my interest, but it wasn’t memorable.

The Snuggly
These two crazy kids really do love each other. The things they forgive, the things they accept about the other is above and beyond most relationships I know. They are both messed up in different ways, but they love the other more for it. A great love story for sure.

Awesome sex scenes, like always. Lot’s of sex too, but not over the top. Best for an adult audience.

Final Thoughts
I am happy to have followed this series and to be a part of Alyana and Hudson’s craziness. I think fans of the series will be satisfied even if I was a little disappointed with some aspects. But if you haven’t read the first two books, do so, because this is not a standalone. Recommended.

“Where is the road to your heart?”
With one finger he lifted my chin to meet his eyes. “Don’t you know? You’re the one who paved it.”  

“We’ve been pussy-footing around each other all day,” he said at my ear. “I’m warning you now that I’m done. It’s time for me to start treating you like what you are: Mine.”  

“Then, all of a sudden, everything changed. He dropped his hand to his side and his expression melted and transformed, and for the first time in days, the look in his eyes said I was the center of his world again. The crux of his universe. The core of his existence.”  

“This is everything I ever needed and never knew I wanted, wrapped up in the most beautiful of packages.”  

“Jealousy doesn’t look good on you, son.”
I disagreed. Jealousy did look good on Hudson. Quite good indeed.
A low grumble came from the back of his throat.
Jack cocked his head. “Did he just growl?”

Fixed Series:
Book #1: Fixed on You
Book #2: Found in You

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