Monday, July 2, 2018


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Hudson Pierce-

You act so high and mighty, you and your perfect pregnant wife Alayna. With your perfect child and your perfect home.

You weren't always perfect. Your past is filled with misdeeds.

Does your wife know all your secrets?

Would she stand behind you if she did?

You think because she’s on bedrest you can protect her? How sweet.

Sleep tight, you two.

-An Old Friend.

Let me start by saying that this really isn't a standalone.

I guess, if you want to get technical, you can read this one without having met Hudson and Alayna in any previous books. Or Chandler, or Celia, or any of the other characters. You could. I suppose. You would be able to follow along, and you will know what is happening, and you will know why it matters to Hudson and Alayna in the present, and it is explaned why it matters in the past.

But, here's the wouldn't want to get just half of this story. It's just too good.

There are so many scenes in this that not only draw you into the current story, but also pull you into your memories of the stories that came before it. Of a man facing who he used to be, and is no longer, but facing it because now it seems like the person he was in the past is threatening the life he has built in the present.

Hudson wasn't always a good man. There are parts of him that are still dark, things about him that have changed, but yet he still will always be the man who was capable of the things in his past...even if he would never do them in the present. And, what a ride this takes you on as a reader, as you get to know the Hudson who has moved on while seeing glimpses of who he was.

At the core of this story you find a man who is faced with his past, who is trying to keep the things he has done in the past from altering his present. I have mentioned before that Laurelin Paige writes some of the best male POV, and this is incredibly evident here, as you see Hudson struggle with his past while still using some of those same traits to justify his actions in the present. He isn't totally honest, he's willing to bend the rules, to tell some half truths, and to use the people he needs to in order to protect the things he loves. And, it makes you question if he has really changed all that much, or if he has just developed a little bit more of a conscience to help guide him in the decisions he makes.

This book is absolutely everything you want it to be.

I recommend this title.

Holy wow. So the blurb for this book? Absolutely made my heart beat a little faster. I craved this book-as a fan of both Hudson and this Author. This book was absolutely incredible.

So I've met Hudson and Alayna before. If you haven't, I would recommend going back and starting from this couple's beginning. The story makes sense without having read the other books, sure, but it's richer when you have the complete story.

From the moment I started the book I was hooked. I loved diving back into this world, and seriously, once I started the book I couldn't stop. I needed to see how these two had grown with each other, how they'd changed...and how they could handle the new obstacles that were being thrown at them.

I enjoyed seeing Hudson wrestle his past and his present. He's not perfect, and god does that work for him. You can feel his struggles leap off the page throughout the book. I'm not a huge fan of angst, it's not my normal cup of tea. But Hudson's angst, as told by this Author? I Loved every bit of it.

I loved the pacing of this book, the flow worked perfectly. This Author always knows how to grab my attention with her words. Some lines made me melt, some had me biting my lip. There were moments that made me want to clap and cheer-I won't spoil it and say which though. Trust me, you want to read this. I highly recommend this book.


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Fixed Forever in 12 Songs

We've shared joy and we've shared pain

We've shared guilt and we've shared shame

We've bought into the stupid games

We've freed each other and we laid claim

Oh yes the butterflies are still there

Butterflies by Sia

I can still feel your breath all over me filling me

I could fuck with you for eternity, infinity

Infinity by Niykee Heaton

I paced around for hours on empty

I jumped at the slightest of sounds

And I couldn't stand the person inside me

I turned all the mirrors around

Control by Halsey



Lights will guide you home 

And ignite your bones 

And I will try to fix you

Fix You by Coldplay



You've been kicking in your sleep

Tossing and turning relentlessly

And I know you'd be lyin'

If you told me you were fine

And you've been screaming in your head

Swallowing the words

That I know you would have said

If you would just breathe

Oh my heart is tangled all around you

When you've got trouble, I've got trouble too

Oh my life is arm in arm with you

When you've got trouble, I've got trouble too

When You’ve Got Trouble by Liz Longley



When your dreams all fail

And the ones we hail

Are the worst of all

And the blood’s run stale

I want to hide the truth

I want to shelter you

Demons by Imagine Dragons



But you didn't have to cut me off

Make out like it never happened and that we were nothing

And I don't even need your love

But you treat me like a stranger and that feels so rough

Somebody That I Used to Know by Gotye



You'll never know what hit you

Won't see me closing in

I'm gonna make you suffer

This hell you put me in

I'm underneath your skin

The devil within

You'll never know what hit you

The Devil Within by Digital Daggers



You give me a reason

Something to believe in

I know, I know, I know

You give me a meaning

Something I can breathe in

I know, I know, I know

Homesick by Dua Lipa



Because maybe, you're gonna be the one that saves me

And after all, you're my wonderwall



You are the fire to my thoughts

The spark that starts it all

And with your eyes you can move me to your

Worlds that fall apart

If you die before I do, I know that heartache

Will kill me too

So if I ever live again, it will be to find you

I will love you, I will love you

Until the blood all leaves these hands

Don’t you let us, don’t you let us

Close to an early grave

Give me a lifetime

And then fifteen more to find the words

That will explain

How I need you, how I see you

How you are everything that I have

I Will Love You by Gin Wigmore



My head’s under water

But I’m breathing fine

You’re crazy and I’m out of my mind

'Cause all of me

Loves all of you

Love your curves and all your edges

All your perfect imperfections

Give your all to me

I’ll give my all to you

You’re my end and my beginning

Even when I lose I’m winning

'Cause I give you all of me

And you give me all, all of you

All of Me by John Legend


About Laurelin

With over 1 million books sold, Laurelin Paige is the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Fixed Trilogy. She's 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 Game of Thrones and the Walking Dead, or dreaming of Michael Fassbender. She's also a proud member of Mensa International though she doesn't do anything with the organization except use it as material for her bio.



Twitter: @LaurelinPaige

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