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Found in You by Laurelin Paige
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4.5 "obsessive fuck bunnies with trust issues" stars

This is the second book in what was originally the Fixed Trilogy but is now a 5-books series. It is not a standalone, so if you haven't read the first book, do not read this sequel until you have read Fixed on You. Also, please note that this review contains spoilers if you have not read book 1 yet.

Hudson (Richy Rich hottie billionaire twenty-something whose past enjoyment included manipulating people for sport) and Alayna, aka Laynie (gorgeous twenty-something bartender/manager/recent MBA graduate who has stalker tendencies) are taking things to the next level. When they met a couple of weeks ago, Hudson approached Laynie to pose as his pretend girlfriend to get his mother off his case as she has wanted him to marry her best friend's daughter Celia, a woman he has been friends with since childhood but for whom he has no romantic feelings. Celia was the only one who was in on the charade from the beginning as she agreed that she would not want to be in a relationship with him when he was incapable of loving anyone as he (and his mother) believe. And, in truth, Hudson has some very serious issues with love as he has seen very little in his family life or otherwise. On the flip side, Laynie is known for falling too hard too fast and on her own as her past relationships have ended in restraining orders. While she has been "clean" for a few years now after embracing therapy, she knows that she has these tendencies which on the one hand make her more aware of her feelings and actions, but on the other seems to allow her to latch onto Hudson's possessiveness that straddles the line of obsession. And while Hudson may not be able to say he loves her, Laynie is convinced that he does by his actions; she has decided that she can be the vocal one while he is the demonstrative half.

But beyond the issues between the couple are the external factors that threaten to tear them apart: David, her manager and once almost lover that she still works with at the club while ever-jealous Hudson is in the dark about their past; Hudson's mother Sophia who treats Laynie worse than shit on the bottom of her shoe as she is still bent on her son marrying Celia; Celia herself who Laynie can't quite read but wants to know more about Hudson via her since she has known him since childhood and is his only real friend; Mira who is Hudson's younger sister that seems supportive; and even Jack, Hudson's father who seems to like Laynie almost a little too much. Add to that the recently estranged relationship Laynie has with her only living relative (her brother Brian), and she doesn't know who to turn to. And when another person from her past joins the fray, Laynie is thrown another snag that has the potential to ruin her relationship with Hudson. While they may be growing closer as a couple, they are still hiding things from each other that may blow up in their faces and end the passionate connection they have found.

What I liked:
--- Hudson is still mega alpha male - yum! (But he does get a little more possessive/obsessive which becomes a bit much at times)
--- Laynie is a gorgeous woman, but she is super flawed which makes her feel way more relatable
--- STEAMY goodness! These 2 are seriously like bunnies in this installment
--- Interesting story line that keeps the pages turning quickly

What I didn't like as much:
--- Sometimes there is way more angst than necessary, especially with the hiding of things from each other, but they don't take too long to resolve
--- Frustrating that (mild/non-specific (view spoiler)

Overall, another delicious read with plenty of steam, twists, crazy moments, and strong plot line. On to book 3!

Plot --- 4.5/5
Main Characters --- 4.5/5
Supporting Cast --- 4/5
Steam Level* --- 4/5
Violence --- none
Language --- the f word makes appearances early & often
POV --- 1st (Laynie's POV)

*Note that steam level is not a rating so much as a how hot was it: 0/5 - clean; 1/5 - mild; 2/5 - sensual but nothing descriptive; 3/5 - now we're getting somewhere; 4/5 - yes please! ; 5/5 - they did EVERYTHING in this one, y'all
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❤️ Paulette  Alphas Review ↪Happy reading L💕ve ↩


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MG ❤️ Paulette Alphas Review wrote: "↪Happy reading L💕ve ↩"

Thank you, lady! xoxo The first book in this series ended where this one picks up, so I had to dive right in --- didn't realize the whole series was basically one big story (that's how they "get ya" with the freebie on the first one, and it totally worked with me bc I need to read on!! LOL)


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MG Indelicate Reviews by DD wrote: "Enjoy!"

Thanks so much DD - xoxo


❤️ Paulette  Alphas Review MG wrote: "❤️ Paulette Alphas Review wrote: "↪Happy reading L💕ve ↩"

Thank you, lady! xoxo The first book in this series ended where this one picks up, so I had to dive right in --- didn't realize the whole s..."


My absolute pleasure, L💕ve ツ ! It's been long while since I read this series, I think I made it to book 4


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Somia Hope it' a fab read looking forward to hearing what you think


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MG Somia wrote: "Hope it' a fab read looking forward to hearing what you think"

Thanks so much, love! xoxo


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Indelicate Reviews by DD Fab review!


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Somia Ace review MG


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MG Kat wrote: "Fantabulous review MG!!💋👍💖😉"

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MG Indelicate Reviews by DD wrote: "Fab review!"

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MG Jade wrote: "Damn, that's a good review!"

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MG Somia wrote: "Ace review MG"

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Farrah fan Great review!😉


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MG Farrah fan wrote: "Great review!😉"

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Debra Johnson Lmbo. Love the '.....they did EVERYTHING in this one, y'all'


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MG Debra wrote: "Lmbo. Love the '.....they did EVERYTHING in this one, y'all'"

One of this author's books came really close (4.75) --- it's a spin off of this series ;)
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Debra Johnson MG wrote: "Debra wrote: "Lmbo. Love the '.....they did EVERYTHING in this one, y'all'"

One of this author's books came really close (4.75) --- it's a spin off of this series ;)
https://www.goodreads.com/rev..."


It looks like I have that one too!


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