by Laurelin Paige
Release Date December 29, 2015
Stand-Alone | 384 pages | Contemporary Romance
by Laurelin Paige
(adapted from Goodreads)
When Emily Wayborn goes home to visit her mom while on hiatus from her hit TV show, she receives a voicemail from her former best friend, Amber. Though the two were once notorious party girls, they haven’t spoken in years. Although the message might sound benign to anyone else, Amber uses a safe word that Emily recognizes, a word they always used to get out of sticky situations during their wild days. And what’s more chilling than the voicemail: it turns out that Amber has gone missing.
Determined to track down her friend, Emily follows a chain of clues that lead her to the enigmatic billionaire Reeve Sallis, a hotelier known for his shady dealings and play boy reputation. Now, in order to find Amber, Emily must seduce Reeve to learn his secrets and discover the whereabouts of her friend. But as she finds herself more entangled with him, she finds she’s drawn to Reeve for more than just his connection to Amber, despite her growing fear that he may be the enemy. When she’s forced to choose where her loyalty lies, how will she decide between saving Amber and saving her heart?
#Sneak Peek of “First Touch”
When I heard the message she’d left, it had been more than six
years since I’d spoken to Amber. Hearing her voice on my
mother’s old answering machine shocked me. It wasn’t that we’d
parted on bad terms, necessarily, but they were final terms. We
were on different sides for the first time in our friendship. The
only way past it was to separate.
The last words she’d spoken to me in person played in my
mind so frequently it was as though they’d been scratched into
the audio portion of my brain with professional recording
equipment. They reverberated clear and crisp: “I’m sure
someday’s gotta happen for us all one day. But it doesn’t mean
mine’s happening at the same time as yours.”
So I left her to live my someday while she took off for Mexico
on the yacht of the latest sugar daddy to buy her a designer bikini
stuffed with hundreds that she’d later let him stuff with his
pathetic excuse of a cock.
In our time apart, I’d grown up completely, reinvented myself,
put the past behind me, yet her voice on the machine sounded as
bright and young as it had when we were twenty-three. It
instantly triggered a longing and regret that I hadn’t let myself
feel since we’d said goodbye.
“Emily.” Her bubbly tone spilled into my ear. “It’s been ages, I
know. But I’ve been thinking about you. God, I’m not even sure if
this is still your number.” She paused for only half a second, the
space of a sigh or maybe taking a moment to reconsider. “Anyway,
I wanted to ask—do you still have that blue raincoat? Miss you. Bye.”
She’d said nothing really. Her voice hadn’t cracked or stumbled
or betrayed emotion of any kind. But I knew one thing with
clear-cut certainty: Amber was in trouble and she needed my help.
The Fixed Trilogy
(Adapted from Amazon)
Fixed on You is the first book in a trilogy but ends without a cliffhanger. Due to mature material, it is recommended for ages 17+.
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.
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