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.
Forever with You is the third installment of the Fixed series by Laurelin Paige. There’s a fourth book called “Hudson” and it was told in Hudson’s point of view, we get to see his past, his present with Alayna, and a glimpse of their future. I have adored and obsessed over this series since the first time I read Fixed on You. Alayna and Hudson have become one of my all-time favorite couples for so many reasons; their passion, their story, their love to name a few. Forever with You picks up right where the second book ended.
Alayna Withers is truly one of the most exquisite characters. Each book has shown us how strong she really is. She’s doesn’t let her past determined her present and future, that despite of her past she’s capable of so much more. Alayna has always had trouble with relationships, she gets too attached to men, she went as far as to stalk them and follow them around. But since she began a real relationship with Hudson, she learned to overcome her stalker tendencies and tried to build a healthy and steady relationship with him, whom never judged her because of her past. Unfortunately, the Celia drama in the second book put a dent in their relationship. Alayna’s mind is in overdrive trying to decide if she wants to believe what other people said abut Hudson or if she can just trust him completely even though there are parts of his past that has yet to be revealed.
Hudson Alexander Pierce is one of my favorite book boyfriends of all time. He’s just too damn hot and yummy for his own good. And he did not disappoint in Forever with You. Since Fixed on You, we know that Hudson never let anyone get too close to him and how easy he manipulates people around him. But Alayna has always been different to him. According to Hudson himself, she’s the one who paved the road to his heart (swoon). Still, he kept some of his darkest secrets from her, afraid that if he revealed them Alayna is gonna leave him for good. This book proves that keeping secrets from the love of your life is not okay.
Forever with You is still full of the things I love from the first two books; Hudson and his sweet, dirty words, Hudson and Alayna’s chemistry, the scorching hot sex scenes and of course the tension and drama (lots of it). Laurelin Paige’s writing is beautiful and really brilliant at playing with our emotions. We can see this as the story progressed and all the secrets and lies are revealed, you just can’t help but cry, gasp, broken hearted and feel a sense of triumph along with Alayna and Hudson. I admire how they deal with the aftermath of the last drama, I think that it’s the most important message of the series; our mistakes in the past don’t have to define who we are for the rest of our lives. People grow, they change and fortunately sometimes it’s for the better.
Overall I love the series, I love the characters and I think this book is the perfect conclusion to Alayna and Hudson’s story. It has the perfect combination of drama, romance and passion. I love that Ms. Paige writes the epilogue in Hudson’s POV, we get to see how he truly feels about Alayna.
5 amazeball stars all the way!
“You’re the first person I’ve ever loved, Alayna. And I know you’ll be the last.”
“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.”
“You belong to me, precious. You belong with me. I won’t let anything come between us. I won’t let anything hurt you.”
“I’ll let you leave here right now, but I’m not giving up on you. I’ll pursue you like I’ve never pursued anything in my life. I’ll fight until you have no choice to believe that I love you with everything I am.”
“Here I am, precious. I give myself freely. All of me, Alayna. No more walls or secrets or games or lies. I give you all of me, honestly. For forever, if you’ll take it.”