I didn't break her heart, and she didn't break mine -- we broke each other's.
I never stopped loving her, but time and distance played its cruel role in ripping us apart three years ago when she moved halfway around the world. Now after all those endless miles away, she's returned . . . but I'm not the guy I was before.
Beautiful, kind, and loving, she's the same -- my hope. The only one who can make a day better, who can make me feel again with one kiss, one touch, one night.
There's so much I have to put back in place now that I’m alone and on my own. Things I never wanted at the age of twenty-five. When I receive an unexpected letter that might hold the clues to everything I desperately need to understand about my family, I'm sure I have to follow it. But that means leaving her once more.
She says she'll come with me, and having her by my side will unbreak my heart . . . or destroy it.
That's the chance I have to take.
Heartbreak, loss, and the meaning of unconditional love, pulled at the strings of my heart while listening to the narration of this incredible novel performed by Joe Arden and Erin Mallon.
Through-out this emotionally raw and breathtaking story, I found that I had to take time to away for contemplation, as it brought up so many important issues about life and death.
Upon hearing the grief-stricken words during Arden’s performance and the learned more about the grief that Andrew was facing, I was in tears. I was soon comforted by the voice of Mallon, as she portrayed Holland, a former love interest to Andrew, and the only healthy balm left to help him cope with his pain.
Having been a long-time fan of Lauren’s I assumed that I would enjoy this story. However, this was unlike any other story that she has written before -- and I mean that in the best way possible.
I highly recommend this book, as it will show you another side of Lauren’s gifts as a writer, and take you on a cathartic journey you will not soon forget.
As Always, Happy Reading!
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.
Carly Robins and Jeremy York brought Fixed Forever to life and in a whole other and uniquely different way; from what merely reading the book had done for me.
I am not sure what I expected when I first began listening to the final book in the beloved, Fixed Series, by the multi-talented, Laurelin Paige. But, nothing had me prepared for the emotional roller-coaster that this book would take me on.
Over the course of many years, I began my own love affair with the heady relationship created between the often dysfunctional yet addictively lovable couple made up of the intoxicating love story of Alanya and Hudson.
We find the couple living a somewhat normal existence, having been married several years, up to their eyeballs from the responsibility of child-rearing, all while running multi-million dollar companies.
Listening to the characters and the emotion that they portrayed brought the book to another level of greatness. But, one thing still remains the same. While the couple may have evolved from the young couple we met in book one; there are still secrets and past hurts that could ruin everything.
This book was surprisingly intense and suspenseful. These events brought out an entirely new dimension to Alanya and Hudson’s relationship, which I had never seen before. While it was refreshing it also had me questioning things – like did they have what it took to go the distance?
This book confronted demons from the past and asked new questions of the lovebirds so many of us have become fond of over the years. I was left feeling incredibly satisfied and grateful for the experience I had in listening to this final book in the Fixed Series.
If you decided to read any of the series I highly suggest that you read each book as intended, you will not want to miss a single word of this masterpiece.
As Always, Happy Reading!
I’ll say this about Christian — he made one hell of a first impression.
When I first saw the strapping man, he was doing handstands naked on a dock along the canal. His crown jewels were far more entertaining than anything else I’d seen on the boat tour, so I did what any curious woman would do — I took his photo. I might have looked at the shot a few dozen times. Little did I know I’d meet him again, a year later, at a secret garden bar in the heart of the city, where I’d learn that his mind and his mouth were even more captivating. But given the way my heart had been trampled, I wanted only a simple deal — No strings. No expectations.
Our arrangement worked well enough until the day I needed a lot more from him…
Let me just say, this whole part-time lover thing was her idea. I’d have gone all-in from the start, but hey, when a gorgeous, brilliant woman invites you into her bed, and only her bed…well, I said yes.
But then, one hysterical phone call from my brother later, begging me to find myself a wife so grandfather’s business stays in the family, and I need a promotion with Elise. Turns out a full-time husband suits her needs too, and a temporary marriage of convenience ought to do the trick, until we can simply untie the knot…
As long as no one finds out…
As long as no one gets hurt…
As long as no one falls in love…
But our ending was one I never saw coming.
I felt so much with this book...it reminded me why I read romances. But, hearing this story told by the talented voices of, Grace Grant and Shane East, brought this story to another level!
Smells of sweet breads and candies; blossoming, vibrant colored flowers; and the soft light highlighting the beauty in the European cities our characters navigated throughout this story, held me captive from the beginning of this book until the very end. Hearing this all described by the voice of Elsie, Grace Grant, made it that much real in my mind.
Fate and the question of does fate exist is questioned and argued by, in my opinion, two of Lauren Blakely’s most marvelous characters to date - Elsie and Christian. I don’t want to take away one thing from this book by trying to describe the characters or the plot of the story. I want you to experience these characters for yourself.
The voice of Christian, Shane East, had my heart flutter from the moment he spoke. I was held captivated and had an almost intoxicating feeling as I listened to him speak to Elise throughout this story. He was so scrumptious that I would gladly listen to him read my grocery list any day of the week!
I have to be honest. It has been a long time since I was completely and utterly consumed by a romance story. Having just read this book, I didn’t think it could get any better, but I was wrong!
As I listened to this story, these narrators reignited the spark in me, the spark that had drew me to contemporary romance in the beginning. The passion I have for stories like these was reawakened and I felt rejuvenated and hopeful again and for the first time in a long time – that may be, like in our story, fate could play a role in all of our lives, leading us to our special someone.