From the NYT bestselling author of the Fixed Trilogy…
I wasn’t supposed to be working the night I met JC.
Before him, I’d been content with the daily grind, managing one of NYC’s top nightclubs. So what if my life
I was truly blessed to be one of the very first people to read the finished amazingness that is this book, Free Me. Free Me is a spin off novel and the first book in a new duet from the bestselling, totally talented Laurelin Paige.
Gwen Anders is first introduced to us in Forever with You, book 3 in the Fixed Series, when she begins working at the Sky Launch for Alayna. We know very little about her, except that she is hiding from someone or something. I can honestly say I never thought in a million years that I would love this book, as much as I loved Hudson and Alayna’s story, but I was so very wrong. I fell completely in love with Gwen and JC. Gwen is a woman that has tried desperately to put her troublesome past behind her. Her sister Norma, and her brother Ben have had a pretty crappy childhood. Suffering from a violent and abusive father, they are closely bonded, and would do whatever it takes to protect each other. The relationship between them is genuine and touching. Norma being the oldest, she’s sacrificed a lot in order to ensure her siblings safety and happiness. Gwen loves her brother and sister fiercely and to that end, she’s not allowed herself to love anyone else. She doesn’t believe that she needs it. She fears it in some ways I think. She only needs them. She loves her job at the Eighty Eighth Floor, she gets along well with her co-workers, admires her boss and, most important of all, she remains in control at all times.
“I did like my job. It was steady and rhythmic. Managing gave me the opportunity to be no-nonsense and harsh. It was how I preferred to be. Cold. Hard. In Charge”
Being spontaneous is simply not who Gwen Anders is. Everything goes up in smoke when JC, handsome stranger, brash, and completely arrogant appears in her life. JC’s the kind of man you can’t help but get swoony in the presence of. He sees people in a way that strips them bare, he’s upfront, honest, but at the same time a complete mystery. He is a contradiction. A business man who regularly rents the Viper room in the club every Tuesday night (Gwen’s regular day off) to entertain associates, he’s used to getting exactly what he wants, when he wants it. Gwen is completely unprepared for the chaos that erupts when this man makes his appearance in her life. Caught up in the whirlwind that is JC, Gwen begins to question everything.
Why should she have to be so uptight all the time? What would it feel like to let go, even for a few moments? Is it possible for her to be happy? Is it possible to be free?
“What would it be like to be that uninhabited? To be that unrestrained?”
This book made me feel so many things; I had an epic book hangover afterwards. I had every feel possible, because it was impossible not to. Paige creates the most beautiful, sexy, emotional books, they give you all the things you want and even the ones you didn’t know you needed. Her storytelling and characters are magnificent. She delivers yet another bestseller here, I’m saying this now on the record, this is “that book”. The one that everyone is, once again, going to be shouting, raving and gushing about. She somehow always manages to make her next book better than the last. It’s a talent not many authors have, but all aspire to.
Beware there is a pretty huge cliff hanger at the end, when I flipped the page and realized it was over, I wanted to launch my kindle against the room! I needed more, I’m left hanging again, I need answers I need closure. GAHHHH! Free Me, is completely seductive, impassioned, captivating and devastating. I absolutely adored this book, bring on Find Me…I’m ready!
“The difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do.”
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Wow!!!! Fabulous. Just fabulous. I can tell the writing of this author has definitely improved. Looking forward to more!!!
I am a sucker for secretive, controlling, commitment-phobe, sex gods…yes, that’s me! So this book was right up my alley. Because that is what JC is.
In the spin-off from The Fixed Trilogy, we are now following Gwen, the sister to Hudson’s business exec, Norma. This book follows Gwen’s life before she came to work at the Sky Launch. Her time at Eighty Eighth Floor and why she left. We learn about JC, a little.
The story is good, enough twists and turns to make your head spin, but not fly off. Great steamy scenes to show sexual chemistry.
The writing was great. The story flowed along very well.
Looking forward to the conclusion of Gwen’s story and to learn more of her family and their back stories!
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