Title: Free Me
Series: The Found Duet Book One
Author: Laurelin Paige
Publication Date: December 9, 2014
Her story began long before she started working at The Sky Launch...
Screw fairytales. The only reward Gwen Anders got from her rough childhood was a thick skin and hard heart. She’s content with her daily grind managing a top NYC nightclub—Eighty-Eighth Floor. So hers isn’t a happily ever after. She doesn’t believe in those anyway.
Then she meets J.C.
The rich, smooth talking playboy is the sexiest thing that Gwen has ever encountered, but she’s not interested in a night-in-shining latex. But when a family tragedy pushes her to the brink, it’s J.C. who’s there to teach her a new method of survival, one based on following primal urges and desires. His no-strings-attached lessons require her to abandon her constant need for control. Her carefully built walls are obliterated.
Gwen discovers there’s a beautiful world outside her prison. Freedom is exhilarating—and terrifying. When she starts to feel something for J.C., she fears for her heart. Especially as she realizes that he has secrets of his own. Secrets that don't want to set him free.
BOOK ONE OF TWO. This series can be read alone or with the Fixed Trilogy.
Laurelin Paige is the NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Fixed Trilogy. She's a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there's kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn't seem to complain, however. When she isn't reading or writing sexy stories, she's probably singing, watching Mad Men and the Walking Dead, or dreaming of Adam Levine.
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My 4 Star Review
Free Me is the first book in The Found Duet Series.
Gwen Anders is a survivor. After her abusive childhood she has learned how to not just survive, but thrive. The key to her success is control. She doesn’t allow herself to let loose often, she is afraid of what might happen if she lets go. Working as a manager at the Eighty-Eighth Floor nightclub is not what you would expect from a woman obsessed with order, but it’s the perfect job for her and she loves it. One night while working she meets J.C., her polar opposite
‘Okay, my offer to help you be less tense. Are you ready?’
Where Gwen is uptight and controlled, J.C. lives life to the fullest. He enjoys indulgencing and party lifestyle. He is immediately attracted to Gwen, but notices how reserved she is. Despite that he sees something in her, a part of her that is dying to be set free. He offers to show Gwen how to let loose.
As J.C. begins to show Gwen how to let loose and have fun, they develop a no strings attach monogamous relationship. The story is told from Gwen’s POV and I found it so odd, but Gwen was very anti commitment. Normally it’s the other way around, but Gwen has been through so much and she isn’t ready to let J.C. or anyone else with the exception of her family in.
They set all these ground rules to protect themselves, to keep their lives completely separate. But as you can guess things do begin to progress and real feelings develop. This is not your average sexy story, that was obvious, but I definitely didn't see the twist coming. I will say despite how upset it made me, I am definitely hooked for more!
This one is crazy hot, I mean super-hot and of course I loved that. I wish there was more of a story early on and after that ending I am not sure how I feel. I can say one thing, I am dying to see what comes next.
I listened to the audio version of this book and really enjoyed it. The female narrator did a great job executing the male and female roles. I definitely recommend and would listen to this audio again!
Complimentary copy kindly provided in exchange for an honest review.
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