My rating: 5 of 5 stars
If you've read Laurelin Paige's fixes series, you already know Norma. She is the financial advisor at Pierces Industries and you've also seen her in the Free me series as Gwen's sister.
I strongly recommend to read both series before reading Falling Under You, you'll know Norma better and already have an insight of her relation with Boyd.
I was really happy when I knew Laurelin would give Norma a story even it was just small novella. I prefer her and discover her more in the Free me series. I wanted to know how a strong and powerful woman could find love. And I get more than I wanted.
“There are too many reasons why that would be a bad idea
“Yes, there are,” “Forget them.” “You can.” “You just haven’t encountered the kind of guy who can help you do it
“And you think you’re that guy?”
“I know that I am.” “Let me show you who I am. Let me show you who you are.”
Through such a small book you get all the important part in Norma & Boyd's relationship. I was septic at first and I almost didn't believe that a true relation could come out of the type of arrangement both conclude.
But Laurelin did it again! She offered me all I needed and more.
Falling Under you is an appealing story of two people who needs to find balance between work and their relationship.
Being Norma's personal assistant, Boyd wants to give relief and pleasure outside her obligations for work. There's one important rule, after hours he's the boss!
As usual Laurelin's books are extremely sensual and erotic. Our MC relation being based on Dom/Sub but still being light it was delicious and oh so well done.
To put a cherry on the cake, Laurelin gives us a glimpse of Chandler's book if I didn't want this book so bad already ^^
“And it turns you on to top someone at the top?”Boyd ran his tongue along my slit then answered without looking up.“It turns me on that I can give you the one and only thing you can’t give yourself.”“What’s that?” My voice was shaky, threadbare.“A break.”
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After that, Boyd and I maintained the perception that Hudson desired, but everything was different. Though we still went through the routine we’d gone through for the past two years and still lived the roles we’d defined for ourselves, we’d reached a new understanding between us. We talked about our future a lot. It was our priority, and things began to change. Gwen got a place of her own, and Boyd officially gave up his apartment and moved in with me. He accompanied me to family dinners—even when Hudson was present. And little by little, I started tidying up projects at work so that I could hand them off to someone else if necessary.
Still, time went by. Thanksgiving came and went. The Monday after the four-day holiday, the annual executive Christmas party invitation arrived via intra-office mail.
“You can toss that,” I said to Boyd as he laid it on my desk.
“You aren’t planning to go? It’s at American Cut. Hudson’s rented out the entire restaurant. You love that place.”
I looked up from my computer screen. “I know. But it’s not as fun when I can’t take whom I want to take.” The year before I’d gone to the event and barely lasted an hour before I’d rushed home to Boyd and had a very different kind of party.
The corners of his mouth bent into a frown. Quietly, so no one passing by might hear, he said, “I hate that I’m the one standing in the way of you enjoying all the perks of your hard work.”
“It’s not really a perk. It’s one night. I’ll live.” But, the truth was, it was more than one night. My job required me to attend several events throughout the year. Time and time again I’d gone alone. I could ignore the looks and office gossip about my perpetually single status, but I despised not being able to share those occasions with Boyd. Sometimes I’d take him with me as my assistant, which was almost worse. At least at the office, I had work to distract me from pining for his glance or his touch. In social settings, it had gotten harder and harder not to brush my arm against his too closely, not to reach for his hand, not to behave too familiarly with him.
“Okay, then. If that’s what you want.” Boyd reached for the invitation, but I placed my hand on his wrist to stop him.
“You know what? It’s not what I want. And I’m tired of living like this.” I pushed my chair back from my desk and stood up.
USA Today and New York Times Bestselling Author Laurelin Paige is 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 Game of Thrones or The Walking Dead, or dreaming of Adam Levine. She's also a proud member of Mensa International though she doesn't do anything with the organization except use it as material for her bio. She is represented by Rebecca Friedman.