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Review: Falling Under You by Laurelin Paige

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FALLING UNDER YOU, a standalone novella brought to you by 1001 Dark Nights, is a delicious glimpse back into the world of Laurelin Paige’s bestselling erotic contemporary romance Fixed Trilogy Series! Grab your copy of this hot novella today!









FALLING UNDER YOU - coverNorma Anders has always prided herself on her intelligence and determination. She climbed out of poverty, put herself through school and is now a chief financial advisor at Pierce Industries. She’s certainly a woman who won’t be topped. Not in business anyway.

But she’s pretty sure she’d like to be topped in the bedroom.

Unfortunately most men see independence and ambition in a woman and they run. Even her dominant boss, Hudson Pierce has turned down her advances, leaving her to fear that she will never find the lover she’s longing for.

Then the most unlikely candidate steps up. Boyd, her much-too-young and oh-so-hot assistant surprises her one night with bold suggestions and an authoritative demeanor he’s never shown her in the office.

It’s a bad idea…such a deliciously bad idea…but when Boyd takes the reins and leads her to sensual bliss she’s never known, the headstrong Norma can’t help but fall under his command.

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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.




“Right now you need to stop thinking and listen.” Again, his voice was weighted with a dominance that I had to obey.

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Norma Anders is a very smart woman.  At the age of thirty-four, she holds the position of CFO at Pierce Industries.  Used to calling the shots, Norma’s a woman who’s comfortable wielding power. But underneath that professional, polished exterior, what Norma needs most is someone she can submit to completely. Someone who will dominate her. Someone who will wield power over her.

At a company event, Norma makes a pass at her boss, Hudson Pierce. It’s a big mistake. Humiliated, Norma immediately seeks refuge from the party to gather her thoughts. But before she has a chance to pull herself together, Boyd Barrett steps into the scene.

Boyd Barrett, twenty-six, is Norma’s personal assistant. In the year he’s worked for her, Boyd has become invaluable to Norma. He anticipates her every need, working side by side with her all hours of the day and night. Boyd doesn’t mind waiting on hand and foot for Norma — he enjoys taking care of her. Boyd needs to take care of Norma, and not just in the workplace.

Boyd’s a Dominant who has been in love with Norma since becoming her personal assistant. He’s come to know Norma better than she knows herself. When he sees a rejected Norma fleeing from the party, Boyd knows that this is the time to make his move.

Wounded and embarrassed, Norma is shocked and delightfully stunned when Boyd reveals his dominant side to her — he’s the guy who’ll have fresh coffee on her desk every morning, with the promise to have her bent over a desk every night. Huzzah!

Laurelin Paige’s Falling Under You is the latest offering from the folks at 1001 Dark Nights. A stand alone novella, Falling Under You is part of the Fixed Trilogy Series, but the reader does not have to be familiar with that series to enjoy this story.

While the older woman/younger man trope is often met with disbelief or dislike, this reader found Falling Under You to be an exception to that pattern — these two characters were made for one another. Written with a scorching pen, author Paige serves up some mighty naughty and delicious D/s scenarios between the CFO and her younger PA.

Norma and Boyd’s journey is not without a few hiccups — they’re both dealing with past issues — but ultimately love (and a spank) save the day.

Laurelin Paige’s Falling Under You is a fast-paced, well-written piece of erotica. Hot and enjoyable, you’ll never look at a conference room table the same way again.



*ARC received from 1001 Dark Nights via Inkslinger for an honest review.*








Laurelin Paige - headshotUSA 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.



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