Chandler by Laurelin Paige
A Fixed Trilogy Spinoff
Release Date: September 20th, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
I’m good in a boardroom, but I’m better in the bedroom. Much better. I can charm the skirt off any woman in one encounter. I’ll even give her an orgasm before I put her in a cab. Or three. No more or she’ll start making plans for the future and I’m not into that.
Or I wasn’t until Genevive Fasbender. She’s the first woman in five years that I want to spend the whole night with. And she’s the first woman who’s told me I’m not what she wants in a lover, even after multiple O’s. She’s brash and bold and stubborn as hell, and she doesn’t believe it’s possible to satisfy her.
But I’m up for the challenge.
And after an incident in my brother’s office closet―a downright dirty incident―I think I’m just the guy to deliver.
Genevive Fasbender will never know what’s coming.
Five minutes later, the valet pulls up with my car. Genevieve raises an eyebrow. “A Bugatti?”
I’m so impressed she can name the model that I practically jizz in my pants. “It’s the best.”
She shakes her head, and I swear I hear her mutter something about rich men and their toys, but I don’t respond, too occupied with inspecting my car and then passing the attendant the cash I promised him earlier for returning my vehicle in perfect condition.
I slide into the driver’s seat, and when I look over at Genevieve as she buckles her seatbelt, a wave of pure, unadulterated lust rolls through me. I’m very aware that I’ve trapped her, that she’s now defenseless to my whims. Not that I’d take advantage, but goddamn, to think that I could…
I nearly shiver at my own vile thoughts.
Glad she can’t know what I’m thinking, I flash her a smile. “So. Where am I taking you?”
“I’m staying at the Park Hyatt on 57th Street.”
“Fancy.” The Park Hyatt is one of the nicest luxury hotels in New York. That means this girl has money, which isn’t a bad thing. Just, the swell of my wallet in my back pocket is usually one of my better attributes. If wealth doesn’t attract her, I hope I’m not shit out of luck when it comes to getting an invitation up to her room.
Apparently, I’m transparent because she asks, “Not impressed?”
“Quite the opposite. I’m worried you won’t have a reason to be impressed with me.” Now I’m the one who can’t believe how honest I’m being.
“It’s a valid worry,” she says after a beat, and I can’t tell if she’s teasing or being blunt. Can’t tell if I should prepare for gut-wrenching disappointment or dive into another round of sexy banter.
I concentrate on my driving instead, speeding up before slipping expertly into a tight opening in the adjacent lane.
I’ll admit I’m showing off.
“Smashing,” she says with a tone that vibrates through my body like I’m a tuning fork.
Then, abruptly, she laughs, and I turn my head toward her, alarmed at the source of her amusement.
“I still can’t believe you drive a Bugatti in the city. I can’t decide if that makes you brilliant or as mad as a bag of ferrets.”
“Brilliant, of course.” Though, with her so close, I feel more like I’m going crazy. “What can I say? I like things that are fast.”
“Of course you do.”
“You don’t?” I raise a questioning brow. “Maybe you don’t understand how awesome fast can be.” I put my foot on the gas and race down the next block to prove my point.
The traffic light turns red as I approach the intersection, and I ease the brakes. “See? Fast is fun.”
“The problem with fast is it’s over too quickly.”
Is that innuendo? Her gaze pierces into me, and the air around us feels tight and charged, and I’m suddenly certain that I will die if I don’t get to taste her tonight.
Even if she didn’t mean anything more when she made her statement, I certainly do when I say, “Don’t worry. I know when to take my time.”
She exhales, slowly, and I swear I can feel it. As though she’s already in my arms and her breath is grazing every inch of my bare skin. No matter what happens after this, I know she at least feels this…this attraction. Or whatever it is.
Her voice is low and sultry when she replies. “You’re not talking about cars anymore. But do you really take your time? I’d guess you bolt the minute you’re finished.” She’s so blunt, so direct, and I don’t know if it’s a her thing or an English thing, but I like it.
I also like this conversation we’re having. Because we’re drawing the lines, and that means the potential for tonight is high. So I answer with a nod, making sure she understands that she’s correct in thinking I’ll bolt. Because I will.
It’s no secret that I love Laurelin’s books. I’ve read every single one since she first started on the Indie scene. I was so excited to read Chandler. I really loved him in the previous books and I felt really badly that he’d gotten burned by love in the past. He’s so much like Hudson in a lot of ways yet different. He puts his heart on the line much easier though and doesn’t have quite that board room drive as Hudson, but this book was great watching Chandler go from that charisma and charm into the man he truly was meant to be.
I have to say that I didn’t know what to make of our heroine from the beginning. I wasn’t in love with her characters much, but she grew on me and as the story went on and I got to know her better I truly fell in love with her. I was always waiting for that other shoe to drop and honestly, it didn’t really from her end. She’s a strong woman, in a mans world, determined to make her own way as a business woman no matter how hard her daddy tries to keep her down. She’s a bright young woman and when nobody else sees it or gives her a second look, Chandler was paying close attention.
The tension between these two was pretty high, and not just where the bedroom is concerned but their ideas, and their goals. I truly think that Chandler made a change for the better. She mad him want more and to be more. His need to prove to Hudson that he isn’t just a pretty boy taking up a corner office was truly endearing. I fell for him before but this book really made me love him! He’s got so many facets, he’s a lover and a fighter, when it comes to what he wants, when he makes up his mind, nothing will stop him.
Let’s just say that in the boardroom and the bedroom this book lit my fires. Chandler was everything I’d hoped and more. I truly am happy that this story turned out the way it did, and Laurelin’s way to seamlessly intertwine all the characters from this series was brilliant. Even some are a complete surprise, and showed just how much skill it takes to make you like someone, that you used to hate… You’ll see what I mean when you read this one! From beginning to end I was intrigued, baffled, swooning and falling head over heels for Chandler, and you will too! This can be read as a stand alone if you so choose, but this entire series is amazing!!! I highly recommend them all, and Chandler get’s this girls 5 star seal of approval!!!