Review : Price of a Kiss (Forbidden Men #1) by Linda Kage

Posted October 11, 2013 by bookstobreathe in Book Review / 0 Comments

Review : Price of a Kiss (Forbidden Men #1) by Linda KageTitle: Price of a Kiss
Author: Linda Kage
Series: Forbidden Men #1
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: August 15, 2013
Genre: New Adult
More Info: Goodreads
Purchase: Amazon US
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I don’t care what my cousin says; I am not the queen of impossible relationships. I mean, just because my last boyfriend tried to kill me and left a bit of a scar on my neck, then forced me to move across the country and legally change my name to Reese Randall to escape him, does not mean—

Oh, who am I kidding? For a freshman in college, I have to have the worst dating track record ever.

It’s no wonder love is the last thing on my mind when Mason Lowe enters my life. But the chemistry between us is like bam! Our connection defies logic. And he’s just so freaking hot. Being around him makes me feel more alive than I’ve ever felt before. I even like bickering with him. He could be my soul mate...except for one teeny tiny glitch.

He's a gigolo.

Boy, do I know how to pick them.

I assume no one had ever actually overdosed from a lust glance before, but with Hotness around, I had a bad feeling I’d probably be the first.

And with that, we dive into the story of Reese and Mason. I won’t say for certain that for Reese it was love at first sight, but it most definitely was lust! Honestly, I cannot blame her. Mason Lowe is sex on a stick, and I am officially in love with a gigolo. File THAT under things I never thought I would say!

It was official. Mason Lowe was perfect. Well, beside the whole gigolo part. But yeah, other than that, no one else could even compare.

Price of a Kiss is the journey of two college kids, who at young ages, have had to grow up really fast. Due to circumstances that you will find out later, for all intents and purposes, they are on their own. Mason has essentially taken over as provider and head of the house for his mother and sister, and Reese has moved across the country to try and start over from a troubled past. With one glance across the courtyard, their fates are set in motion. I know it, you will know it, now we just have to get them to realize it.

“See, your laugh is exactly what’s keeping me away, woman. I just want to kiss those lips and hoard that sound all to myself.”

It is lines like this that come out of Mason’s mouth that make him so delectable! The man could wear a paper bag over his head, I just want to hear him talk. Mason is no smooth talker, he just says what comes to his heart. Mason has book boyfriend written all over him, and you won’t soon forget what he does to you.

“You’re quirky…and yet conventional. Innocent but worldly. Reserved yet outgoing. Candid yet guarded. Trendy but also practical. And childlike while still managing to be mature. It’s like…you’re the perfect contradiction.”

There is another relationship that develops in this book, and it brought me to tears many times. Have tissues handy for the first scene they have together. Without giving anything away, trust me that you will know what I am talking about when you read it. Mason was forced, not necessarily against his will but definitely by circumstance, into the life and profession he leads now. He wants out, but knows that he has responsibilities he can’t get rid of. You will love him that much more for how selfless the man is.

“You’re the warm sun that shines when everything else is dark,” he went on, lifting his hands to rest them against the wall on either side of my face. “A smile and a hug in a roomful of disapproval. You’re…” Wincing, he pressed his forehead against mine. “You’re everything.”

When our couple finally gets their act together, you will realize what you have been waiting for. Heart and panties alike will melt and smolder and a million other words of the such. This was a 4.5 star read for me, and one I will definitely be reading again in the future. Be sure to check out Mason for yourself and I know you will agree!!

About Linda Kage

Linda writes romance fiction from YA to adult, contemporary to fantasy. Most Kage stories lean more toward the lighter, sillier side with a couple meaningful moments thrown in. Focuses more on entertainment value and emotional impact.

Published since 2010. Went through a 2-year writing correspondence class in children’s literature from The Institute of Children’s Literature. Then graduated with a Bachelors in Arts, English with an emphasis in creative fiction writing from Pittsburg State University.

Now she lives with hubby, two daughters, cat Holly, and nine cuckoo clocks in southeast Kansas, USA. Farm girl. Parents were dairy farmers. Was youngest of eight. Big family. Day job as a cataloging library assistant.

Harry Potter House Gryffindor, Patronus White Stallion, character match Hagrid. Supernatural Team Dean. Game of Thrones Team Jon Snow and Tyrion Lannister. The Walking Dead Team Daryl. Outlander Team Jamie Fraser. Teen Wolf Team Stiles. Avenger Team Thor…or Hulk (can’t decide). Justice League Team Flash. Arrow Team Stephen Amell. Stranger Things obsessed. Heard Laurel, not Yanny.

Started out reading with the Baby-Sitters Club. Then moved to Sandra Brown, Linda Howard, Julie Garwood, and LaVyrle Spencer in high school. Now all over the place with her romance reading tastes.

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