Thursday, September 5, 2013

Price of a Kiss by Linda Kage

Price of a Kiss by Linda Kage
Release Date: August 15, 2013


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.  - Goodreads.com


Once again, Linda Kage has written a story that pulled me in, invested me in her characters, and left me deeply satisfied at the end.  This was an awesome story.  I've always loved Linda's books, but she has reached a new level as an author with this foray into the New Adult genre.  She is an amazing author with an amazing story to tell.

I loved both of these characters so much.  From the first page, they both got into my heart so thoroughly that they seemed real.  I felt so bad for how tormented Mason is by what he has to do in order to help his family.  It was truly heartbreaking.  You would think that a guy who does what he does would really be living it up... that he'd be into it and loving it.  But Linda Kage presents this in such a way that you can truly understand that even a guy in this situation would feel used and suffocated by his actions. 

Reese's ability to overcome what she's been through and still maintain such sweetness was amazing.  She was an inspiring character.  How gently and sweetly she cares for Mason speaks so perfectly to her personality, and how carefully she treats him is so sweet.  It just made you love her all the more, as most girls would not be able to deal with his secrets the way she does.  She's an amazing character who loves him despite his flaws and what he does.  And her interactions with his sister prove further what a great soul she has. 

This story had a lovely romance.  It wasn't perfect, as there were stumbling blocks along the way, but it was poignant.  The writing sucked me in at once, and I devoured this book so quickly, and after reaching the end, I immediately wanted to go back and do it again.  I can't point to a single flaw in this book.  Everything came together so well to create a perfect story for me.  I love Linda Kage, and I love this book!



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