Author: Linda Kage
Release date: September 4, 2013
Age Group: Mature New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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 glitch.
He's a gigolo.
As the witty banter between the two intensifies, they both can't ignore the pull they have towards each other and Mason and Reese become fast friends. But Reese's curiosity gets the best of her as she has to find out the rumors about Mason being a gigolo aren't only true and clientele included certain professors at the university, but his reasoning behind his job is to support his family of his single mom and special needs sister, and he doesn't think he can quit the game. Even though Reese and Mason grow incredibly close and they admit their mutual attraction for each other, the past seems to keep coming between them, both with Mason's clients that refuse to let him go and Reese's ex boyfriend who feels like he has unfinished business to settle with her.
Overall I liked this book, it was a really nice contradiction: although it covers some dark issues, the tone of it come across as very light, there are adult situations but a comical goofiness twist to them. Bonus points for such phrases as:
"Yikes, I hope it hadn't given him the scoots, that would be nasty" "He continued to gaze longingly at them, like they were bacon...or chocolate...or chocolate-bacon muffins."
I really liked all the characters, Reese was quirky and very likable and Mason more than lived up to his nickname of "Hotness" and had his sexy manly act down, but he also had a very sweet and tender side to him that he reserves for Reese and Sarah. My only real critique would be that I died from the sexual tension! We knew (hoped with all our hope) that Mason and Reese were going to get hot and heavy and I couldn't stand it being drawn out! But I loved how the silliness and closeness of their friendship crossed over to their sexual relationship. Too many authors have their characters flip a switch in their head and get all serious when they get intamate, but I love how Reese and Mason's joking and playfulness stays true throughout. Definitely would be considered an NA, but I would recommend this book to anyone who is in the sappy, angsty drama, romance rut, because this is not that.
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The youngest of eight children, Linda Kage grew up on a dairy farm in the Midwest. She now lives in Kansas with her husband, daughter, and nine cuckoo clocks. Linda is a member of Romance Writers of America and its local chapter, Midwest Romance Writers.
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