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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Price of a Kiss Blog Tour and $25 Amazon GC Giveaway!!






Title: Price of a Kiss
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.



In Price of a Kiss by Linda Kage follows Reese, who has to stay with her aunt, uncle, and cousin Eva in Florida to try and escaspe after her ex boyfriend's failed murder attempt on her. She's taken on a new identity, and is looking for a fresh start in college, but still very skeptical of guys (or anyone new) stepping into her life. On her first day of class she spots Mason Lowe from across the quad, but Eva quickly caught her up on the rumors surrounding Mason: that he was a high-priced gigolo for the ritzy women in their town. As much as Reese wasn't sure she should believe such far fetched rumors, she knew either way she was going to have to stay away from this unworldly attractive man. To help with her college expenses, Reese takes a babysitting job, only to find out after the fact that it was for Mason's sister Sarah, who has cerebral palsy.

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.

3.5/5 stars

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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. 
Author Social Media Links:

Website - http://www.lindakage.com/
Blog - http://lindakage.blogspot.com/
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/linda.kage
Twitter - http://twitter.com/#!/lindakage
Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B003ILJHKM
GoodReads - http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3213942.Linda_Kage

To see other stops on the tour for reviews, guest posts, and excerpts click here!



15 comments:

Andrea @The Bookish Babes said...

Thanks for participating!

Sebella Blue said...

Weeeell, that last line in the blurb sure caused me to go, whhhhaaaat. That's a new one, and I really need to see where this book goes.

Nancy Hejjo said...

Thanks for the giveaway!! =)

LhasaLuma said...

lol! I liked your insert of humorous story lines! :) Thank you!

joe hawk said...

Loved the review was awesome cover looks great to.

Marcy Meyer said...

This book sounds great! Love the cover! Thanks for the giveaway chance!

Linda Kage said...

Thanks so much for taking the time to review Price of a Kiss. Very well said!

Mary Mooney said...

Sounds really good, added to my TBR list. Great giveaway!

Blacky said...

I loved this book and the couple, one of my fav reads this year :))) And thanks for the giveaway too!!

Tammy D said...

Sounds like a great read, thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!

Tammy Dalley

Lisa Brown said...

thank you for the chance to win :)

Valerie R said...

Thanks for sharing wishing you great success.... it looks amazing.

VampedChik said...

This sounds really good. Adding it to my wishlist! :)

Thomas Murphy said...

sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway.

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Amanda Sakovitz (mandy83) said...

Sounds great, thank you!

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