Author: Linda Kage
Publisher: 373 Pages (August 15th, 2013)
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NOTE: This is a "New Adult" novel. Due to mature content this title is recommended for ages 17+
Synopsis: *new adult romance*
**explicit scenes and language**
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.
Review: 5 Stars - Price of a Kiss by Linda Kage is without a doubt, hands down one of the best books I've read in 2013. It’s the writing, story, characters and relationships that make this novel memorable and one of my favorites.
Reece, the female lead of the story and college student is living in the apartment above the garage at her aunt and uncles house while trying to get her life back on track. She’s hiding from an ex who for lack of a better word is a psycho. After trying to kill her once her parents knew the best thing to do would be to send her away for school.
She’s smart yet scared and is pretty funny too. I like how she went against the grain and did her own thing when it came to her life, her friends and most of all Mason. When everyone else talked horribly about him, she saw him as a person and took a chance to be his friend even when it proved to be more than difficult at times.
Mason… oh this boy is so complicated. He only wants to take care of his mom and his sister who has some medical issues. His heart is in the right place and what a heart of gold it is. When he’s put in a position to help out financially he grudgingly takes it which in turn change his life and those around him for the better and the worst. I’d say mostly the worst. This part of things broke my heart. There’s a scene where we find out how he came to be a gigolo and it was horrible to say the least.
His sister… I loved her! She has an important part of the story for both Mason AND Reece and I didn't see that coming. Reece was amazing with her! I loved how she gave his sister what she needed most, a normal or as close to normal fun for a girl her age. Every scene with his sister, she stole.
When I say that I loved this book from start to finish that’s exactly how it was for me. I had moments that I cringed but there was a bigger picture to look at for these two. They struggle with different issues that you think couldn't get worse but yeah… my heart soared, my heart broke and I wanted to smack a few people throughout… and maybe on more than one occasion.
When I think back about the story, which I do often I still find myself smiling. I can remember certain scenes and my heart beats a little faster and at least once… okay, more like every other day I have to talk myself out of reading this one again! I’m not sure how much longer I’ll be able to do that, I’m sure there will be a reread coming up soon in my future.
While the overall story is about the relationship between two people who are dealing with situations they've found themselves in, you can’t help but root for these two in all aspects of their lives together and apart.
All in all, this title was extremely entertaining from beginning to end. It’s one of those books that you don’t want to put down, that you don’t want to end and that once you finish it you want to turn right back to the first page and start it all over again. The characters are ingrained in my heart and mind and I have a new found love for the author Kage and her writing. I can’t wait to see what she writes for us next! I’m excited to read anything that Kage writes. Those who are looking for a “New Adult” contemporary title with characters you will love, story with heart and then some, look no further! I highly recommend this title to anyone and everyone who will listen. You won’t be sorry… so, what are you waiting for? GO READ THIS ONE NOW! Enjoy!