Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Virtual Review Tour for Kiss It Better and How to Resist Prince Charming by Linda Kage

Welcome to my stop on the Virtual Review Tour for Kiss It Better by Linda Kage and How To Resist Prince Charming by Linda Kage.  Please leave a comment or question for Linda to let her know you stopped by.   You can follow Linda’ s tour here.  My review for Kiss It Better is below, my review for How to Resist Prince Charming will post later tonight. 

Contemporary Adult Romance*
ISBN : 978-1490471624
Legnth : 61,000 words - 209 pages
Available : July 2, 2013

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When his sister is sexually assaulted, memories of his miserable childhood haunt Reed Walker and interfere with his perfectly structured life. To add to the chaos, just when dating becomes the last thing on Reed’s mind, Sophia Eschell, the very woman he’s been dreaming about for the past three years, barrels into his life.


After hooking up with too many troubled men, Sophia is determined to find a normal, average guy sans baggage. She turns her attention to Reed, only to discover he has more issues than anyone. But if he can learn to open up to her, can she honestly reject him or will she kiss it all better?

*Some Explicit Scenes and Language

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My Review

A man with a miserable childhood and a woman with a magnet for the wrong man are the central characters in Linda Kage’s contemporary romance, Kiss It Better.  Well developed characters, good dialogue, plenty of emotional angst and an occasional touch of humor, kept me turning the pages to discover what was going to happen next. 

A successful businessman, Reed Walker is handsome, intelligent and secretly attracted to Sophia, one of the women who work in his office.  When his baby sister becomes the victim of a sexual assault, Reed blames himself and is plagued by memories of their miserable childhood.  Determined to care for his sister until she recovers and can take care of herself, Reed struggles to get his life back in order. 

Smart and beautiful, Sophia Eschell is the original magnet for troubled men.  Secretly attracted to Reed, who she thinks is out of her league; Sophia is determined to change her romantic outlook by avoiding men with trouble. Will her attraction to Reed end once she learns he’s a man who’s got secrets and troubles of his own?

The scenes between Reed and Sophia are well done and lots of fun.  They have good chemistry and their dialogue is entertaining.  As their relationship begins to grow, both Sophia and Reed will have to learn to trust each other with their secrets and learn what it really means to give and accept another person’s love. 

The secondary characters, from Reed’s sister and his best friend, to Reed and Sophia’s co-workers, all contribute something to the story and help Reed and Sophia on their journey to love.

Will Sophia learn to overlook all of Reed’s problems and accept him for who he is?  Will Reed take a chance on letting someone else into his heart?  You’ll have to read Kiss it Better; I enjoyed it and look forward to reading more of Ms. Kage’s work.  

My Rating:  4 out of 5 Stars

Contemporary Adult Romance
Republishing: Contemporary New Adult Romance*
ISBN : 978-1484932896
Legnth : 73,000 words - 285 pages
Available : July 2, 2013
In Ebook and Print
* currently on sale $.99

To resist the perfect man, please follow these simple rules:

Step 1: Never make eye contact.
Step 2: Never smile at him.
Step 3: Never agree to anything he suggests.

Or better yet, just follow Lenna Davenport's example and give in to temptation, sparking a whole tangle of passion, forbidden romance, mounting secrets and deceit. She meets her prince charming at her father’s company Christmas party. Problem is he happens to be her dad’s new boss. Worse problem is, her dad totally hates him.

But what Daddy doesn’t know…

Braxton Farris takes over Farris Industries out of family obligation and expects his new employees might resent his youth and inexperience. What he doesn’t anticipate is the level of contempt Tom Davenport carries for him. Nor does he count on falling for Tom’s daughter. When he and Lenna start a secret affair, a disaster of corporate proportions is bound to follow. But to be together, they must decide if the fallout is worth it.
*Sexually Explicit Scenes and Language

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Author Info

Linda grew up on a dairy farm in the Midwest as the youngest of eight children. Now she lives in Kansas with her husband, toddler daughter, and their nine cuckoo clocks. She works a day job in the acquisitions department of a university library and feels her life has been blessed with lots of people to learn from and love. Writing's always been a major part her world, and she's thrilled to finally share some of her stories with other romance lovers.

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  1. Thank you so much for taking the time to read Kiss it Better and giving it such a lovely review!