Title: Price of a Kiss
Author: Linda Kage | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Website
Publication Date: August 14 2013
Length: 373 Pages
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Source: Purchased (Kindle Edition)
Cover Love: Perfect, love the colors.
Point of View: 1st person, following Reese
My Rating: 5 Stars
Holy prologue Batman. Never before has a prologue done such an amazing job of sucking me right into the story. There was absolutely no way that I was not continuing with this book after THAT beginning.
Mason. Holy swoon. This guy is book boyfriend gold. I mean that is of course if you are willing to put aside the fact that he sells his body for cash... but other than that, he is perfect. Your heart will break as you learn more about why it is he has gotten into this profession. He now feels that he is well and truly stuck. Honestly, I just wanted to give him a big hug.
Reese. Loved her. It is rare that I fall completely in love with a female narrator. But I can say without a doubt that I love Reese. She made me laugh so many times, I lost count. I loved being in her head. Her thoughts about Mason had me laughing till I cried. I also respect the way she handled her friendship with Mason at the start. She treated him like he deserved to be treated, like a human being. She never belittled him or made him feel inferior. I loved her even more for that.
Sadly, this isn't to say I loved every character. Reese's friend and cousin Eva, I disliked her so much. In fact, dislike is actually a little too nice of a phrase. I hated her. And in my opinion she never redeemed herself for her actions and comments made to and about Mason. She showed no respect, and had no loyalty either in friendship or family toward Reese in my opinion. Just didn't care for her at all.
And then there is also heartbreak. I refuse to post spoilers, but I think I am okay to say that there is one part in this book that absolutely broke me. Honestly. Broke. Me. I cried my eyes out. I had to put my Kindle down, sat there with my hand covering my mouth and I was shaking my head no. I just could not believe what I was reading. I was in shock. I was angry. I was devastated. *sigh*
Honestly, I can not recommend Price of a Kiss more. I swear if you just start it you will see right off the bat what I am talking about with the prologue. You will be sucked in, and you will not be able to put it down. You will instantly fall in love with both Reese and Mason, you will more than likely cry, you will most definitely laugh and swoon.