Monday, November 21, 2016

Consolation Prize by Linda Kage! Review + Giveaway!

What do you
think? Should I give him a try?


Forbidden Men #9

Linda Kage

Released Nov 17th, 2016

Don't you just hate it when someone destroys all your carefully made plans?

I mean, I had goals: college to graduate in one semester, a future I was working hard to reach, and an image of myself I wanted the world to see. My life was stacked into these precisely placed blocks. But then Colton Gamble came along and knocked them all askew.

I hated how he messed everything up, how he could hog all my attention whenever he was around, how he made my pulse quicken--but only because he ticked me off...not because I was attracted to him. Oh! And I hated how he knew how attractive he was too, the shallow, full of himself, doesn't take no for an answer, too-flirty, too cocky, extremely irritating jerk.

The boy had all the qualities that turned me off. Or so I thought.

One night he wasn't quite the brainless, over-confident jerk I usually took him for.

One night, he took care of me when I was at my lowest. He opened up to me and made me open up to him.

Now I'm learning maybe he's not what I first thought he was. And maybe I'M not what I first thought I was. Maybe it’s okay to rearrange a couple of my perfectly set blocks. Maybe, just maybe, I’ll stop worrying about what I’m afraid everyone else will think and finally reach for something I really want. It’s possible some of my plans need to be destroyed, and Colton Gamble is exactly the kind of mess I need in my life.

What do you think? Should I give him a try?

Desperately seeking your advice,
Julianna Radcliffe

Christy's 4 star Review: 

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Consolation Prize is the ninth and final (*cries*) book in Linda Kage’s Forbidden Men series. This series truly has some of my favorite reads in it. These characters are such a family and have such an amazing bond. I wish the books would never end, I love them this much! Anyway, back on track.

Consolation Prize is about the youngest Gamble brother, Colton. We first meet Colton when he is 8 years old. He’s now 18 and at his freshman year of college. Ten likes to refer to him as his prodigy and he is like Ten in a lot of ways. He’s funny, inappropriate at times, and so sweet and devoted. I loved everything about Colton Gamble. In the last book in this series, Priceless, we meet Julianna Radcliffe. Juli goes to out on half of a date with Brandt. She’s 21 and doesn’t look twice at his younger brother… at least, she doesn’t want to.

There is something about Colton Gamble that Juli can’t resist. He enamors her. And Colton has felt that spark with Juli since the moment they met. But Colton is off limits to her. Right? He’s much younger, she went on that date with his brother, and he’s a white guy- and she’s never seriously considered dating one. But Colton Gamble is the only guy who’s ever made her feel this way. The only guy to make her light up. To make her feel worthy.

When I first started this book, I don’t know if I was crazy about Julianna. I didn’t feel like she would treat Colton good enough. The more I got to know her, and the more she opened up, I loved her too. She has a hard shell, but she has a beautiful heart and she’s a fighter. Colton is amazing. He’s had a rough past, but he’s just a fantastic human being and so sweet and fun. I loved them together. Their chemistry was seriously off the charts. Colton was so great with Juli and understood her, understood her hesitations and talked her through things. By the end, I loved them so much as a couple.
He was worth it. He was worth the objections we’d probably receive from both our families and possibly even our friends. He was worth the heartbreak I was almost certain would come. He was worth it all.

If you’re looking for a NA series that is the perfect mix of emotion, fun and sexy, this is the series you want to read. These characters are perfection. Linda Kage did a truly amazing job with these books. I give this one 4 stars!

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Linda Kage 
grew up on a dairy farm in the Midwest as the
youngest of eight children. Now she lives in Kansas with her husband, daughter,
and nine cuckoo clocks. Her life's been blessed with lots of people to learn
from and love. Writing's always been a major part of her world, and she is so happy
to finally share some of her stories with other romance lovers.

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