01 August 2013

Kiss It Better & How to Resist Prince Charming By Linda Kage - Book Tour, Book Review


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


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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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

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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How can I possibly finish two books in one day - with work and all?
It's written by one of my favorite authors, Linda Kage.
Once again, I was left elated, surprised, touched and very much in love every
time a story ended. And now, I am to review two of her books: 
Kiss It Better and How To Resist a Prince Charming - life is never this good!

As Always.

Kiss It Better
It was the men themselves, men with backbone and strength who could live through hell and still make it out alive. Men who survived and triumphed.
Reed Walker's life is almost perfect, he's got a job, a nice apartment shared with his best friend and he's about to ask the girl of his dreams of a date - until he received a call that his sister, Danni has been sexually assaulted. Just when every thing else in his life is starting to fall apart, Sophia, the girl he has been wanting for ages, strolled in to his life.

Sophia didn't want to add another Troubled Man to the list of her dating partners. She has enough of them. All he wanted to find was someone normal - no emotional issues, no hidden past or scarred soul, just an average guy. But then there was Reed Walker - he has more baggage than anyone. Only if he could tell her what is bothering him - perhaps they could work things out, and she could just kiss it all better.

The secondary characters are pretty amazing as well. Most especially Nic - he's an awesome, awesome friend. He may hook up with a lot of girls and bring them home (despite the fact that Danni is staying with them), but he doesn't judge, he listens and most especially he wanted to help. 

I NEVER EXPECTED. I thought all the while... I was so surprised, had my jaws drop in the revelation. I didn't see it coming. Sexual abuse or any types of abuse can happen to anyone, at any place, at any given time. Denial doesn't help. So as keeping it a secret. Victims of abuse are not of fault here. They should know that - we should make them realize it. 

Linda Kage never fails to amaze me with the twist and turns of her stories. I love this book turned out to be, my expectations were exceeded. This wasn't just a book with a pretty cover, nor it deals with a love story between two couples. Linda Kage ventured into one of the most delicate topics of the society - she had done successfully with tact and sensitivity. 



Tell me, how can I resist Brax?

He's the ultimate temptation. He's hot, he's sweet, he's smart - a lethal combination for a young man who's currently in charge of his father's company. Everyone doesn't want him there - so he's working his ass off. Trying to prove that even in his age he could make things happened. One of these people who doesn't want him on the top of the corporate ladder was Tom Davenport. His character is my favorite. I loved how his character developed throughout the book. It seems that I have seen him grow up and mature through the pages: from a not-so-confident-frustrated rookie boss to a man oozing with authority and power. His decisions, although laced with emotions were still wise and just - and I have loved him for it :)

Lenna Davenport is very close to her family, most especially to her father. When she accompany him to a party - she finally laid her eyes on the 'boss' that her father was talking about. He was her prince charming, and her father's wicked witch of the west. She tried to stop what she feels - but the chemistry was too explosive to ignore. So she jumped into temptation, gave what they had a chance. Theirs was a forbidden romance - but how long can they possibly keep it from every one, most especially from Tom?

The characters, the plot, the scenes - they were just perfect. I had a grand time reading the dialogues and falling in love with the both of them. How to Resist a Prince Charming doesn't only deals about secret affairs, its about family, trust and deceit. Like me, I'm pretty sure you can't put it down. 

Linda Kage - you totally, totally rocked! Second to Price of A Kiss - this is my next favorite book. :)


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. Wow!!! I totally love your reviews! Thank you for taking the time to read both books!