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Price of a Kiss

(Forbidden Men #1)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  29,879 ratings  ·  2,124 reviews
*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—

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Published August 15th 2013 (first published August 14th 2013)
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Blacky *Romance Addict*
“Every woman treats me that way, Reese. I’m not a person to them. I’m just…a good time or something vile to be avoided at all costs. And then you came along and you… you hugged me.”

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It's a swoon and squee book, for me at least :)
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
3 Conflicted Stars

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***********Oh there will be Major Spoilers and Ranting***********

Like I'm going to be telling major parts of this book so if you don't like spoilers don't read because I am going to spoil this whole book!

God help me. I have been having total shit luck lately when it comes to my contemporary romance reads. And this one is no different. I meRanting***********
Akanksha❤ Søren♰
Re-reading is always fun!!
Its not everyday that I love the chick in a book as much as the guy! :P

I hope even your faces hurt as much as mine did after reading this because of all the grinning ;))


Aug 17- 2013
Aug 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
5 Sweet Pea Stars!!!
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I absolutely love it when a book comes out of no where and takes you by surprise! Thats exactly what happened to me with this one. I was minding my own business, following my reading schedule, then I get a text from one of my best book friends. A drop everything and read this kind of text. I take those pretty seriousl
• Lisa •
Aug 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: N/A FANS

"It was official. Mason Lowe was perfect. Well besides the whole gigolo part. But yeh, other than that, no one else could even compare."


Would it be crazy to say I think this author wrote this book just for me? Everything about this book screamed - 'perfect for Lisa'. I was looking for something light, sexy and funny and came across this book by chance, read the blurb and thought why not? From the first page I knew I would be hooked. 'Price of a kiss' had the potential to be a heavy, depreSTARS.
Aestas Book Blog
Aug 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites

Casting for Mason:


Price of a Kiss  was a  cute, swoony, heartwarming standalone New Adult romance. It was lighthearted and romantic but still had emotional depth. The banter was awesome, the writing was great and the story was sweet. I really enjoyed it!

The prologue instantly hooked me. It it we see the hero, Mason, at eighteen years old, put in an imposs**
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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★★★★! The Price Of A Kiss (stand-alone). A feel-good story about a misunderstood outsider and the friendship he forms with the new corky girl at campus, who has a dark past!

“God, he looked good. Up close, from a distance, it didn’t matter. The boy didn’t have a bad side.”

The Price Of A Kiss opens up with Reese Randall starting over, having moved cross-country to live with her cousin attending her first year of college. Mason Lowe with his uncanny good looks and splendid physique is the hot guy on campus, yepast!
”Can I touch you?”
His lashes closed, resting on the tops of his tanned, sculpted cheeks as his smile grew broad. “You don’t have to ask.” I reached out immediately but paused within inches of contact. He must’ve sensed my hesitation because he reopened his eyes. “What’s wrong?”
I swallowed, utterly overwhelmed. “I don’t know where to start.”
Mason’s gaze warmed . He wrapped strong warm fingers around my wrist and drew my palm forward, leading me where he wanted my hand to follow
Amy | Foxy Blogs
Aug 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Amy | Foxy Blogs by: Nicole
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Price of a Kiss is a different kind of romance. When I read the prologue I thought, "What am I reading?!" I decided I better read the blurb to see what I had gotten myself into. The prologue made me squirm because cougar claws were out and digging into a young male.


Mason is a gigolo. Used for his body and not seen as a person. Urban Dictionary defines gigolo as a male prostitute equivalent to a high-class call girl; gigolos service wealthy women...

Reese is running from her past and trying to start over.

One little swewomen...
Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤

**Absolutely amazing and totally made my week!! Mason will forever and always be my favorite forbidden man!!!! ♥

Leaning down, he hugged me and buried his face in my neck. "It feels like a dream, like I'm going to wake up any second and you'll be gone. I don't want to wake up from this."

So…..this was unexpected. Lately I’ve been…off. So, naturally, my reading schedule has been disturbed. Don’t worry, I’ll save you the repetitive details. But, just know, this is definitely a new trend for me. At leas♥
Jess-i-ca ~Sometimes a Gif Witch~
4 stars.

Mason is a hot gigolo. A really HOT gigolo....He's a high class one too doing the ladies at the country club.

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Reese is starting the community college and notices him across the campus and is like

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then she finds out he
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
Aug 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: love
4.5 Stars!!

Loved! This was my second book by this author and I am definitely a fan!!! This story was was sweet, it was funny, it was sexy, it was intriguing. I loved Reese and Mason. The writing was cheesy dialogue.....great banter amongst the virgin heroine.....and no insta-love. Yay!

Reese has moved to Florida to start college after her ex boyfriend's failed murder attempt. She's taken on a new i
Aug 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
☆4.5 Stars ☆


He could be my soul mate...expect for one tiny glitch. He is a gigolo. Boy, do I know how to pick them.

Reese is starting over, after an unfortunate turn of events, she ends up living with her cousin's family. On her first day of college she sees Mason, and is immediately interested, but there is a rumor about him.

‘Girl don’t even think about it. You couldn’t afford him even if you emptied all the money in your piggy bank.’

So he is off limits, but they become friends and the attraction continuhim.
Jennifer Kyle
Aug 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
4 1/2 "I'd Pay for That" Stars


This book was really witty, butterfly inducing and just a good good read!

Reese Randall, the main character was aces in my book! She was real, sweet, funny and totally kick ass. She is in hiding from her pyscho ex and living under an alias while attending community college in Waterford with her cousin, Eva. From the first scene sh
Aug 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
4 Sweet-pea scented stars! ;)

Meet Reese and Mason’s story.
Reese is running away from her ex-boyfriend who tried to kill her and when she starts her new life in a college across the country, she meets hot and mysterious guy, Mason.
Well, long story short: Mason is a gigolo. (Yeah, she sure knows how to pick them!!)


But one night she gets a baby-sitting job and when she gets there she finds out is no one less than Mason’s little sister. And that’s when she finds out why he does what he does and starts to
Dilek VT
"A sugary sweet, melting hot and heart-warming love story”

This book is like "a big chocolate cake treat", inducing euphoria... I am high above the clouds now...

It put a big smile on my face and caressed my soul. I feel like a happy cat full of love...

I rarely adore a heroine because they don’t usually act like I would if I were them, so they usually get on my nerves.
Sophie's Reading Corner
Aug 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bad-boys
5 Freaking Yummy Gigolo stars

Reese has ran away from her home in an effort to escape her crazy psycho ex boyfriend who tried to kill her. She's changed her name and has moved far away under living now at her aunt's house. The day she meets mr. Hotness aka Mason Lowe, she learns by her cousin, Eva , that he is a gigolo, or that is rumoured at least.

Reese also needs to find a job, so when she gets accepted to babysit she gets excited. Only the child she's supposed to babysit has CP and she has no clue about it. And not

DON'T HATE ME. I know almost everyone LOVES this book and this series.


Sweet Jesus this was like a Jerry Springer episode on crack. Between the gigolo hero, the special needs sister, the psycho ex was all SO. OVER. THE. TOP. The Gahs and Grrs, and Squees in Reese’s thoughts. Her obsessive explanations of how hot Mason Lowe was (the first 30% of this was literally her talking about how her toes tingled every time he was near). The amount of clichés (you know them: the electric jolt whenev
Aug 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Pam by: Nicole
4 stars
"…kissing you is too big of a price for me."

Reese, had the worst luck when it came to me, her first and only love turned out to be some crazed-psycho-stalker-turned-attempted-murderer, him being the main reason she is across the country hiding out at her cousin’s place. Her luck proved to be true when the man who has finally caught her eye, who made her actually feel normal, happened to be the town gigolo to the cougars.
"Resist the hunky gigolo, Reese. Resist!"

Needing some extra cash, Reese getsstars
6 "smexy, hot damn, ill pay you whatever you want" stars

God look at the cover. Hot,cover for an amazing hot book.

When I got this ARC I couldn't wait to start it. I actually think I was sneaky and started reading at work
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I loved loved loved this book. It was funny, sweet, sexy, amazing heroine and hero. I crushed on Reese like crazy. Her inner dialogue was just fabulous. I laughed so much during this book. I thi
Jacqueline's Reads
Aug 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Jacqueline's Reads by: Jillian

I read this while I was on vacation and I’m JUST now getting to write my kind – of review. I remember A LOT of people recommended this book and gave it glowing reviews.

All the reviews were justified. It’s an excellent book and has everything you could want in read.

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Price of a Kiss was a cute and easy read. I liked how the summary doesn’t really explain anything, except for the fact the Hero is a gigolo. I don’t know what it is with me, but I love reading books when the HeroCheck
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog

(BR with my Babes Denisse and Shannon!!) dear friend, why oh why didn't I read this all those months ago when you told me to?!!!!


This book had me hooked from the very first page!!!
I'm on such a book high right now and I've met a new book boyfriend that is TOP TEN WORTHY!!!

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Reese Randall sets her eyes on the most beautiful man she's ever seen, on her first day at Waterford County
✝✝ Ⓓaisy ❣ ✝✝
Aug 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I am officially in love with Mason Lowe!!!!

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Forbidden boys are such a kick, am so there with you girls! And Mason Lowe was simply scrumptious. Why did I take so long to read this book is a good question!!!

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Reese is such a
Maya  ~the Pessimistic Happy Cat~
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(.· (.·1,5 Stars


What I liked:

►First of all: I finished!!! (And lost some brain cells on the way )

► There were some funny parts^^

►Mason's sister was relly cute.

What I didn't like:

►shallow, shallow, shallow characters...


-Reese and Mason's relationship = mostly insta-lust
-Reese and her cousine's relationscute.
NiCoLeTa E.
***5 "Hotness VS Sweet Pea" stars from me***

I was very hesitate to start this book, but at the end it took me by surprise and i enjoyed it way too much!!!

So now, i can say that i'm extremely happy that i dive into this series and i'm just wondering what the next books will bring to me...
More forbidden men??? Hell, yeah!!! But can i handle them???
***5 "Hotness VS Sweet Pea" stars from me***

I was very hesitate to start this book, but at the end it took me by surprise and i enjoyed it way too much!!!

So now, i can say that i'm extremely happy that i dive into this series and i'm just wondering what the next books will bring to me...
More forbidden men??? Hell, yeah!!! But can i handle them???

You're probably wondering why this is my biggest fear...

Well, this story was very delightfull, but at the same time was so heartbreaking!!!
I laugh, i smile, i had a great time, but at some point some tears blurred my vision and my heart ached so much about the heroes...

Except that, i was torn badly between the right and wrong!!! My morality was in stake...
But i will explain you in a while what i mean by that...

Reese forced to move away from her hometown, her family, her intendity, her own life and that's because her ex violent boyfriend was obsessed with her and he tried to kill her...
So now, she is hiding far away from him, she was forced to throw away her dreams, she changed her name and she attended a community college...
The only good thing is that she had her cousin by her side to make her life seems less miserable...

One day, she spots a hottie, handsome man and she gets infatuated by him, but her cousin warns her about him...
There are rumors around campus that he is a gigolo...
That takes her by surprise but she decides to ignore that awful gossips...
Once or twice she comes closer to Mason and everytime she is more awe with him, but he always gets andry and mad around her... But why???

Few days later, she is attending her new job as a night babysitter for a thirteen years old girl and there are waiting for her two surprises...
Firstly, Sarah is having a cerebral palsy and she is in a wheel chair (That fact terrifies her!).
And secondly, Sarah is Mason's baby sister and he is overprotected of her...
But from the first moment that she is staying alone with Sarah a unique bond forced between them...

And that is the key to come closer to Mason!

As the time passes and with baby steps, Mason and Reese become some kind of friends...
They started to know each other and that makes Reese to fell every day a little bit more in love with him...
They are very open with themselves... Mason admit to her that he is attending this particular job and he explain to her the reasons why he did what he did...
And Reese even though she knows that she can not ever be with him, she can help to inform strong feelings about him!!!
Even though that she gets warns all the time from her cousin and Mason himself...
Mason is too expensive for her pocket and he is not from these men that they will give freebies...
So she will decide to take whatever he wants to offer her... and this is his friendship...

And now, it's Mason's turn!!!
What can i say about Mason??? From the prologue already, he climb upon my heart!!!
I really loved that guy and he really made me to question myself many times!!!
Mason unwillingly got himself in a shitty situation that he couldn't escaped from it!!!
I felt so much pitty for him and his story!!! My soul was crying about his sake!!!
He was such a wonderfull guy!!! Yep, in the beginning he was distant, but as i started to know him, i fell in love with him too...
He was so devoted to his little family that sometimes that fact was pissing me off... Because he was sacrificing his own soul for the others...
He adore his little sister and he could do anything for her well-fare...
His messy situation broke my heart over and over again...
Reese was the only person that saw beyond his outside beauty and that touched something inside of him...
He developed strong feelings about her, but he couldn't drug her to a certain heartbroken situation. He couldn't ruin her in that way!!!
So he kept his distance... For good, for worse???? I can not tell you!!!

I liked Reese so much...
She went through so many shit with his ex, but she was still full of life...
Yeah, she was scared like a bitch for him to finding her for once again, but she wasn't giving up...
She was weird and very funny... She was so strong and non judgemental...
She was accepting the others the way they were...
Damn, she accepted Mason's job, even though she was hurting like hell inside of her...
She was focusing only to his outside beauty, but to his inner beauty as well...
She was by his side all the way...

And now, i reach the point that i will talk to you about my morality question...
Mason was a gigolo... He was slept with lots of women who paid him very well for that... How the hell could i adore this person???
And yes, i adored him... and not only me, but Reese also...
But i'm not in her shoes!!! That's why i admired her... She was so strong and brave...
I was reading the book and i was torn... I was so jealous of all the other women but at the same time i wanted like crazy for those two to be together...
I felt repulsive the one moment and the other i was overwelming!!! Oh, shit??? What was wrong with me???
And there near to the end with the landlady???

My heart broke in small pieces and that hurt like a bitch!!! For both Mason and Reese...
And that's why i loved Mason very much. Because he hated himself for what he was doing but he could do anything for those who loved and i loved him just for that!!!

A few more things i would like to say before i close...
1. I really liked Linda Kage's writing and i thought that the theme was non common (at least for me!) and i found it very interesting...
2. Eva annoyed the hell out of me... She was such a bitch toward Mason, but i don't have bad feelings for her and i really can not wait to found out more about her story...
3. I don't want to be judgemental, but Dawn was really so ignorant???
4. I loved Sarah. She was such a nice kid... I understand why all loved her so much...
5. I want to tell Mason that even he thought that he didn't deserve to have Reese, my opinion is that he totally deserve her!!! Don't doubt yourself, man!!!

And now, i have to leave you... I have many more forbidden men to read about...
Melissa (Ever So Mela)
May 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-adult, na-romance

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*sounds of crickets chirping*

As you can tell I abosultely adored this! The chemistry was off the charts and had me with the goofiest grin ever. I loved the slow burn and Dear Lord the anticipation to the big darel="nofollow">Google+}♥
Aug 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
4 star, really enjoyable read.


I loved the heroine of the book, she was witty and sassy and made me laugh out loud quite a few times. I just loved the fact that even though she had been through a great deal, she wasn't miserable or depressive.

Engaging and captivating storyline and generally likeable characters, although I wanted to slap the heroines cousin a few times. Not really angsty which I also liked, not a great
Jul 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed, 2013

My excitement about this book is still present despite the fact I finished reading it hours ago, books like this remind me exactly what I adore in New Adult novels and why I started reading them in the first place. The Price of Kiss is definitely one of the best NA books I’ve read this summer. Sexy, funny and extremely romantic story, Price of Kiss knocked my socks off and blew my mind. Linda Kage created cute and heartbreaking novel full of hilarious and passionate moments that made me laugh an
Dear God.
I was in love with a gigolo.

This book was such a surprised that I can't even say it is not good. It's awesome!

Reese is on the run from her crazy ex-boyfriend and she goes directly to where Mason lives. The thing is, he is a gigolo.

As we all know, to choose this path is not easy. It wasn't easy for him either.

If I looked for flaws in everyone I encountered, I’d find them one hundred percent of the time, and I’d always be disappointed.

I have to tell you this. It wasn't perfect. I even started the book not liking Reese!
* Meli Mel *


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I was in love with him.
Dear God.
I was in love with a gigolo.
It was crazy, insane; I was fully aware of that. But this was Mason. My spider killer. My left over food vacuum. My fellow Harry Potter fan. He was my soul mate. It was easy to look past the gigolo detail when I was with him.

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Well, this one turned out to be a pleasant surprise. I loved this book! But most importantly, I LOVED Mason!!

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