Friday, August 2, 2013

VBT: Reviews ~ Kiss It Better and How to Resist Prince Charming by Linda Kage





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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KISS IT BETTER

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


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A PAST TO PLAGUE HIM...

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.

AND A WOMAN TO HEAL HIM...

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



HOW TO RESIST PRINCE CHARMING

Contemporary Adult Romance
Republishing: Contemporary New Adult Romance*
Self-Published
ISBN : 978-1484932896
Legnth : 73,000 words - 285 pages
Available : July 2, 2013
In Ebook and Print

  

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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


My Thoughts:

I liked both books but How to Resist Prince Charming was my favorite of the two.

Kiss It Better brings us Reed and Sophia. These two work at the same place and secretly desire each other. 

When a crime is committed against Reed's sister and he needs time off of work, Sophia decides to help him heal. This brings the two closer one step at a time.

Kiss it Better deals with rape in a way that is believable but not overly dramatic. I am sensitive to these types of issues and often can't finish reading the books that contain them. I didn't have that problem in this case. :-) I liked all of the characters but Sophia was my favorite.  


There was plenty of emotion in this book along with romance and sizzle too. 

I thought it was pretty darn good. I especially liked the super sweet ending. :-) 

How to Resist Prince Charming was full of secrets and attitude, sexy steamy scenes and sweet romance. I was enraptured from the first word till the last. ;-)

Braxton Farris is in charge of his father's company much to the disappointment and upset of many of the workers. His main opposition is Tom Davenport, a long time employee who feels that Braxton isn't old enough to run the company and doesn't have enough experience. 

At the company Christmas party, Braxton meets Lenna Davenport and has an instant connection. Too bad that her Dad would Never approve.

Lenna loves her daddy and would never dream of going behind his back or lying to him. However, every time she runs in to Brax, it gets harder and harder to deny their attraction.

Eventually, they give in to their desires and they start to see each other in secret. As their feelings grow stronger, it gets harder and harder to keep the secret but what will happen if Tom finds out?

I was so emotional that I was actually crying after reading certain parts of this book. I really, really liked it. I thought it was terrific. :-)  



I received an ecopy of each book in exchange for my honest opinion. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend either of  these books and I'm looking forward to discovering more books by this talented author.




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19 comments:

  1. both sounds good but really emotional as well...so better to be in teh right state of mind before reading them. i can relate to having difficulties to read book with the topic like in the first one..too emotionnal but you did said it has a super sweet ending and that makes me want to try it

    the second one^^...the summary made me smile

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    1. It made me smile as well! That's why I ended up reviewing both books. I couldn't decide between them. :-)

      I'm really glad I read them both. They were good and now I have another author to watch for.

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    2. ^^ a promising debut of month really^^

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    3. It seems like its tastefully done. So not graphic. I mean its not a good thing but I've read some where it was so bad that I just couldnt do it.

      It is a really great debut! :)

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    4. it's never fun to read about those even when you get only allusions perhaps it's because we are so empatic that just that is too much but when the rest is sweet when the message is positive like in this one that make us want to read it despites our first doubt

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    5. Yea I always have alot of trouble with those generally. I read them sometimes but they stick with you. This one doesnt seem like it would do that.

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    6. i'm still bothered by the one in mercy thompson series...

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    7. These are wonderfully written and you won't be left with that slimy feeling. They have my stamp of recommendation. :-)

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    8. glad to know Brenda, really rassuring our poor heart ( already in turmoil just with teh summary^^)

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    9. We definitely trust your opinion. :)

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  2. I wilI definitely have to add these. They seem sweet and emotional in a good way. (obviously not the assult though)

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    1. ^^ it was evident ^^ but it's part of what make them sweet the fact that they overcome that

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    2. I completely agree. Shes doesnt let it dictate her life.

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  3. Thank you so much for taking the time to read both stories!! I'm so glad you liked them!! I always like that note of hope and overcoming obstacles in a book. No matter how much bad stuff there is in the world, finding a reason to smile always helps. :)

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    1. Thanks for coming by! It sounds like a really great read! I look forward to it. :)

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    2. Smiling does help and I love your writing style. The bad didn't over dominate the good. :-)

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    3. sounds like your books gives hopes and it something we all need
      thank you for coming to see us!

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