A Perfect Ten (Forbidden Men #5) by Linda Kage


Let your hair down, Caroline, they said. It’ll be fun, they said.

I know I’ve closed myself off in a major way over the past year, ever since “the incident” where I messed up my life completely. It’s past time I try to live again or just give up altogether. But this is quite possibly the craziest thing I’ve ever done. In a last ditch effort to invigorate myself, I’m standing outside Oren Tenning’s bedroom, I just peeled off the sexiest pair of underwear I own, and my hand is already raised to knock. My brother would disown me for doing anything with his best friend, and he’d probably kill Oren. But if I play my cards right, no one will ever know about this. Not even Ten.

Maybe after tonight, I’ll finally get over this stupid, irrational crush I hate having on the biggest jerk I’ve ever met. Or maybe I’ll just end up falling for him even harder. Maybe I’ll discover there’s so much more to my crude, carefree hunk than meets the eye.

Book: A Perfect Ten (Forbidden Men #5) by Linda Kage (Goodreads, Amazon)
Published: March 30, 2015
Pages: 435
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Erotic, College, Romantic Comedy
Format: Kindle
Date Read: September 19-20, 2015
Rating: Five Potatoes! 🥔🥔🥔🥔🥔

This book was so much better than I thought it would be! I’m not going to lie, as much as I love Ten, I was worried about reading his book due to his man-whore ways. Boy, was I worried for nothing!

Ten did a complete 180 when it came to Caroline – he loved her so fiercely and changed everything about his lifestyle for her, without question mind you. He wanted to be with her and once they were finally on the same page that was it – they were together. When they moved in together he didn’t have any regrets or second thoughts, it was natural for him. And, of course, who doesn’t love his comments? I love his humor.

I absolutely loved this story, I had been waiting for it for so long since I was interested to see how it would play out. Ever since I read Noel Gamble’s book I knew this couple would eventually be together. And Caroline? She was one of my favorite heroines of all time. She pushed past her comfort zone and just went for her man, She knew they were meant to be together and she didn’t let any one or any thing get in her way. You go girl!

What I didn’t like about this book: Noel’s reaction to Caroline and Ten’s relationship. Not cool. I don’t want to spoil things for any one but he could have been so much more supportive. On the other hand, he’s her older brother who basically raised her so I can understand his protectiveness. But, I still have to defend my boy Ten!

I loved this entire series so far and I would highly recommend all of these books. But, in the event that you are unable to get your hands on all of the books you must read A Perfect Ten and Be My Hero (Ten and Pick, respectively). Pick is a must read though – oh, how I love Pick.

With Every Heartbeat (Forbidden Men #4) by Linda Kage


I used to think everything was black and white, truth or lie, easy or hard, that if I could just escape my strict, overbearing, abusive father, my life would be perfect. But since I’ve found a reason to risk his wrath and leave, to help a friend in need, I’ve come to realize everything I thought I knew is wrong.

Friends have their own agenda, honesty comes with a dosage of lie, easy doesn’t even exist, keeping secrets sucks, and love…love is the most painful thing of all.

Maybe if Quinn Hamilton hadn’t asked me to skip classes for the day and help him pick out an engagement ring for my best friend, I wouldn’t have fallen for him so completely on that sunny Tuesday afternoon and I wouldn’t feel so conflicted. But I did, and I can’t take it back, no matter how hard I try. So I have to deal with the fact that even I’m not as good, or honest, or caring as I’d always thought I was, and no matter what I do next, someone’s going to get hurt. Probably me.

Book: With Every Heartbeat (Forbidden Men #4) by Linda Kage (Goodreads, Amazon)
Published: March 2nd, 2015
Pages: 408
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Erotic, College, Romantic Comedy
Format: Kindle
Date Read: September 18, 2015
Rating: Five Potatoes! 🥔🥔🥔🥔🥔

Let me start of by saying just how much I have been enjoying reading this series. Linda Kage has created a wonderful world for us to embrace and learn about. All of the characters in this series are so intriguing and I love each one more than the last. Except Pick, I have a special place in my heart for him. Oh how I love Pick.


With Every Heartbeat was an amazing book – I felt so much for the hero and heroine, who truly were a match made in heaven. I laughed, I cried, I contemplated throwing by kindle across the room because I hated Cora so much…

Cora. What an evil brat. I don’t think I have hated a character quite as much as I hate her and I try to use that word sparingly because its a very strong emotion. There is a special place in hell reserved for horrible people like her. The things she did to her boyfriend and best friend… there is just no excuse for anything she did and I found no redeeming qualities in her whatsoever.

Quinn aka Ham was just as wonderful as I knew he would be. He is truly a “good” guy who always has peoples best interest at heart. What a sweetheart, really. I loved him. And Zoey was such a likeable heroine; she was just as “good” as Quinn – they were made for eachother. Truly.

As usual, I love that Linda Kage always brings in the characters from the previous and future books – I got my Pick fix and I love Eva and Reese’s friendship, they entertain me greatly. And of course, Ten – I love the colorful things that come out of his mouth.

So, even though I absolutely hated Cora the Whora, I still loved this book and it truly was wonderful. Brava!

Be My Hero (Forbidden Men Book 3) by Linda Kage


Once upon a time, there was this pampered rich girl who was kind of full of herself. She really only cared about appearances and hiding all her dark, ugly secrets under the guise of an opinionated snob. But then Eva Mercer got pregnant, shot by a psycho, and kicked out of the only home she knew. Now she’s broke, unemployed, and has to start anew with a newborn to raise. But how?

On the other side of town, sexy, tattooed orphan, Patrick Ryan, can’t get a break. He’s out on parole for defending the last damsel in distress while trying to help her support her child, but all he wants is to find his one true love. He knows this woman by scent, smile, and laugh, but he’s never actually met her. He doesn’t even know her name. He just knows she’s the key to fixing everything.

One kind of hero can save you from physical harm. Another can rescue you from a different kind of doom. To reach their dreams, Eva and Pick can save each other. But first, they must open their hearts and learn how to trust.

Book: Be My Hero (Forbidden Men Book 3) by Linda Kage (Goodreads, Amazon)
Published: August 25, 2014
Pages: 377
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Erotic, College, Romantic Comedy, Guys with Tattoos/Piercings
Format: Kindle
Date Read: September 17-18, 2015
Rating: Five Potatoes! 🥔🥔🥔🥔🥔

PICK IS MY NEW BOOK BOYFRIEND! I absolutely love him! I thought the first two books in this series were great but this book was even better, if that’s possible!

Pick is so wonderful – he’s down to earth, he’s funny, he’s sexy, sweet, a wonderful father and he treats women like gold. What’s not to love?

I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about Eva going into this book due to everything she did in the first book of the series but she totally redeemed herself. Knowing what she was going through in the first book made her actions more understandable. She and Pick were so cute! And she is such a natural mother, she should have given herself a lot more credit than she did. I love how this author incorporates all of the other characters in each book. Love, love, love.

Overall – this book is amazing, I will recommend it to everyone!!!

To Professor, with Love (Forbidden Men, #2) by Linda Kage


Junior in college. Star athlete. Constant attention from the opposite sex.

On this campus, I’m worshiped. While seven hundred miles away, back in my hometown, I’m still trailer park trash, child of the town tramp, and older sibling to three kids who are counting on me to keep my shit together so I can take them away from the same crappy life I grew up in.

These two opposing sides of myself never mix until one person gets a glimpse of the true me. I never expected to connect with anyone like this or want more beyond one night. This may be the real deal.

Problem is, Dr. Kavanagh’s my literature professor.

If I start anything with a teacher and we’re caught together, I might as well kiss my entire future goodbye, as well as my family’s, and especially Dr. Kavanagh’s. Except sometimes love is worth risking everything. Or at least, it damn well better be because I can only resist so much.

Book: To Professor, with Love (Forbidden Men, #2) by Linda Kage (Goodreads)
Published: April 26, 2014
Pages: 388
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Erotic, College, Romantic Comedy, Student-Teacher Relationship, Swoony Male
Format: Kindle
Date Read: September 16-17, 2015
Rating: Five Potatoes! 🥔🥔🥔🥔🥔

Okay, first off can I just say how much I love Noel? I LOVE NOEL! He was just so adorable and swoony and romantic… need I go on? And to think I was going to skip this book in this series because its a teacher/student relationship. That would have been such a huge mistake!

Aspen…. I didn’t really care for. In my opinion, I don’t think she was as bad as some of the other reviews made her out to be but she is definitely not one of my favorite heroines. She was very wishy washy and no matter how young she was I don’t like the idea of her going out with a student or **spoiler alert** messing around with one in a janitors closet! There are a lot of other things she did that I don’t agree with but I don’t want to give away the entire story! However, I did feel bad for her awful childhood and the terrible way her parents treated her. I would have liked to have more closure with her parents, I don’t like the way things were left with them, more was needed. But, Aspen fit very nicely with Noel – they had amazing chemistry! And it was very obvious how much she truly loved and cared for him.

Noel, Noel, Noel. How I love thee; let me count the ways. Noel was sweet, caring, adorable, sexy, a true alpha at times and a total family man when it came to his siblings… Basically, Noel was a perfect guy all wrapped in one package. All he needs is a bow!

I loved the ending – I’m such a sucker for a happily ever after and each book in this series leaves me with such a smile on my face! And it was so awesome to see Mason and Reese again! I loved them. Oh and Sarah, of course! I loved a lot of the new characters introduced in this one as well – I can’t wait to see what happens to all of them.

I love this series, so much. Thank you so much to Linda Kage for creating this amazing series and weaving such great tales for each couple!

Price of a Kiss (Forbidden Men #1) by Linda Kage


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-

Oh, who am I kidding? For a freshman in college, I have to have the worst dating track record ever.

It’s no wonder love is the last thing on my mind when Mason Lowe enters my life. But the chemistry between us is like bam! Our connection defies logic. And he’s just so freaking hot. Being around him makes me feel more alive than I’ve ever felt before. I even like bickering with him. He could be my soul mate…except for one teeny tiny glitch.

He’s a gigolo.

Boy, do I know how to pick them.

Book: Price of a Kiss (Forbidden Men #1) by Linda Kage (Goodreads)
Published: August 14th, 2013
Pages: 379
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Erotic, College, Romantic Comedy
Format: Kindle
Date Read: September 16, 2015
Rating: Five Poatoes! 🥔🥔🥔🥔🥔

I had a huge smile on my face the entire time I was reading this book. It was a little cheesy and over the top sometimes but it worked for Reese and Mason. They were so adorable.

Mason. Where to begin with that one? I love me some Mason. So swoon-worthy! My heart broke for him and everything he went through to keep his family afloat. I would love to say I wish his mother could have done more to protect him but she was already running herself ragged working two jobs.

Sarah was another awesome character – I loved the strong relationship between her and her brother as well as Reese. I feel like the her relationship with Reese really brought her out of her shell a lot.

I loved the playful banter between Reese and Mason! And it was so cute that he felt comfortable enough with her to start stealing her food pretty regularly once they started talking often.

I truly loved this book and will definitely be reading it again and again. I can’t wait to read the rest of the books in this series. Brava to the author!