Friday, April 3, 2015

A Perfect Ten Book Tour: Review + Excerpt + Giveaway! @lindakage

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Welcome to my post for the A Perfect Ten book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as an excerpt and a giveaway for a $25 gift card and copies of A Perfect Ten. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

Release date: March 30, 2015
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Series: Forbidden Men #5

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

I know I've closed myself off in a major way in 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 completely. 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.

My Rating: 5 Roses

I was really looking forward to Ten's story and I wasn't disappointed. Filled with all the deep emotion and perfect romance that made this series so good, A Perfect Ten was a fantastic new adult read. I absolutely loved it and I thought it was a top-notch romance.

Caroline was a likable heroine. She went after what she wanted with no holds barred and was unfailingly loyal to her loved ones. And I appreciated that she was the type of person to own up to her mistakes when she made them. I thought she was lovely.

Ten was a delight. This foul-mouthed, dirty-talking, brutally honest man could be an absolute sweetie. He loved deeply, whether is was romantic, sibling, or platonic love and he valued his loved ones above anything else. He was an adorable, swoon-worthy darling of a hero.

The romance was lovely. It was obvious from the beginning that they were head-over-heels for each other and it was only a matter of time before they realized it as well. They were definitely a perfect match and their chemistry was through the roof.

The story was fast paced and engaging. As always, the emotions were well portrayed and positively heart-wrenching. I loved the story and the ending was perfect.

A Perfect Ten was a fantastic new adult romance, complete with engaging characters, sweet romance, and a great story. Romance lovers, you won't want to miss this book.

*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

“Yo, Ham. I’m heading out.” He appeared out of nowhere beside me to tap our table and get his roommate’s attention.

I yelped because I hadn’t even noticed him moving toward our table. With a low growl, I scowled at him for startling me...or maybe for leaving now, because that meant he was still planning on meeting Kelly. The ass.

He met my gaze and paused. Reading something—though I’m not sure what—from my face, he leaned close to talk into my ear. “What? You’re not still mad at me for chasing off that little boy, are you?”

I sniffed and lifted my chin. “You’re never going let me date anyone without any kind of interference, are you?”

He watched me a moment longer, his intent expression harboring all his thoughts. Then he leaned in again. “How about this? If you ever find anyone good enough for you, I will step back and let you at him without even a single fuck-off glare in his direction.” Then he leaned even closer. “Problem is, I don’t think anyone will ever be good enough for the likes of you, baby doll.”

When he reached out slowly and caught a tendril of my hair, the achiest look entered his eyes. He studied the piece of hair he was methodically winding around his finger, and the way he watched it was just...I knew that look and recognized it intimately. Every time I saw him, I felt it rising from my own core, wanting, yet helpless to take.

A shudder wracked me. Once upon a time I’d told Zoey that if I knew for certain Oren really, truly liked me—liked me the way I liked him—I wouldn’t let Noel keep us apart. And I’d meant it.

I still meant it.

“Even you?” I asked him.

His eyes flashed at the question. “Especially me.”
Up for grabs is a $25 gift card, a print copy, and 5 e-copies of A Perfect Ten.
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About the Author:
Linda 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.


  1. No sorry I don't I'm a guy :)

  2. This is a new series for me and Linda is a new author. So, not yet. :-)

  3. Loved how engaging this story was, and it was my first book from this author and I am hooked on her now. I am planning on reading her first book soon.