~ Synopsis ~
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.
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Link to Follow Tour: http://www.tastybooktours.com/2015/01/a-perfect-ten-forbidden-men-5-by-linda.html
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23523867-a-perfect-ten
Goodreads Series Link: https://www.goodreads.com/series/120350-forbidden-men
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~ Review ~
This book was a little on the long side for me. It was good, but I found that it didn't hold my attention the whole time. But I wasn't a huge Ten fan going in. I mean he was growing on me, but he isn't my favorite Forbidden Man!!
Caroline has wanted Oren since she met him. She knows she shouldn't want him, but there is something that draws her to him. She wants to forget about him. He makes he life hell, but she still forgives him. Will she finally get her wish and have Oren? Or will he ruin everything she feels for him by pushing her away?
Oren AKA Ten, wants Caroline but he won't touch her because of her brother. Her brother Noel is his best friend and has warned him to stay away from Caroline. He fights his desire for her, but with each day it's growing harder to stay away. He tries to make her hate him, but she is the most forgiving person he knows. Can he finally convince Noel to give him a shot with Caroline? Or will he risk everything for her? Or does he finally commit the one act that pushed her out of his life for good?
I have loved this whole series. I was really looking forward to this book. It was a little long and I didn't feel the ending. It felt off to me. But it's another amazing read by Linda Kage!!! Can't wait to meet the new characters who will star in the next book!!!
~ Excerpt ~
“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.”
~ Author Bio ~
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.
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