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 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.


Oren Tenning. His name alone turns me on and ever since Pick and Eva’s book I have been itching to read all about Ten & Caroline. Going in, I felt like I already knew a lot about Ten, we’d seen his slutty antics, heard his funny quips and discovered how sweet and caring he could be, but this story, holy shit on a stick. We learn so much more!

When he first set eyes on Caroline, his best friend Noel’s sister, he knew he was a goner from that very moment, but with his hugely bad reputation of sleeping around, he was never going to get the big brother approval, and Noel was often very vocal about warning him off.

In Zwinn’s (Quinn & Zoey) book, With Every Heartbeat, we saw Caroline attempt to make her moves on Ten but he always pushed her away. Ten would never betray his friend, he is an extremely loyal friend and no matter how much he wants Caroline, he just can’t be that man.

Caroline however, decides to take matters into her own hands and she is determined to get her man, she doesn’t care if her brother doesn’t approve, she wants Oren and she will do anything in her power to make that happen.

Ten struggles with the guilt but at the end of the day, Caroline is his kryptonite.

“Your brother is going to kill us both for this, so you better make it worth our while. You better sit up there and fuck me like you meant to the first night you came into this room, wearing no panties.”

There was so much to this story, and by the end of it I felt like I had gone on a massive journey with them it was just so fabulous. I love my strong female characters and Caroline was no exception, she was as funny and as dirty mouthed as Ten was, and they were so perfect for each other it was unreal. There was plenty of sexy times too, and they couldn’t keep their hands off each other, nor could they be serious for more than 5 seconds!

“Don’t move?
Are you insane?
You can’t let a guy into pussy heaven and then tell him not to move.”…

This book touched my heart, I cried, laughed and swooned, and for me that means it’s a winner. I LOVED IT! This whole series is full of such well thought out characters, I am so pleased that there are another few books lined up.

This is told in dual POV and is part of a series, not recommended to be read as a standalone.

ARC gratefully received from the author in exchange for an honest review

About the Author

linda kage

I grew up on a dairy farm in the Midwest as the youngest of eight children. Now I live in Kansas with my husband, daughter, and our nine cuckoo clocks. My life’s been blessed with lots of people to learn from and love. Writing’s always been a major part my world, and I’m so happy to finally share some of my stories with other romance lovers.

I’m a member of Romance Writers of America and a local chapter, Midwest Romance Writers, who meets monthly in the Kansas City area. I’ve been through a writing correspondence class in children’s literature from The Institute of Children’s Literature, and then I continued my writing lessons by majoring in English with an emphasis in creative fiction writing from Pittsburg State University.

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More in this Series

Price of a Kiss (Forbidden Men #1) To Professor, with Love (Forbidden Men #2) Be My Hero (Forbidden Men #3) With Every Heartbeat (Forbidden Men #4) A Perfect Ten (Forbidden Men #5) Worth It (Forbidden Men #6) The Girl's Got Secrets (Forbidden Men #7) Priceless (Forbidden Men #8) consolation-prize-by-linda-kage

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

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