Review – The Price of Mason (Forbidden Men #10) by Linda Kage


The Price of Mason by Linda Kage
Series: Forbidden Men #10
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary
Release Date: November 30, 2018
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I might’ve ruined any chance I ever had at a meaningful relationship when I decided to become a male prostitute at eighteen, but that was okay.

I paid off my mom’s debt, the rent, my sister’s hospital bills. I put food on the table and kept eviction notices at bay.

It was worth it.

But was it worth the price of my soul?

Two years later, this job has begun to kill me in every way but physically, until SHE comes along.

Reese is the breath of fresh air I need. She makes me smile, she makes me laugh, she makes me want more. But how can we ever be together after all the choices I’ve made?

Listing one mistake after another, these are my confessions and how we came through to the other side.


The Forbidden Men series concludes with THE PRICE OF MASON by looping back to the beginning and retelling PRICE OF A KISS through his eyes.

Just when you thought you knew everything, here’s the rest of the story.


It feels like I have been waiting FOREVER for Mason’s side of the story (five long years to be exact, but who’s counting anyways because there have been some incredible stories in-between), so it only seems fitting that his and Reese’s story would both begin and end the Forbidden Men series. In Price of a Kiss, we got her side of the story and in The Price of Mason we finally got his! I have to say that it was really interesting to see some of my most beloved scenes through his eyes because I have always wondered what was going through his mind in those moments. I’m sure I wasn’t the only one wanting to know his deepest of secrets, both the bad and good.

While it truly pains me deeply to see this phenomenal series come to an end, I couldn’t imagine a more perfect story to end with. Mason and Reese are the reason I fell in love with the series and kept coming back book after book. After spending five extraordinary years with these characters I feel as if I’ve become a part of their world and it’s going to be so hard to let them go. Although I am hoping for many books featuring the next generation…aka…their children, but only time will surely tell.

Fans of the Forbidden Men series will find themselves hopelessly in love with this new side of Mason and Reese. Even though you don’t technically have to read any of the previous books to enjoy this story, I can’t help but recommend (no wait…I’m telling you) to read every single one of the books in order. Trust me when I say that you will NOT regret a single moment that you spend with the men of Forbidden!



About Linda Kage

Linda writes romance fiction from YA to adult, contemporary to fantasy. Most Kage stories lean more toward the lighter, sillier side with a couple meaningful moments thrown in. Focuses more on entertainment value and emotional impact.

Published since 2010. Went through a 2-year writing correspondence class in children’s literature from The Institute of Children’s Literature. Then graduated with Bachelors in Arts, English with an emphasis in creative fiction writing from Pittsburg State University.

Now she lives with hubby, two daughters, cat Holly, and nine cuckoo clocks in southeast Kansas, USA. Farm girl. Parents were dairy farmers. Was youngest of eight. Big family. Day job as a cataloging library assistant.

Harry Potter House Gryffindor, Patronus White Stallion, character match Hagrid. Supernatural Team Dean. Game of Thrones Team Jon Snow and Tyrion Lannister. The Walking Dead Team Daryl. Outlander Team Jamie Fraser. Teen Wolf Team Stiles. Avenger Team Thor…or Hulk (can’t decide). Justice League Team Flash. Arrow Team Stephen Amell. Stranger Things obsessed. Heard Laurel, not Yanny.

Started out reading with the Baby-Sitters Club. Then moved to Sandra Brown, Linda Howard, Julie Garwood, and LaVyrle Spencer in high school. Now all over the place with her romance reading tastes.

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