Review: Consolation Prize by Linda Kage



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Don’t you just hate it when someone destroys all your carefully made plans?

I mean, I had goals: college to graduate in one semester, a future I was working hard to reach, and an image of myself I wanted the world to see. My life was stacked into these precisely placed blocks. But then Colton Gamble came along and knocked them all askew.

I hated how he messed everything up, how he could hog all my attention whenever he was around, how he made my pulse quicken–but only because he ticked me off…not because I was attracted to him. Oh! And I hated how he knew how attractive he was too, the shallow, full of himself, doesn’t take no for an answer, too-flirty, too cocky, extremely irritating jerk.

The boy had all the qualities that turned me off. Or so I thought.

One night he wasn’t quite the brainless, over-confident jerk I usually took him for.

One night, he took care of me when I was at my lowest. He opened up to me and made me open up to him.

Now I’m learning maybe he’s not what I first thought he was. And maybe I’M not what I first thought I was. Maybe it’s okay to rearrange a couple of my perfectly set blocks. Maybe, just maybe, I’ll stop worrying about what I’m afraid everyone else will think and finally reach for something I really want. It’s possible some of my plans need to be destroyed, and Colton Gamble is exactly the kind of mess I need in my life.

What do you think? Should I give him a try?

Desperately seeking your advice,
Julianna Radcliffe


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Screen Shot 2015-03-27 at 12.53.20 AM4.5 stars

Colton has been trying to get Julianna’s attention for a year now. She pays him no mind, because he’s younger than her, and she thinks he isn’t serious. Now, she’s sitting alone while watching the guy she likes get married and dance with his wife. Pretty depressing. Colton comes in to distract Julianna, and it actually works.

Thank goodness for characters like Julianna and Colton. They had no unnecessary drama. They had real life problems that were solved by actually talking to each other instead of assuming the worst.  It wasn’t drawn out, and it wasn’t annoying. They really cared for each other early on, because they’ve known each other for about a year before anything went on between them. They’re each other’s best friends, and they don’t back down when things get difficult.

These two prove that even though we all have our differences, we can always find a way to love those differences about each and every person.

Author Info


Linda Kage 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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2 thoughts on “Review: Consolation Prize by Linda Kage

    • I love this series!!! Oh my gosh, you’re right. Thank you so much for telling me. Before I slept tonight I kept telling myself I did something wrong, but I couldn’t figure it our for the life of me. Now, I know haha!


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