“Consolation Prize” by Linda Kage is book number nine in the “Forbidden Men” series. This is Colton Gamble and Julianna Radcliffe’s story.
Colton is only eighteen and comes across as a flirt and a guy just out for fun. As the story progresses you see a completely different side to Colton.
Julianna is several years older than Colton. She is a very organized and disciplined young woman that has goals. Julianna gets to know Colton and then her life gets turned upside down.
Wow, this story covers so many controversy issues such as older girl/younger guy, black girl/white guy, postpartum depression, college, domestic violence, unique family situations, and so much more.
I enjoyed this story but at times it did frustrate me. But, then the last part of the book had some surprises, twists, and suspense that kept you on the edge of your seat that made the story complete.
FYI, includes mature content. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.