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Friday, 27 January 2017

BLOG TOUR, REVIEW, & #GIVEAWAY - In a Gilded Cage by Mia Kerick

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In a Gilded Cage
by Mia Kerick
Published by: Evernight Publishing
Publication date: October 21st 2016
Genres: LGBTQ+, New Adult, Romance


Lucci Grimley is indeed alluring—crowned with a mane of long blond hair, and blessed with an enchanting musical talent that draws a brave rescuer to a high tower hidden in the forest.

However, this modern-day Rapunzel is a young man, sold as a child to the wealthy and childless Damien Gotham for the price of a fast car and a pile of cash. And Lucci’s heroic prince is William “Prin” Prinzing, a handsome college student and star soccer player, hired to care for the grounds of the lavish Tower Estate. Prin climbs an extension ladder rather than a long golden braid to gain access to Lucci’s second floor bedroom window, ultimately penetrating the secrecy surrounding the cloistered young man.

Friendship, and soon romance, blooms. The tower captive eagerly gives his loving innocence to his brave rescuer, which sends the strict and reclusive Gotham into a frenzy of jealous rage. With Prin, Lucci gets a taste of real life, and he wants more. Together, the young men must face Gotham’s ruthlessness and pay the price of liberating Lucci.

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4 out of 5 (very good)

In a Gilded Cage is a fairy tale retelling, this one being Rapunzel. This is a darker, more twisted version though, as Lucci is sold by his parents to "Father" and is basically brain washed into becoming the 'perfect' boy. There is no reward for his good behaviour though, just the promise that once he is over 21 (and presumably legal!) that Father will take their relationship to the next stage of perfect intimacy as they are not related! 

Mr Gotham is a character that freaked me out! He is pure evil, and congratulations to Mia Kerick for making him that way. He is the perfect counterpart to Lucci's goodness, as Prin finds out. Prin has his own issues to deal with as he finds himself attracted to Lucci, but isn't gay as far as he knows.

Well written, with no editing or grammatical errors to disrupt the reading flow, this story will have your heart beating as you hope that Mr Gotham doesn't find out what's going on, and punish Lucci. You hope for a HEA whilst not knowing for sure if you're going to get one.

A very good retelling, with plenty of emotions involved. Definitely recommended by me.

* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion. *

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Mia Kerick is the mother of four exceptional children—all named after saints—and five nonpedigreed cats—all named after the next best thing to saints, Boston Red Sox players. Her husband of twenty years has been told by many that he has the patience of Job, but don’t ask Mia about that, as it is a sensitive subject.

Mia focuses her stories on the emotional growth of troubled young men and their relationships, and she believes that sex has a place in a love story, but not until it is firmly established as a love story. As a teen, Mia filled spiral-bound notebooks with romantic tales of tortured heroes (most of whom happened to strongly resemble lead vocalists of 1980s big-hair bands) and stuffed them under her mattress for safekeeping. She is thankful to Dreamspinner Press for providing her with an alternate place to stash her stories.

Mia is proud of her involvement with the Human Rights Campaign and cheers for each and every victory made in the name of marital equality. Her only major regret: never having taken typing or computer class in school, destining her to a life consumed with two-fingered pecking and constant prayer to the Gods of Technology.

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  1. Thank you so much for hosting me on your site and the awesome review!!

  2. Great review, Merissa! This sounds like a great read - retellings are so much fun! I also like the sounds of Mr Gotham already!

  3. Awesome review. Really looking forward to reading this!!!