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I've fallen behind on my Goodreads reading challenge lately. According to my challenge, I'm doing okay, but personally I'm not at the amount read that I'd like to be at by this point in the year. Therefore, I decided to read a few of the shorter books that have been on my TBR for a while. I decided to start with Perfect 10, which has been on my TBR since it first came out. It was an enjoyable read for as short as it was.
Perfect 10 was my first Erin McCarthy book. After reading it, I think I'd like to read more books by her. I loved her witty, snarky sense of humor. Her characters were very sarcastic and had me cracking me, especially Katrina. I loved how awkward she was. It's something I can definitely identify with. I also loved how calm she was, even in the face of personal disaster. I'm not sure I could have went through the public embarrassment that she did, and the business fallout, without losing it.
All of that being said, I also have a few problems with Perfect 10. I thought the book was over the top cheesy at times. There were several times that I found myself rolling my eyes at something Drew said, or a situation they got into. So many of their problems could have been solved by just communicating better, something that is a pet peeve of mine in books. I also wish the book was just a little bit longer. The ending felt very rushed, and abrupt. There were quite a few problems that Katrina and Drew hadn't solved by the end of the book, which drove me crazy.
Even though I had some problems with it, I thought Perfect 10 was an enjoyable book. Reading it made me want to read more of Erin McCarthy's books when I get through my current TBR. I recommend this book to anyone looking for a fun romance that can be read quickly. I think this would be a perfect book to read on a commute, or waiting in an office. All total, it took me less than an hour to read.
PERFECT 10 was a quick, fun read, but I found that it really lacked a story. Everything moved rather quickly, and in the end? It was all wrapped up in a neat little bow.
I don't mind happy endings, but I think there should be work towards those happy endings. Nothing ever works out as perfectly as things do between Katrina and Drew in PERFECT 10.
I *did* like how the story unfolded, with it all starting due to a technological error on Katrina's behalf. I can see that happening to someone in real life. (Although, I would hope it wouldn't be with something like "BootyBook"; if you're going to keep track of that, keeping it stored on a website just screams bad idea.)
I was eager to see where McCarthy was going to take the story after the opening chapter, but I found the reunion with Drew to be too much, too quickly. I understand that they were best friends, and I do believe that it is possible to jump back into that kind of friendship even after a long space of time apart. What I didn't buy was how easily things progressed between them physically.
All in all, PERFECT 10 is a fun read worth checking out if you're looking for something quick to devour. However, I found in the end that I needed more conflict, more story.
4.0 out of 5 starsThe Autumn Review for Perfect 10
Reviewed in the United States on May 31, 2014
Perfect 10 was short and sexy! I'll be honest, I've read books that have a similar storyline, but I still enjoyed this one all the same. Plus, McCarthy is a favorite author of mine, so I couldn't miss out!
What worked for me: I love the friends to lovers trope, so right there, I was hooked. I also liked the characters. Katrina and her best friend Samantha have great dialogue and it reminded me of the way I talk to my friends. Then, there was sexy Drew. Drew was great. I felt like I could totally picture him. Well, ok...I got stuck on the kilt, but anyway...I adored him.
What didn't work for me: I felt like there were a few minor inconsistencies, but it really didn't affect the likability of the story for me. But, I did have to read back through a few parts to get some clarity.
The sex: The steam level was good. I was fully involved in the sex scenes. But, what won me over there was the fact that they really had true feelings for each other, so it was really more than just sex.
Overall, I enjoyed it. I was looking for a fast sexy read and this fit the bill. As the summer approaches, I think this would be the perfect beach or poolside read. It's fun, sexy and a bit flirty. Enjoy it!
Quotes: ~Seeing him, his head bent over as he rinsed glassware, made her realize how much she had missed him. Her heart squeezed. Then she saw he was wearing a kilt, his muscular calves showing, and it was her vagina doing the squeezing.-Loc 141
~"I was waiting for something." "What's that?" He gave her a little smile. "You." Oh, no he didn't. She felt everything in her sigh in a bug heartfelt girl gush of emotion. She was so going down on him for that.-Loc 336
~"I didn't mean to say thanks for rubbing one out! It just appeared out of nowhere, like ninja words. I guess it was stress or something. It was all so overwhelming." "Having a guy go down on you is overwhelming? If it's too much for you, I'll happily take your life."-Loc 424
~"I can get my own stable of men who shag me and don't call for three weeks, thank you very much. It doesn't require voodoo, just a vagina." "You should copyright that-it's beautiful."-Loc 451
~"I had always had a crush on Drew. I have always cared about him. But last night, I fell in love with him."-Loc 950
Katrina's new phone, with a mind of its own, publicly posts a highly embarrassing file which contains names, and evaluations of the past men in her personal life. The story is then of two sweet young people working at rediscovering and building on a one night stand. A gentle story of lovers unsure if their feelings of attraction are mutual.