A Perfect Ten has been one of my most anticipated reads this year. I mean, Ten pretty much stole the show since he came on the scene in the second book, so my expectations were pretty high. Thankfully, Linda Kage did not disappoint. Ten and Caro were perfection individually and as a couple.
Before I give you my review though, just a heads up, A Perfect Ten is now available for purchase through Amazon, B&N iBooks, Kobo. There’s also a giveaway at the end of this blog post, so after you read my review, just continue to scroll down towards the end. There’ll be a link there that will take you to the giveaway page. Linda Kage is giving away a $25 Amazon GC to one lucky winner.
About the Book
Let your hair down, Caroline, they said. It’ll be fun, they said.
I know I’ve closed myself off in a major way in the past year, ever since “the incident” where I messed up my life completely. It’s past time I try to live again or just give up completely. But this is quite possibly the craziest thing I’ve ever done. In a last ditch effort to invigorate myself, I’m standing outside Oren Tenning’s bedroom, I just peeled off the sexiest pair of underwear I own, and my hand is already raised to knock. My brother would disown me for doing anything with his best friend, and he’d probably kill Oren. But if I play my cards right, no one will ever know about this. Not even Ten.
Maybe after tonight, I’ll finally get over this stupid, irrational crush I hate having on the biggest jerk I’ve ever met. Or maybe I’ll just end up falling for him even harder. Maybe I’ll discover there’s so much more to my crude, carefree hunk than meets the eye.
I won’t do a full summary of the book here since the blurb is pretty self-explanatory. And I also feel that Ten and Caroline’s story has been playing out since book two and I think most readers are already familiar with their back story.
For non-readers of this series, you could say that Ten and Caro’s story is typical in this genre. Ten is a manho with a heart of gold and Caroline is the forbidden sister of his best friend. She thinks he doesn’t have feelings for her because he acts like an ass around her and sleeps around with other girls. He thinks he’s doing her a favor by staying away. Plus, he promised her brother not to touch her. Ever.
Others might cringe and shrug seeing those familiar tropes but I don’t care. I loved this book. Loved Ten and Caroline. And if you want a reason as to why you should read this book, I give you…
The Top Ten Reasons Why A Perfect Ten is a Perfect Read
1. Ten. Or Oren Tenning for uninitiated. I mean, come on, what’s not to love? Oren Tenning with his crude humor, loyalty and his love for his lady is reason enough to read this book. Seriously, Ten is everything.
2. Caroline. AKA Noel Gamble’s younger sister. At first, I thought we’re getting another innocent Mary Sue intent on changing the manwhore but Caroline surprised me in so many ways. She was funny and endearing and feisty. In other words, she basically gave Ten a run for his money.
3. The humor. This book made me laugh. I mean, sure some of the humor was a bit on the campy side but it worked!!
4. Because of lines like this.
“If he’s Noel, then who’re you?”
He blinked, honestly clueless. “Ten what?”
“Ten seconds away from putting your parents out of their misery for having an idiot for a son. Jesus. Catch up, already.”
I mean, sure, it’s a little campy but I laughed out loud the first time I read it. I still laugh every time I see that line get quoted anywhere.
5. Because of Ten and Caro lit up the sheets like nobody’s business. I mean, holy shit batman! This book made me blush…and giggle…and blush again.
6. The side characters are fun. I mean sure, I wanted to junk punch Noel a few times but the other characters were great.. especially Colton and Brandt. They are a hoot. They are two Tens in the making.
7. Uh…refer to number one.
8. Umm…refer to number two.
- What?? Ten is too many okay!! I thought titling my review The Top Ten Reasons Why A Perfect Ten is a Perfect Read would be cute. Clearly, I didn’t think that far ahead. Geez! I’m only human. Plus, I believe in recycling dammit, so I’m going to recycle reasons. So for reason number fucking nine, please refer to reason number three. Jesus.
10. Because I said so.
About Linda Kage
Linda 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.