A Nix Review – Perfect 10 by Erin McCarthy (4 stars)

Posted May 4, 2014 by Nix in review / 1 Comment

Perfect 10 by Erin McCarthy
Published by Harlequin on 2014-05-13
Genres: Contemporary
Pages: 102
Format: eBook

Katrina's Lesson in Social Media Disasters or How Technology Can Bite You in the A**

Katrina Phillips is an expert social media manager. But that doesn't mean she can't make mistakes. Horrible, hide-in-your-closet-forever mistakes…like accidentally syncing her BootyBook app with her online profiles.


Now everyone in the world can see who Katrina has dated and how they rated in appearance, sexual performance and (OMG) detailed descriptions of their manly parts! Now her phone is blowing up with angry exes—and an out-of-the-blue text from the only guy who came close to a perfect score….

Katrina has had a thing for Drew Jordan since forever ago, even if a booze-fuelled one-nighter did destroy their friendship. So why is he suddenly texting her now—and is it because she rated his Sexy Staff of Manliness as

FTC : I got this from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

So far, I have requested every single book in the Cosmo Hot Reads line and this has got to be one of my favourites. It’s not because of the sex for once (which was pretty tame to be honest) but because it’s so damn funny. You have to leave your concept of reality at the door (I should imagine that if a social media manager did this kind of fuck up in real life, they would be fired … quickly) but, once you do, the result is so worth it.

First question I have …. peen appearance rating? Really? I have never EVER thought of a peen to be particularly attractive never mind “magnificent” or “adorable”. Maybe it’s just me? Anyway, there is a hell of a lot of talk about peens. There was even talk of a circus peen and I never, ever want to know what that looks like *shudder*

The trope is more friends to lovers as these two were friends before they made the brave (drunken) step of falling into bed together and then never spoking to each other again. It is the worst fear of everyone who has ever fancied a friend … if I act, will it screw everything up? Well in this one, yes it did as, when we meet them, it is nearly a year since they have seen each other. Then the media disaster occurs and they are thrown back together as he wants to get a perfect 10 on the app score. Well, he does and he doesn’t because what he really wants is her. It is all very adorable.

I liked both of the characters but I have to say that I much preferred Drew to Katerina. Drew is a gorgeous, kilt-clad, self conscious doll of a man whereas Katerina was a little silly and, on a rare occasion, grating in her immaturity. For Drew, the app disaster was a blessing as it gave him the opportunity to fix something that he thought he had screwed up forever. It amused me that he had screen shot her “review” of his sexual performance on the app and was using it against her to woo her. It was so modern, so fresh that I immediately fell for him hook, line and sinker.

Katerina was a different kettle of fish for me. Although I found her entire situation quite funny, I wasn’t completely sold on her character. She didn’t seem to develop as a character and I just couldn’t buy her professed strength of feeling for him. I loved her dialogue when it wasn’t with him but I struggled in their interactions.

I enjoyed this novella immensely but it was the humour that made me enjoy it; I think that if it wasn’t present, I wouldn’t have because I just didn’t buy into Katerina’s character. A unique story that was a complete breath of fresh air.   


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