It’s been two years since Sam broke up with the only other eligible gay guy in his high school, so to say he’s been going through a romantic drought is the understatement of the decade. But when Meg, his ex-Catholic-turned-Wiccan best friend, suggests performing a love spell, Sam is just desperate enough to try. He crafts a list of ten traits he wants in a boyfriend and burns it in a cemetery at midnight on Friday the 13th.
Enter three seemingly perfect guys, all in pursuit of Sam. There’s Gus, the suave French exchange student; Jamie, the sweet and shy artist; and Travis, the guitar-playing tattooed enigma. Even Sam’s ex-boyfriend Landon might want another chance.
But does a Perfect Ten even exist? Find out in this delectable coming-of-age romcom with just a touch of magic.
How did I get the book? I bought it.
Genre: Contemporary / LGBTQIA / Magical Realism
Review: This book is adorably cute. It is the story of a one guy’s search for his perfect unicorn (i.e. Perfect Ten) – hence the guy with the unicorn head on the cover. So if you want a book that’s sweet, fluffy with a dash of magic then this is the story for you.
Perfect Ten isn’t perfect as a book, the characters are could be more rounded and stereotyping does happen but there was so much I enjoyed about the story and so much this book did well that I didn’t mind. For one thing Sam’s unicorn search ends up with him, some lovely guys, very overlapping timeless. It’s fine line and L. Philips manages to pull this off without short-changing on the heartbreak or making the reader lose faith in relationships and Sam.
There is a lot of character growth for Sam and you’re not quite sure if he’ll find his match, or if he’s ready to.