- Page Count: 352
- Release Date: June 6, 2017
- My Rating: 1.5 stars
Who is Sam Raines’s Perfect Ten?
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.
Aaaah I REALLY wanted to like this, but absolutely couldn’t stand the characters. They felt so… fake? Just absolutely unrealistic. If you like John Green novels you might have a better time with this than I did (except at least his characters have some depth). They all irritated me to no extent and seemed like spoiled, privileged suburban kids – especially the Wiccan friend. And a lot of the story was focused on drinking & sex in a way that seemed like a hollow cliche of what an adult thinks teens want to read. And the main character was super shallow.
I genuinely WANTED to love this story because the idea was so perfect. And there were some cute moments! But I really didn’t care for these characters, the writing, OR the story in the end.
Thank you to the publisher for ending me an ARC.