Review of Perfect Ten by L. Philips

Perfect Ten by L. Philips

To be published on June 6, 2017 by Viking

Source: ARC for review

Plot Summary of Perfect Ten by L. Philips

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. 

Review of Perfect Ten by L. Philips

I do love a good rom-com, and while I don't love magical realism in literary fiction, I'm not above enjoying a sprinkling of magic in a love story.

So... Perfect Ten is  cute story about a high school guy trying to find love. Sam is moping after a disastrous breakup (it's so bad that he speaks of himself in the third person, getting me confused). So he convinces his best friend to perform a Wiccan love spell for him, in which he makes a Top Ten list of what he wants in a guy.

Bam! His wish gets granted and then some. It's raining men!!!  Is Sam in lust with a cute French foreign exchange student? That hot musician? The shy artist? Or is he still in love with his ex??

Okay, so I was voting against the French foreign exchange student. I love accents of all kinds, but the book had this poor guy speaking like "zis all ze time. " For me: ze nails on ze chalkboard! I had my fave picked out from the guys and (yay!) my pick won out.

Perfect Ten is all romance drama, so don't go in expecting something deep. It's a fun summer read, though!


  1. I love the cover of this book-- and I LOLed SO hard when you said "ze nails on ze chalkboard".

  2. OMG this book sounds like a fun read. lol I hadn't heard of it before and I don't think I could forget that cover.

  3. I rarely fall for a cover but I did for this book. I'm expecting light and fluffy so I hope I love it!

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  4. hahaha "ze nails on ze chalkboard"!! That's hilarious. This is a book that I've really been looking forward to reading. I'm okay with it being just a fun summer read, I think. lol! Great review!


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