A Perfect Ten (Forbidden Men #5) by Linda Kage @lindakage
from author in exchange for an honest review
Ten hearts for
Oren and Caroline!
Every so often, a secondary
character steals the show and haunts me to the point of which I crave jumping inside their story and
their minds. The ornery Oren “Ten” Tenning fascinated me from the moment he was
introduced in “To Professor, with Love” and I was so excited hearing he was
getting his own book. Could hardly stand the wait, but it was absolutely worth
it. Ten is by far the sexiest of all the
‘Forbidden’ men. He is also crowned my new favorite bad boy in this series.
(Hope Mason will find it in his heart to forgive me).
He’s sexy, he’s lewd and
often a crude snarky bastard (I mean that in the most loving manner). Couldn’t
help myself - I adored all of his amusing and sarcastic ways. Ten was one of the
wittiest book boyfriends I have come across in a long time. However, there is
so much more to his persona. Lying beneath the surface, Ten masks his true
pain. The more I got to know the real Oren, the deeper I fell in love.
Honestly, I was a wee bit
fearful of stepping into Caroline’s story. Events in her past tread on one of
my few “reading triggers”. Nevertheless, I got over it real fast. Her character shinned
brightly as she was the sweet yet brazen tough girl whose sense of humor and
cleverness was the perfect match for Oren. I love a gutsy chick who’s determined
to chase what she wants. Caroline was ballsy enough to take on the man-slut of
her dreams, and Ten gave her a wild run for her money. When these two finally got
together…BAM…fireworks exploded. From midnight rendezvous’ to stolen moments on
rooftops, Caroline and Oren were an adorable couple whose passionate chemistry
sizzled both in and out of the bedroom.
Aside from this couple’s
hilarity and deliciously overactive sex drive, “Perfect Ten” was an endearing,
tender love story of two people weathering painful pasts, trying to find their
way to bliss. After battling through their individual hurdles, together they
faced so many obstacles. I loved every moment of their journey as I found
myself constantly rooting, hoping for their well deserved happily ever after.
In “Perfect Ten” Linda Kage
is at her finest penning a romance chock full of giggles, desire, lust, sexual
tension, angst and nail biting moments. It’s definitely my absolute favorite
read in this series. Loved that it was told in dual POV’s, seeing love blossom
through the eyes of both main characters. And best of all, revisiting some old
friends from earlier installments. Kage gives me the sense that I never have to
say a final goodbye to her characters – they will always find a way back into
the next story. As always, looking forward to more Forbidden Men.