Published by Jack's House Publishing on August 15th, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Joe Starling has been stinking rich, and heÔÇÖs been dirt poor. But from the moment he figured out what makes women scream, heÔÇÖs been raking in the cash. Not as a prostitute. Not technicallyÔÇª
Sex isnÔÇÖt officially part of the Perfect Ten escort serviceÔÇÖs package. Yet Joe is almost embarrassed to admit his ÔÇ£packageÔÇØ has gotten quite a workout in the past seven years. Truth be told, the ladies want him, and he canÔÇÖt say no.
Faith GrahamÔÇÖs first reaction to Joe Starling? No. Make that hell no. She needs an average Joe on her arm for her model-thin sisterÔÇÖs wedding. Who will believe a dazzling hunk like him would date the Graham sister who has a few too many curves?
For the first time, Joe experiences what itÔÇÖs like for a woman to look at him with loathing rather than lust. And he doesnÔÇÖt like the feeling. Because there is nothing in this world he wants more than to turn her emphatic no into a heartfelt yes. In fact, a lifetime lifetime of yes would work just fine for himÔÇª
Perfect Ten by Nikki Worrell has all the classic tropes we are used to from movies and other booksÔÇöinsecure, not as skinny, yet beautiful woman meets perfect-in-every-way-man. I do like the premise of these types of books. I love seeing someone battling insecurities overcome them in order to find happiness within themselves.
Joe Starling is perfect when it comes to his appearanceÔÇöheÔÇÖs gorgeous, sexy, and charming. But there is more underneath his surface, things he hides from everyone but his friends and family. He has dreams and desires that are outside being an escort, unfortunately until he meets Faith he doesnÔÇÖt think he is more than his profession. Meeting Faith though, changed him. ItÔÇÖs subtle and slow, but he starts to realize that he cannot go on the way he has been, that there is more out there than escorting women to events and fuck them.
Faith Graham is the average woman with insecurities and fears, not being very comfortable or confident in her appearance. Her mother and sisters made sure she always feels inadequate to others. However, her friends are amazingÔÇöhiring her an escort to her sisterÔÇÖs weeding, Joe, changes her life. SheÔÇÖs beautiful inside and out, regardless of not being a size zero, and Joe recognizes that. But can she let go of her insecurities and fears in order to trust Joe? Trust him he is truthful and genuinely likes her?
I loved the changes we see in both Joe and Faith throughout the book. They change so muchÔÇöfor the betterÔÇöafter meeting one another. Their road to love might not be an easy one, but itÔÇÖs definitely worth it. Joe and Faith, as characters, were a joy to read. They are complex and enjoyable with flaws and insecurities. Neither one is perfect, even if it might appear so on the surface. I also enjoyed the story line and the side characters. While this in itself might be an old tale, Nikki Worrell took a new spin on it that made the book interesting. I did have a few issues, especially with Joe not always standing his ground, but I nevertheless loved him. He and Faith make a great couple.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and its characters. ItÔÇÖs very well-written with intriguing characters who will draw you in and keep you hooked to see what will happen. IÔÇÖm happy I gave this book a chance and can only recommend it to someone who wants to read a fun, charming, and sexy read.
~Review by Anja