Genres: Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Romance
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Joe Starling has been stinking rich, and he’s been dirt poor. But from the moment he figured out what makes women scream, he’s been raking in the cash. Not as a prostitute. Not technically…
Sex isn’t officially part of the Perfect Ten escort service’s package. Yet Joe is almost embarrassed to admit his “package” has gotten quite a workout in the past seven years. Truth be told, the ladies want him, and he can’t say no.
Faith Graham’s first reaction to Joe Starling? No. Make that hell no. She needs an average Joe on her arm for her model-thin sister’s 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 it’s like for a woman to look at him with loathing rather than lust. And he doesn’t 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 him…
*ARC provided in exchange for an honest review*
Perfect Ten was such a sweet, romantic read about a curvy girl with body issues and the guy to make her think twice about her insecurities. Joe Starling is the top escort at Perfect Ten and not ashamed to admit that he’ well worth every penny he’s paid for. He’s Perfect Ten’s most desired. Until, that is, the lovely Faith Graham needs a date for her sister’s wedding. Faith takes one look at him and knows there’s no way such a perfect specimen can be seen with her and tries to make a break for it. Joe, intrigued and more turned on by her than any woman he’s ever met, is determined to be her date. There’s just something about Faith, this instant attraction to this curvy beauty, that immediately gets to him.
“To tell you the truth, at my first glimpse of her, I could swear my heart beat double time. It was weird. Something went through me that I can’t explain. It was a shiver. Well, not a shiver exactly—more like a shockwave . All I knew for sure was that I wanted her. I felt like wrapping my arms around her and taking her home with me.”
Joe finally breaks her down and gets to know Faith. The more he does, the more he realizes that he could easily, and already is falling for her. Her sweetness and light, her gorgeous curves, everything about her makes him want to be a better man. He decides that the only way to have a future with Faith, he has to give up his job and officially be a woman man. But with his past as an escort coming back to bite him in the ass, will Faith be strong enough to deal with it or have to let him go?
“I grabbed her arms, pinning them to her sides and kissed her, trying to pour all my emotions into it. Trying to will her to feel what was inside me.”
I loved Joe and Faith. Faith was so sweet and completely relatable, her issues with her curves stemming from a family that can’t seem to see past her weight to the true beauty underneath. A gorgeous curvy woman who Joe immediately sees and wants. Joe is sexy and perfect and damn if he isn’t absolutely determined to have every inch of Faith for himself. 4/5 stars for a sexy escort.