Monday, April 21, 2014

eBook Review: Perfect 10

Katrina’s Lesson in Social Media Disasters or How Technology Can Bite You In The A**

Katrina Phillips is an expert social media manager. But that doesn’t mean she can’t make mistakes. Horrible, hide-in-your-closet-forever mistakes... like accidentally syncing her BootyBook app with her online profiles.

Blammo. Now everyone in the world can see who Katrina has dated and how they rated in appearance, sexual performance, and (OMG) detailed descriptions of their manly parts! Now her phone is blowing up with irate exes—and an out-of-the-blue text from the only guy who came close to a perfect score...

Katrina has had a thing for Drew Jordan since forever ago, even if a booze-fuelled one-nighter did destroy their friendship. So why is he suddenly texting her now—and is it because she rated his Sexy Staff Of Manliness as “magnificent”? Now the only way to satisfy her curiosity is to reunite with Drew... and rate him all over again!

Okay you know how much those other Cosmo Red Hots did nothing (good) for me pretty much? I want to thank McCarthy for what turned out to be a truly delightful, amusing romance.   This is what I was expecting from the Cosmo Red Hot Reads line of ebooks from Harlequin.  Its modern, its about a young woman what is successful at what she does, and the romance is bloody hot.

You have Katrina (called Trina) who has built a business around something anyone in today's world knows is important (social media) and can be very slippery slope to navigate.  Toss in a new phone that is not as user friendly as the provider swears it is and bam! You have the recipe for something that practically everyone I know has feared will happen one day.

I have accidentally synced up accounts without thinking about--my family and friends were quite put out when Goodreads synced to my Facebook account and they were flooded with book updates every five minutes.  McCarthy handles that part perfectly--throughout the story Trina's frustration and irritation with the fallout is what makes this a much more genuine feeling story then the previous Red Hots I've read.

And honestly reading things from Drew's perspective helped as well.  Its written in third person limited, but his inner monologue of 'wait did that sound creepy? no is that too fast? oh god that sounded super corny!' was a welcome counterpoint to Trina's sometimes very anxious musings.  Also McCarthy made their friendship feel honest.  The two poke fun at each other, embarrass the other and remember little details that friends know without obviously pointing them out.  

There was also romance involved.  Not just a little bit to make the story a little meatier then erotica, but Drew went out of his way to show Trina that he wanted to make up for that awkwardness from before.  I wholeheartedly recommend this story and sincerely hope that they produce more stories like this in the line.