A Perfect Man by Cecilia Dominic is about redefining the notion of the perfect mate. Using the backdrop of a romance writing course, Karen and Seth learn that perfect is not always what or whom you expect. Thank you to the author and Samhain Publishing for sharing this book in exchange for an honest review.
Karen meets Seth in the first class of her MFA program. The ultimate goal for both of them is becoming published writers. She is more than a little anxious about this class, because she realizes her former boyfriend, an author that she supported financially has a relationship with the professor. Seth wants to be a writer despite the lack of support from his mother and the financial worries that being a writer can bring. Karen and Seth are forced to work on the class project together. Is it just the physical appearance? Is it shared goals and interest? Is it the circle of friends that cause two intelligent attractive people to decide they would like to merge their stories into one great novel? Eventually, after a series of misunderstandings and dating mishaps, Karen and Seth realize they are perfect writing and romantic partners.
Honestly, I had a difficult time finding my rhythm with A Perfect Man. Karen and Seth were fun to follow, but the pacing was slow throughout the story. It was two steps forward, three steps back dance type of read. Once the decision was made for them to become a couple, it was much better. But getting to the HEA was not a smooth ride.