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A Perfect Ten

(Forbidden Men #5)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  11,887 ratings  ·  993 reviews
Let your hair down, Caroline, they said. It'll be fun, they said.

I know I've closed myself off in a major way over the past year, ever since “the incident” where I messed up my life completely. It's past time I try to live again or just give up altogether. But this is quite possibly the craziest thing I've ever done. In a last ditch effort to invigorate myself, I'm standi
Kindle Edition, 434 pages
Published March 30th 2015 by Linda Kage
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Dec 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 ‘Lick you later’ stars!

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Linda Kage has done it again. Created a story I completely adore with a near-perfect hero and heroine. When I read Be My Hero and fell so hard for Pick and his story, I didn’t think it could be done again. I mean, the same series… who can make me feel like this twice? Linda Kage can. Pick is (and will probably always be) my favorite of hers. He’s in my top 5 book boys ever. But Ten… Ten was pretty perfect. He gave him a run for his money and that’s really saying some
• Lisa •
Mar 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing

"So this is my Pathetic Loser's confession: I am Oren Tenning, and I have fallen. Hard."


Linda Kage continues her Forbidden men series in style. Since meeting Oren Tenning and his manwhore ways I've been dying, yes dying to get my grabby romance hands all over this book. Packed full of genuinely heart felt moments I could not stop turning the pages to see what would become of this loveable rogue and his laughably inappropriate ways. I've never wanted a hero to find his way
Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
5 My Perfect Ten Stars

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OMFG I LOVE TEN!!!!!!!!!! Love him! He was perfect..... absolutely, completely perfect! A perfect ten just stole my heart and the spot as my favorite book of the series. Sorry Pick I still love you though. I just can't believe how in love with this book I am. I have a total book hangover and I want to go back and reread the whole thing because I don't want Ten's story to end. OMG it was so epic.

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Let me just say that I am madly in love with a fiction
Geri Reads
Mar 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Ten and Caroline are perfect for each other stars!

I won't do a full summary of the book here since the blurb is pretty self-explanatory. And I also feel that Ten and Caroline's story has been playing out since book two and I think most readers are already familiar with their back story.

For non-readers of this series, you could say Ten and Caro's story is typical in this genre. Ten is a manho with a heart of gold and Caroline is the forbidden sister of his best friend. She thinks he doesn't
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾

So this is my Pathetic Loser's confession: I am Oren Tenning, and I have fallen. Hard.

Have you ever started a series and fallen so hard for a secondary character you were equal parts itching to finally get your hands on their book and dreading it at the same time? Dreading it because after 3 books of building his story up in your head, there is no possible way the author can do him justice. That is, unless that author is the brilliant Linda Kage. Because OH MY GOD. I loved thi
Jennifer Kyle
Nov 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5 ”My Perfect Ten” Stars

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Linda Kage delivered BIG TIME with Ten and Caroline’s story. It was everything I dreamed of and more. The story is told in alternating povs of Oren Tenning and Caroline Gamble. These two main characters both have amazing senses of humor, high sex drives and a forbidden infatuation with one another.

"So this is my Pathetic Loser's confession: I am Oren Tenning, and I have fallen. Hard."

Caroline just can’t take staying away from the funny, man whore an
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤


What can I say? This book is one of the best books I have ever read, maybe because of Ten! Caroline and Ten drowned me in the book and captivated me. I didn't want to finish it.I want to re-read it again and again!! Have you ever fallen in love with a character and thought about him all the time??This is exactly what happen to me with Ten!!


Caroline and Ten are attracted to each other.But there is a problem...she is the sister of his best
Mar 03, 2015 rated it really liked it

4.5 Stars


I've been looking forward to Ten and Caroline's story, and I was not disappointed. I adore these characters, they are perfect for each other, and had had cheesy grin on my face throughout their story.

"So this is my Pathetic Loser's confession: I am Oren Tenning, and I have fallen. Hard."

Caroline and Ten have been sniffing around each other for a while, but Ten doesn't want to betray his best friend, Noel. But when an opportunity she can't refuse falls into her hands, Caroline cha
Melissa (Ever So Mela)
DNF at 48%

Multiple choice questions!!!
Legit stuff right here.

What do you do when you like a guy that's slept with everyone and their mother? Possibly their dog too. What? Don't look at me like that. You never know these days. You...

A. Sit down and think it through. Cause maybe liking a guy who likes everyone under the sun isn't the most smartest step.
B. Move on. Because contrary to popular belief we are not animals dominated by hormones.
C. Think " I must be the next notch on his bel
Rachel Reads Ravenously
Jun 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Rachel Reads Ravenously by: Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤
3.75 stars!

“I was supposed to go with you, wherever you went. We’re a team. You told me once that I had to have a place. Well, I finally figured out where it is. It’s with you.”

A Perfect Ten is the fifth book in the Forbidden Men series. Oren "Ten" Tenning is the college manwhore that no one takes seriously. Caroline is the little sister of Ten's best friend Noel (the hero of book 2 in the series). There's always been an attraction between the two of them, but Ten puts up barriers because
NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books}
***5+ "Lick you later, baby!" stars for Oren "Ten" Tenning and his lovely Caroline***

I think that almost everyone from my friends had realized by now, that i have become almost obsessed with this series...
Every single story was unique and captivating and i honestly can't decide which one of these couples are my favorite one!!!

I think that i love them all and until "A Perfect Ten", my most favorite with a tiny difference were Pick and Eva (Milk Tits) and after them, were Mason and Reese (Bu
Mar 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing

If you have read my reviews you know I love brother’s best friend books, they are my absolute favorite. I have read so many of them and they never get old. Naturally some are better than others, and people this one was definitely one of the best! I am huge fan of The Forbidden Men series. I have been anxiously awaiting Ten’s book, but had no idea how much I would love it.

“Let me get this straight. You argued with some girl and pulled her hair during sex? Wow. What are you? Five?”
★★★★★ 4.5 Stars ★★★★★

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Oren Tenning. His name alone turns me on and ever since Pick and Eva's book I have been itching to read all about Ten & Caroline. Going in, I felt like I already knew a lot about Ten, we'd seen his slutty antics, heard his funny quips and discovered how sweet and caring he could be, but this story, holy shit on a stick. We learn so much more!

When he first set eyes on Caroline, his best friend Noel's si
Linda Kage
Mar 12, 2015 marked it as wrote-it  ·  (Review from the author)

Available March 30th!! (though I'm just saying April, since it's only two days away from the 30th!)
Dilek VT
This is the 5th book in the Forbidden Men series and Book 1 was my favorite so far but now I have another favorite in the series: Book 5... I loved this one really very much. Or fell in love with it as I did in the first book.


Oren TENning (aka TEN) and Caroline are the best couple, best hero/heroine that I have met for a long while... They are perfect in their own way. Their love was perfect. Everything about the book was perfect... Am I clear on how much I loved this book ? :)))

Ok, so there is

I have loved every single book I've read in this series...but this one is definitely my favorite of all. I didn't think anyone would ever be able to top "Pick" for me, let alone a foul-mouthed reformed manwhore ..but he did. Oren Tenning won me over and he really deserves his nr 1. spot !!!

If you have read any of the books in this series, then you know perfectly well who Ten is...I mean he can't be missed !! He is Noel Gamble's best friend and everyone in their group knows about his whoring way
The title could only have been more apt if it was named A Perfect Five for the rating I’m giving it. Linda Kage provides a naughtily sassy and sweet story, filled with heartfelt moments, laugh out loud dialogue and inner monologues from both points of view laced with a beautiful swoony romance.

Oren Tenning restarted his life when he went to college. He left behind his hometown and with it his heartbreaking past, hiding it behind a revolving door of casual flings. Through the years he’s only
Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤

That’s the curious thing about temptation. It festers and grows. You feed that bitch soon enough and she morphs into craving, and then craving turns into obsession. Pretty soon, nothing in your life is as important as that one thing you want but can’t have.

Well, it’s becoming increasingly clear that I am addicted to these boys in this wonderfully ‘forbidden' series. Linda Kage may have never been on my radar before, but it is clear that she is now. Despite the cheesy dialogue (though
Aug 24, 2020 rated it liked it
The protagonists get together almost 30% in the book. Then what's the point to drag such a long book? It was fun at first but towards the end, it became too ridiculous for me.

It had many unnecessary fillers that could have been avoided. After 70%, it became a total soap opera. Multiple things were going on made it more dramatic which was weird because I didn't expect it to be turned into a soap opera.

Aug 24, 2016 marked it as stay-away-not-for-me
Not for me

One of the things I hate in romance is when hero is supposedly in love with heroine but can't be with her so he whores around and flaunt it in front of her

Mmmm okey
1. If you are IN LOVE with someone you don't go fuck everything that walks, because then my dear friend you are not in love with her, and no it doesn't fucking hurt you fucking all those women, you are ENJOYING IT so cut the crap

2. If somehow you are oh so messed up and can't be with h
4 stars for the story, 5 stars for the yumminess that is Oren Tenning. Add to that Caroline and the fact I thought she was a total badass and this one gets the 5 star bump from me.
Nov 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing

4.5 stars!!

Did I love it??

Few little things bothered me because I'm a picky bitch but over all a great read.

Review closer to release date.
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️4 STARS⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

**5 "Lick you later, baby!" STARS**


First off, I want to say that…. I FUCKING LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH!

And Ten. OMG, Ten, how I love you! Caroline is such an endearing heroine too! I ABSOLUTELY ADORE THEM!

Whew ok, now that’s out of my system– I can continue on with my review… what a fucking fantastic book! We had EVERYTHING all wrapped up in a beautiful story. There’s an abundance of humor, a strong heroine and hero, a forbidden love, a friendship tested, a life changing incident and a h
Talia (Red Hot Ink)
Sep 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone who loves epic lovestories and amazing heros
Dear Oren Tenning,
be glad to whatever God you believe in that you're not real. Otherwise you'd be undoubtedly tied up in my basement for my enjoyment only.

So guys, I'm usually not a stalker, but gee! That man brought it out of me. Along with so many feelings I'm positive I'll be drowning in them if I don't get another fix soon enough.

Ten, or Oren, totally did it for me. He's earned a golden ticket for my Book Boyfriend's top-ten of all the time. Mainly because he's not just sweet, or just witty,
melissa ☽
Gamble was my best friend. And Caroline was my heart and soul.
But I didn’t see how I could keep them both.

first of all, WHAT A MAJOR IMPROVEMENT FROM THE PREVIOUS BOOK. not exaggerating. like wow, i really felt and believed the H’s love for the h here unlike a certain a hero from another book *cough* Quinn *cough*.

this is by far one of the best brother’s best friend book i’ve read in a looong time.

i love Ten and Caroline. they’re both crazy. they’re perfect for each other.

this is one of t
Mar 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 "Lick you later, baby." Stars

I’m so mad right now because I don’t have time to write a proper review…this book definitely deserves one.
Ten and Caroline were so awesome together.
I loved everything about this book.
The end

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Yomi M.
Mar 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Rating Clarification: 4.5 stars

I really enjoyed reading this book I especially loved Oren he was the best thing in the book. And Caroline wasn't so bad lol. I did think that it was a bit on the long side and the stuff that happened at the end was bit over the top but overall I really liked it :)
Mar 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
And the 5 stars goes to:
The best couple.
The best romance.
The best friend.
The best brother.
I promise this book is awesome!! One of my fav this year. Thanks Linda Kage!!
Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
Feb 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favs
All I'm gonna say is that, yes I 110% agree with almost everyone of you. Oren Tenning is stunningly amazing and this book kicks ass. And I'm in love with the Forbidden men! Absolutely in love!!!!!!
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Linda writes romance fiction from YA to adult, contemporary to fantasy. Most Kage stories lean more toward the lighter, funner side with a couple meaningful moments thrown in that center around love and hope. Focuses more on entertainment value and emotional impact than realism. She likes the drama and crazy, over-the-top plots that make you cry then laugh, get mad then sigh happily.

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