#BookReview and Giveaway: A Perfect Man by Cecilia Dominic

Reviewer: Samantha

a perfect manI received a review copy


How far will she go to find her perfect man? How far will he go to be one?

When Karen Hardeman sets foot on the Foothills University campus, it’s her first step toward proving her abusive ex wrong. Just her luck, her first writing assignment in Intro to Romance sends her in search of the perfect hero—a quest she’s never managed to conquer.

Worse, her professor forces her to collaborate with the most overconfident, annoying guy in the class.

Seth Sayers is also at Foothills to find new direction—preferably one that takes him far away from the family drama that’s followed him since his father’s death. He didn’t mean to humiliate Karen by rewriting her manuscript from the hero’s point of view. He blames the painkillers the ER doctor gave him after stitching up a wine-induced cut on his hand.

As their collaboration progresses, Karen begins to trust Seth with her manuscript, then maybe a little piece of her heart. But Seth’s half-brother resurrects Seth’s suspicions about his father’s death. Until he finds the truth, he can’t be the hero in anyone’s life. Even his own.

Warning: Some alcohol consumption. Okay, writer amounts of alcohol consumption. There are also some adult situations, but nothing too explicit. It is a romance-writing class, after all.


What a treat of read! As a writer, I absolutely loved the aspects of the writing class that is talked about in this novel. But I don’t think you just need to be a fellow author to enjoy this book. You get a male and female POV, which I always think is fun, a lot of drama, romance, friendship and more. What I found really interesting about our main character, Karen, is that she wasn’t extremely loveable to me in the beginning. She has a lot going on, including a terrible ex-boyfriend, but it was nice to watch her grow throughout the book, make new friends with her fellow classmates and even possibly find love. She has a few relationship possibilities in the book, but you’ll have to read her story to find out how it ends. All in all, one I recommend!

4 stars


Samantha’s favorite season is summer. Cecilia’s is autumn. What is your perfect season? Comment below for the chance to win a $5 Starbucks gift card, which you can use for the seasonal beverage of your choice. Just please be sure to include your email address with your comment so Cecilia can contact the winner.

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Preorder links:

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Man-Cecilia-Dominic-ebook/dp/B00TLIGB6E/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1430009824&sr=1-1&keywords=a+perfect+man+cecilia+dominic

Barnes & Noble:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-perfect-man-cecilia-dominic/1121228853?ean=978161922946

Samhain  https://www.samhainpublishing.com/book/5430/a-perfect-man

Cecilia Dominic became a clinical psychologist because she’s fascinated by people and their stories, but she couldn’t stop writing fiction. By day, she helps people cure their insomnia without using medication. By night, she blogs about wine and writes fiction that keeps her readers turning pages past bedtime. Yes, she recognizes the conflict of interest between her two careers, so she writes and blogs under a pen name.  She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with one husband and two cats, which, she’s been told, is a good number of each. She has been published in short story and novel-length fiction and currently writes urban fantasy, new adult contemporary, and steampunk for Samhain Publishing.


You can find her at:

Web page:  www.ceciliadominic.com

Wine blog:  www.randomoenophile.com

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/CeciliaDominicAuthor

Twitter: @RandomOenophile

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  1. May 8, 2015 / 10:12 am

    I love books that take place in colleges and schools! Sounds like a good one!

    I love the fall! I love that it’s cool but not cold, and all the fun fall and Halloween activities… plus I got married in th fall. 🙂

  2. May 8, 2015 / 10:36 am

    Thanks for having me today, Samantha!

    Steph, I got married in the fall, too! In October. 😀 Thanks so much for stopping by!

  3. rose
    May 8, 2015 / 11:45 pm

    I like your pen name.


    thank you.

  4. May 13, 2015 / 12:48 pm

    Thanks for your comment and compliment!

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