10 Book Recs in the Style of “He’s a 10, But…”

Posted on July 26, 2022

by Kelsi R

Nothing sums up the central conflict of a romantic relationship like the “He’s a 10… but” meme format. Read on for ten book recommendations with romance plot lines across multiple genres, all described by their love interests’ flaws.

One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

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She’s a 10…but she spends literally all of her time on the subway.

The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker

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He’s a 10…but he lives in the middle of nowhere, Alaska.

Love & Other Disasters by Anita Kelly

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They’re a 10…but they’re standing between you and the top spot on a reality cooking competition.

A Little Bit Country by Brain D. Kennedy

He’s a 10…but he’s really, really, into the country music superstar that ruined your life.

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She’s a 10…but she will steal anything you have in your pockets.

She’s a 10…but she’s only with you to win $100,000 on a reality dating show.



She’s a 10…but she just shot her husband.


He’s a 10…but he’s clearly not happy you’re the newest member of this elite magical secret society.



She’s a 10…but you’re being forced to work together to keep your jobs.


He’s a 10…but he’s your boyfriend’s father.

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