Perfect on Paper by Janet Gross is modern love story and mystery that will have many single women will relate to. Dana Mayo is a neurotic New Yorker. She also a crossword addict, snappy dresser, good friend and talented artist. But, when it comes to love, she is clueless and stuck in the past. She has been nursing a crush for years on her first love, a married man. She even tracks down his daughter and vomits on her in a fit of nerves. She makes Carrie Bradshaw at her most awkward look like Jackie Kennedy.
So Dana decided to clean up love life. She meets Hank, a sexy contractor, but he has a mysterious life and she is not sure he is on the up and up. She also meets Billy, a crossword genius who is too young for her but too sexy to resist.
Gross has managed to capture the pathos of many modern women who can think and obsess themselves out of happiness. Perfect on Paper will amuse, confound and keep romantics in the edge of their seat until the last page.