Paige Racette envisioned the perfect man over and over in her romance novels.
But when Josiah Wells starts using those novels as a blueprint for the way to romance her, she finds the attention creepy, not attractive.
When Wells escalates, adding violence to his role-playing, Paige realizes she must escape the perfect man. But she might find help from someone unexpected—someone a little more flawed, a little less perfect.
“The Perfect Man,” by New York Times bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, was chosen as one of the best short stories of 2003 and is free on this website for one week only.