Almost Perfect was the ninth release in the BBC Torchwood Novels series.
Publisher's summary Edit
Emma is 30, single and, frankly, desperate. She woke up this morning with nothing to look forward to but another evening of unsuccessful speed-dating. But now she has a new weapon in her quest for Mr Right. And it's made her almost perfect! Ianto Jones woke up this morning with no memory of last night. He went to work, where he caused amusement, suspicion, and a little bit of jealousy. Because Ianto Jones woke up this morning in the body of a woman! And he's looking just about perfect! And Jack Harkness has always had his doubts about Perfection...
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- Captain Jack Harkness
- Gwen Cooper
- Ianto Jones
- Rhys Williams
- Emma Webster
- Ross Kielty
- Patrick Matthews
- Joe Sterling
- Helena Carter
- Jack mentions UNIT and his time at the Time Agency.
- There are many references to Martha Jones, Toshiko Sato and Owen Harper.
- Joe's favourite films were Indiana Jones, Ghostbusters, the proper Star Wars, and the Die Hards. Emma likes Breakfast at Tiffany's. Rhys enjoys Final Destination.
- Jeremy Clarkson and Top Gear are mentioned.
- Something Kinda Oooh is a Girls Aloud song.
- Torchwood One had something buried under the Millennium Dome.
- The Strange Alien Device "speaks" with voice of someone the listener admires and respects: Emma Webster hears the voice of Cheryl Cole from Girls Aloud; Ross Kielty hears the voice of the British actor Richard Burton; Ianto hears Jack, and Jack hears the Tenth Doctor.
- Emma's idea of a nice evening in is watching some Friends or Scrubs, drinking wine, and eating Muller Rice.
- Gavin plays Warcraft. Gwen mentions that Owen also plays the game.
- Rhys listens to Oasis.
- Planets in the galaxy altered by the Perfection include Hallam's World (where Jack visited a Time Agency base), the Min Barrier, and the Province of Sovertial, which used to be barbaric.
- This book is also available as an ebook from the Amazon Kindle store.
- Martha was present for Owen and Tosh's funeral. They died in TV: Exit Wounds.
- Gavin mentions there used to be a "fight club with monsters" in Cardiff. (TV: Combat)
- Jonathan Penn is mentioned as a "bloke" who "moved back to help his folks run a cinema". Penn's flat is located at the back of a warehouse and has a leaky bathroom. (TV: From Out of the Rain)
- Gwen refers to Ianto being invisible and Gavin mentions MonstaQuest. (PROSE: Pack Animals)
- Ianto mentions that he lost his girlfriend. (TV: Cyberwoman)
- Gwen notes that the last time she had seen Rhys so thin was when he had an alien parasite in him. (PROSE: Slow Decay)
- David Brigstocke is mentioned. (PROSE: Pack Animals)