Thursday, January 8, 2015

Perfect Couple by Jennifer Echols

Perfect Couple by Jennifer Echols
Average Rating on Goodreads: 3.72 of 5 stars
My Rating: 3 of 5 stars
Page Count: 336

Perfect Couple is #2 in the Superlatives series about seniors at a Florida high school who are selected for their class's superlative categories in the yearbook, and how the labels change the way they view themselves and alter the course of their lives.

Can your heart be put to a popular vote?

As yearbook photographer, Harper is responsible for capturing those candid moments that make high school memorable. But her own life is anything but picture perfect. Her parents' bitter divorce has left her wondering what a loving relationship would look like. And ever since the senior class voted her and star quarterback Brody the “Perfect Couple That Never Was,” her friends have been on her case to ask Brody out.

Brody doesn’t lack in female admirers, but Harper can't see herself with him. He seems confused about why they were matched together, too. They’re total opposites—the last people in the world who would ever be compatible, let alone the “perfect couple.” Yet ever since the class paired the two of them, they've found themselves drawn together--first by curiosity, then by an undeniable bond.

The trouble is, though they're very attracted to each other and both of them admit this, they have a hard time getting along or even communicating clearly. If they’re the perfect couple, this shouldn’t be so difficult! Soon it becomes clear their class was wrong, and they throw in the towel. But after they walk away, both of them feel so changed from making the effort that they can’t forget each other. What if that means this match made in hell is the perfect couple after all?
**I received and eARC via Edelweiss**

So when I read Biggest Flirts, the first book in the Superlatives series, I mainly read it because the MCs name was Tia XD I didn't expect to like it as much as I did so when I saw the opportunity to get an ARC of Perfect Couple, I jumped at it! However I wasn't as entertained with this one as I was the first one.

For one, Harper's personality was just all over the place. She started out as the shy yearbook girl and then turned into some wannabe popular girl and then settled somewhere in the middle of the two near the end of the book. I mean I get that characters are supposed to go through some form of transformation but I felt that this was a little too drastic. 

I did, however, like Brody. Even though he was the typical jock that was actually sweet on the inside, Echols just made him more likeable than most other character I've read who have that stereotype. 

Contemporary books like this are always predictable, but I like to see which twists and turns an author is going to throw in there and I actually liked some of them that were included in this book. So, even though there were things that irked me (i.e. Harper's personality) it was a well done book and I do recommend that any of you who read the first book read this one. And if you haven't read the first book then you should definitely do so!


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