I'm loving Jennifer Echols's Superlative series and the second book in the trilogy doesn't disappoint!
Series: Superlatives #2
Release date: January 13th 2015
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Synopsis via Goodreads:
In this second book in The Superlatives trilogy from Endless Summer author Jennifer Echols, Harper and Brody think they're an unlikely match, but the senior class says they belong together.
As yearbook photographer, Harper is responsible for those candid moments that make high school memorable. But her own life is anything but picture perfect. Her parents' bitter divorce left her wondering what a loving relationship looks like. And ever since the senior class voted her and star quarterback Brody 'Perfect Couple That Never Was', her friends have been pushing her to ask Brody out.
Brody doesn't lack female admirers, but Harper can't see herself with him. He's confused about the match too. Yet they find themselves drawn together; first by curiosity about why the class paired them, then by an undeniable bond.
The trouble is, though they're attracted to each other, they have a hard time getting along or even communicating well. 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 they feel so changed from making the effort, they can't forget each other. What if this match made in hell is the perfect couple after all?
I love stories featuring opposites, especially those where the couples are extremely unlikely, but realize their differences don't preclude them from being what the other person. I also
like to read stories that are inter-related. It allows me to spend more time with favorite characters and see them threw different view points.
One of the questions I had about this series was answered after reading this book. Could anyone read Perfect Couple without having read Biggest Flirts? Granted that question wouldn't make much sense since these books are all part of a trilogy, but I strongly feel I'd rate this story the same if I'd picked it up without reading Biggest Flirts first. I loved seeing Tia and Will again from Biggest Flirts, even if I didn't always like them in this book, but that was only for a moment. Harper and Brody were great. I may have wished for Harper to have more of a back bone when it came to things in her life and deal with things head one, but I came to appreciate how she handled herself towards the end of the book.
Once again, Jennifer Echols has made me fall in love with the characters and story. I loved seeing Kaye and Sawyer, as well as meeting new characters like Quinn and Noah. I loved seeing both Harper and Brody expand their horizons and learn from each other. I also really liked how the book handled physical intimacy. I found it really hard to stop reading. I know there's one more book in this series, and I'm really excited and eager for it.
*Thank you to the publisher for a copy via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for them in any manner.*
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jennifer Echols was born in Atlanta and grew up in a small town on a beautiful lake in Alabama—a setting that has inspired many of her books. She has written nine romantic novels for young adults, including the comedy MAJOR CRUSH, which won the National Readers’ Choice Award, and the drama GOING TOO FAR, which was a finalist in the RITA, the National Readers’ Choice Award, and the Book Buyer’s Best, and was nominated by the American Library Association as a Best Book for Young Adults. Simon & Schuster will debut her adult romance novels in 2013, with many more teen novels scheduled for the next few years. She lives in Birmingham with her husband and her son.