on January 13th 2015
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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?
Perfect Couple is the second book in Jennifer Echols’ Superlatives trilogy. This series is about a group of friends who try to live up to their yearbook superlative categories. In Perfect Couple, yearbook photographer Harper and football quarterback Brody are voted “Perfect Couple that Never Was.” The two are involved with other people, but they can’t help but be intrigued by the idea. Are they meant to be?
This is a really cute series about the roles people play in high school, stereotypes, friendship, fitting in, and following your dreams. There is a good mix of romance, humor and drama in this installment, plus a fun little twist. Perfect Couple is a quick read, and the Florida beach setting gives you a little preview of summer this winter.
Harper is studious, an introvert, passionate about photography, and puts other people’s needs first. She likes to hide behind her glasses and not follow her trendy peers, but once she falls for Brody she updates her look with contacts and a flirtier wardrobe. Her boyfriend Kennedy plays games with her head and doesn’t treat her well at all. She sees something more behind Brody’s good looks and can’t help but fall for him.
Brody is one of the popular guys at school and a football star. He dates a cheerleader and is a big flirt. But it seems like there’s something real with Harper. Maybe the student body isn’t wrong and they are the “perfect couple.”
I rooted for Harper and Brody. Their chemistry is great, and I like unconventional pairings like this. I liked that their relationship is a little messy – they are an imperfect perfect couple. Jennifer Echols is good at writing “sex positive” scenes in her books, and that’s evident in this book as well.
The group of friends introduced in last year’s Biggest Flirts is back in Perfect Couple, letting us catch up with Tia and Will, and tease the next pairing Kaye and Sawyer. Though this book is part of a series, I actually think this book holds its own as a companion novel.
Perfect Couple is light, fun and romantic, and made me very eager for the final book in the trilogy. Most Likely To Succeed is out August 4.
Since I made a playlist for Biggest Flirts, I had to make a playlist for Perfect Couple. These songs came to mind when I was reading the book:
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