Title: Perfect Couple (Superlatives #2)
Author: Jennifer Echols
Release Date/Publisher: January 13th 2015 by Simon Pulse
Finished: February 9th 2015
1. Biggest Flirts
2. Perfect Couple
3. Most Likely to Succeed
Synopsis from Goodreads:
In this second book in The Superlatives trilogy from Endless Summerauthor 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 the “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 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 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?
What I Thought:
What I remember most about the first book was that it was fun, and so was this. It was a quick read but even then it had a lot going for it. There was romance, humour, and of course relationship issues (not my favourite part but oh well).
Harper was an interesting character, I really liked getting to see her more in this book since she was pretty sparse in the first. She was elected Perfect Couple That Never Was with Brody and ever since then she’s been thinking about him. Problem is she already has a boyfriend. Now this starts off the part of the book I don’t like as much, the idea of cheating. Her boyfriend Kennedy was an a-hole to begin with, but I really think she should have broken it off with him earlier. There’s an issue with Brody as well but same thing. I just have huge issues with anyone cheating on their significant other.
Anyway, the story was interesting. She’s the one taking the photos for all the Superlaltives from the first book, and I really liked that she was so into photography. Brody was a football jock, but both of these characters had their own unique story outside of school that made them seem more human. It was great seeing that. While I think it was more lust that brought these two together than anything, they did seem for the most part to match pretty well.
So far this has been a fun little series, and while I did like this book, I felt a few things like relationships and communication could have been handled better. A quick read that I’m sure a lot of people will like!