E-ARC Review: Perfect Couple (Superlatives # 1) by Jennifer Echols

Monday, October 3, 2016
Perfect Couple (Superlatives, #2)
Author: Jennifer Echols
Release date: January 13th 2014
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Series: Superlatives # 2
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Add to your library: Goodreads

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?  
(via Goodreads)

I received an e-copy of this from Simon Pulse through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This however did not influence my opinion of the book or of the author in any way..

Review


Having read Biggest Flirts, I thought that award was already weird. Then I read Perfect Couple and I realized that this one is way weirder for me. Imagine yourself getting awarded as the biggest flirt of your class. Embarrassing right? What more if you are paired with another student and be labeled as the Most Perfect Couple That Never Was? I bet you'd be conscious, curious and obsessed as Harper was.

The attraction between Harper and Brody felt natural for me. The award they got was just a door for them to get to know each other. Although at first, sure, the curiosity and the obsession that Harper had was there. Who wouldn't be when you're paired with someone as Brody? Brody was handsome, athletic and a pretty nice guy. Brody was the typical high school jock minus the jerk part. I guess that's one reason why Harper continued to fall for him because he was real to her.  Their relationship, just like with Will and Tia's, grew out of the Superlative award. Yet it is pretty and sweet despite some drama. Typical teenage couples, you guys. 

Of course, their relationship wouldn't blossom without the help of their friends. I totally enjoyed reading about Will and Tia. It was really fun to read about them again. The two of them may be completely opposite but they sure know how to take care of their friends. Other than the two, I was delighted to encounter Sawyer again. I honestly cannot wait to read about his own story. His relationship with Kaye is definitely an interesting one. 

Other than the romance, Harper being a photographer was one aspect I enjoyed the most. Her passion with it is inspiring. Even if she was having troubles with her romantic life, her eye for taking photographs wasn't affected. It was a proud moment for me when she stood up to Kennedy regarding her deadlines and designs.

Despite the fact that this award made me feel weirder than the Biggest Flirts, I ended up liking this more. I do believe it was because of the romance between Brody and Harper and Harper's love for photography.

Perfect Couple is a nice and sweet easy read. You can finish it in one sitting. You won't just getting some romance but also some photography love.



 About the Author

Jennifer EcholsJennifer 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.

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