Perfect Couple by Jennifer Echols

the perfect couple

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? (Goodreads)

I have been hampering to read this book for a while after reading The Biggest Flirts (Superlatives #1), and while I thought this was a light, quick, fluffy read, I can’t help feeling that I was expecting something a little bit different.

I never actually got the feeling that they found it difficult to communicate because they always seemed to be communicating just fine until they had a little bickering session. In actual fact, Kennedy and Harper seemed to have more of a problem communicating because he is a jerk. The book never led up to them being curious about each other. It started and then suddenly they were making out, feeling each other up and harboring crushes on each other – this is not curiosity. Also, apart from Grace, no one seems to be trying to get Brody to go out with them or anything like that – so where are the female admirers?

Leaving all of these grievances to one side; despite the fact that I was getting something completely different to what I actually expected, it wasn’t all that bad. The relationship between Brody and Harper was cute if not a tad predictable and I thought that the constant appearances of Tia, Will and Kaye and Aiden showed the consistency between books. I thought this book is a feel good book for a rainy day (like today!), however, I preferred The Biggest Flirts to this installment.

I gave this book 3/5 stars – hopefully the next installment will grab me more than this one did.

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