Friday, January 2, 2015

Review: Perfect Couple by Jennifer Echols

Title: Perfect Couple
Author: Jennifer Echols
Series: Book Two in the Superlatives Trilogy
Published By: Simon Pulse (January 13, 2015)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Contemporary
My Rating: 4 Stars!

Book Description:
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?
 











I had so much fun with the first book in the series that there was just no way I could pass up the chance to read the second and get even more of the characters I had fun with in the first. And even though I got this book months in advance of the release date, I couldn't help but start it right away. 

I think I very well might have liked this even more than the first, I might have liked Brody and Harper's story more than Tia and Will's (but don't tell them that). 

This really is a cute feel good series that is so perfect for those hard and dark dystopian or UF reads. When you just need something light and smile inducing to put you back on track and ready for whatever read comes next afterward. 

My only complaint believe it or not, is that I actually wanted more Sawyer. I loved him in the first book and loved him even more in this one. I am so hoping book three will be all about him and a certain cheerleader that I think he would be “perfect” for. 





*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

44 comments:

  1. I never did get around to reading the first book to this series. Really hoping to change that this year.

    Lovely review, Ali!

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    1. It really is a cute and fun series. I hope you can make time for it. :)

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  2. Aw that's always great when the second one is even better than the first. Looks pretty cute!

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  3. It sounds like a sweet series and I didn't know about this one but I really like the cover and the idea. I should try one day. Happy new year lady!

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  4. Thanks Kindlemom, don't we all so need those light reads sometimes this is going on my wish list :)

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    1. I know I definitely do now and then. :)

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  5. Wow it is always wonderful when you like the second book as much if not more than the first. This sounds cute!

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  6. I LOVE SAWYER! And I can't wait to read his book. I really enjoyed this one too, Ali. Though I do think I liked Tia and Will's more. Only because I wanted Brody ditch his girlfriend already and it took him forever to do that.
    I'm glad you liked this one too! :)
    Lovely review!

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    1. I really do too and I am so excited the next book is his, I can't wait to read it!

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  7. My review's coming up next week for this one! I haven't read the first one but this one was really cute~ I going to bet you'll love the third book ;)

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    1. I am really hoping so and I hope you do as well. :)

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  8. I heard awesome things about the first book of this series and I'm so glad the second didn't disappoint! I love the covers of this and the first book, it does convey "feel good" and I'm glad the cover is true to its word! Lovely review, kindlemom! Short, sweet and to the point :)

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  9. Sounds like I need to grab the first book!

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    1. They are so fun when you just need a light fluffy read. :)

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  10. I read contemporaries too after many fantasy reads :P It's a good change of atmosphere and world. I think I'll be trying the first one, however I have see many being disappointed by this one. Glad it was not your case! :)

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    1. I can see why they wouldn't be for everyone.

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  11. Echols's novels usually don't work out for me but I'm glad to see you're really enjoying this series. I love the covers so maybe I'll check these out after all. Great review! :)

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    1. Sorry they don't usually work for you.

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  12. I'm going to read these. Yup, yup I am. I want to meet this Sawyer dude.

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  13. I need to read the first book of this series really badly. I'm starting to warm up to Contemporaries now and everyone's basically raving about this series!

    Faye at The Social Potato

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  14. I love when a second book is better than the first. It's so rare.

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  15. I haven't had the best experience with Echols' books so far but this series sounds so cute.

    Lovely review! <33

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    1. Thanks Melliane, sorry you haven't had better luck with her work.

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  16. This sounds like a fun, cute book - sometimes I need just that sort of read!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  17. I personally enjoyed Biggest Flirts a lot more. I gave this one two stars, sadly. :( It was too cliche for my taste. But I'm really excited for book three because MORE SAWYER! That guy is just amazing and I love him.

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    1. Sorry you didn't like it more but I agree, book three promises to be the best yet. ;)

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  18. I love the concept behind this series. It sounds so fun! I'm going to have to add it to my TBR list.

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  19. I gave this one the same rating you did. I thought it was so cute! I love Sawyer, too, and I think he's probably my favorite character in the whole series. Great review :)

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    1. Yay another Sawyer lover! I am so excited to get his story.

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  20. Ive read reviews for this and it does sound cute, takes one back to the good ol days. JEchols is great!

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  21. wow this the first i hear of this book, sound good :D

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    1. Thanks and happy I could put it on your radar. :)

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  22. Light and smile inducing is exactly what I'm in the mood for now - I need to get this series! Lovely review :-)

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