Review: Perfect Couple by Jennifer Echols

22216603Publisher: Simon Pulse January 13, 2015)
Paperback: 336 pages
Series: Superlatives #2
Source: Library
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Rating: 5 of 5 stars

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?

Review:

I wasn’t sure about this book or not because Biggest Flirts was an okay read for me. But, this book caught me off guard because it ended up being absolutely hilarious. I loved every bit of it. While this one focuses on Brody and Harper, we still see how Tia and Will is doing since the ending of Biggest Flirts. Anyways, I loved that this book shows that guys and girls can JUST. BE. FRIENDS. Harper might not be a cheerleader, but half of her guy friends are on the football team and they have her back whenever she’s in a crisis. Especially the most unlikely guy she doesn’t really consider as friends at first that is Swayer, who seems to be the class clown despite the fact that he’s somewhat labeled as the bad boy. I mean he comes to her rescue and it’s platonically adorable how he does it. And it’s so refreshing that not all the boys on the football team falls for her. I love the genuine friendship.

While she and Brody does get voted for Perfect Couple That Never Was, there is no denying the attraction between them. It’s not instant love per se, but Harper does have to remind herself that they’re both very taken. Even if Kennedy is a douchebag half the times. Though she does cheat and I do not approve of this, but it’s easy to see that the romance between her and Kennedy have fizzled out. Kennedy feels more like her dad than boyfriend material compared to Brody. At least Brody know that if he’s out of the line the guys will have no problem make his life miserable.

I laughed out lout throughout this novel and it made me want to reread Biggest Flirts because I hadn’t really liked Biggest Flirts all that much.

Author: Jackie

0 Replies to “Review: Perfect Couple by Jennifer Echols”

  1. I’m reading between the lines, but a great guy/girl friendship but then with cheating? Hmmm, it sounds suspicious. Why can’t there be more genuine guy/girl friendships that are purely platonic? Great review Jackie!

  2. ooooo I should read superlatives soon. I’ve only heard great things from Echols. I’ve seen this multiple times in the bookstore but never bought it because the cover just doesn’t seem appealing to me. I’m more on the classy ombre designs HAHA

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  3. Hmm I’m not a fan of cheating. It just seems immature to not flat-out take the steps to end a relationship before starting a new one. But I am a HUGE fan of books that have good friendship relationships that aren’t all about lust.

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