By: Jennifer Echols
Superlatives – Book 2
Available January 2015
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?
This Blonde’s Review:
Harper and Brody are not a couple you’d normally put together. But apparently their classmates see something that Harper and Brody never did and voted them to “Perfect Couple That Never Was.” Once the idea is in their heads they can’t seem to keep from considering it, despite already being in other relationships.
I really liked Harper. She was smart and creative. She was a kind person who I would have wanted to be friends with in high school. She’s cautious and wants to play it safe ever since her parent’s divorce. Brody is the star quarterback, popular and outgoing. Everyone loves him and all the girls like him. So why would he waste his time with a girl like her?
Yet apparently he’s been looking back her her curiously too. And when one thing leads to another, soon they decide to give a relationship a go. Maybe their friends see something they don’t.
Seeing them try to figure out if this is something they can make work was great. Because we can’t help but like both of them and want them to be together. They’re great together even though it isn’t as easy as they seem to think it should be.
And when they find out some surprising news Harper can’t help but want to run. So it becomes if they can make it work or not.
If you enjoyed the first book in this series then you’ll enjoy this one. You’ll enjoy the chance to get to know more of the characters you got to know in the first book.
I was also looking forward to this one because of my personal history. When I was a senior in high school I was also voted as half of a perfect couple that never was. In our case we just side eyed each other on the meeting where it was announced, I wondered about it a little, and that was the end of it. I was looking forward to a chance to see what Jennifer Echols had her characters do with it.