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 one definitely wasn’t as fun as the first one. Harper was so serious and self-conscious! She was so easily swayed by public perception.
I was also really frustrated by her hypocrisy. If you’re so against something based on family experience, then why do the same thing to someone else? Taking it even further, why get mad when someone does it back? Don’t dish it if you can’t take it.
I wish I knew Brody better. He just seemed like the perfect “model” boyfriend with nice green eyes. What about his personality? He kept getting described as reckless, but none of his actions backed that up. Also, I hated the “love triangle” aspect. What’s the point when you turn one guy into a villain? It’s no fun when they have no redeeming qualities. I wish I understood more about why Harper and Kennedy got together in the first place.
Of all people, I feel like Sawyer was the most developed character here, and he was definitely my favourite. There were some real comedic gems with him! It makes me excited for the sequel, but I sincerely hope that we don’t get more of the same “one-guy-is-awesome and the-other-one-sucks” (yeah, I’m talking about you, Sawyer and Aidan).
Also, I need more Tia and Will. I miss their kooky and fun flirtation!
- Biggest Flirts – Jennifer Echols
- Catching Jordan – Miranda Kenneally
- Life By Committee – Corey Ann Haydu
- What I Thought Was True – Huntley Fitzpatrick