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January 2, 2015

Review: Perfect Couple by Jennifer Echols

Title: Perfect Couple

Author: Jennifer Echols 
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Source: e-ARC 
Publication Date: January 13th, 2015

Goodreads Summary:

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 was iffy about reading this one. I liked book one, Biggest Flirts, but didn't love it. I ended up enjoying this one much more and I think it has to do with the fact that I liked the couple that this book was based on much more. This book follows Harper and Brody who were very fun and real characters. Just so you know, you can read this book without reading book one because they are all companion novels but Harper and Brody did make appearances in book one. If you don't read book one before reading this it will not affect you or your knowledge of what is going on.

The plot was very interesting and it sucked me in from the beginning. I read this book rather quickly and I found myself wanting more. I wanted more from their story and hope to see some of them in book three even though it will not focus on them! The writing was beautiful and very easy to follow. It was great writing and just way more interesting. There was also many funny parts that had me laughing out loud! This book created and brought up many more emotions than book one did for me. 

I also loved how Harper was the school photographer. I love photography and I once wanted to be a photographer so that was very interesting to me and made me like the book even more. 

Overall, a very cute, quick contemporary that made me even more excited to read book three which follows Sawyer and Kaye, two characters I am very interested in and am very excited to read about. If you like quick, hilarious, contemporaries definitely check out this series because I think you would enjoy it.

*Thank you to Simon Pulse for allowing me to read this book in exchange for an honest opinion!*


★ ★ ★ ★ / 5 stars


  1. I have been meaning to read this one for a while, I should really get on it soon since you liked the 2nd one so much!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  2. I think you'll enjoy it, Missie! Did you like book one?

  3. I really like the idea behind these companion novels and I've enjoyed Echols' previous work but I haven't read either yet! I am always hesitant about reading out of order even knowing they are companions so I will probably start at book one but its good to know that if I am lukewarm on that one that it gets better! And I too dabble in photography so I think I will like that addition in this story. :)

    Nicole @ The Quiet Concert