Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Perfect Couple, the latest book in Jennifer Echols’ Superlatives series. Keep reading for a short interview with the author and to read my review of the book!
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Perfect Couple by Jennifer Echols
Series: Superlatives #2
Publication date: January 13, 2015
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Format: eARC, 336 pages pages
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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’ve been a fan of Jennifer Echols for quite awhile now. I was ridiculously excited about the Superlatives series. It just sounded fun. Biggest Flirts was a good read, but Perfect Couple was far more my speed. It was so very close to being a five-star book for me!
I found myself able to connect with Harper nearly immediately. It was partly because she’s a photographer, but mostly because she was just real and likable. She wasn’t conceited or too shy. I liked that she didn’t fall into either extreme. She was a talented photographer with a boyfriend who was far less than charming. Brody was adorable and, as far as Harper was concerned, out of her league… regardless of what their classmates thought. There was definitely a sizzle of a connection between them, even though they were both at least somewhat involved with other people. I couldn’t help but cheer them along as they navigated the waters of high school and their growing attraction to each other.
I won’t say much more because this book is best experienced and not spoiled. What I will say is that Perfect Couple was pretty much the perfect book for me when I read it. It was fun, charming and sweet… and the very best of what I’ve come to expect from Jennifer’s writing. I’m even more excited about reading the next book in the Superlatives series now. I can’t wait for Kaye and Sawyer’s story!
I received a copy of this book from the publisher, via Edelweiss, in exchange for an honest review.
What three words would you use to describe Perfect Couple?
Funny, sweet, AWKWARD.
If a movie was made, who would you want to play Harper and Brody?
This is my least favorite question about my books. I am embarrassed that I never know what to say because I watch hardly any TV. Maybe some of your readers will have suggestions!
(Psst. Do you? Leave them in the comments. I’d love to see your thoughts!)
What’s your favorite quote from Perfect Couple?
“I feel like I hardly know you, even though the senior class thinks you’re the love of my life.”
Do you read very often? Any recommendations?
I am reading pretty much constantly because I work as a copyeditor for Harlequin Books. And then, when I stop working for the day, I read some more. 🙂 I really love Lauren Barnholdt’s writing because she is my kind of goofy, but my favorite YA author is Rosemary Clement-Moore, even though she writes paranormal and that’s not usually my go-to genre. Her latest book, Spirit and Dust, is hilarious and brilliant, and the hero is HOT.
What’s next for you?
Proposals! I am writing three chapters plus a synopsis for a lot of different projects. This the hardest thing for me to write, much harder than writing a whole book, because I really don’t know where a novel is going until I get there.