Thursday, January 8, 2015

Blog Tour: Perfect Couple by Jennifer Echols {Review+Giveaway}

Perfect Couple (Superlatives #2)
by Jennifer Echols
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: January 13th 2015
Rating: 4 STARS 


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?

       Cute and fun, Perfect Couple follows Harper and Brody, who their class chose as "The Couple Who Never Was". Ok first I love this yearbook superlative and I wish my school did this. It would just be so fun to match a couple you've shipped but never became anything. Anyways, I really liked how we see the title influence Harper and her actions. Or how it became an excuse in a way to get together. It subtly showed how much labels really do impact our decisions and choices and I loved how the story portrayed that.

    The girl behind the camera: Harper. Part of yearbook and paired with her ish-crush for one the superlative categories. One of the things I really liked about Harper was her passion for photography. I loved that it wasn't overemphasized but was just always there in the story. She was an easy going person to get along with. Quiet and genuine, she was a character I could relate to more so than Tia. And we can't forget her jerk of a boyfriend...Kennedy. I never got her and Kennedy's relationship. It didn't take over the book (thank god for that) but it seemed obvious that they didn't work together or have any relationship chemistry. And it took longer than I thought for them to break up. 

    Charming and I wish we got to see more of Brody and more of him as a character. Don't get me wrong we totally get how awesome of a person he is especially showing his support for Noah and Quinn (SO CUTE and I just love how they were incorporated into the story!) I love how he encourages Harper to get a straighter backbone and help her enforce her opinions. They had a sweet relationship that had its misunderstandings, sexiness, and just plain adorableness. 

     Full of fun characters with hints to a new relationship (*cough* Sawyer and Kaye *cough*) , Perfect couple is definitely for Jennifer Echols fans and contemporary readers (that's not a tearjerker). Happy Readings! 

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Jennifer Echols was born in Atlanta and grew up in a small town on a beautiful lake in Alabama—a setting that has inspired many of her books. She has written nine romantic novels for young adults, including the comedy MAJOR CRUSH, which won the National Readers’ Choice Award, and the drama GOING TOO FAR, which was a finalist in the RITA, the National Readers’ Choice Award, and the Book Buyer’s Best, and was nominated by the American Library Association as a Best Book for Young Adults. Simon & Schuster will debut her adult romance novels in 2013, with many more teen novels scheduled for the next few years. She lives in Birmingham with her husband and her son.

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