Most Likely to Succeed (Superlatives #3)
by Jennifer Echols
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: August 4th 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Rate: 4 STARS
Rate: 4 STARS
In this sexy conclusion to The Superlatives trilogy from Endless Summer author Jennifer Echols, Sawyer and Kaye might just be perfect for each other—if only they could admit it.
As vice president of Student Council, Kaye knows the importance of keeping order. Not only in school, but in her personal life. Which is why she and her boyfriend, Aidan, already have their lives mapped out: attend Columbia University together, pursue banking careers, and eventually get married. Everything Kaye has accomplished in high school—student government, cheerleading, stellar grades—has been in preparation for that future.
To his entire class, Sawyer is an irreverent bad boy. His antics on the field as school mascot and his love of partying have earned him total slacker status. But while he and Kaye appear to be opposites on every level, fate—and their friends—keep conspiring to throw them together. Perhaps the seniors see the simmering attraction Kaye and Sawyer are unwilling to acknowledge to themselves…
I'm so happy Jennifer Echols decided to write a book on Kaye and Sawyer. I've loved Sawyer since Biggest Flirts and I couldn't wait to read his story. Kaye and Aidan have been doomed from the start. I see why they were attracted to each other but then their relationship morphed into something competitive (at least on Aidan's part). Due to that Aidan is a guy you just want to slap for his arrogance and possessiveness.
Kaye deals with all the expectations her mom has for her. Her mom wants her to be number one. Have the grades, be the perfect daughter, and get into Columbia University (her mom's Alma Mater). The thing for Kaye is that she's as great as it gets. She does everything but one small mistake and everything else she's done is all in naught when her mom catches it. It's hard because her mom continues to compare her situation as a teen to Kaye's, which isn't realistic because of how different they were raised.
I loved how Sawyer was the guy to support her. You could easily tell how he felt for her and it was just adorable seeing everything he would do for her. I don't know if it's because we don't see it as much but I really can't see him as the school's bad boy. Jokester or class clown maybe but not a bad boy. He's a hard worker, a great person, and a lot more genuine than most YA guys. It may not seem like it to most people but he really does strive (or at least strives to).
Both are so stubborn and obviously have feelings for each other that they can't admit that it's quite entertaining to read especially as they both have their own personal problems to deal with. Totally recommend this book to fans of the Superlatives series, Jennifer Echol fans, or contemporary fans in general. Happy Readings!
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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