Genre: YA Romance
Publisher: Simon and Schuester
Rating: 4 stars
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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?
After reading Biggest Flirts, I was somewhat excited to read this one because whilst Biggest Flirts wasn’t my favourite romance novel, this one sounded great. Anyone who knows me will know that I’m a sucker for romantic books and movies(which is quite surprising if you know me in real life and you know how cynical I am about love) and I will enjoy most romance books I read because while they aren’t the best books in the world, they are incredibly addictive and heart warming. This one was no exception. I read this one in less than 24 hours because once I started, I just wanted to keep reading. It’s weird how the most gripping books for me are romances because I become much more invested in the couple and I want to know more about what happens.
Harper was a great female lead. At the start, I was slightly irritated because she was a little bit obsessed with Brody but after a while I really grew to like her. She was clever and her love for photography was really interesting to read about. She was the sort of person who sat back and took whatever came at her but she really grew into someone amazing. I loved seeing her take photos of people because she was really in the zone and she just completely forgot about anything else. I also loved learning about her family. Her character grew throughout the novel and I really enjoyed watching her progress.
Brody was a bit odd. I get that he was the popular jock in the school but he wasn’t exactly amazing all the time. Don’t get me wrong, I loved him some of the time but generally I was a bit like ermm what? He was a bit hands on especially when they were kissing and I was slightly freaked out about some of the things he was doing. I didn’t understand why everyone in the book seemed to love him.
Overall, the book was really good. I loved the plot and I loved seeing the characters progess and finally get together! The writing was great because it meant that the book was fast paced so I flew right through it. While this isn’t one of my favourite YA romance novels, I did really enjoy it and I definitely recommend it if you’ve run out of fun YA romances to read. I’m excited to read the final book in this companion series in August.