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?
Description taken from Goodreads.
So. I went in here looking for a cute, fluffy read about a perfect couple that really wasn’t the perfect couple at all but still try to make things work. If Kasie West or Katie McGarry had written this, maybe this would’ve worked out better, but alas–I ended up getting a read with a premise that sounded amazing and a couple that was actually really weird.
See, in this story, everything was all jumbled up and all over the place. You have
- 2 gay guys who are really hot, apparently
- A girl who dated both the gay guys and is now dating someone else who treats her like crap. 1/2 of the perfect couple. (Harper)
- A boy who is every. single. part. the stereotypical jock. The other 1/2 of the perfect couple. (Brody)
- A few friendships that don’t make sense
- Massive angst
- Putting words that were never said into the mouths of others.
- Kissing on the beach
- Extensive descriptions of said kissing
- Extensive descriptions of Brody
- 15 pages worth (out of 301) actually sweet, wow I can’t believe they’re that considerate of one another romance
Yeah… not really my type of book. I wanted some more of the actual falling in love and less of the relationship. If PERFECT COUPLE had been set up Anna and the French Kiss style, I think this story would’ve stuck out a lot more to me. I did like it. I thought the writing was great and the overall drama over the course of the book was fine and actually pretty well-written, I wasn’t a fan of the romance overall.
This is a story that I would recommend to fans of the other Superlatives books and people who like mild NA romance, but otherwise, I would go the more Stephanie Perkins route. 2 stars.
pg count for the ebook: 336
Series: Superlative #2