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?
As a disclaimer, I would like to point out that I read this book as a standalone, even though it is technically part of a series. I was a bit hesitant at first, but after a couple of Twitter friends reassured me, I decided to go for it. I do not think that reading Perfect Couple as a standalone hindered me in the slightest.
This book was about Harper, a high school nerd and photographer, and what happens when she was elected as “perfect couple that never was” with Brady, the star football quarterback and biggest prankster in her grade. Harper was a good girl, never getting into trouble or associating with the wrong crowd. Even her boyfriends had always been nice, smart, and all around good guys. But yet, even with her being the good girl, she had a teensy-tiny crush on Brady. Who wouldn’t? *cough* cliche much? *cough*
After being voted most likely to be the “perfect couple who never was,” they start spending more time with each other, just as friends. Of course they were only friends, Harper and Brady were in relationships after all. As time passed, Harper realized that she couldn’t fight her attraction towards Brady, but she didn’t know what he thought about her. Sure, she heard some jokes that he had said about her, and her body, but they were jokes…right?
If you couldn’t tell, this book was a bit cliche. It took the average nerd girl and the average popular dream guy, and mashed them together. It definitely wasn’t insta-love, but there was a love triangle. And ugh, please don’t get me started on the love triangle. Surprisingly enough, I normally enjoy love triangles, but I did not enjoy this one. I like love triangles when I like/dislike both of the choices. It makes it harder for me to guess what’s going to happen in the end. But when one of the love interests seems perfect, and the other love interest is just annoying/rude/awful, it is not enjoyable to read.
I did like most of the characters, but all of the relationships seemed forced plus the stupid love triangle aggravated me, so I didn’t enjoy this book as much as I would have liked. With that being said, there were some parts that surprised me, but not enough to save the book for me.
I give this book 3/5stars.