REVIEW: Perfect Couple (Superlatives #2) by Jennifer Echols

Perfect Couple by Jennifer Echols
Series: Superlatives #2
Published by Simon Pulse on 13th January 2015
Pages: 336
Source: *Received from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review*

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?
Having heard so many brilliant things about Echol's novels, I jumped at the chance to review one of her newest titles… lets just say I will not be in the near future! I love the covers in this series, they are adorable, fun and cute. I just could not wait to dive straight in.

When Harper is paired with Brody as the 'The Perfect Couple That Never Was', she cannot believe her luck. But with a deadline for year book photos coming fast, she must ignore her feelings for him and carry on with her job; but it is much harder than she expected.

Our main characters… oh dear. Harper, our main female protagonist, was one of the most frustrating female protagonists I have ever come across. She was selfish and seemed to like the attention, though 
did not stand up for herself, always seeming to try too hard causing her to come across as incredibly annoying. The main thing is, she has a boyfriend, who she does not get on with but they are still together, and then goes off with a guy she barely knows and who has a reputation. This was the point that I gave up.

The plot was, though I did not expect it to be too original as I just wanted a light fluffy contemporary, was rather slow paced with some of the events occurring leaving you thinking, what?! Unless some of these are common in American Highschools, but judging from reviews I have read they are not. I felt there was no spark or pull to carry on, not to mention the whole creepiness of Harper constantly taking pictures of Brody. I mean, there is a line and she certainly crossed it by a mile.

Sadly, I had to DNF Perfect Couple halfway through as I could read no longer.  A very disappointing read, however I will try to read another of Echol's novels, though I can say that I will not be rushing to read it next time.

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