Simon Pulse, 2015
Audience: Older Teens
As yearbook photographer, Harper is responsible for those candid moments that make high school memorable. But her own life is anything but picture perfect. Her parents’ bitter divorce left her wondering what a loving relationship looks like. And ever since the senior class voted her and star quarterback Brody “Perfect Couple That Never Was,” her friends have been pushing her to ask Brody out.
Brody doesn’t lack female admirers, but Harper can't see herself with him. He’s confused about the match too. Yet they find themselves drawn together—first by curiosity about why the class paired them, then by an undeniable bond.
The trouble is, though they’re attracted to each other, they have a hard time getting along or even communicating well. 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 they feel so changed from making the effort, they can’t forget each other. What if this match made in hell is the perfect couple after all?
I love Jennifer Echols books. However, I thought the most interesting dynamic in this book wasn’t the relationship between Harper and Brody, it was the relationship between Kaye and Sawyer. On his own, Sawyer is mostly annoying. What I found interesting was getting below his obnoxious surface and learning more about him. Lucky for me, book three is about those two. I can’t wait to read it! I must get my hands on it somehow!