In this sexy conclusion to The Superlatives trilogy from Endless Summer author Jennifer Echols, Sawyer and Kaye might just be perfect for each other—if only they could admit it.
As vice president of Student Council, Kaye knows the importance of keeping order. Not only in school, but in her personal life. Which is why she and her boyfriend, Aidan, already have their lives mapped out: attend Columbia University together, pursue banking careers, and eventually get married. Everything Kaye has accomplished in high school—student government, cheerleading, stellar grades—has been in preparation for that future.
To his entire class, Sawyer is an irreverent bad boy. His antics on the field as school mascot and his love of partying have earned him total slacker status. But while he and Kaye appear to be opposites on every level, fate—and their friends—keep conspiring to throw them together. Perhaps the seniors see the simmering attraction Kaye and Sawyer are unwilling to acknowledge to themselves…
As the year unfolds, Kaye begins to realize her ideal life is not what she thought. And Sawyer decides it’s finally time to let down the facade and show everyone who he really is. Is a relationship between them most likely to succeed—or will it be their favorite mistake?
OH MY GOSH THIS BOOK! I’ve been pretty excited to read about this one once I found out that this was going to be about Sawyer and Kaye. I’ve been curious about Sawyer since the first book because he and Tia had quite the history together.
This book is about Kaye, the student council vice president and a resident cheerleader, who’s living a perfect life but she starts to question things and learns to stand up for herself with the help of Sawyer, who appears to he trouble at first but turns out to be the total opposite… kind of.
“Anything making you feel that guilty is definitely worth doing.”
I love the chemistry between Kaye and Sawyer! They both made me swoon all over their banter and sweet scenes together. Kaye, I guess, is pretty much like me which is cool because I got to relate to her character really easy. She’s smart, funny, and a great leader. Sawyer, like what I said earlier, appears to be trouble at first but he’s really smart and also funny. He usually gives people trouble but he’s actually extremely sweet and caring. I’m so happy this book was written because I got to see more of him. He was very caring towards Harper on the second book, but in this one, he’s doing things very gentlemanly which makes me squeal “AWWWWWW!!” and go all heart-eyes on him.
It was also nice to see the other character couples: Will and Tia, Harper and Brody, and Noah and Quinn! The other characters were written so well, especially Aidan and Sylvia, Kaye’s mom. They’re sort of the antagonists in the story and it took me everything I can not to make my phone fly across the room everytime they say/do something bad which makes things very complicated.
“It’s never wrong to pursue something you love.”
To be honest, this is my favorite among the three in the series. I think Sawyer and Kaye had the greatest character arcs and developments in the series. The story was really realistic and well-crafted. I really got to relate to Kaye which made me pick up new perspective on things. The Pelican was really cute, funny and adorable!!
I would definitely recommend this one. It’s one of the cutest and realest YA contemporaries I’ve ever read. It’s sex-positive, LGBT-friendly and has a POC for a main character, Kaye, so yay for diversity!!!