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?
I was looking forward to reading this because I enjoyed the Biggest Flirts but I kept putting this one off because I couldn’t quite get into the story.
I did enjoy the story though. The characters were quirky, flawed and realistic, especially the main characters. Harper, the yearbook photographer, and Brody, the star quarterback, were voted as “Perfect Couple That Never Was” by the senior class. From there, they jokingly started calling each other boyfriend/girlfriend. Clearly, they’re both attracted to each other but the thing is, Harper has a boyfriend and Brody… well, he’s not the type of person who do relationships (which irked me). Both made some very stupid decisions but I don’t actually blame them even though I hated it.
“The first rule of breaking rules is that you take some basic precautions not to get caught right?”
I think this book was a bit slow in pacing, that or I just particularly didn’t like them sneaking make out sessions. I get where Harper is coming from, she made mistakes and that makes her human and flawed, but I didn’t get that much from Brody. I hope his character was given more background to make him more solid. I have to say though that the writing is excellent and on-point.
The other characters were funny especially Kaye and Sawyer! I’m reading Most Likely to Succeed as of this moment and I’m really excited for their story to unfold.
Do I recommend this book? I do, if you love complicated love stories and flawed characters.