ARC REVIEW: Most Likely to Succeed (Superlatives #3) by Jennifer Echols
Expected publication: August 4th 2015 by Simon Pulse
YA > Romance | Realistic fiction
368pages (kindle edition)
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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?
SAWYER. That is enough explanation.
Reading this book leaves me with a bittersweet feeling. I’m excited that Kaye and Sawyer finally have their story out in the world for people to devour, but at the same time, I’m also so so sad that this series have come to its conclusion. I really enjoyed reading each characters stories and knowing the superlatives, that’s why you have to understand that letting series go is kinda hard for me.
From the first book of this series, Sawyer already left a huge dent in my heart although I only see him as this super funny douchebag. I immediately asked for a follow up book that has Sawyer as its main character, I don’t even care who will be his love interest, I just want his story. Although I didn’t get that at the second book, the little moments between Kaye and Sawyer left me wanting for more. Thank you Jennifer for making it happen. And for surpassing my expectation. Most Likely to Succeed was everything I ever wanted.
Sawyer and Kate were both pure brilliance. Their characterization was over the top and each of them shined in their own way. What I love most about Jennifer Echols is that there’s nothing cliche about her. Whether its her characters or her love stories…they’re all authentic and pure emotions rolls off from them. Sawyer is mischievous, sexy and very adorable. Kaye was stubborn, conservative and very sweet. They couldn’t be more perfect together.
The way their story flowed was perfect for me. There were up and downs, of course, but at the end of the day… they’re all necessary. Great pacing, no dull moment, full enjoyment!
I think its pretty obvious that I absolutely LOVED this story. Its far from perfect but that’s what makes the book so great. The characters are incredible and the love story will leave you breathless. Jennifer Echols ended this series with a bang! Just a fair warning though: this book will leave you in a mess of swoons and feels.
Jennifer Echols was born in Atlanta and grew up in a small town on a beautiful lake in Alabama—a setting that has inspired many of her books. She has written nine romantic novels for young adults, including the comedy MAJOR CRUSH, which won the National Readers’ Choice Award, and the drama GOING TOO FAR, which was a finalist in the RITA, the National Readers’ Choice Award, and the Book Buyer’s Best, and was nominated by the American Library Association as a Best Book for Young Adults. Simon & Schuster will debut her adult romance novels in 2013, with many more teen novels scheduled for the next few years. She lives in Birmingham with her husband and her son.