Saturday, March 7, 2015

Review: Most Likely to Succeed by Jennifer Echols

Most Likely to Succeed
By: Jennifer Echols
Release Date: August 4, 2015
Series: Superlatives #3

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?

It's always sad to see a series end, and I love Jennifer Echols and think she definitely came back with this super cute series about high school and of course superlatives. I don't even think I would have been nominated for any, but if I was I wouldn't mind being nominated for Most Likely to Be Happy. Because really in the end, isn't that something we all strive for, happiness. Sometimes in the case of Kaye, her happiness comes second to all her obligations, and that’s definitely a sad thing.

We are here with Kaye and Sawyer’s story. I’ve been waiting for Sawyer’s story he’s just always there and keeps things interesting, in and out of his Pelican costume. There’s something about him he’s got some confidence to him but still there is something understated about him and I just loved exploring his past his present and his possible future. But what is Sawyer without his Kaye. She’s strong willed and I think wears herself too thin with so many obligations and needs to succeed and please everyone. That’s a lot of pressure to put on a 17 year old, but that’s exactly what her mother does. But something happens when Kaye and her boyfriend break up. This all has to do with the superlatives but she starts seeing Sawyer for something more than just a flirt. She starts to finally take him seriously. 

Overall this was a super cute story about two really great people who couldn’t be more different but the same in other ways, and they really do complement one another very well. I love seeing interracial couples in stories, it always seems to be very one note or just all Caucasian. Me being of Hispanic decent, it’s good to see some color in books sometimes. I think authors should do it more often. With that said it was a great little love story, and there were actually some pretty great love scenes in this book, I will never look at the ocean the same again LOL jk, but I won’t. Will keep my mind wandering off now. 

The characters were great, I’m really sad to see the series end, but the Superlatives have caused their ruckus and turned six people’s lives upside down in the best way possible. Very cute cover and great story. Make sure you check out the series. Great quick reads that will put a smile on your face. 

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