Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Review: Finding Perfect By Kendra C. Highley

Finding Perfect
By: Kendra C. Highley
Release Date: September 14, 2015

For “Perfect Paige” Westfeld, today is “D” Day. As in, she just got one on her calculus test. With her dreams of Stanford, her reputation, and her parents' expectations at stake, Paige needs to find a way to save face before everything she’s worked for goes up in flames.
Ben Franklin (yes, he's related) is from the wrong side of town, with the wrong clothes and the wrong kind of life. He also knows an opportunity when he sees one, and he’ll be happy to tutor Paige—if she makes him into the kind of guy her best friend, the hottest girl in school, will date.
It's the perfect arrangement. And Paige is determined not even the inconvenient—and utterly imperfect—attraction simmering between her and Ben will ruin it...

This was a really sweet book that had me entertained the whole time.  It’s hard trying to be perfect for everyone else, but sometimes you just got to do you!  That’s the message I received from this book.  The author depicted the pressure of school, parents, and teenage life in a “perfect” way.  It’s hard being a teenager and some adults seem to forget that.

We meet Perfect Paige, at least that’s how she feels everyone views her and some people call her that as well but sometimes it’s just too hard to be perfect, especially when it comes to Calculus.  She’s failing it and grades need to be submitted for her college applications, talk about stress, add onto that her parents stressing her on how much she needs to get this done so she can be the doctor they want her to be.  Talk about a lot on your shoulders, I felt bad for her numerous times.  It’s crazy.  But she randomly bumps into Ben Franklin, yes there is a relation.  He is brilliant and can definitely help her with her math work, but of course he wants something in return.  A date with the hottest girl in school which happens to be her best friend. 

Sure we’ve all heard stories like this before but this one is great because it’s like experiencing it all over for the first time.  I loved this story from beginning to end.  The characters were great, you couldn’t help but feel sorry for Paige, hopeful for Ben and mad at her parents, especially her Mom talk about a dictatorship.  There were some definitely great parts in this book where they had a moment, and then the moment gets interrupted you are like nooo, loved it.  I especially enjoyed that Ben comes to the realization of what he really wants and Paige starts to find herself, her actual self not what her parents want her to be. 

This was a great contemporary coming of age finding your own strength and a little love kind of book and it was a quick and easy fun read that had you wanting to finish it in one sitting.  Kendra C. Highley did an amazing job with everything from characters, settings and plot.  These Crush books are so sweet and addicting! Great read, make sure you check this book out and can’t wait for the next book!

Can I also say how much I want a cookie right now! Seriously, cookie please! Oh and I love the cover, its sweet very much a great part in the book, with the lavender.  It’s adorable and cute and oh so Ben!

I received this book from NetGalley and Entangled Publishing, LLC. (Crush), so that I may give my honest opinion and a review. Whether it is good or not please do not let it discourage you from purchasing/reading the book yourself and forming your own opinion. What might be good for me may not be good for you and vice versa. With that said, Happy Reading Everyone!!!

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