Most Likely To Succeed (Superlatives #3)
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Publication Date: 4th August 2015
Rating: 4.5/5 bamboo sticks
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?
My first blog tour, whoooo!! It’s hosted by the awesome people at The Fantastic Flying Book Club (who helped me so much with all my Edelweiss issues, thank you!). Anyway, onto the review.
The second book in the series, Perfect Couple, was kinda meh for me but I was still excited about Sawyer and Kaye’s story. Let me tell you, it did not let me down. In honour of the Superlatives series, I’m going to do the most outrageous thing ever… I’m giving superlatives out. I know, you did not see that coming 😉
Best character – Sawyer as the pelican, Sawyer as the bad boy with a heart of gold, Sawyer as Sawyer. He was just the best throughout the whole book having that funny charm and just all round awesomeness. But to be honest, all the characters in the Superlative series are so relatable and awesome in their own way. But just I fell in love with Sawyer throughout the series because of his class clown persona.
Most memorable quote –
“He might be angry with me in real life, but the pelican always loved me”
I feel like this perfectly described Sawyer and Kaye’s relationship for me. They’re there for each other no matter what happens, even if one of them is angry or they’re having problems, it doesn’t matter. I absolutely loved their romance. It was really sweet.
Best scene – The note passing scene with sleeping Sawyer. I mean come on sleeping Sawyer? Just another reason for him to be Best Character. I love the friendship between Kaye, Tia and Harper. They’re each so unique and different from each other but when they hang out they just click so well. Not to mention just Kaye and Sawyer hanging out. Yes. I love a good friendship in a book as they’re often overlooked for the more romantic relationships.
And finally the biggest one:
Most likely to succeed – Considering who this book’s MC is and her superlative, it’s obviously Kaye and her story shows us why. Her mum is really overbearing in the story and pushes her to get better grades and get a good job and so Kaye pushes herself to her limits. But at the end of the day Kaye finds herself and that’s why she is most likely to succeed. She (literally) lets her hair down and just embraced herself for all she is.
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.