Title: Most Likely to Succeed
Author: Jennifer Echols
Series: Superlatives #3
Genre: YA Contemporary
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Received via Edelweiss
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?
Kaye takes school seriously. She's the model student, VP of Student Council, has her whole life planned out with her also-perfect boyfriend, Aidan. Until things slowly start unraveling. Kaye refused to acknowledge her attraction to Sawyer, the school's "bad boy". But he's actually been harboring a crush on Kaye for years, and finally decides it's time to do something about it.
I could probably relate to Kaye more than Tia or Harper, which probably helped cement this as my favorite. But I also loved Sawyer from the beginning of the series. He may seem like a bad boy, but we know he isn't. Thanks to Tia's insight, we know how hard-working he really is. I'm glad that he finally got a chance to shine.
I also felt for Kaye, and the ridiculously high standards her mom held her up to, and the way she flipped out when Kaye deviated even a bit from the plan. But I loved seeing her and Sawyer figure out how much they were willing to do to be together, and how much this relationship meant to them. I enjoyed their banter and seeing them interact, and how their interactions changed so much.
I loved this story and these characters (and of course our favorite characters from the previous books). This was a fun, easy read and I found it very enjoyable.
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