Friday, 25 September 2015

Finding Perfect by Kendra C. Highley

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Entangled Publishing, LLC, and NetGalley.
Finding Perfect
Blurb (from Goodreads):
How far will you go for perfection?

For “Perfect Paige” Westfield, 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…

Finding Perfect by Kendra C. Highley

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Finding Perfect

“Promise you’ll start paying attention to how amazing you are.”

This was a sweet YA contemporary romance, featuring a girl whose parents pushed her too hard.

Having the nickname ‘Perfect Paige’ seemed really hard on Paige, as it was a lot to live up to, and a failing grade in calculus really threw her. I think if her parents hadn’t put so much pressure on her she wouldn’t have been so stressed, and her mother not allowing her to have anything that might be considered ‘junk’ food was quite harsh on her also.

“My mom… she doesn’t understand failure. Like, not at all.”

The storyline in this was quite predictable. From the moment Ben asked Paige to set him up with her best friend Zoey it seemed obvious that it would be Paige and Ben who ended up together, and that he would tutor her in calculus as she was failing. This pair were quite cute together though, and there was some really sweet moments between them.

“His brain – and his heart – was tied in knots, neither one of them able to solve the problem of Paige.”

The ending to this was again a bit predictable, but I was happy that things worked out okay in the end.

7 out of 10.

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