Series: Superlatives #1
Publication Date: May 20th 2014
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Source: Edelwiess, Simon Pulse
Tia and Will’s lives get flipped upside down when they’re voted Yearbook’s Biggest Flirts in this sassy novel from the author of Endless Summer and The One That I Want.
Tia just wants to have fun. She’s worked hard to earn her reputation as the life of the party, and she’s ready for a carefree senior year of hanging out with friends and hooking up with cute boys. And her first order of business? New guy Will. She can’t get enough of his Midwestern accent and laidback swagger.
As the sparks start to fly, Will wants to get serious. Tia’s seen how caring too much has left her sisters heartbroken, and she isn’t interested in commitment. But pushing Will away drives him into the arms of another girl. Tia tells herself it’s no big deal…until the yearbook elections are announced. Getting voted Biggest Flirts with Will is, well, awkward. They may just be friends, but their chemistry is beginning to jeopardize Will’s new relationship—and causing Tia to reconsider her true feelings. What started as a lighthearted fling is about to get very complicated…
I received this ARC for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Ive read practically all of Jennifer Echols books and theyve never let me down until now. Biggest Flirts tells the story of Tia and Will and how theyre thrown together at every chance they get. And after hooking up one night before their senior year starts, things get a bit messy
Honestly, I felt like this book was one big, rushed mess. The story takes place over the course of a week and a half, and just after a few days Tia and Will are declaring their love for each other? Only to go back on it? Umm.. No. I like a slow, budding romance that actually develops over time. It doesnt have to take place over a year, but certainly more than a week. There were also times when I was so confused as to what was happening, and how wed gone from one thing to another. It gave me a bit of whiplash, to be honest.
Tia has some serious commitment issues, and Im actually glad Echols decided to write about the girl who isnt afraid of hooking up. You dont get a lot of YA novels with a protagonist who could be considered easy, and I actually want more books like that! Will and Tia certainly switch stereotypes, in that hes has no problems with a relationship, while Tia runs away from them. Though I liked the different take in the norm, I still felt like Will and Tia could have been better developed that there was so much potential that went unexplored. Furthermore, the explanation we get for Tias behavior felt flat to me.
While I wasnt the biggest fan of Biggest Flirts, I am planning on reading the sequel, Perfect Couple, which deals with Tias friend Harper and Brody. I really do hope that the next two books in the Superlatives trilogy are better than the first not just for my sake, but because, all in all, Jennifer Echols is a pretty good writer.