Publication Date: August 4, 2015
Page Count: 352
Published by: Simon Pulse
Source: eArc received from publisher in exchange for an honest review
Synopsis from Goodreads:
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?
I'm feeling a little sad that this series is over. This was my favorite book in the series because of Sawyer (DUH!) And I'm glad to say that after not liking him too much in book #2, my Sawyer love has returned full force!!! What a relief, too. I was really worried about what would happen with his story, but I am happy to say that I really, really enjoyed it.
If you read my previous reviews on book 1 and 2, you will know that Sawyer is my favorite character in this series. I just knew that something great was lurking beneath the surface, and it was amazing to see his true self finally emerge. The more I learned about him, the harder I fell for him. His past was hard to deal with, and his family/home life wasn't all that great, so I was glad to see him trying to rise above his upbringing and better himself. He deserved love and happiness, and that was what I really wanted for him. I also loved seeing him soft and vulnerable, especially after so many scenes where he was portrayed as an uncaring player and party animal.
My Sawyer love is on level to rival my love of Johnafter... and I DO love my Officer John After. That's something for me to think about.
I liked Kaye well enough, but I didn't love her. Or maybe I really tried to like her because Sawyer liked her so much. Either way, I didn't understand her at times, and I didn't always agree with her decisions. But I did enjoy her when she was with Sawyer, and I knew how happy she made him, so I was at least willing to give her a chance.
The supporting cast of Tia, Will, Harper, and Brody all make appearances, and of course I like all of them. But there were more than a few unlikable characters this time around, like Sawyer's dad, Kaye's mom, and Aidan. They were the ones making things difficult for Sawyer and Kaye and trying to keep them apart, and there were plenty of times that I wished bad things to happen to them (even though I know that's not very nice of me.)
This entire 3 book series was really quite enjoyable to read. The storylines were fun and cute, all of the couples were likable, and most importantly, it had tons of romance. This is definitely a series you should read if you enjoy light YA contemporaries.
Super duper thank you to Simon Pulse for granting me an eArc of all three books in this series.