{Blog Tour + Interview} Perfect Couple by Jennifer Echols

Sunday, January 11, 2015

This was a really fun tour to have taken part in. I have an interview with Jennifer Echols so check that out and scroll down for the giveaway. And check out the other tour stops for more fun stuff!!

Perfect Couple by Jennifer Echols

Release Date: January 13th 2015
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Series: Superlatives, #2
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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Perfect Couple is #2 in the Superlatives series about seniors at a Florida high school who are selected for their class's superlative categories in the yearbook, and how the labels change the way they view themselves and alter the course of their lives.

Can your heart be put to a popular vote?

As yearbook photographer, Harper is responsible for capturing those candid moments that make high school memorable. But her own life is anything but picture perfect. Her parents' bitter divorce has left her wondering what a loving relationship would look like. And ever since the senior class voted her and star quarterback Brody the “Perfect Couple That Never Was,” her friends have been on her case to ask Brody out.

Brody doesn’t lack in female admirers, but Harper can't see herself with him. He seems confused about why they were matched together, too. They’re total opposites—the last people in the world who would ever be compatible, let alone the “perfect couple.” Yet ever since the class paired the two of them, they've found themselves drawn together--first by curiosity, then by an undeniable bond.

The trouble is, though they're very attracted to each other and both of them admit this, they have a hard time getting along or even communicating clearly. If they’re the perfect couple, this shouldn’t be so difficult! Soon it becomes clear their class was wrong, and they throw in the towel. But after they walk away, both of them feel so changed from making the effort that they can’t forget each other. What if that means this match made in hell is the perfect couple after all?

The Interview

How do you relate to the main character, Harper?

As a teen I was never as put-together as Harper, but like her, I was always deeply involved in one artistic project or another, sometimes to the point that I wanted my friends to leave me alone. And like her, I was (and still am) terribly socially awkward, though I mean well.

Were you put in a similar situation as Harper and Brody?

A friend of mine wrote a short story in which I started dating a boy I’d been friends with since kindergarten. SHE DID NOT CHANGE OUR NAMES and SHE READ IT OUT LOUD IN CLASS. And worse, she’d decided we belonged together because we were both such nerds. As I did not like the boy “that way” and did not see myself as a nerd, this was pretty mortifying. I drew on this experience when writing Harper’s reaction to some of the guys her classmates wanted to pair her with.

What do you think of yearbook superlatives? Did you ever get chosen as a superlative when you were in high school? If so, what?

I was chosen Most Academic, which again I did not appreciate because I felt like people were calling me Most Nerdy, and Most Likely to Succeed, which I did not understand at all. I was valedictorian, editor of the newspaper, and drum major of the marching band, but I didn’t feel like a success. That experience was the germ of the idea for this series. The differences between the way I saw myself and the way other people saw me were really eye-opening.

What would you do if you were chosen for the superlative category of perfect couple with someone else?

I would be SO CURIOUS, but I probably wouldn’t ask the guy out because I would be so embarrassed. The great thing about writing novels is that instead of constructing what you would realistically do in a situation, you can craft the delicious thing you would never do and make it happen.

How many books will there be in the series?

Right now there are three. Biggest Flirts (Superlatives #1) is in stores now, and Most Likely to Succeed (Superlatives #3) will be published on August 4. I have told my editor that I would love to write more, but that will happen only if readers love the first three and tell their friends about them! Sales need to be great in order for a series to continue.


Other Books In The Series


About The Author

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.





Giveaway

Win (1) of (5) books in the Superlatives series: 
BIGGEST FLIRTS (Superlatives #1) or PERFECT COUPLE Superlatives #2) by Jennifer Echols (US Only)




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