by Jennifer Echols
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Publication Date: August 4th 2015
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Genre: Young Adult | Contemporary
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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? (Goodreads)
I was super excited to read Sawyer and Kaye’s story. I’ve really loved Sawyer since the first book, and I really wanted to know more about him. While he’s always been a fun guy in the previous books, we discover in Most Likely to Succeed that things aren’t exactly perfect in his life. Actually, they are so far from perfect, you couldn’t help but empathize for him for the situation that he was in. In the story we get to see so many different sides of Sawyer, parts of him that we really didn’t get to see in the previous books. I really enjoyed getting to know him better, and after reading his story, I love him even more.
Kaye was a bit of a harder for me to connect with. I like her, but I really just wanted her to stand up for herself more, and to be more confident. For being a cheerleader and vice president of student council, you’d think that she would be more confident, but thanks to her boyfriend, she really wasn’t. She did grow more confident throughout the story, however, and it was great to see that from her.
The relationship between Sawyer and Kaye got off to a bit of a rocky start, and there were lots of drama throughout, but there were also some really sweet moments as well. Also, there were more than a few steamy moments as well, ones that were definitely swoon-worthy.
The book followed the same storyline for the previous books, and all the character we’ve already met previously were in this book as well. I love that each book in the series is about a different couple, but the secondary characters still play a really big part throughout each other’s stories. I love so many of these characters, and it’s going to be really hard to let them go now that the series is over!
Overall; Most Likely to Succeed was a really great ending for the Superlatives series. I really enjoyed Sawyer and Kaye’s story, and getting to spend some time with the characters in the series again. I can’t wait to see what Echols' as in store for us next!!