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…
Series: The Superlatives #1
No matter which book I read by Jennifer Echols, I can always count on her books to be amazing. Biggest Flirts was no exception. I was glued to the pages and the relationship between Tia and Will was so adorable. It’s one of my favorite contemporaries of the year and I’m excited to see where the rest of this awesome series will go.
First, I just want to address the name of the series, “The Superlatives”. As one of my Goodreads friends pointed out, it’s an hilarious (in a good way) title and it’s such an awesome idea for a book series. As you’re probably are able to tell, Tia and Will get nominated for Biggest Flirts, although Will has a new girlfriend. From there, cuteness and hijinks ensues ;)
Tia and Will were two hilarious characters. They were amazing together, and both characters will hilarious. I loved how being around each other really brought out the best in each person. They were one of the most entertaining couples I’ve ever read about, even though they weren’t actually a couple, but just two friends who like to flirt.
The book starts off with Will being the new guy at school and Tia liking him immediately, although she doesn’t want a boyfriend. Tia was a very likable character, although she definitely seemed kind of promiscuous and unreliable when she was first introduced. However, she had an amazing sense of humor and was so direct, which was refreshing. Will, on the other hand, was adorable. His frustration about not being with Tia was inspiring, considering it showed how much he really cared about her. Over the course of the story, both characters attempt to avoid each other, but keep bumping into one another, and find it hard to be just friends.
The romance was definitely pretty steamy. There were some risqué scenes throughout, making the book more for a mature teen reader rather than a younger one. Otherwise, Tia and Will were extremely cute together and compatible. I’m especially excited to read the stories of some of the other characters that were introduced, and see how their own stories will play out. The backstories there are definitely set up pretty well.
Tia could be frustrating just because she kept pushing Will away. She acknowledged that she was doing so, though, and tried to come to terms with some difficult things from her past and the reason behind why she ultimately didn’t want a boyfriend. That definitely made her more relatable, especially as she tried to remedy her mistakes.
Biggest Flirts is a super cute contemporary, and one of my favorites of the year. I can’t recommend it enough. It’ll make you laugh out loud and not ever want to stop reading. I’d give it 5 out of 5 flowers!
ABOUT THE AUTHORJennifer 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. www.jennifer-echols.com | http://twitter.com/jenniferechols