Sunday, March 8, 2015

Book Review: Biggest Flirts

Title - Biggest Flirts
Author - Jennifer Echols
Series - Superlatives #1
Genre - YA Romance Contemporary
Published - May 20th 2014
Publisher - Simon Pulse
Format - Kindle review copy

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… 

Opening Lies
I glanced up at the guy who’d sat next to me and said this quietly in my ear, in an accent from elsewhere. We were on the crowded back porch with the lights off, but beyond the porch ceiling, the summer night sky was bright with a full moon and a glow from the neon signs at the tourist-trap beaches a few miles south

She looked at me somberly through her glasses. “I’m the kind of friend who will support you during what comes next. If you two Biggest Flirts keep claiming you’re not going to flirt anymore, you’re going to blow each other’s lives wide open.”

I received Biggest Flirts in return for an honest review from the publisher via Edelweiss. Tia has no intentions of finding a boyfriend after watching her sister’s terrible relationships she’s going to steer clear. One night at a party her friends send a boy to her who she assumes is for one of her one night hookups only to find out the next day that the new guy is a drummer like her.  Even though they never did hook up they have this connection that leaves them both drawn to each other building a fast friendship and naming them both the Biggest Flirts in their senior class.

Will even asked out Tia but she makes it clear that she doesn’t want a boyfriend so he proceeds to date another girl one who’s a majorette with the band. However the two continue to flirt with each other and the girls breaks up with Will because of his flirting with Tia. Determined to get her back Tia talks will into agreeing to do date to make her jealous but the more time the passes Tia finds herself falling in love with Will. Can Tia change her ways and choose Will this time around or will she let him go forever? What about when her sister comes calling?

I loved Tia she’s such a great character. I felt I was really able to connect with her, and I understood why she didn’t want responsibility or a boyfriend. I like that Will is exactly what Tia needs in every way even though she just doesn’t know it yet, he’s the good guy who will push her to do better. I haven’t checked out what the next book is but I have a hunch it will be about someone from Tia’s story and with all the great supporting characters my curiosity is peaked.

I’ve had this one sitting on my Kindle way to long and after finishing it in just a few days I can’t believe I waited so long. I’m such a fan of HAE novels and this one doesn’t disappoint. The characters are great easy to connect with and memorable it’s hard not to get sucked into their lives and cheering them on. I love when a book has a character who isn’t perfect but has their own issues and overcomes them. This is my first book by the author but right from the start I enjoyed her writing style it’s well written and the book flows smoothly from start to finish. Biggest Flirts is a high school YA romance with some real issues mixed in a little humor and a whole lot of flirting. I enjoyed the book it’s a great first installment and I look forward to continuing the series in the future.  

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