Most Likely to Succeed
By: Jennifer Echols
Released: August 4, 2015
Purchase the Book: Amazon
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 liked Most Likely to Succeed a lot and that is mainly because of the characters. Kaye and Sawyer were both really interesting characters that learn a lot from each other.
Most Likely to Succeed is the story of Kaye who has her whole future planned out. She is on her way to becoming valedictorian and plans to attend college with her boyfriend. Then there is Sawyer who is the team mascot and known for not taking things seriously. However, there is a connection between Kaye and Sawyer that Kaye is finding more and more difficult to ignore.
Kaye was a great protagonist and developed fairly well. Kaye is a perfectionist and never feels like she is worthy of her accomplishments. She is under a lot of pressure at home, but she also puts a lot of pressure on herself as well. Her boyfriend, Aidan, doesn't help the situation either because he makes things into a competition with her. Then there is Sawyer who was also a fairly well developed character. I liked Sawyer from the other books in the series, but this book made me really love him and look at him with a whole new perspective. The image he lets other people see isn't who he really is at all. I really loved learning that there was this whole other side to him. The relationship between Sawyer and Kaye was really sweet, however it felt rushed.
The plot moved quickly and I read this book all in one sitting. I would have liked the pacing to slow down a bit at times, especially at the end. The ending just felt really unresolved and abrupt to me. I wanted there to be more said between the characters. Other than that though, I thought the plot had a good balance of drama and romance. It was also really fun to see the characters from the previous books again.
Overall I liked Most Likely to Succeed. It was a cute and quick read.