ARC Review: Finding Perfect by Kendra C. Highley

Genre: YA, Romance, Contemporary
Release Date: September 14th 2015
Publisher: Entangled Crush
Source: ARC, Goodreads 
Review: 5/5 *Full Review Below.


How far will you go for perfection? 

For “Perfect Paige” Westfield, today is “D” Day. As in, she just got one on her calculus test. With her dreams of Stanford, her reputation, and her parents’ expectations at stake, Paige needs to find a way to save face before everything she’s worked for goes up in flames.

Ben Franklin (yes, he’s related) is from the wrong side of town, with the wrong clothes and the wrong kind of life. He also knows an opportunity when he sees one, and he’ll be happy to tutor Paige—if she makes him into the kind of guy her best friend, the hottest girl in school, will date.

It’s the perfect arrangement. And Paige is determined not even the inconvenient—and utterly imperfect—attraction simmering between her and Ben will ruin it…

Gorgeous, addictive and impossible to put down, this is a must read for contemporary romance lovers!

Perfect Paige Westfield is a straight A student, 4th in her class, destined to get into Stanford to study medicine an become a neurologist just like her father and eventually take over his practice. However this dream crashes and burns when she gets a D on her calculus test, with only one test left and desperate to pass, she agrees to a crazy deal with math whiz Ben Franklin; He'll tutor Paige but in return she has to make him into the perfect guy and get him a date the hottest girl in town, who just happens to be her best friend.

I absolutely adored all of the characters in this book. Paige is such a sweet girl, she always goes out of her way to help anyone and people often come to her for her perfectionist ways. She reminded me a lot of Harper Price from Rebel Belle, but I must say although I enjoyed Harper’s snark immensely I loved Paige soo much more!! Where Harper was such a perfectionist there was just much more depth to Paige, she’s not your typical popular rich girl and she doesn’t looks down at those who live in the poorer side of town. Like I’ve said she’s under so much pressure for her parents especially her mother, god forbid they have a meal that isn’t gluten, dairy, chocolate and just plain goodness free. Whereas Paige would rather stuff her face with chocolate chip cookies!

The romance… oh you guys I can’t even put into words how good this is, I literally read this in one sitting because I couldn’t tear my eyes away from the delicious angst! As promised Paige starts to give Ben a make over; new hair cut, new clothes and even a delicious car wash scene which I enjoyed a little too much. Soon she starts to realize that Ben is actually perfect for her, even without the make over. Her parents would never approve of Paige being interested in a lower class boy and of course she already has her life planned out for her, she'd can't afford to get distracted.

"She'd created a monster. A very hot, slightly wet monster."

The story is told from two POV’s, I was able to instantly connect to the characters, become obsessed with the slow burn romance and still beg for more. Epic romance aside, I loved all the secondary characters, even Ben’s mum she was such a sweet heart and I feel it’s best to mention that this is set in high school but without the slut shaming and thank god! Another great thing about this book was the absence of a completely unnecessary love triangle.

Lastly I just have to comment on the character growth; flawless! Ben helps Paige to discover that perfection is overrated and it’s all about flowing your own dreams and not making yourself become someone else’s idea of perfect

I can’t recommend this book enough, it was the perfect summer read and kept me smiling and laughing until the very end. This has quickly become one of my favourites, thanks so much to Entangled for providing me with the ARC, I will definitely be purchasing this in paperback just so I can read it all over again. For a sweet romance with great characters that's enjoyable from start to finish than this is definitely for you. I cannot wait for the spin off book with Zoey, please be soon!

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  1. A car wash scene? I think I'm going to read this book just for that! I loved Harper from Rebel Belle, and if you say that Paige is a better character, then I'm going to be all hands down for this book! Great review, and I'm off to see where I can find myself a copy :)

    1. I just know I can count on you to fully appreciate moments like a car wash, maybe some big shoulders, slights pecs... won round yet? ;) Yes you will totally love her, she's so down to earth, thank you!!

  2. Ooh this book looks so good I love contemporary romances! Definitely going to check this out; great review!


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