Review: Finding Perfect by Kendra C. Highley

Review: Finding Perfect by Kendra C. Highley

Review: Finding Perfect by Kendra C. Highley
Finding Perfect by Kendra C. Highley

Genres: Romance, Young Adult
Published by Entangled Crush
Publication Date: September 14, 2015
Pages: 199
Format: eBook
Buy the book: Amazon



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…


My Review

Finding Perfect is a cute, quick read that will delight any YA Contemporary Romance fan.

Paige is a perfectionist with a seemingly perfect life. She has successful parents, a popular and beautiful best friend, and pretty much already has the rest of her life mapped out for her.

However, this illusion of a perfect life is threatened when “Perfect Paige” meets her nemesis, calculus. The D she is making in Calculus class makes her acceptance to Stanford and dreams of becoming a neurologist like her father seem impossible.

Enter cute, funny, and smart Ben Franklin (Yes that is the real name of the male lead in this book) to save the day and, most importantly, her calculus grade.

Lucky for Paige, Ben is a math wiz who is willing to tutor her in exchange for a small favor. Unlucky for Paige, she quickly develops a crush on Ben and the favor involves her teaching him how to become the perfect guy for her friend, Zoey.


The great thing about Finding Perfect is that it mainly focuses on the relationship between Ben and Paige so Ben’s feelings for Zoey are never front and center. I hate books like this when the guy or gal who wants the makeover spends too much time focusing on the person you know they won’t end up with. It’s a waste of time, kind of mean, and makes that character look like a flake who can’t make up their mind.

Pretty early in the book, Ben figures out who the right girl for him is, but that doesn’t mean he tells her. You will still have to deal with a little teen angst, almost kisses, missed confessions, and low self-esteem while reading this, but not too much.


Besides the cute romance between Ben and Paige, Finding Perfect focuses on Paige growing into a more confident and secure young woman who can learn to say “no” and write her own life’s script. At the beginning of the book, this poor girl was so stressed and overworked that she was headed toward some serious anxiety issues, but that was nothing that a great friend, a cute boy, an honest conversation with her parents, and a few cookies couldn’t handle.


The next time you are in the mood for sweet romance that you can easily devour in one sitting, I suggest you give Finding Perfect a read. Also the way this book ends leads me to believe Zoey is going to get her own shot at love in the next book so I have plenty of cute reading in my future!


Because of language and some mild sexual content, I would recommend this book for ages 14 and up. There are no sex scenes.

4 Roses

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Author Biography

About Kendra C. Highley

Kendra C. Highley lives in north Texas with her husband and two children. She also serves as staff to two self-important and high-powered cats. This, according to the cats, is her most important job. She believes chocolate is a basic human right, running a 10k is harder than it sounds, and that everyone should learn to drive a stick-shift. She loves monsters, vacations, baking and listening to bad electronica.

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