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…
Tia Cruz is National Merit Scholar smart, a star drummer in her school's marching band, and is set to become the first person in her family to go to college. She's also the school's official drunken party girl, who has a steady friend with benefits for when "nobody more intriguing is available" and she likes it that way. But Tia's plans to avoid love and long-term boyfriends are in flux after new-guy Will arrives in Miami from Minnesota. What started as a one-time drunken hookup is suddenly causing havoc in Will's and Tia's lives, especially after they are both elected Biggest Flirts for the yearbook. The drumming thread in Echols's (Dirty Little Secret) romance, first in the Superlatives series, gives Tia and Will needed dimension despite their steamy instant connection, it's hard to buy into their banter as legitimate chemistry or dialogue. Most of the novel feels like drama for drama's sake, with Tia self-sabotaging her reputation for no real reason and Will dating another girl even as he pursues Tia. Ages 14 up.