Defying Gravity (Finding Perfect #2) by Kendra C. Highley – eARC Review

Defying Gravity (Finding Perfect, #2)Publication Date:

July 25th, 2016


Entangled: Crush

Goodreads Synopsis:

Disclaimer: This book contains enough sexual tension to melt snow, the hottest near-kiss in the history of near-kisses, and a sexy snowboarder determined to win the heart of the girl he loves.

Zoey Miller lives for her holidays in Aspen. Her time up on the mountain with the Madison brothers, Parker and Luke, is everything. But for the first time, it’s not enough. This time, she’s determined to win one of the brothers’ hearts.

But the brother she has in mind is a renowned player, with hordes of snow-bunnies following him around Snowmass resort. And the other…well, he’s her best friend and knows she deserves better. Namely him. And he’s going to win her heart.


*I was provided a copy by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Once again this was a buddy read with Cristina @ My Tiny Obsessions so click HERE to read her thoughts about this book :).

If there’s one thing I’ve been learning in the last few months is that Entangled: Crush has some of the cutest young adult romances out there and this one was not an exception. This book was full of cuteness and I loved it. Also, a little disclaimer, this book is the second book in a series but you don’t need to read the first one. I didn’t read Finding Perfect and I really didn’t think I was missing something important for the story itself. (however, I missed the cuteness between Paige and Ben so I need to read the first book soon).

I really liked the main characters in this book. I really liked Zoey. She’s this girl who is the popular girl at her high school but she only feels like herself when she’s back at Aspen without all the make-up and with the only person who really knows her, Parker. Zoey was just the normal 18 year-old girl who doesn’t know what to do with her life, and to be honest, who in the hell knows what they want to do with their lives at 18?? Almost no one. That’s one of the reasons I really liked Zoey, she looked real with real teenager struggles. However, I did get frustrated with her sometimes, especially when she was flirting with Luke and couldn’t see that he was the wrong brother. When I read the blurb for this book I was scared that a love triangle with two brothers would throw me off but it didn’t because in the end it didn’t play as a love triangle. Yes Zoey was interested in the wrong brother for a few chapters but I think it was more lust than anything else and also the fact that it was the safest option because choosing Parker could mean losing her best friend.

Parker was just amazing. I loved him so much. He had to be in the shadow of his older brother his own life. Everyone thinks that Luke is the most awesome brother and the best at snowboarding but the truth is that Parker is better than Luke in every single way. I loved how much he cared about Zoey and how important she was for him.

Parker and Zoey’s relationship was just the cutest thing ever. I loved to see them together and to see how important they were for each other… and don’t even make me talk about a certain towel scene. That scene was so funny and intense at the same time. And can we talk how they’re moms were the biggest Zoey/Parker shippers out there?? I LOVED THAT!! I also loved that the parents where a part of this book. In young adult normally the parents are somewhere else doing I don’t know what and the kids can do everything they want but it was good to see good parents for once.

The only character I was unsure about was Luke. I understand why he did some of the things he did but there are other things I couldn’t understand. Luke was the typical player who gets all the girls he wants. He also has to be always the best in everything (even when he isn’t because Parker is way better than him) and he’s really competitive with his brother. I didn’t hate look but I didn’t like him too (okay, I hated him a few times but I overcame my hate by the end of the book XD).

Being my first Kendra C. Highley book I didn’t know what to expect but I loved the writing and I loved that it was told in both Zoey and Parker’s POVs and that their voices were pretty distinct. The only reason why I didn’t gave this book a higher rating was that the book was a little bit predictable and that sometimes it remind me of another book I read a few months ago.

Overall, this was a great young adult romance. I loved the characters and the story and if you love cuteness you need to read this one as soon as possible because it won’t disappoint you.


4 stars

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If you haven’t read it would you read it?

8 thoughts on “Defying Gravity (Finding Perfect #2) by Kendra C. Highley – eARC Review

  1. I don’t think I’ve ever read anything from Entangled: Crush – after this review, I probably should, especially since I’m looking for a good NA to sink my teeth into. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the writing and that the multiple POVs have distinct voices! Not all authors can do that right. 😛

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