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Finding Perfect

(Finding Perfect #1)

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  1,250 ratings  ·  140 reviews
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, wi
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Published September 14th 2015 by Entangled Crush (first published September 5th 2015)
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Sarah Elizabeth
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Entangled Publishing, LLC, and NetGalley.)

“Promise you’ll start paying attention to how amazing you are.”

This was a sweet YA contemporary romance, featuring a girl whose parents pushed her too hard.

Having the nickname ‘Perfect Paige’ seemed really hard on Paige, as it was a lot to live up to, and a failing grade in calculus really threw her. I think if her parents hadn’t put so much pressure on her
Aug 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
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
Norah Una Sumner
You had me at "For “Perfect Paige” Westfield, today is “D” Day. As in, she just got one on her calculus test."


I reaaaally enjoyed reading this!The characters are amazing and I loved both Ben and Paige.I could definitely relate to Paige because people always think of me as someone who has a plan for everything and whose future is obvious to everyone except for them(in this case,both me and Paige).I loved how Ben worked hard to get what he wanted and I loved his relationship with his awesome mom!
I LOVED this funny, sweet and romantic YA story!

Paige is known as "Perfect Paige" - she gets good grades, she's fourth in her class, she is going to be a doctor like her parents want, and she plans to go the college her parents chose for her. She does everything that's asked of her. When she finds out she's failing calculus and needs help, she literally runs into Ben. Ben is super smart, he's third in their class, he works two jobs to help support himself and his single mom, and he's hoping to g
Andrea C. *andreasbookishlife*
This was such a sweet read! Since I am still in a reading slump, I really wanted to pick up something that would make me swoon and this one definitely did! It had a slow burn romance (which I loved) and I really liked both love interests.

The only complaint I have about this book was that I was not a huge fan of the writing style. I love cheesy romances, but the writing style was a bit too cheesy at times for my taste.

Overall, I really enjoyed this! If you are looking for a sweet and romantic rea
Aug 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
4.5-5/5 Fangs

One of my favorite things in this book was the fact that all the characters were great. Each character had a lot of depth to them. No one felt one dimensional. Every character had multiple layers, and they had a purpose to the story line. The characters were all lovable in their own way. My favorite character of this book was Paige. She was kind and understanding, but she was snarky whenever the time called for it. I thought she was a great main character, and I really admired her.
♥♡¢σσкιє♥♡ (Krystle)
You can read this review and more on my blog:
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 acceptanc
Finding Perfect is the perfect cute & fluffy.
It's an easy read, with lots of feels and loads and loads of cutness.

I kept smiling and grinning through this one. Felt thoroughly entertained and all fuzzy at the end.

This is well written, then I have come to expect nothing else from Crush novels
The cast is really great. The different parents were interesting as well. Highley managed to write them all with little judgment and more importantly showing each friends issues, insecurities and strength
Melissa (YA Book Shelf)
This is a super cute, fast read with swoony moments. Kendra C. Highley tells the story through both the perspectives of 'Perfect Paige' and Ben Franklin. (Yes, he is related.) When Paige gets a D on her latest Calculus test, her stress level goes from bad to completely critical. If she doesn't get at least a B in the class, how will she maintain her standing as the 4th in her class and get the attention of Stanford, her father's alma mater? If she doesn't go there - even though it is all the way ...more
Apr 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, ya, na

I think I like this more than I would admit in the next few days.
5 words: Far too sweet for me
4 words: A lump of sugar
3 words: No regrets though
2 words: Sugar high
1 word: asdfghjkl

When I was this very imaginative, hopeless romantic middle grader (yes, I stop being one after seeing real life in high school lol) I read All American Girl, a book by Meg Cabot about the survival of a girl named Samantha. My favorite thing about the book is Lucy's story though, Sam's popular sister who fell for a
First half was excellent. A great teen romance that focuses on creating a balance and following your heart. I always love ugly duckling makeovers when it's the guy and that's what drew me to this book

3.5 very sweet, g-rated, highschool crush romance.
Lauren AKA randomreader
4.5 stars.
I adore this book so much I will review it on my youtube channel and spread the word about this gorgeous book.
If you like a swoonworthy boy, a fantastic protagonist, a great best friend, and an overall adorable book this is for you.
Sep 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015, arc
**I received an eBook copy of Finding Perfect through Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion.**


This storyline was just so cute! The romance was perfect and fun. It wasn't instant love (thank you Kendra!), it was the unexpected slow burn. I love how it all came together even if it was a little predictable. I really liked that it wasn't just romance. It also centered around the relationship with her parents, especially her very overbearing, health-obsessed mother. The second half of the b
★ Belle The Bibliophile ★
This book is the cutest thing ever! I like romance book where the hero initially likes other girl but end up liking the heroine because, duh, she's better and they connect better. So when I found this gem, I immediately picked it up.

Finding Perfect is very well-written and I'm not just saying that. We have a hardworking and insecure heroine who's pressured by her parents to be perfect, the hero who's also smart but really insecure with his appearance, the shitty parents, and stereotypical beau
Raven_Blake (dreamy addictions)
Actual Rating: 3.5 stars
Same Review Also Posted Here: Dreamy Addictions

I love reading Entangled Crush’s Teen Contemporary romance novels and Finding Perfect is another book that I’ve been looking forward to. Honestly, I liked the book but I can’t say that I love it as much as others did. Finding Perfect is an adorable read and very entertaining but it wasn’t outstanding. My only issue with this book is the storyline which is too predictable and we can easily figure out almost all of the story. H
Erica Chilson
I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads

4 Teenage Angst Stars

Young Adult age-range: 13+. Kissing.

Perfect Paige's life is imploding from too much stress. Everyone asks her for help and expects her to, not only do it, but to do a perfect job. Committees, student council, volunteering, schoolwork, piano.

At 17, in the beginning of her senior year, her entire life is already mapped out for her by her parents. Her father wants her to take over his practice when he retire
This is a brilliant high school romance with some of the best, well rounded, characters in a teen book I have ever read. The characters grow throughout the story in a believable manner and it is great to read the story from the points of view of the two main characters. The female lead is the daughter of wealthy parents with high expectations, Paige Westfield, whilst the male lead is the son of a single Mum who is struggling to make ends meet but loving and supportive of her beloved, hard workin ...more
Aug 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebooks, favorites
First things first: I received an ARC through NetGalley.

Some spoilers ahead. So be careful.

Be still my heart. Be still.
This is one of those books that is just too cute. I'm sure that whole story is sweeter than the cookies that Ben's mom is baking!!!

I really love the characters. Paige is such a wonderful person, with the weight of the world on her shoulders. Seriously, I got stressed out just reading about all the stuff she had to do and all the plans that her parents made for her. I'm glad that
Laurence R.
Nov 28, 2016 rated it liked it
I flew through this book!
Jan 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
so adorable
Aug 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015
Originally posted on my blog, Over The Bookshelf

Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars

Paige Westfield is perfect. She’s the perfect daughter and perfect student. She’s 4th in her class and has her sights set on Stanford. Then she gets a D on her calculus test after getting C’s on previous tests and papers. Her perfect life alowly starts to unravel and the stress of being “Perfect Paige” starts to weigh very heavily on her.

She practically runs out of the classroom so her fellow students won’t notice her meltdo
Jackie (Jackie's Book World)
***Review can also be found at Jackie's Book World.*** :)

I absolutely loved reading Finding Perfect, it’s one of the sweetest romantic stories I’ve read so far this year. It was a total page-turner and just perfect.

In the beginning of the story we meet Paige Westfield, a popular and smart high school student who to everyone else she is known as “Perfect Paige.” Too bad that doesn’t last long when she gets a D on one of her Calculus exams. Now she is afraid of getting her Stanford application re
monica ♪
4 Stars ラベンダーラベンダーラベンダーラベンダー

I wanted to make a proper review, but... lazy. LOL

This book is kind of cute. It's short and not slow-paced
I love Paige and Ben. They're both very hardworking teenagers
They work so hard to reach their dreams. Although they're both coming from 'different world', they teach us to not give up easily ガッツ

Overall the story is good. I enjoy it あひゃっ
Even though Paige's parents are kind of assholes, but there are no stupid dramas いいね!
This is pretty short too. If I wasn't distracted, I would have finishe
Cristina (My Tiny Obsessions)
Read full review HERE

I received an eArc from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I wasn’t exactly expecting this book to turn out as deep as it did. I thought it was just about the romance, and I was so happy to see that it was not the case. This book is mainly about being true to oneself, and dealing with the pressure and expectations that others will bestow on you. Peer and parental pressure can be a suffocating thing…

I really liked the writing, and I loved the dou
Shannon Rogers
Aug 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-arc
So I went into this story expecting a cute, slightly chiched story that's been done before. Make over the cute but not hot guy so that the best friend would like him. What I got was a lot more than that. This story dealt with some great themes and went much deeper than simply that.

One of the biggest strengths to this story for me was the characterization. We've all read stories and seen movies about kids whose parents have these huge expectations for their future, a big plan for what they'll be,
Finding Perfect is such the perfect blend of teen angst, high school antics, and parental drama…I felt like I was in the midst of one of my favorite Brat Pack movies from the 80s! It was sweet, funny, and heartfelt.

Paige is the epitome of the perfect high school student- #4 in her class, volunteers with the elderly, is part of student council. She’s not one to stir the pot or turn down someone in need. But she’s been completely overwhelmed her senior year and is starting to break. With a D in c
Sep 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book was provided by Entangled Teen in exchange for an honest review!

I was on the verge of giving this 3 stars, but I went 4 stars because it was just so absolutely adorable!

Many YA contemporaries revolve around someone having an illness of some kind, or some other dark secret or something, but this book didn't, and it was a nice change. No one is dying of cancer or anything. This was just cute and sweet and put a smile on my face. Simple.

Paige is technically a popular girl, but she is ver
A Leisure Moment

Tell me there’s a sequel, pretty please? I want to go back to this world. The epilogue gives me hope that I’ll be seeing more of these characters, especially Zoey. Kendra Highley has given us all another love story to swoon over and vainly wish we were the ones living it.

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Jul 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
Ohhh.... another cute, fluffy romance. I totally loved this Story and I absolutely fell in love with Ben Franklin a few pages after his first appearance.
Love, love, love...
Aug 25, 2015 rated it it was ok
This review was originally posted on Fifty Shades of Books

2 out of 5 Stars

*** ARC granted in exchange for an honest review ***

What I loved about this book:

Nice, quick read, although not outstanding
Two really nice and unexpected side-characters

What I felt needed improvement:

Couldn't connect to the main characters at all
The storyline was too cliché and predictable

There's not much I can say about Finding Perfect . It was really one of those quick reads.  Finding Per
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Kendra C. Highley lives in north Texas with her husband and two children. She also serves as staff to four self-important and high-powered cats. This, according to the cats, is her most important job. She believes in everyday magic, extraordinary love stories, and the restorative powers of dark chocolate

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