Title: Cutest Couple by Kate Davies
Girls Most Likely to…. Series Book Two
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Word Count: 22,000
Book Rating: C+
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Book two of the Girls Most Likely to…
Ten years ago, Marc and Bree were voted Cutest Couple–until a graduation-night argument destroyed their relationship. Unable to contact him, Bree had no choice but to forget Marc–and raise the son she never got to tell him about.
Marc got Bree’s message loud and clear when he never heard from her again. Now stationed near his hometown, he sees their high school reunion as a chance to make peace with the past. But after one glimpse of Bree, he knows he never really got over her. And after one glimpse of her son, Marc knows he’s the boy’s father…
Despite the secrets and lies that kept them apart, Marc and Bree can’t resist picking up where they left off. But when the weekend is over, it may be too late to build the future they once dreamed of.
For Kelsey and Nathan’s story, check out Most Likely to Succeed.
Cutest Couple, the second novella in Kate Davies’ Girls Most Likely to… series, is a fast-paced second chance at love story.
High school sweethearts Marc and Bree’s relationship ended on graduation night after a big argument following Marc’s announce he was joining the military. After Marc left for boot camp, Bree discovered she was pregnant and made a cursory attempt to let him know of her pregnancy. Marc’s military career has taken him all over the world but now that he is stationed close to his hometown, he decides to attend his ten year high school reunion where he learns he is the father of Bree’s nine year old son, Ben. The sparks are soon flying between this volatile couple but can they resolve the issues of their past?
While I enjoyed the general premise of Cutest Couple (secret baby and second chance at love), I never did warm up to Bree. She is a frustrating character that is self-centered, indecisive and immature. Her attitude toward the military is irritating and irrational and I had a difficult time feeling any sympathy for her.
Marc is a fabulous character that I positively adored. His reasons for joining the military are admirable and he is an all around great guy. As soon as he discovers he is a dad, Marc is eager to meet Ben and become an active participant in his life. Marc is patient with Bree up to a point, but he does not cut her any slack about her excuses for not making more of an effort to contact him about her pregnancy.
Bree and Marc are a passionate couple, but the relationship between them is emotionally exhausting. With so much antagonism between them, they are constantly fighting. While their one sex scene is smoking hot, Bree is instantly remorseful and retreats from Marc yet again.
Although Cutest Couple is not my favorite book in Girls Most Likely to… series, it is an entertaining read and I am definitely looking forward to Tess’s story, Life of the Party.
Read my reviews of the other books in the series HERE.