I picked up a copy of this book at BEA 2014. Yes...that is correct - 2014. I thought it looked really cute and even added all of the companion novels to my TBR list as they were announced, but never got around to reading them. A few weeks ago I was looking for something light and fun to read at the pool and this finally jumped off the shelf at me.
Tia is getting ready to start her senior year of high school. She has a reputation for being a party girl, but she is also extremely smart and a talented drummer in the school's marching band. Her mother left years ago and she has watched her three older sisters make epic mistakes in the relationship department. As a result, she vowed to always keep it casual and to never have a boyfriend.
Will is the new kid at school. He recently moved from Minnesota to Florida and his entire world is turned upside down. At his old school he was the drum captain, student council president, and a star hockey player. Now that he has to start over, he is no longer the star of the show.
Tia and Will meet his first night in town and immediately hit it off. When Will wants to continue their relationship she shuts him down due to her no dating rule. As Tia gets to know him and sees everything they have in common, and the great chemistry and friendship they have developed, she begins to question why she is holding onto this rule. Then she becomes jealous when Will starts dating someone else and she knows she has to do something to get him back.
This series is based upon a school survey taken at the beginning of the year, which places all of the seniors into various categories for the yearbook. Most likely to succeed, perfect couple, biggest flirts, etc. After only a couple of weeks of band practice prior to the start of the school year, Will and Tia's actions led them to being voted biggest flirts. The pressure of the title put a strain on their easy going relationship and led to some entertaining drama. I loved both of their characters and everyone could see they were perfect together except Tia. I was happy to see her come around in the end and hope we will see more of them in the companion novels.
We were introduced to several of Tia's longtime friends throughout the book. I'm pretty sure the companion novels will focus on some of them, which will allow us to continue the series with the same basic group of characters.