17 October 2011

Perfect Chemistry

Reviewer: Kristen 
Author: Simone Elkeles
Pages: 355
Format: Paperback
Rating: 7/10 stars
Summary (From Goodreads): When Brittany Ellis walks into chemistry class on the first day of senior year, she has no clue that her carefully created “perfect” life is about to unravel before her eyes. She’s forced to be lab partners with Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, and he is about to threaten everything she's worked so hard for—her flawless reputation, her relationship with her boyfriend, and the secret that her home life is anything but perfect. Alex is a bad boy and he knows it. So when he makes a bet with his friends to lure Brittany into his life, he thinks nothing of it. But soon Alex realizes Brittany is a real person with real problems, and suddenly the bet he made in arrogance turns into something much more.  In a passionate story about looking beneath the surface, Simone Elkeles breaks through the stereotypes and barriers that threaten to keep Brittany and Alex apart.
My take: If you want a cutesy romance, this novel is for you! Personally, I couldn't connect to the character of Alex because he goes through something so different from what I am used to. I thought that Brittany and Alex were your typical young-adult/romance characters. Brittany being the rich girl, and Alex being the tough guy. If the characters hadn't be like that, I feel the book could have been a 10. The story line was cute, Alex was raw and emotional. The writing was easy to follow and obviously written for the teen demographic. The book was paced perfectly. Personally, I thought that the cover could be much more, I didn't think it did justice to the book. At any rate, I thought that this book offered a lot, and was a good easy read. If you're ever bored, pick this up! I read it in a day. It is a trilogy, I believe. Though, I don't think the next two books follow Brittany and Alex. 

Conclusion: If you are a sucker for a romance (and a cute one at that!) this is for you. Brittany kind of reminded me of Bella from Twilight. If you don't like series, this isn't a book that leaves you on a cliffhanger. Overall, I'd recommend this book!


  1. I'm a new subscriber. Your blog is stunning...I love the layout, it's so pretty! :)
    I really liked this book. It was a good guilty pleasure read, full of sexual chemistry.
    I look forward to reading your blog :)

  2. I'm a new subscriber.I love the layout it's very pretty
    .have not read it jet.I look forward to reading your blog :)


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