Perfect Chemistry - Simone Elkeles

Thursday, December 10, 2009
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.  

Perfect Chemistry is the novel that made me fall in love with Simone Elkeles and her writing style. The first thing that drew me in was the cover - how gorgeous and sexy is that? Secondly, her characters are so easy to love and relate to. I loved how the author touched on the racial and stereotype card, but wasn't shoving it down the reader's throat.

Alex is amazing and a favorite boy character of mine. He's so cocky but it's in an endearing way and you can't help but love him. The two of them have their own set of problems, but they never had the woe is me attitude. They were both strong and that's what I love most about it. This is a great read and I completely devoured it.



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