Thursday, August 18, 2011

Review: Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry #1) by Simone Elkeles

Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry #1) by Simone Elkeles

Release Date: January 1st 2011
Page Count: Paperback, 360 pages
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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. 

I started this on a whim and ended up diving in without coming back up for air. I absolutely loved it, despite being terribly cheesy at times. And damn, there were some hot scenes! I'm not sure exactly how realistic the whole scenario was, but I can get lost in that fantasy. Alex was hot. The chemistry WAS good. And I think I want to read this again.
Daddy I'm in love with a thug, don't be mad cause I'm in love with a gangsta!


  1. I've nominated youuuuuuu! :)

    Liebster Blog Award

    -Rachel @ Paper Cuts

  2. Ooh, I've heard so many good things about this book -- I really don't know why I haven't picked it up yet! Who doesn't love a hot bad boy and great chemistry? :)

    Nice review, Liza!

  3. Ohhh, you should read it! I'm still on a high from this book! :D I love those bad boys!

    Thank you!

    And thank you Rachel for nominating me! :)

  4. Ha, you're review for this one made me smile. I've been wanting to read it for ages and have heard only good things, but I'm a little embarrassed by the cover. Sure, it makes it look like a hot romance, but I don't want everyone to know that's what I'm reading! The UK edition also has this corny tagline on its cover: "Two different worlds. One true love." Which is the same tagline Disney used for Pocahontas! But I'm thinking I'm going to have to put aside my embarrassment to get to the hot love scenes.

  5. @TG :D Yeah, I heard tons about it and the other books in the series, in fact, I just got back from picking up Rules of Attraction from the library! You should put aside your embarrassment - just hide away in your bedroom and read it like I did! :D