Chain Reaction (Perfect Chemistry #3)
Nikki Cruz lives her life by certain rules ― don't trust a boy who says "I love you", boys lie to get their own way and never date a boy from the south side of Fairfield. Then she meets Luis at his bro...more
Book description on the CHAIN REACTION jacket.
Luis Fuentes has always been sheltered from the gang violence that nearly destroyed his brothers’ lives. But that didn’t stop him from taking risks—whether he’s scaling a mountain in the Rockies or dreaming of a future as an astronaut, Luis can’t stop looking for the next thrill....more
Nikki Cruz lives her life by three rules—boys lie to get their way, don’t trust a boy who says “I love you,” and never date a boy from the south side of Fairfield. Her paren
IN DECEMBER 2010, BEFORE READING…
Muy caliente! HOT cover! To be released
24th May 2011
16th August 2011. Bring it!
I've had LUKE PASQUALINO in my mind as my Luis Fuentes ever since I saw him on UK Skins Seasons 3 and 4 (LOVED him as Freddie Mclair. *sighs*). And now, strangely, I think he kind of looks like the guy on the cover. ^_^ Really looking forward to reading this! Loves me some Fuentes brothers!
My Luis (Luke Pasqualino) and now my Nikki (Victoria Justice):
^^^I wish the Lake scene had be
Edit: WHYYYYYYYYYY???? Si...more
My advice? Read the first two, and then go into a bookstore and pick up this book, read the epilogue at the back of the book, put the book back on the shelf and walk out.
There are only so many times you can enjoy the same old story.. in my opinion it gets down to probably two.
I loved the first book because of the characters, and the chemistry and the action and I enjoyed enormously the humor in the second one, but when it comes to this one... I am terribly sorry to say that it was such a big disappointment.
Please Simone Elkeles, I know you can write better than this, I've seen it before, just come up with something new the next time. I just feel like...more
I am terribly sceptical when it comes to books that define themselves simply as 'romance'. I like romantic subplots in science-fiction, in historical-fiction and in mystery - in fact, in just about anything - but straight-up romance? Can't say I've ever been a big fan. But there will always be exceptions, like Anna and the French Kiss for example. This is one such exception.
This is mindless, sexy teenage fun. With emphasis on the sexy. That cover look steamy to you? Wait until you see what this...more
First half: 3 stars
Second half: 2.5 stars
Epilogue: 0 stars (Couldn’t even finish it. Seriously, was that necessary?)
Well, unfortunately for this series the third time is definitely not a charm… Bummer…
I was so looking forward to this final installment, and I was probably one of those raging fangurlz that was climbing up the wall when the release date was pushed out. Now that I’ve had a chance to read it, well it was definitely not worth the wait. Disappointment...
But, I will...more
With my warning in mind, let’s proceed……
“Her words slam into my libido like a bucket of water on a flame full of testosterone. I think my dick just twitched in protest.”
That above quote pretty much sums up this book.
Mate, what does that even mean? A flame full o...more
As an individual story, this book was really good but compa...more
Luis was the brother that you didn't really see much in the first two books, he was there and made a few small appearances but he wasn't what I was expecting. Luis had always been described as the "smart" brother.... so I thought maybe, just maybe he might learn from his b...more
Good lord, it's as if these books are half documenting my teen...more
Luis Fuentes is doing his best to stay on the right path, and when he meets Nikki, the girl with the angelic face and beautiful soul, he thinks his life is finally starting to come together for good. Sur...more
STOP EVERYTHING YOU'RE DOING! FUENTES BOYS ARE BACK!!!!
So,I gotta say Chain Reaction is a huge disappointment. It lacked that 'spark' previous two had. I did not like Luis and Nikki. I couldn't felt their love for each other. I didn't enjoy them as much as I did Alex & Brittany and Carlos & Kiera. :(
Luis was too much of a good boy for me to even think about him as a person who would join a gang.
Nikki,what to say about Nikki? I had a feeling she was depres...more
[Note: I went into this book with good intentions. Please note my enthusiastic hashtagging in honour of the Fuentes boys, along with my fellow readalongers, Flannery, Jo and Trinity. Alas, I did not like this book - as the following review states.]
Look, I’m sorry, but every once in a while I just need to get my rant on and Chain Reaction has the dubious honour of being in my ranty sights right now.
I’ve read Perfect Chemistry and Rules of Attraction, and while they weren’t precisely my cup of te...more
Can I get a little wha,wha....? FUENTES BROTHERS BABY!
I thought the series might die down knowing that this 3rd novel,was about Luis. He's suppose to be the goodie two shoes in the family.BUT HOT DAYUMMMMM!!!!!!!! I'm in La-La Land! I've never loved a Ya-series as much as I loved this series! Some one pass me a "Get Out Jail Free Card" Cause I might one day jump one of these brothers *for personnel reasons* LMAO!!!!!!!! Simone Elkeles is too good to her r...more
Washing the blood stains out of my bandanna for an intercontinental readalong with Reynje, Flannery & Jo
Plus Drinking Game! Hola!
Rules: (view spoiler)[we all know how Carlos feels about rules ;) (hide spoiler)]
Take a drink for
When Alex is lame or cries or lamely cries
When Carlos is awesome aka all the time
Girl has sad
Steamy shower scene
Things we kn...more
When Nikki's story begins, my heart immediately breaks for her. We see exactly what happened to her to make her so hard against guys and why she has no intention of falling for anyone -- especially not Luis. When they meet at...more
I can't express how much I love the Perfect Chemistry books and what an amazing writer Simone Elkeles is. This is seriously a perfect book. I have nothing to object and I literally read it non-stop. I had to stop for a few hours basically because my mom made me go somewhere with her but I still read in the car and anytime I...more
Seriously, though. Chain Reaction might as well have been done in point form, as there is absolutely no supporting evidence of sincerity, both from the char...more
simone i really love your books. but can luis not fall for a white girl this time? i'm not hating or anything, i love carlos & kiria & alex & brit...but it just seems to be a repeat. i love you! keep up the great writing girl :)
have to say though i some what liked nikki & luis, i felt like this story was kinda a repeated mixture from the other two. i though nikki was going to be this bamf but she really wasn't, in fact she was kinda annoying at first....more
I've been very conflicted about this one.
So I'm going to just go ahead and list what I did and didn't like.
* THE COVER. I loves.
At first I was like WOW. And then all traumatised when my dad saw it and gave me the WTF look. Now I just say WHATEVS. Sometimes I even stare. I DON'T EVEN CARE.
* Nikki Cruz in the first half I really liked. In the second half I guess something just changed because my original opinion of her diminished.
* The cheesy dialogue? Oh man. I know there's bits of it in the pr...more
Book went above my epectations. I loved seeing the eldest Fuentes boys and the youngest in the last addition to this "series."
The heroine (Nikki) didn't quite measure up to my ideals. She was just very bland to me.
Other than that, I have nothing negative to say!
Firstly - not entirely sure how this has such a high rating when it's not even published yet? :/
I hope for the best, but expect...more
(view spoiler)[And OH MY GOD! Triplets? A book worm? A musician, who plays violin! And a sports guy! How could this book end more perfectly?!?! I can't think of any other ways! (hide spoiler)]
I can say this is now one of my favourite sagas EVER! I want to read it all over again, right now :D["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>
Luis Fuentes is the youngest of his three brothers, and so far the nicest and the smartest. He is working his ass off to get good grades and get into a good college to study to be an Astronaut (sorry, I forgot what the actual study is and I don’t have the book at the moment!). What his famil...more
Luis and Nikki’s relationship is a hot mess. Lies and deception mar their totally sensuous, passionate love for one another....more
I really enjoyed Simone Elkeles other books, which I read one week when I was home sick earlier this year, but Chain Reaction bothered me. My issue was with the premise. In this novel, the youngest of the Fuentes boys, Luis, returns with his mother to Chicago--not only Chicago, but his old neighborhood and old house--and gets wrapped up with the same violent guys that almost killed his brother Alex. And this is where I got tripped up. My internal monologue wh...more
I was SO sure that I was gonna love this but sadly I didn’t *hangs head*
For me, Chain Reaction was lacking the unbelievably hot and sizzling chemistry that made the other two books so special. I enjoyed “seeing” Alex and Carlos again and learning more about their lives – hence the 2.5 stars – but otherwise I didn’t really care for the story.
Luis is a hottie and quite swoon-worthy but somehow he didn’t have the same effect on me as his brothers had in the pre...more
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“Why?” she asks, challenging him.
“Because I love you,” he says, walking up to her and bending down on one knee while he takes her hand in his, “and I want to go to sleep with you every night and wake up seein’ your face every mornin’, I want you to be the mother of my children, I want to fix cars with you and eat your crappy tofu tacos that you think are Mexican. I want to climb mountains with you and be challenged by you, I want to argue with you just so we can have crazy hot makeup sex. Marry me, because without you I’d be six feet under … and because I love your family like they’re my own … and because you’re my best friend and I want to grow old with you.” He starts tearing up, and it’s shocking because I’ve never seen him cry. “Marry me, Kiara Westford, because when I got shot the only thing I was thinkin’ about was comin’ back here and makin’ you my wife. Say yes, chica.”
Except the chosen few
Her secrets are kept hidden
Behind that sun-kissed hue.
If I reach out to touch her
She’ll just run away
My Forever and Always
Will have to wait another day.”