Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry #1)
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...more
It’s obvious that Elkeles did her homework with this one. The g...more
That's how real he seemed. I always had a thing for dem bad boys, but not really gang bangers. I never had a thing for gang bangers, but I want to... *insert horrible action* Alex. He's on fire.
Now that I got my carnal desires out of the way, let's talk about the actual story....more
I really only read this book because so many people on Goodreads seemed to...more
5 Stars!!! - Also reviewed at: Lady Jayne's Reading Den
(This is an Adult-who-enjoys-reliving-the-stirrings-of-first-love-and-self-discovery-during-the-teen-years-through-YA books review)
**CONTENT WARNING - Since this is a YA book I will include a warning that this book contains some Sexual, Drug and Alcohol, Course Language and Violent Content - Recommended for Older Teens**
I LOVED this book!!! Perfect Chemistry is an urban story of star-crossed lovers from “different sides of the track” – B
Life is cruel and harsh, and we all wear armor to protect ourselves against the pain of loss and the hardships we face. In Perfect Chemistry, we see two very different people who have a kindred soul. The...more
Initial Final Page Thoughts.
Well considering I thought I was going to read about two pages of this book before giving up, I’m surprised how much I enjoyed this one. Maybe I am a girl after all. Gosh.
Brittany. Alex. PacoPacoPaco. Pom squad. Garages. Motorcycles. Science projects. Beaches. Leather jackets. Bandanas. Chichis. The phrase “ripped bod”. Muffins. Hand warmers…...more
I read this a while ago and I always meant to review but never ended up getting around to it until now. I have a few things I want to say, the first that it wasn't entirely unenjoyable, the low rating reflects several things but I want to point out that I understand why so many people love this book and I think it would be better for the majority to read it themselves and make their own minds up - I know that I am again in the minority.
It's quite a nice Romeo and Juliet type of forbidden romanc...more
5 STARS ALL THE WAY!
You might think that this is like those cheesy romantic teen books and movies where the girl after hating the guy falls in love with him and blah, blah, blah!!
Nope, its nothing like that. This book is more than that.It is one of the best romantic books I have ever read and very beautiful.
So lets start with the beautiful Brittany Ellis the main character:
She is your typical beautiful, hot blonde girl....more
What happens if you add a weak acid with a conjugate base?
Ah! Forget my blubbering silly chemistry.
How bout this formula below?
What happens if you add this hot Latino hunk
plus this blonde cheerleader
*wrong buzzer sound*
No class, we do not get perfect chemistry.
We get this movie instead:
*hands shoot up in the air*
Okay I am not fit to be a teacher since I'm talking nonsense here.
But really, what is perfect chemistry?
I'm not a mast...more
This is not a genre I read often. The genres I read often include dragons, faeries, werewolves (I've sworn off vampires for awhile), wizards, magic, flying carpets, kings, queens, and talking pink rabbits. In other words, I'm a big fantasy buff. BUT, then I saw the booktrailer for Perfect Chemistry ...
And was so intrigued and amused, I had to go buy it. I could give a summary, but the trailer does a much better job, so all I'll say is th...more
Hmm let's see...Certain parts cliche, certain parts stereotypical, certain parts predictable, but I was still able to enjoy this book for what it was: romantic and sweet.
Alex is a gang member, who doesn't want to be and Brittany is a cheerleader. When they first meet they don't hit it off. They think they know everything there is to know about one another just by what they see or may have heard. In time, they fall for each...more
Just kidding, Haleema. <3
*sigh* Perfect Chemistry was everything I wanted it to be. It was cute and fluffy and dark and sexy, all at the same time. It was well-written and didn’t remind me of any YA books I wanted to throw against the wall. I can’t even begin to sum up all the clichés that were used in this book, but they were so well done that I completely forgive Simone Elkeles for all of them. She took those clichés and made them her bitches....more
I know that we are young,
And I know that you may love me,
But I just can’t be with you like this anymore,
Alejandro.. (view spoiler)[Okay, I couldn’t resist. Come on, it’s funny.. (hide spoiler)]
Dear Perfect Chemistry,
It was fun while it lasted. Tempestuous, occasionally hilarious, but fun. However, at the end of the day, I think you and I just want different things. We’re not right for each other. And I need to move on.
I’ve been known to make a song, dance and general fool out of mysel...more
The characters Alex Fuentes and Brittany Ellis both had issues they had to deal with that makes the plot of the story so surreal.Alex is a gang member,with absolutely no intentions on going to college and doing anything meaningful with his life, that's the story of what people on the south side part of town believe.Brittany is the rich girl trying to keep up with th...more
There is really nothing wrong with this book except for its utter unoriginality. This is a story that we all have read before - a rich, popular and beautiful cheerleader and dangerous (but hot) gang member are thrown in together by fate, or, more specifically, a chemistry lab seating chart (I am coming...more
Soooo corny! But I LOVE it! Jeez, reading has made me soft...
I remember when I saw this book in the book store months ago, my friend told me not to get it because she said she could tell it would be bad. I questioningly looked at her and asked her why - because she said she had never read the book - and she tells me her Book Cover Theory. That you can tell whether a book will be good or bad by the cover it has. So even though I thought what she was saying was dumb, I didn't buy the book, bumped...more
Funny thing is, I didn't think it was as bad or off-base as those couple people made it out to be. Maybe it was because I knew my fair share of guys similar to Alex (and dated a cou...more
In fact, I have not. This book is nothing like the over-emotional mess that was Crazy/Beautiful, and I might have to shoot people for comparing the two and making me hesitate over picking this book up. Before I start to gush, some disclosures: This book is a romance. Flat-out, no hol...more
I’m not going to go into the plot much because it’s already been done beautifully!
This is a classic story of girl meets boy, from the wrong side of the tracks, but with a gangsta lean.
What starts out as a bet between Alex and one of his friends, involving Brittany turns into undeniable love. As these two lose their hearts to each other they find there is much more they have in common...more
C'mon, you guys saw this coming. Each time I read a book like this one, it gets worse. I have a feeling my bitch mode will unleash in a few reviews' time.
I give sincere apologies to Perfect Chemistry and Simone Elkeles. It's neither of your faults that a million authors decided to copy your ideas of a good girl, bad boy romance. It's not your fault that I read you after some better executed ones. It's not your fault that you got so popular. It's...more
This book was full of badly written clichés and the ‘playful banter’ between the characters seemed forced and awkward. T...more
What really won me over, though, was the humor and the emotional impact of this book. Any book that can make me laugh out loud then bring me close to tears is a winner to m...more
Now here's a story you've all heard before: boy from the bad side of town and the perfect good girl beats the odds and fall in love. The bad boy in this case is Mexican gangbanger, Al...more
Brittany Ellis has the perfect life from the outside – she is beautiful, rich and popular at school. However, her home life is not a fairy tale. Her older sister has major health problems which she helps out with as much as possible because her parents can’t seem to deal with her. Her mother has anxiety issues and ex...more
Alex's facade isn't working either. I mean, there's the bet, and the ex, and the fact that if he leaves the Blood, the gang will come after his mi'ama and his younger brothers. But then the Blood goes after everything. So...t...more
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