Rules of Attraction (Perfect Chemistry #2)
SIMONE ELKELES: Hola, Elle!
ELLE: Oh. Hi Simone Elkeles.
SIMONE ELKELES: WTF, Elle? You gave my first book in the series, Perfect Chemistry, only two stars? Explain yourself, Senorita.
ELLE: Well, Simone Elkeles, I just thought it was a bit...
SIMONE ELKELES: I know, I know. I hear you, cariño. It was too intensely POWERFUL a novel for your mind. I accept.
ELLE: um, actually, no... it was more that I...
SIMONE ELKELES: Si, chica. I feel you. I suspect the hot-teen-sex-on-filthy-garage-floor scene wa...more
Anyone else agree that after this she should write a third book about the youngest Fuentes, Luis?
Yay, she is writing another book about Luis!
Review Time (I like to give pointers on how I like my reviews to be read in brackets, feel free to ignore my suggestions)
Aaahhh, my Fuentes boys, could you be anymore perfect? (Yes, I am referencing Chandler). Perhaps it is a littl...more
I loved Perfect Chemistry, there is something about it that is so very addictive, so when I heard that Elkeles was writing another novel about Alex's little brother, I knew I was in for a treat. Perfect...more
4 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 and Adults who enjoy YA books**
Rules of Attraction is the sequel to Perfect Chemistry, and the second book in the “Fuentes Bro
In other news, I know some people are fans of the cover art in this series but I think it is pretty mortifying. After Perfect Chemistry's cover, where Alex and Brittney are laying on each other in the...more
We got to see more of Alex and Brittany as they are bo...more
Only 4 days until release! :)
I have a massive library fine now - why? Because I'm being selfish and don't want to give this one up. After reading , I was excited about the change to a trilogy, but doubtful that one of my favorite YAs could be topped. I was pleased to be wrong - to echo a few friends who read this with me, Rules of Attraction was in a league of its own. This heroine, who wears odd clothing c...more
If you loved the first book in this series 'Perfect Chemistry' then without a doubt you're going to fall for this one too. The plot itself is pretty similar, bad boy falls for good girl. But this time with no star-crossed lovers quality.
Like his brother before him, Carlos is descending into the dark world of drugs, violence and gang crime. With an attitude the size of a small planet, he can't see what's wrong with his lifestyle. He's putting food on the tabl...more
Perfect Chemistry by Ms Elkeles... there may be spoilers ahead.
“Want to get in trouble with me, Carlos?”
Initial Final Page Thoughts.
OK, so I have to admit I originally picked this book up with every intention of laughing at it as opposed to with it.
But Ms Elkeles definitely got the last laugh because this book and I had a whale of a time together and I'm thinking of proposing soon.
Some Things I Will Never Understand.
Why some girls (and some boys…) where leggings as pa...more
SPOILER ALERT!!! In this second installment of three in the "Perfect Chemistry" YA series, our favorite struggling couple, Alejandro "Alex" Fuentes and Brittany Ellis are back and are now 20 years old and still attending college in Colorado. A minor character in the first book now takes center stage - middle brother Carlos Fuentes, being sent back t...more
What can I say? I love this book. I think I even love it more than Perfect chemistry . And that is saying something because Carlos seriously annoyed the sh*t out of me almost half of the book. That’s the reason why I dropped one star on my rating. Nevertheless, I still end up loving Carlos ev...more
Even though I do feel the same way about Carlos, I'm not going to mention it. I'm going to try to control myself this time.
Miss Simone Elkeles is officially one of my favorite authors now. I love her damn work! I love her characters. I want to meet her so badly. That woman knows what she's talking about. I finished this whole book in one day. All 324 pages of it. I eat it all up, and t...more
Because Rules of Attraction was chosen to be one of finalist for RITA award category Young Adults!
Yay! Go Me!! (and go Simone Elkeles, I hope your book win!!)
I dont know, why in this second book, the story is ordinary, than the first book
that really2 perfect (and perfect for me too, because I'm to amazed with Alex Fuentes, and forget to write the review *lol*)
But still, Carlos-Kiara's story is good
Carlos Fuentes is Alex's younger brothe...more
Kiara is uncool—Miss Student Guide with her athletic build, giant t-shirts, and incapacity to utter a complex sentence under pressure without stuttering.
It wasn’t Carlos’s idea to have a student guide. Or to enroll in a school full of rich kids. Or to leave Mexico to move in with his reformed older brother in Colorado.
And it wasn’t Carlos’s idea to stick the drugs in his own locker.
But he can handle that.
What he can’t handle is Kiar...more
At first, I don't understand it. As I said, It was different, somewhat, from Alex's struggles, ye...more
Angie is a longtime member here at goodreads, and it was through her positive review of Perfect Chemistry that I first gave Simone Elkeles a chance. And I'm glad I did. As I wrote in my review of that novel, Elkeles knows how to breathe life into the old star-crossed lovers storyline. She knows how to create characters that make readers care and that hum with life.
Perfect Chemistry told the story of Alex Fuentes...more
Carlos Fuentes lived his first part of his life idolizing his brother, Alex Fuentes, who was once in Latino Blood. But when Alex decided to get out of the gang for a future with Brittany, Carlos fel...more
If you thought Alex and Brittany were good at bickering, watch out for Carlos and Kiara. They give...more
RULES OF ATTRACTION, the second novel in the PERFECT CHEMISTRY series, focuses on Carlos Fuentes, the middle child in the Fuentes family.
Even after his older brother, Alex, was jumped out of the Latino Blood so that he would not have to be a part of it, Carlos still wants to run his own life. Not one to be controlled by others or to follow rules, it's hard for Carlos to adjust to his new life, once he is sent to live with Alex....more
I have to say that Roxanne Hernandez picked up her game to match her co narrator in quality of voice and interpretation with the narration o...more
Another great read from Simone Elkeles.
I was yet again blown away at how much I enjoyed a YA novel. I don’t read them very often as I prefer more adult relationships, with the sizzling sex scenes, but Rules of Attraction had my attention from start to finish.
The long, slow simmer between Carlos and Kiara made it impossible for me to put the book down. I don’t know if it’s because I’m used to the hot and heavy of my usual books that the slow, sweet, schoolyard crush made...more
The book fatally suffers from and identity disorder. See, th...more
Rules of Attraction begins when Carlos has to go live with his brother in Colorado to keep him out of trouble. But soon there he's getting into trouble by being set up by a drug lord.
So then he's sent to life with Kiara's family. The girl he loves to annoy. She's totally different from any girl he's ever know. She doesn't care about her appearance, she loves working on cars, and playing sports. And Kiara can't seem to stand Carlos very much either. But as s...more
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