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
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
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
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
We got to see more of Alex and Brittany as they are bo...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
Simone Elkeles (I can never read that name without hearing that ridiculous rap video of Perfect Chemistry in my head) onl...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
This book was a great installment of the Perfect Chemistry series. There are so many similarities to the first book, yet it's somehow different. Very enjoyable, sweet love story.
In Perfect Chemistry, Elkeles tried to start the story with the two characters, Brittany and Alex, not getting along. That was okay, but it was just so obvious he was going to fall for the pretty cheerleader, and she would give in to the cute bad boy. With this story even though you pretty much know the two characters wo...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
Finally a main female character in a romance I could identify with, be proud of, root for, and want as my new bff! This girl kicked ass! A charact...more
First. I really liked this book, it was hard to make fun of whilst being so wrapped up in the story.
How it compared to Perfect Chemistry
I liked this way more.
Was it essentially the same story? Well Latino gangbanger (hehe) and white chica fall in love only there's a gang involved cos well he's a gangbanger (hehe). But other than that, no.
Truthfully it felt more like the OC.
Oops wait this an Elkeles book.
ADOPT ME (hide spoiler)] Spoiler hidden for...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
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
The Stuttering from Kiera got annoying, she was different outwardly from Brittany-but take of the surface and they were a lot alike.
Perfect! That's my one word to describe this masterpiece!
I loved the Perfect Chemistry and even though this was a book companion to the first and I'm usually fussy about that, it just never occurred to me to mind. This book was everything I hoped it would be and then some. It was perfect!
In Rules of Attraction we meet Carlos Fuentes, Alex's seventeen year old brother, who was shipped to Colorado to live with him. But Carlos lands with a big 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
“You’re dangerous.”he says.
“Because you make me believe in the impossible.”
Sometimes I wish I would have started by reading this book before "Perfect chemistry" because I am sure I would have liked this one a lot better.. and indeed this book is great. I must confess that I felt in love with "Perfect Chemistry" and now it's so damn hard not to compare them, but I'll give it a try.
I should start by saying that I was NOT disappointed by this book, and it was a great pleasure to read it. If...more
I'm in love again! And I'm wondering if it's okay to have two brothers for myself? LOL! I love Alex from Perfect Chemistry, and I admit it took me a long time to read the sequel because I'm too in love with him. I didn't expect that they'll have the same effect on me. Can I marry both and take them home??? LOL!
I love this book, it rocked my world, every...more
Carlos Fuentes, the middle brother, used to idolise his older brother Alex - until Alex got a rich white girlfriend, cut himself free of gang life in Chicago, and got a scholarship to go to university to study science. There's no way Carlos w...more
Carlose mám mnohem radši než Alexe. Tohle je rebel a rváč, jakého si představuju, že by se mohl změnit a z...more
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“Because you make me believe in the impossible”
"A smug expression crosses his face. "I don't buy it for a second, 'cause if you were my girlfriend and a stud like me was livin' in your house, I'd kiss you in front of the guy every chance I got as a reminder."
"A reminder of w-w-what?"
"That you were mine.”