Friday, October 11, 2013

Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry #1) By: Simone Elkeles

Title: Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry #1)
Author: Simone Elkeles
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Shelves: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Recommended for Fans Of: Katie McGarry, Kody Keplinger, Nyrae Dawn

Synopsis: (Goodreads synopsis) 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.

Review: This book. was perfect. Usually I don't go for the more "mature" romance books, but I honestly loved Perfect Chemistry. The romance was steamy and sweet at the same time. Brittany and Alex were perfect for each other. The idea behind the romance (taking a cue from Grease) seems so cliched, but a tremendous job well done by Simone Elkeles by giving this cliche a new spin. This book just stands out among other YA romance novels. I honestly cried at the sweet ending. There could not have been a more perfect way to end this book.

Conclusion: READ THIS BOOK IF YOU HAVEN'T YET! You will not regret it, but I warn you, this book is for a more mature audience. But it is still perfect.

The greatest chemical reaction is always love.


  1. I love this book a lot.I am sure you'll love the second book even more.

  2. I have seen review after review for this book that positively screams how amazing it is, and I have yet to read it. I am not sure what is holding me back from reading it. I think I need to just toss my reservations out the window, and give it a go. The worse thing that could happen is that I don't enjoy myself. Thank you for your review!

  3. I would completely RUN away from this book just because of the cover. Seriously, all he needs is a Fabio button-down shirt and we'd be set. Now I'm rethinking it.

  4. Ok you are a phsycic! I really want to read this!!!

  5. I haven't read this one yet but I keep hearing really good things about it. So glad you really enjoyed it. I'll have to keep an eye out for this author!