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.