Friday, February 20, 2015

Book Room Pick Perfect Chemistry Series by Simone Elkeles

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.


 Carlos Fuentes doesn't want any part of the life his older brother, Alex, has laid out for him in Boulder, Colorado. He wants to keep living on the edge, and carve his own path-just like Alex did. Unfortunately, his ties to a Mexican gang aren't easy to break, and he soon finds himself being set up by a drug lord. 

When Alex arranges for Carlos to live with his former professor and his family to keep him from being sent to jail, Carlos feels completely out of place. He's even more thrown by his strong feelings for the professor's daughter, Kiara, who is nothing like the girls he's usually drawn to. But Carlos and Kiara soon discover that in matters of the heart, the rules of attraction overpower the social differences that conspire to keep them apart.

As the danger grows for Carlos, he's shocked to discover that it's this seemingly All-American family who can save him. But is he willing to endanger their safety for a chance at the kind of life he's never even dreamed possible? Goodreads

Luis Fuentes is a good boy who doesn't live with the angst that his big brothers, Alex and Carlos, have always lived with. Luis is smart, funny, and has big dreams of becoming an astronaut. But when he falls for the wrong girl, 

Luis enters a dark world he's never known, and just when he thinks he's got life all figured out, learns some disturbing news about his family that destroys his positive outlook on life. Will that Fuentes bad boy streak come out with a vengeance and lure Luis to live on the edge like his new girlfriend and his own father?

My Thoughts:
Love this series, young love with dilemmas and troubles to workout. I liked how each brother has his own story and it's not a repetitive already been there.  My favorite of the three is Carlos and Kiara, book two. I love their chemistry, it was comical, fun, and swoon worthy! I've read each book twice already and will most likely go back for a third. 
I must mention it, I strongly-strongly dislike the new covers for the series! WHY! I liked the previous covers way better than these 'upgrades'...

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  1. Oooh, this sounds interesting! And it features latino males, correct? I don't think I've really read books with them as the hero or the love interest before, so it would be interesting to see how a story would play out with their issues and culture in mind! :D

    Faye at The Social Potato

  2. Hey Faye! Yes it does *wink, wink! You must give this book a try than! What I loved so much about the series is it had mix of emotions with enough comical relief. :)

  3. This is one of my favorite series especially the first book Perfect Chemistry, glad you enjoyed it as well :) xBenish | Feminist Reflections