She also loves sushi, which you can probably tell by reading her books. I’ve tried to deny it, to make you think I wanted you as a fake girlfriend, but that was a lie. Have you always been so dull? What can I do? Brittany just felt like a drama queen to me, and kinda controlled what Alex did. View all 44 comments. Yes, he’s a jerk and super annoying, but I still love him for what’s inside him. Retrieved April 28,

As a result of her unstable life, she often worries about her kids getting in danger. I’m so glad that I finally picked this book up! Kiara, the daughter of the professor, is not like most other girls. He loves to play with Carlos and looks up to him like an older brother. While Leaving paradise has nothing to do with the real story, the idea snowballed into the idea for Leaving Paradise — a boy coming back after being released from juvie and facing his victim once again. Instead, Carlos wants to live on the edge, continue his gang life and sleep with as many girls as he wants.

I loved Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles, so when I heard about this sequel needless to say, I picked it up as soon as it hit the stands.

Bj, so I have to admit I originally picked this book up with every intention of laughing at it as opposed to with it. I’m not saying Alex and Brittany didn’t. Why some girls and some boys… where leggings as p Elkeless you haven’t read Perfect Chemistry by Ms Elkeles But not only that, the relationship between the other characters was awesome as well.

Paperbackpages. Perfect Chemistry and Rules of Attraction. I mean, as long as they’re together.

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Oct 29, Jonababez rated it it was amazing Shelves: A minor character in the first book now takes center stage – middle brother Carlos Fuentes, being sent back t Best romantic YA book of ! Lists with This Book. I just love them! Book trailer for Ms. Carlos and Michael almost got into a fight because of Kiara.


Overall I really liked this book. Jun 25, Kiara and Carlos through witty banter, close-up fights, and moments of closeness begin to understand each other better. Casg would have liked a little more originality. When Alex arranges for Carlos to live with his former profe Carlos Fuentes doesn’t want any part of the life his older brother, Alex, has laid out for him in Boulder, Colorado. Anyway, another one of my favorites.

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He was convinced by Alex to take Carlos in when it looked like he may not have any other place to go. Well, FU, I don’t care what you say. God, he’s such a hottie stud muffin. The three boys we love from Perfect Chemistry, Rules of Because this one was so much better and I really attractiion Apr 10, Ari rated it it was amazing Shelves: He was injured, but survived.

She is just an average girl, dresses in jeans and t-shirts and wears her hair in a pony tail everyday. Oh Carlos, I love your ego. 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. For me, this book just had an overall positive feel to it, I was happy whilst reading it.

It gets interesting and soon Carlos realizes there’s more to life than partying, booze and sex. Perfect Rules of Attraction is the companion novel to Perfect Chemistry. I loved the realism of their relationship. Rules of Attraction received mostly positive reviews. She was patient and understanding.


Neither character “changed” or underwent some profound corny change-of-heart etc. I want you to come speak to my school, library, or conference or juvenile detention center! In which a girl shares her opinion on Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles.

If so, how would her victim react when he saw her? What really makes it stand out for me is their chemistry, made all the more endearing by movis banter and baiting that goes on between them. I do hope she never repairs the car door though—hehe—I have always wanted a getaway car where you have to crawl through the window to get in. Professor Westford ends up asking Carlos to take in a troubled teenager.

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She had Alex at sixteen years old because she wanted nothing more than to be a mother. Nov 16, Kristi rated it it was amazing Shelves: We will not remove any content for bad language alone, or being critical of a particular book. The two meet somewhere in the middle, but it’s more about Carlos “emancipating” himself from the gang culture.

But his life so far proved him wrong that he can’t let his guard down, attracgion can’t let anyone get close to him. Having loved Perfect Chemistry. Mar 16, So different from Perfect Chemistry which I loved because they are both unique and special and amazing in their own ways. Love like Woe ft. View all 6 comments.