My Review: PERFECT CHEMISTRY by Simone Elkeles

Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry, #1)Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Goodreads Summary:

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.

My Review:

I enjoyed PERFECT CHEMISTRY - at least the first 2/3 of the book. The banter between Alex and Brittany was entertaining, as well as believable - and I loved that the chapters toggled back and forth between both POV's.

The issues dealt with throughout the book were well written, from Alex's life in a gang, to Brittany's relationship with her boyfriend, as well as her sister, Shelley.

However, the last few chapters seemed rushed and a bit forced. And the epilogue...I would've completely scrapped those few pages completely, as they felt very junior in writing and weren't needed at all.

Overall, it was still an enjoyable read - one I managed to polish off in just a day, and I'm already on to it's sequel, RULES OF ATTRACTION.

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