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. Forced to be lab partners with Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, Brittany finds herself having to protect everything she's worked so hard for - her flawless reputation, her relationship with her boyfriend and, most importantly, 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 the closer Alex and Brittany get to each other the more they realise that sometimes appearances can be deceptive and that you have to look beneath the surface to discover the truth. 'compelling and addictive… I've still got that "wow" feeling you get after reading a great book' wondrousreads.com 'Perfect Chemistry is a novel to obsess about. It is a book that you should drop everything for...the most romantic love story that I have ever read.' thebookette.com 'captures that rush of feelings associated with first love' thebookbag.com 'Elkeles pens plenty of tasteful, hot scenes…that keep the pages turning. The author definitely knows how to write romance.' Kirkus Review
SIMONE ELKELES has written five young adult novels: How to Ruin a Summer Vacation, How to Ruin My Teenage Life, How to Ruin Your Boyfriend's Reputation, Leaving Paradise and Perfect Chemistry. She is currently working on the sequel to Perfect Chemistry and lives in Illinois, USA, with her family.
"In terms of credibility, I was convinced on how Brittany fell for Alex. It was wonderful watching their love slowly blossom in this book as so many books rush the relationship". Read this Book, 3rd April 10 "I can't tell you how much I enjoyed this book - I've read a lot of YA romance over the years, but this has got to be one of the best. I'd highly recommend Perfect Chemistry to any fans of the YA romance genre." Sarah's Book Reviews, 5th March 10 "This book took hold of me so much that I read it twice in two days. If I didn't think it would effect my sanity, I would read it every day until the end of time. Why? Because Perfect Chemistry is a novel to obsess about. It is a book you should drop everything for. It made me joyous and amused; it moved me to tears. I honestly can't think of a better way to say this. Perfect Chemistry is the most romantic love story I have ever read." The Bookette, 4th April 10