Jul 31, 2013

Book Review: Chain Reaction by Simone Elkeles

Title: Chain Reaction
Series: Perfect Chemistry, #3
Author: Simone Elkeles
Publication Date: August 16, 2011
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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Like his brothers, Luis Fuentes is a risk taker; whether he’s scaling the Rocky Mountains or dreaming of a future as an astronaut, Luis is always looking for the next thrill.Nikki Cruz lives her life by certain rules ― don’t trust a boy who says “I love you", boys lie to get their own way and never date a boy from the south side of Fairfield. Then she meets Luis at his brother Alex’s wedding and suddenly she’s tempted to break all her rules.Getting Nikki to give him a chance is Luis’s biggest challenge, until he finds himself targeted by the head of the gang that nearly destroyed his brothers’ lives. Will Luis’s feelings for Nikki be enough to stop him from entering a dark and violent world that could prove to be the ultimate risk?

My Thoughts:

This one’s my least favorite of the three. If Rules of Attraction had given me a hard time liking Carlos, this book has given me a harder time liking Nikki. But the epilogue was good. It’s like a good closure to this trilogy. 
I had to give Simone Elkeles props for the twist though. I feel sad for Luis but at least he still has a family who loves him no matter what. I’d keep this review short because I don’t have much anything to say. It was okay but I’m just having a hard time liking the lead female character. It wasn’t like with Brittany and Kiara.
But Carlos though, oh his proposal to Kiara was just sweet! I have a thing for male characters and their tears. Plus Alex/Brit wedding and baby Paco awww :’) His “Weese" is so cute! Also the scene with Carlos and Alex discovering Luis and his cheesy love poem had me cracking. Such a Fuentes moment.

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