- Publisher: WALKER & CO
- Format: Paperback | 326 pages
- Dimensions: 140mm x 206mm x 28mm | 340g
- Publication date: 16 August 2011
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 0802722903
- ISBN 13: 9780802722904
- Edition statement: Reprint
- Sales rank: 26,118
When Carlos Fuentes returns to America after living in Mexico for the past year, he doesn't want any part of the life his older brother, Alex, has laid out for him in Colorado. When he meets Kiara Westford, a good girl totally unlike any of the girls he's usually drawn to, Carlos assumes Kiara thinks she's too good for him. But will he put his pride aside when he realizes that being with Kiara might finally allow him to be his true self?
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SIMONE ELKELES is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Perfect Chemistry series, Leaving Paradise series, and How to Ruin series. All three books in the Perfect Chemistry series have been YALSA Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers, and the Illinois Association of Teachers of English named Simone 2008 Author of the Year. Simone's funny way of looking at the world shines through in novels that are bursting with sarcastic wit, edgy characters, and exhilarating drama. You can find her at www.simoneelkeles.com.
By MissPageTurner 07 Mar 2012
In RULES OF ATTRACTION it's the turn of second eldest Fuentes brother Carlos to find love. His mother wants him to live with his older brother Alex, which fortunately ends up in a big conflict. Carlos doesn't want to stay and especially not fall for the daughter of his host.
The story is told from Kiara and Carlos' point of view which is great to get impressions of their-very different- current life styles and thoughts. Carlos is once again a bad boy- sigh - so prepare to fall for him. Kiara is a kind of boyish but at the same time very cute girl, you'll like her!
I like those stories that present a major conflict point in two very different personalities being forced to spend time together and Carlos and Kiaria are definitely two of them!
What I really like about RULES OF ATTRACTION are its secondary characters. Alex and Brit are back and a permanent element of the story of the second PERFECT CHEMISTRY novel. And they're not even stuck, their story moves forward, too.
Writing and authentic elements in form of Mexican-American culture are as good as in PERFECT CHEMISTRY. Elkeles is an author who feeds her readers with cookies. She writes many smoldering and sweet scenes between Carlos and Kiara until we are stuffed and content in the end. I love cookies and there is always room for one more (in form of CHAIN REACTION, sure!)
The PERFECT CHEMISTRY series provided me with Fuentes charm, cookies and a great fictional story. With RULES OF ATTRACTION Simone Elkeles wrote the receipt for a spicy and mouth-watering YA novel.