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Carlos Fuentes Doesn T Want Any Part Of The Life His Older Brother, Alex, Has Laid Out For Him In Boulder, Colorado He Wants To Keep Living On The Edge, And Carve His Own Path Just Like Alex Did Unfortunately, His Ties To A Mexican Gang Aren T Easy To Break, And He Soon Finds Himself Being Set Up By A Drug Lord When Alex Arranges For Carlos To Live With His Former Professor And His Family To Keep Him From Being Sent To Jail, Carlos Feels Completely Out Of Place He S Even Thrown By His Strong Feelings For The Professor S Daughter, Kiara, Who Is Nothing Like The Girls He S Usually Drawn To But Carlos And Kiara Soon Discover That In Matters Of The Heart, The Rules Of Attraction Overpower The Social Differences That Conspire To Keep Them ApartAs The Danger Grows For Carlos, He S Shocked To Discover That It S This Seemingly All American Family Who Can Save Him But Is He Willing To Endanger Their Safety For A Chance At The Kind Of Life He S Never Even Dreamed Possible

10 thoughts on “Rules of Attraction

  1. says:

    SIMONE ELKELES Hola, Elle ELLE Oh Hi Simone Elkeles.SIMONE ELKELES WTF, Elle You gave my first book in the series, Perfect Chemistry, only two stars Explain yourself, Senorita ELLE Well, Simone Elkeles, I just thought it was a bitSIMONE ELKELES I know, I know I hear you, cari o It was too intensely POWERFUL a novel for your mind I accept ELLE um, actually, no it was that ISIMONE ELKELES Si, chica I feel you I suspect the hot teen sex on filthy garage floor scene was far too EXTREME for you ELLE Well no, not really In fact I kinda thought it was a bit lame andSIMONE ELKELES And were you not AROUSED by the Adonis I created in Alex Did he not get your sangre going ELLE Well, y know Simone, it takes a bit than a 17 year old boy toSIMONE ELKELES And then there s my EPIC CLEVERNESS Because they meet in Chemistry class and I titled the book Perfect Chemistry DO YOU SEE WHAT I DID THERE ELLE Yes Bravo Simone SIMONE ELKELES And then you must have been completely PERPLEXED by all the twists and turns and UNEXPECTED occurrences throughout the journey ELLE Yes well all that nonsense aside Can we talk about Rules of Attraction now Because this one was so much better and I really enjoyedSIMONE ELKELES Si Indeed, my talent has no end I will continue on until I have achieved complete Young Adult Romance world domination ELLE right But as I was saying, I was quite impressed withSIMONE ELKELES And they will name an entire genre after my gift It shall be called Young Adult SIMANCE ELLE SIMONE ELKELES Did you notice how I gave the heroine a stutter so that I would have a tool with which to demonstrate the IMMENSE HEART ACHE from within our little chica Again, my cleverness is beyond all proportion Is it not ELLE SIMONE ELKELES Your silence is praise to my humble ears, Senorita Now, I must warn you You simply MUST prepare yourself for the third instalment of my grand trilogy of greatness Behold Chain ReactionELLE There s another brother SIMONE ELKELES Si ELLE Is it going to be the same f king story with the same f king characters and the same f king outcome SIMONE ELKELES Si ELLE Balls SIMONE ELKELES Are you telling me that you will no longer succumb to my magnetic pull ELLE I haven t really decided I think I might just wait and see what otherSIMONE ELKELES Nonsense I insist that you YEILD to my supremacy I will be keeping my obscenely talented EYE on you, my little villano Hasta luego ELLE balls Dear Goodreaders,I wish to make it perfectly clear that I have not nor have I ever claimed that I have interviewed Simone Elkeles The above dialogue is intended as humorous fiction.Simone Elkeles did not actually say any of the above to my knowledge, o_O.Although I bet she wishes she had thought up YOUNG ADULT SIMANCE herself, ay Regards, Elle EDIT The lunacy

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    Before I read the bookAnyone else agree that after this she should write a third book about the youngest Fuentes, Luis Yay, she is writing another book about Luis Review Time I like to give pointers on how I like my reviews to be read in brackets, feel free to ignore my suggestions Aaahhh, my Fuentes boys, could you be any perfect Yes, I am referencing Chandler Perhaps it is a little bit formulaic, but, its a very nice formula, isn t it channelling Salad fingers here, aaahhh, rusty spoons As you can see above, I am really looking forward to Chain Reaction awesome name , and, this time it will be Luis reforming a bad girl , nice huh I really loved how Alex and Brittany were in this, best couple ever, but I also thought the relationship between the brothers was amazing Unlike Alex, Carlos wants to be a tough gang member, just like Alex was, but misses the point that Alex did it to protect him and Luis He gets to discover what he really wants though, and it is very, very sweet emphasis on the very s please, too lazy for italics Epilogue is, well, EPIC , less cheesy than the first book My only problem is that this one isn t quite as funny as the first, ah well, can t have it every way.

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    Rules of Attraction is the companion novel to Perfect Chemistry The main characters in Perefect Chemestry are Alex and Brittany, the main characters in Rules of Attratction are Carlos Alex s little brother and Kiara That being said, you don t necessarily have to read Perfect Chemistry first I loved Perfect Chemistry, there is something about it that is so very addictive, so when I heard that Elkeles was writing another novel about Alex s little brother, I knew I was in for a treat Perfect Chemistry is still my favorite but Rules of Attraction was also fantastic I m a complete sap for the bad ass guy with the good heart I don t know what it is but ay dios mio, I can t get enough And Carlos definitely knew how to play the bad ass guy card.Both Carlos and Kiara are complex characters, Kiara might seem like the easier of the two to figure out, but she definitely has some hidden depths Carlos seems like the bad guy on the outside, and he s made plenty of mistakes to get himself labeled as such, but his bad guy image isn t his problem His problem is his pride I loved getting to see that change throughout the novel.I didn t think the relationship between Carlos and Kiara flowed as nicely as it had with Alex and Brittany in PC It seemed a little abrupt and rushed, I never felt like I witnessed that falling in love moment I was a little disappointed on that front, but nonetheless, I still reveled in seeing these two get together.The ending might have came a little too fast and it was just a little unbelievable, not to mention there was another cheesy prologue that I just ATE UP I do love the cheese but it just makes you feel all warm and tingly inside And darn it, sometimes I just want to feel warm and tingly Overall Rules of Attraction was wonderfully written, with intriguing characters and a captivating love story I m ready for book three, please.

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    This book has a lot of similarities to the first in the series, Perfect Chemistry at the beginning, it felt like the only difference was that Kiara had a stutter After finishing it, I still feel it was substantially similar in characters and plot but I don t give a crap I still really liked it In other news, I know some people are fans of the cover art in this series but I think it is pretty mortifying After Perfect Chemistry s cover, where Alex and Brittney are laying on each other in the cover art, I saw this one and thought, thank goodness I am not living with my Boston roommates any they made fun of me for reading the other one and this one is even ridiculous Did you see the cover for the third book in the series, Chain Reaction THEY ARE SHOWERING TOGETHER I would never read that book on the T public transportation Buuuuut, that brings me to something else.The sexiness Whoa, mama I listened to this one on audiobook and it was pretty hot I enjoyed the romance aspects of this book than most of the romances I read What s that you say That s kind of gross since I m 27 Well, FU, I don t care what you say Also, Carlos sounds hot Alex was hot, too It stands to reason that Luis will be hot, too If there is a shower scene in book three, I am totally there Oh wait, I was there anyway.Speaking about sounding hot, it was pretty interesting to hear the shifting first person narration in this novel I ve never encountered this in an audiobook before when Carlos is narrating, a Mexican well, I didn t look him up, maybe the voice actor just does an amazing accent man narrates and every character sounds like they would from Carlos point of view so Brittney, the professor, Tuck, and Brandon all have quasi Mexican accents And when Brittney narrates, the female voice actor impersonates Carlos and Alex s voices At first, I felt that it was off putting but I got used to it over time and I think it actually added to my experience.

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    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 I was not disappointed NOT.ONE.BIT Rules of Attraction is funny, romantic, edgy and unforgettable I loved the dialog, pranks and slapstick funny scenes throughout the novel, but most of all, I loved the sincere moments between bad boy Carlos and goodie two shoes Kiara It s a page turner that will leave you sad at the end, but only because you ve finished the book so quickly In Rules of Attraction, we meet Alex s hot headed and rebellious younger brother Carlos He arrives in Colorado to live with his brother, but immediately lands himself in trouble with the law after a school drug bust where he was clearly framed Carlos meets Kiara who is so opposite of anyone he ever imagined falling for and through a series of circumstances, finds himself living with her family because of the good graces of her father who wants to give Carlos the second chance he feels he deserves This begins Carlos and Kiara s rollercoaster of a ride with its fair share of ups and downs.This was such a great sequel to Perfect Chemistry, and I loved revisiting two of my fave characters, Alex and Britt But most of all, what a great cover to the book I loved it because it captured one of the most endearing moments in the story between the two main characters Oh AND great title, as it serves to remind us there are no rules of attraction, it just happens naturally Awesome read that I recommend without hesitation.

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    4 Stars Also reviewed at Lady Jayne s Reading Den This is an Adult who enjoys reliving the stirrings of first love and self discovery during the teen years through YA books review CONTENT WARNING Since this is a YA book I will include a warning that this book contains some Sexual, Drug and Alcohol, Course Language and Violent Content Recommended for Older Teens and Adults who enjoy YA books Rules of Attraction is the sequel to Perfect Chemistry, and the second book in the Fuentes Brothers Trilogy I really love the cover of this book Very HOT and romantic I don t know what it is about kissing in the rain shivers _ Perfect Chemistry was one of my favourite reads of 2010 I just absolutely adore Alex and Brittany In Rules of Attraction, author Simone Elkeles once again uses the formula of bad boy from wrong side of the tracks meets middle class good girl However, while I really enjoyed this book, it lacked that sizzling, combustible magic that was Perfect Chemistry, for me.Carlos Fuentes is a rebel who loves living on the edge He is forced to move to Boulder, Colorado, to live with his older brother, Alex, to finish off his senior year of high school One his first day of school, Carlos gets assigned to Kiara Westford, who is to be his peer guide Kiara is an avid hiker, dresses in baggy T shirts and hiking boots, and is wholesome definitely not Carlos type.When Carlos ends up getting into some trouble, he moves in with the Westford family, as part of the REACH program Through living in close proximity to each other, Carlos and Kiara get to know each, and well, much to both their surprises, sparks eventually fly and they end up falling for each other Hey, this is a YA Romance _ Like in Perfect Chemistry, I really enjoyed the alternating point of views that allows the reader into both Carlos and Kiara s heads Simone Elkeles is really connected with her inner teen Her writing keeps me engaged and makes me remember what it was like to be a teen falling in love I didn t like Carlos much from the snippet I got in Perfect Chemistry and wasn t sure how much I would like this book, but ended up really enjoying it The reason I love Alex so much is because he didn t want to be in a gang, but felt he had no choice He wore a mask to convince others he was bad, yet longed for something in his life His internal struggle moved me so much plus, he was so gosh darned sexy _ Whereas, while Carlos was a hottie, too, I felt that he had an attitude problem and enjoyed being a badass I really enjoyed watching Carlos growth throughout this book Though at the end of the day, Alex is still my numero uno Fuentes brother, mi corazon Aahh Alex sighs I loved Kiara She is the kind of girl I could see myself having been friends with in high school She is smart, funny, strong, determined and caring Though, actually, her love of cars and hiking wouldn t have aligned with my interests of reading and talking about hot guys, at that age Oh, wait, those are still my interests LOLI really liked Kiara s best friend, Tuck, and her adorable younger brother, Brandon.The epilogue was sweet but was a little corny But what I most especially loved, was getting of Alex and Brittany in this book and seeing them in college, even though things were not smooth sailing I loved the realism of their relationship They are one of my favourite YA couples I just love them All in all, Rules of Attraction was funny, romantic, angsty, and tugged at my heartstrings, just at the right moments I happily recommend this YA series for adults who enjoy reading YA and want a sexier, grittier read, and for older teens I m looking forward to the youngest Fuentes brother s Luis book, out on 24th May 2011 16th August 2011 Love the cover It seems that in this 3rd book, Luis Fuentes is the good boy with big dreams who falls for the wrong girl And I already have a cutie image of my Luis , so bring on Chain Reaction _ I originally had Mark Salling, who plays Puck on Glee Love Glee , in my mind as Carlos, as he has the same sort of attitude But Mel, who commented on my Perfect Chemistry review, led me to a new Carlos Thanks, Mel.My Carlos Marlon Teixeira My Kiara Hayley Erin Some of my favourite quotes scenes We kiss all the time I clear my throat, then add, We justdo it in private A smug expression crosses his face I don t buy it for a second, cause if you were my girlfriend and a stud like me was livin in your house, I d kiss you in front of the guy every chance I got as a reminder A reminder of w w what That you were mine Tell me somethin you do that would shock me She sits back on the couch Shock you Yeah Shock me to the core She sits up on her knees and leans toward me I ve thought about you, Carlos, she whispers in my ear At night, in bed I think about kissing you, our tongues sliding against each other s, while your hands are buried in my hair When I think about feeling those ripples in your naked chest I touch my Here s popcorn Westford says, barging into the room with two big bowls filled to the rim with freshly popped popcorn Kiara, what are you doing You know about fixing cars, you re athletic, and you know when to shut up That last one isn t a skill Honey, trust me It s a skill La cucaracha, La cucaracha, Ya no puede caminar, porque no tiene, porque le falta, I don t know the rest, la la la la K, The lady at the store said yellow means friendship and red means love The Rosary is the only thing I own that has value to me It s yours I m yours C Reading Order for the series 1 Perfect Chemistry Review here2 Rules of Attraction 3 Chain Reaction Review here COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER I do not hold the copyright to any of the images used in this review They are posted to add visuals to the review and for fun If any of these images are yours and you would like me to remove them, please let me know, and I will do so as soon as possible If I can identify the copyright, I will do so.

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    If you haven t read Perfect Chemistry by Ms Elkeles there may be spoilers ahead Want to get in trouble with me, Carlos Initial Final Page Thoughts.OK, so I have to admit I originally picked this book up with every intention of laughing at it as opposed to with it 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 Also Some Things I Will Never Understand.Why some girls and some boys where leggings as pants How they get the tiny writing to go all the way through Blackpool Rock Dr Who My 8 times table Olly Murs Why so many people prefer Perfect Chemistry over this book I don t know whether I have to hand in my YA reader card in to someone or get a strike against my name or something but I much much muuuuuch preferred this book.High Points.Carlos Kiara Being a badass Perky privates Shared bathrooms Mountain walks Homecoming dances Lake side canoodles Magnetic cookies Chicas Cowboys The Ultimate Queers Mr Westford s Home for Wayward Boys Swapping germs Low Points.I didn t really like the whole gangbanger LOL thing in this book In Perfect Chemistry it worked with Alex s character but with Carlos it just seemed like Ms Elkeles was like Meep, we need angst I know I ll add a gang That worked for the first one Also the whole pretend boyfriend girlfriend thing I have no idea why Carlos and Kiara did that at all It just seemed a bit random.I probably don t need to tell you that the epilogue made me want to claw my eyes out but not as much as the first one Hero.Hola Carlos.Oh wait sorry, I know you don t like white kids try and sound Mexican I m sorry but you might have to get over that if we re going to hang out because I like to pretend I m Mexican on a regular basis I thought you were going to be a mini version of Ale ale Alejandro but, by gum, was I wrong about you Maybe I have a defective girl gene because Alex never did anything for me but Carlos, amigo sorry friend you were a million times better Especially in this book because yawn, Alex Have you always been so dull I thought you were a much entertaining narrator than your older hermano brother Where he was funny, you were hysterical Where he was a bit cheeky, you were a full on rummon Where he was cute with Brittany, you were a bona fide BOTS Bringer of the Swoon with Kiara Also you said things like this Ever since I got fired from the sugar mill two months ago, I ve lived la vida loca Whether Alex wants to admit it or not, being a badass is my legacy Hell, I could write a book on kissing chicas if I wanted to For the record, I would be all over that book like a rash PERFECTO I mean um perfect So yeah, whatever with your Ale Ale Alejandro I m a Carlos girl, through and through Heroine.And so, it seems, is our Kiara.Oh what a little sweetheart.I wish my occasional stutter was as endearing as yours I also wish I had a sexy Latina in the next room that walked around in his undies maybe one day.I was nervous about you when I read the synopsis.Oh she s shy Oh and she has a stutter Oh and she wears oversized t shirts She s really awkward And don t even mention the fact that she has a ponytail eeerrrurrgh What kind of self respecting girl wears a ponytail But don t worry because a sexy Latina is going to bring her out of her shell So what did our sexy Latina do to bring Kiara out of her shell Nada Sorry Nothing Because she did it all on her own.I loved that she gave as good as she got and never let Carlos get away with crossing the line Also, even though I kinda wanted a make over scene, I liked that Kiara didn t change anything about herself and Carlos didn t push it He didn t make her change out of her oversized t shirts and tell her she had car grease all over her face and he only asked her to put on high heels because he s a bit of a perve But that s why we love him Also, I loved how she was just as naughty as Carlos That bit in her parent s living room Eh up You know what they say about the quiet ones.we re awesome.Theme Tune.Ego by Beyonce I want to make sure Kiara s got a boyfriend who has to offer than a hot bod and a face that could make angels weep LOL Oh Carlos, I love your ego AlsoBeyoncelookssofitinthisvideoitmakesmewanttocry.Sadness Scale.3 10 Unless you find all the Alejandro and Brittany ANGST seeping into this story heart breaking you ll be absolutely fine.Although There is a brief mention of Paco PACOOOOO Recommended For.People who were born to be a badass People who think that just kissing in the rain is too tame People who like orange marmalade cookies People who will never stop using random Spanish words incorrectly in conversation.You can read this review and lots of other exciting things on my blog here.

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    Rules of Attraction was a good story that I enjoyed reading but I didn t think Carlos and Kiara had the crazy chemistry that Alex and Brittany did So the romance wasn t as satisfying and electric Carlos was also not as sympathetic a character as Alex because I felt like Alex only did bad things because he had no other choice while Carlos acted like a punk just because he wanted to But overall the story was a good read that I enjoyed a lot.We got to see of Alex and Brittany as they are both in college They hit a rough patch in their relationship when Alex doesn t want to meet with her parents because he is afraid she will realize she can do better than him but they work things out when she convinces Alex that she wants to be with him no matter when anyone thinks and she refuses to hide their relationship at all So by the end they are fine They just have such great chemistry as a couple, it was great seeing of them.

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    I am not in love with Carlos Fuentes I do not want him I don t think about him all the time Just kidding.Even though I do feel the same way about Carlos, I m not going to mention it I m going to try to control myself this time.TRY.Miss Simone Elkeles is officially one of my favorite authors now I love her damn work I love her characters I want to meet her so badly That woman knows what she s talking about I finished this whole book in one day All 324 pages of it I eat it all up, and thoroughly enjoyed it Why are her books so damn good I ll tell you why Sit down, folks Sit down.1 I don t care how cliche her stories are I don t care how one can predict what can happen I don t care Her characters are too damn developed for that They re too damn funny, thoughtful, emotional, and complex for that It can be as cliche as Elkeles wishes, she s still good at voice and character development I forgot all the things about love stories that annoy me the most I was too distracted by her awesome writing and characters 2 Even though Rules of Attraction is super unrealistic, it was truly adorable Yeah, yeah Bad boy falls in love with good girl, we ve seen that plenty of times Then why I m I LOVING THIS SO MUCH Because Elkeles wrote this with such beauty and emotion I love Carlos so much Yes, he s a jerk and super annoying, but I still love him for what s inside him Cheesy, I know What can I do I m hypnotized This was my same reaction with Perfect Chemistry.3 Just like Alex and Brittany, I like how Carlos and Kiara s romance developed It was so sweet Their relationship was fun than Alex and Brittany s, in my opinion I can feel so much sexual tension just by their little pranks, and I love that The cookie locker prank made me laugh my buttocks off I love Kiara for that, and I love how Carlos played it cool and got her back It was so adorable Although, at times, I felt like their romance was too rushed, I love how there were small events that strengthened it 1 Locker prank hilarious2 Mountain climb almost kiss where they both can t stop thinking about each other3 Modeling session where Kiara feels sexual tension oh sexual tension yes 4 Game when Carlos finds out he doesn t want Kiara to be with another guy swoon 5 Make out session at Kiara s house, where they both realize they ve fallen in love6 Homecoming where they you know the rest, don t you I loved those events However, it s not completely oh so perfect I know what I m doing moments I love how uncertain Kiara was about where to touch Carlos It showed that some girls really are clueless and shy and not everything goes by wonderfully It was the same when Brittany felt the pain of sex back in the first book Even though both the boys had sex in the most weirdest dirtiest why the hell would you do it there kinds of places Alex floor of Enrique s auto shop Carlos at the lake house in the rain, they didn t seem to care I mean, as long as they re together I wouldn t want to do that, though Carlos is hilarious I want to smack him, then kiss him because I smacked him, then smack him again for kissing him Alex and Carlos are so alike Well, Alex is twenty in this book so he s changed Back when he was seventeen, though, like Carlos, he was just the same They were both snarky, egotistical, insanely confident, and slightly rude However, they were the life of the books I loved them If only guys like that existed Nah Guys suck most of the time Too sad.I thought Rules of Attraction was better than Perfect Chemistry because of Carlos Besides his immense sexual appeal, tattoos, confidence, bad boy attitude, which always attract me , I thought he was hilarious His sense of humor was dirty and wacked up, but the best I loved Kiara as well Brittany didn t astonish me I didn t like her much Meh Kiara is strong, intelligent, and knows what she s doing One problem was that I felt like she shouldn t have had sex with Carlos before marriage I felt like she would probably stick to her terms, that her good girl image would stay and change things I don t know if she was planning on abstaining, but most likely she would have I m just assuming It would have been nice to see at least one couple actually waiting for marriage to come and being patient I mean, one thing I would probably change about Elkeles s stories is to have her characters actually have sex after marriage My respect for them would have increased , but realistically speaking, it would make sense for them to have sex before marriage Since when do teens in general wait Yeah, no Not going to happen Another thing I would change is the cover I mean, it s a little too yeah I mean, I know they could be naked, but I just wished there would be meaning to the cover than just two people kissing Maybe gazing into each other s eyes and blocking out the world cheese I also liked this one better because of how their romance developed The events were a lot cuter and fun for me, as a reader I m of a playful girl who likes to have fun Carlos and Kiara had so much fun I m not saying Alex and Brittany didn t Brittany just felt like a drama queen to me, and kinda controlled what Alex did It felt like she was asking him to confess his love all the time Kiara just went with the flow and waited for Carlos to confess his love She was patient and understanding.Anyway, another one of my favorites I loved it I m planning on reading her Paradise books as well I hope I enjoy them just as much as I enjoyed this series.

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    I haven t read a single book by this author that didn t make my stomach do flip flops every few chapters Can somebody please explain to me how this is possible I don t do sappy romances Don t get me wrong, I love romantic stuff, but just not too much of it It s hard to explain, but there is a fine line between OMG WOW and OMG EW I m hard to please, yes, what s your point Simone Elkeles I can never read that name without hearing that ridiculous rap video of Perfect Chemistry in my head only writes about over the top romances AND I JUST INHALE IT LIKE IT S GODDAMN APPLE PIE.I look like a 16 year old girl with pigtails while I read her books I blush, I grin, I giggle, I gasp, I squeal and I live through every moment like they re my own.GAH This is so frustrating.