Nov 9, 2011

Book Review: Chain Reaction by Simone Elkeles

Synopsis from Goodreads

Luis Fuentes has always been sheltered from the gang violence that nearly destroyed his brothers’ lives. But that didn’t stop him from taking risks—whether he’s scaling a mountain in the Rockies or dreaming of a future as an astronaut, Luis can’t stop looking for the next thrill.

Nikki Cruz lives her life by three rules—boys lie to get their way, don’t trust a boy who says “I love you,” and never date a boy from the south side of Fairfield. Her parents may be from Mexico, but as a doctor’s daughter, she has more in common with her north-side neighbors than the Latino Blood at her school. Then she meets Luis at Alex’s wedding, and suddenly, she’s tempted to break all her rules.

Getting Nikki to take a chance on a southsider is Luis’s biggest challenge, until he finds himself targeted by Chuy Soto, the new head of the Latino Blood. When Chuy reveals a disturbing secret about Luis’s family, the youngest Fuentes finds himself questioning everything he’s ever believed to be true. Will his feelings for Nikki be enough to stop Luis from entering a dark and violent world and permanently living on the edge?

Book Title: Chain Reaction (Perfect Chemistry #3)

Author: Simone Elkeles
My Rating:


Me encanta los Hermanos Fuentes!

OH GOD! this book is sooo UNFORGETTABLE! i Love the Perfect Chemistry series but never i felt this IN LOVE while reading Chain Reaction!

we get to meet the youngest among the Fuentes brothers, Luis. My initial expectation for Luis is that he is this nerdy boy who doesn't know how to have fun. but i was taken aback when my expectations gone wrong cause you see, Luis is the kind of guy who likes to have fun he is an "Adrenaline Junkie" and i have never ever laugh this hard over a Fuentes. Sure Carlos is funny but man! Luis is just so darn hilarious! not just having funny dialogues but also having to do such stupid acts that made me laugh so hard... oh man! Luis is my favorite among the Fuentes Brothers. What more to ask? he is smart and funny! gosh! *drool*

Nikki Cruz is just a "WOW!" character, she is first this scared girl cause of her broken relationship, but as time moves on she became fearless, and well she eventually became a man hater, she became BITTER, but i really liked Nikki's character I understand her, I know it is not entirely her fault on why she has to act that way, is just some guy made her like that. Tsk! so all you guys out there! treat a girl nicely! you'll never know what she'll become once you rapture her heart!

since this is Perfect Chemistry we expect a love story right? but this is quite different than the 2 previous books, cause the romance is quite different Nikki and Luis eventually started first as having "A no Strings attached relationship" cause Luis is eventually a player and Nikki is scared to get serious due to her tainted past love life , and this one contains a lot of steamy scenes. *blushes*

what I appreciate most about this book is that it made a bit of cameo appearances form Carlos and Alex and the book eventually tells on what happens to Carlos and Alex on their love life... awww! You have no idea on how much I squealed and grinned on Alex's and Brittany's wedding! OMG! i like Alex, but seeing him as a family man in Chain Reaction just made me melt! oh gosh! seeing him so in love with his wife Brittany, like they just have each other for the first time! and man! that proposal from Carlos to Kiara! ahh! (FANGIRL SERVICE NEEDED HERE!)

I give a two thumbs up for Mrs.Patterson! she is one hell of a chemistry teacher, would you think I'm really weird if i just wish Ms.Simone Elkeles made a book out of her character? just maybe get to know what her past life is like? get a glimpse on how she was when she's a teenager? haha!

GOSH this series has come to an end the epilogue is really touching! it's really nice to see all the characters have grown and get to have their own kids. *SNIFFS* I want lots and lots of books from Simone Elkeles! ooohhhh!! I love the Fuentes Brothers!!! how I wish there is another young Fuentes.... ahhhhh!! haha! i love this book so much! I fangirled, i fell in love , i cried, i laugh and all kind of emotions was all present while I was reading it! (just judging from the review, you can pretty much make a mental picture on how i was while reading it) haha!


If you haven't read the book you don't know what your missing! ahhhh!!




  1. I seriously love love love the Perfect Chemistry Series. And I hate that this is the last one :( I really love the characters, I think this is one series that I will re-read and totally recommend to anyone looking for a great read. I love the brotherly love that Simone has established. Awesome review definitely needs more star.

    Jay @ We Fancy Books

  2. Thanks so much! I also hope that there will be more book of the Perfect Chemistry series. :))

  3. hi am josephine. I love your books especially perfect chemistry novel. I also love ur character in all your books. I just want to say thank you so much for not making me wait longer for the third book. i hope you are still workig on the next book about paco and luis junior. I will be waiting till it comes out. You inspires me in all your books that when I read, i feel like the characters are read and by the way I read like a machine, is what i do especially yuor books. You are a good and wonderful writer, i just want you to know that,and I also know that you know you are great writer. However it feels wonderful for me to say that to u. and merry christmas may the lord blessed you, and your family, and the work that you to do, to make people like me happy. may you live long and contiunes to share your books with us , thanks! and please this is my e-mail address: if you could writer to me sometimes. I will approtiate it if you write to me. I know you are busy all the time, but once a while will be important to me. HAve a great chritmas. thanks for reading if you stop at my comment.

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