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Perfect Chemistry | [Simone Elkeles]

Perfect Chemistry

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. She's forced to be lab partners with Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, and he is about to threaten everything she's worked so hard for her flawless reputation, her relationship with her boyfriend, and the secret that her home life is anything but perfect.
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Publisher's Summary

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. She's forced to be lab partners with Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, and he is about to threaten everything she's worked so hard for her flawless reputation, her relationship with her boyfriend, and 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 soon Alex realizes Brittany is a real person with real problems, and suddenly the bet he made in arrogance turns into something much more.

In a passionate story about looking beneath the surface, Simone Elkeles' breaks through the stereotypes and barriers that threaten to keep Brittany and Alex apart.

©2008 Simone Elkeles; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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    Amazon Customer United States 01-07-13
    Amazon Customer United States 01-07-13 Member Since 2012
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    "The narrator can really make or break a book!"
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    The female narrator was very bad. I probably wouldnt waste a credit on this if I had it to do over.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    john 12-20-12
    john 12-20-12

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    "NOOOO!!! male pov sounds like a robot!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Author should have used a different male narrator. There is absolutely no way i could tolerate listening to this male point of view.


    Has Perfect Chemistry turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No.


    How could the performance have been better?

    should NOT have used this male narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    DO NOT PURCHASE this audiobook!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Angela 12-11-12
    Angela 12-11-12
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    "Awful female narrator, good story"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I struggled to listen to this and know I would have enjoyed it much more if I just read it.


    What other book might you compare Perfect Chemistry to and why?

    A modern day Romeo and Juliet of sorts.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The female narrator portrayed the teenage girls as if they were 10 years old. The story was written better than how she voiced them. The male narrator was good.


    Was Perfect Chemistry worth the listening time?

    Not worth my listening time, but a good story to read.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    R. Smith louisiana 11-20-12
    R. Smith louisiana 11-20-12

    For as much as I read and listen you would think by now that I would know how to spell lol. I read at least 5 books a week there are times I have gotten up to 10 in a week.

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    "Love conquers"
    Would you recommend Perfect Chemistry to your friends? Why or why not?

    Maybe with a new narrator.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Roxanne Hernandez and Blas Kisic ?

    Therese Plummer! I have hear her do a mexican accent for a male before and she nailed it. She could of also made you feel what these people were feeling unlike the narrators that this books had. They made the story fall flat and the accent was horrible for the mexicans. It could of been so much better.


    Any additional comments?

    This story is a timeless story of love overcoming boundries put upon us from all. The love (chemistry) these two had, had to overcome him being in a gang, and her being the well breed al proper Mrs. White goodie goodie. This book was good but not as good as it could of been with a better narrator and maybe a little extra work on the story line. He had alot of real potential. I have never read any from this Author before but I will be listening to the next one. My curriousity is peeked and I can tell she has talent and I want to see if she gets better.

    While I know this is consider as a Young Adult book, I would like to warn you that there are things in here that I would not let anyone under the age of 15 (mature minded 15 mind you) read, due to the nature of certain situations that are in the book.

    I cant wait to see what the next installment holds.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kim Auburndale, FL, United States 09-28-12
    Kim Auburndale, FL, United States 09-28-12 Member Since 2010
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    "What a surprising Enjoyment"

    after reading the description of the story and it being read by 2 readers - I wasn't sure, but within the 1st 2 chapters I was hooked and did not want to stop listening. The readers were VERY good with accents and the story was very enjoyable. I LOVED the characters and am looking forward to listening to the other 2 stories about Alex's brothers.

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    Jennifer Vail, AZ, United States 09-20-12
    Jennifer Vail, AZ, United States 09-20-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Female Narrator is terrible"
    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I liked the story, but the female narrator was terrible. It was like listening to a middle aged Jan Brady trying to sound like a teenager. UGGHHH!


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Melissa Bee 09-05-12
    Melissa Bee 09-05-12
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    "It grew on me..."

    At first the narrator for Brittany's voice really rubbed me the wrong way... as if she were trying too hard to sound like a teenager. But eventually, I grew used to her voice, reading style and inflection and it didn't bother me at all. I reallly liked hearing Alex's voice read by someone who speaks Spanish; he did a great job. The topics in this book aren't light and there were times that I thought the plot would become too predictable and "cheesy" but I felt the author did a good job of tackling a lot of issues with sincerity.

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    I always like a story when characters from different backgrounds meet and find they have more in common than they think they ever would, and end up helping each other out. The "chemistry" (haha) between the characters was good and she did a good job writing, however I didn't give it more stars because I didn't like all the crude language in it, I understand why it did, but it is young adult and thought it was too much.

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    michelle Cendro 05-25-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Narrators Were Terrible"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The narration was so bad. Although I'm interested in completing the series, I won't be getting it on audio book. Don't think I could handle two more books with these same narrators.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Roxanne Hernandez and Blas Kisic ’s performances?

    No way


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    Laurie Klamath Falls, OR, United States 05-31-13
    Laurie Klamath Falls, OR, United States 05-31-13

    I'm married with one daughter, just finished my BS in Health Science, and I'm a choosy fiction/romance/paranormal/anything spellbinding listener during my commute.

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    "You Are Going to Love It"

    Lots of tender writing coupled with passion, and this story pulled off the perfect mix. Not overly sexual, yet kept a great rhythm and followed a very captivating story line. The only warning I'll throw out there for those of you carefully searching for your next favorite: this is kind of a young story (i.e. is reminiscent of a young-adult drama). Despite the tame(ish) nature of the romance, the passion was definitely satisfying the lusty reader in me, just as the story's relationship satisfied the girl in me.

    You're going to love it! This was well worth my credit.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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