A fresh, urban twist on the classic tale of star-crossed lovers.
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.
Overall, I enjoyed the story. It enthralled me enough to keep reading. Alex is oh-so-sexy and the sexual tension between the two is everything we could hope for. Occasionally Brittany's "I must be perfect" attitude came across a tad too strong for my taste, but the romance was so well done it didn't affect the story for me too much. Really, this is just a cute romance with some high stakes issues--a total star-crossed lovers story. Great and sexy read.
4 out of 5 stars