"Carlos Fuentes isn't happy about leaving Mexico to start the new life his older brother, Alex, has planned for him. Carlos liked his freedom; living life on the edge and carving out his own path-just like Alex did.
Kiara Westford doesn't talk much; preferring instead to shut the world out. And when Carlos bounds into her life she struggles to understand him and his wild ways. Carlos is sure that Kiara thinks she's too good for him, which is fine because he's not interested anyway, right? But when they finally open up to each other, the connection they feel shocks them both. Can they overcome their fears and realize that sometimes opposites really do attract?"
This book is the second in a trilogy by author Simone Elkeles. It goes back and forth between the point of views of Carlos and Kiara. They come from different backgrounds and are very different people but the attraction that begins to develop between them is undeniable.
I found the book a very quick, easy read. I loved the banter and opposites-attract aspects of it. I would recommend it to someone who likes a romantic story with characters that leap off the page. Both characters have strong personalities which makes the story so enjoyable. As well as this, the book also deals with serious issues and is an interesting story.
There are a few racy, sexual moments in the book. It is a YA novel but written for older teens. However, I am 25 and most of the books I read are YA fiction. So there is no age limit on any books. It depends on the person.
It is quite comparable to "Perfect Chemistry", the first novel in the trilogy, which centered around Alex, Carlos' older brother. Each book is about two opposites falling for each other, amidst drama with gangs, family and school. I can't say which is better because they were quite similar but I can say I really did enjoy "Perfect Chemistry".
I recommend this book. It's hard to say which age it's best for because of the sexual parts of the book. It's a really fun read. I will be reading the final book of the series when it comes out for sure!
I rate it 4/5 because I didn't want to put it down.
Leave me a comment if you've read this book! Let me know what you thought of it!
Lisa aka fauvely xx