Monday, January 31, 2011

Rules of Attraction

Review Time! This is an "official" part of my Bucket List Challenge! I thought I might post a review today since I haven't actually written a review for the challenge this month ( official part anyway) and it is the 31st of January! It's also why I have a different review format!

Name - Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles
Pages - 324 pages
Publication Date - April 27th 2010
Publisher- Simon and Schuster
Rating 4/5

(Goodreads) When Carlos Fuentes returns to America after living in Mexico for a year, he doesn’t want any part of the life his older brother, Alex, has laid out for him at a high school in Colorado . Carlos likes living his life on the edge and wants to carve his own path—just like Alex did. Then he meets Kiara Westford. She doesn’t talk much and is completely intimidated by Carlos’ wild ways. As they get to know one another, Carlos assumes Kiara thinks she’s too good for him, and refuses to admit that she might be getting to him. But he soon realizes that being himself is exactly what Kiara needs right now.

Why did I pick this book?- I read the first book in this series, Perfect Chemistry last year when someone recommended it to me. She mentioned that it was a tad corny but I loved it! SO, when Rules of Attraction came out last year, I JUST had to read it! However, I was swamped with review books ( still am) so I never got the chance to read it. However, I using this challenge as an excuse to read all the books I never got around to!

Was it worth it? You bet it was!

Brief Thoughts? - Honestly, I still think I liked Perfect Chemistry better, although Rules of Attraction was good too! The trilogy follows the 'love life' of all three brothes Alex, Carlos and Luigi, Rules of Attraction told the story of Carlos and Kiara love. The writing and plot was excellent as always, the romance was totally cute and the passion between Carlos and Kiara was what made the book memorable.

Um, the whole point of these books is to I guess, point out that 'opposites DO attract'. The interchanging perspective from Kiara to Carlos, Carlos to Kiara was an excellent way of showing the undeniable attraction between them. Bottom line - the romance is to DIE for.

Quite frankly, I'm a tad prejudice, I've fallen in love with Alex so no one can measure up to him :P So, to sum it up - romance = to DIE for, plot = cute but lacked a bit of action, charatcerisation = perfect, I couldn't have done it better and cover = why don't you decide for yourself...

Would I recommend it? - Definitely! The best part is that you don't even need to read the book in order, each book is about a different brother although the three books crete a big picture. If you're a sucker for romance, this ones for you!

Badass Bookie xx


  1. Because Romeo and Juliet can be done any number of ways and it's still timeless.

  2. Great review !! I think I prefer Alex too but Carlos is great too .. Can't wait for Chain Reaction !!

  3. Great review - I'm tempted to go and buy this now. I'm a little hesitant because I am worried that it'll take the magic away from Alex/Brittany's relationship.. but if you loved it then I think I'll give it a go!

    I'm like you, no one can compare to Alex :P