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Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction [Kindle Edition]

Simone Elkeles
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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Like his brothers, Luis Fuentes is a risk taker; whether he's scaling the Rocky Mountains or dreaming of a future as an astronaut, Luis is always looking for the next thrill. Nikki Cruz lives her life by certain rules -, don't trust a boy who says "I love you", boys lie to get their own way and never date a boy from the south side of Fairfield. Then she meets Luis at his brother Alex's wedding and suddenly she's tempted to break all her rules.
Getting Nikki to give him a chance is Luis's biggest challenge, until he finds himself targeted by the head of the gang that nearly destroyed his brothers' lives. Will Luis's feelings for Nikki be enough to stop him from entering a dark and violent world that could prove to be the ultimate risk?

About the Author

SIMONE ELKELES has written five young adult novels: How to Ruin a Summer Vacation, How to Ruin My Teenage Life, How to Ruin Your Boyfriend's Reputation, Leaving Paradise and Perfect Chemistry. She is currently working on the sequel to Perfect Chemistry and lives in Illinois, USA, with her family.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 537 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (5 July 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007IKZK7S
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #43,051 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Chemistry book 3 19 Jun 2012
By Sarah (Feeling Fictional) TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
It seems like we've had a very long wait for the UK publication of the third book in Simone Elkeles series staring the Fuentes brothers so I can't tell you how excited I was to finally get my hands on a copy of Chain Reaction. As much as I'm sad to reach the end of this series I'm glad I finally got to read Luis's story and it was fantastic to catch up with Alex, Brittany, Carlos and Kiara too. If you haven't started this series yet then the books probably could be read in any order but I've fallen for each of these brothers so would highly recommend reading them all!

Luis is an adrenaline junkie but living far away from his family's original home town has allowed him to keep away from the gang culture that sucked in both of his older brothers Alex and Carlos. Luis is the smart one, the one the whole family has high hopes for and the one who dreams of doing something important with his life. As much as his brothers have both turned their back on the gang culture they have always tried to protect Luis so he was never drawn into that life in the first place. But returning to the family home in Fairfield with his mother means reuniting Luis with all his old friends - friends who are now in gangs and who want Luis to join them. Luis first met Nikki at Alex's wedding but she doesn't want anything to do with a boy from the wrong side of town who is hanging out with gang members. History has taught her that boys like Luis are bad for you so no matter how hot she finds him she isn't going to give in to him easily. Luis is drawn to Nikki but are his feelings for her enough to stop him from following in his brother's footsteps and making the worst mistake of his life?

I really can't resist the Fuentes brothers and Luis was no exception to that.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny, gripping and totally unputdownable! 21 Aug 2012
By Sam
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Chain Reaction is the final novel in the much-loved Perfect Chemistry series. Written from the point of view of the youngest Fuentes brother, Luis Fuentes will steal your heart just like his brothers' did. Funny, gripping and totally unputdownable!

Luis Fuentes is a risk taker, he loves the adrenaline rush that runs through his veins when he takes the ultimate risk. Nikki Cruz has been made a full of once by a boy who said "I love you" and she is sure as hell not going to let it happen again. Then she meets Luis at Alex's wedding and she's tempted to break her rule. Luis and Nikki meet each other two years later, and well...sparks start to fly.

I love, love, love the first two books, they are incredible! I had to wait a whole year for this one to come out in the UK and boy was it worth the wait. Elkeles has delivered everything readers want on a gold plate. Be prepared to fall endlessly in love with this Fuentes brother.

Luis is determined, hot and clever. He tries his best to not follow in his brother's footsteps because he has a goal; he wants to be an astronaut. I know, I know, the hot Mexican wants to be an astronaut, don't judge. I really admire his courage, strength and the lengths he would go to to protect his family.

When he meets Nikki, he turns his charm on and it is absolutely hilarious. I can guarantee that you will laugh uncontrollably at some point in this book. The characters are witty and very entertaining. If you have not read this series then go and buy it now! However much it costs, IT'S WORTH IT!

Overall, Chain Reaction is the perfect conclusion to this trilogy. The Perfect Chemistry trilogy has been an exciting and thrilling roller-coaster that will stay with me for a very long time. I would recommend this series to everyone and I cannot wait to read more of Simone Elkeles' works.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Chain Reaction is a must read 21 Aug 2011
Chain Reaction, follows on from Perfect Chemistry and Rules of Attraction. Join Luis Fuentes the youngest brother who is forced to return and live in Chicago, in not just any house, but his old family home on the south of Fairfield. Luis had previously been sheltered from the gang violence that nearly destroyed his brothers' lives, but knowing what they have been though and being an adrenaline junkie it is not long before Luis is making the wrong decisions and following a path which Alex and Carlos have desperately steered him away from.

Nikki Cruz, is a fiery Mexican mamacita whose Spanish is non-existent and whose past experiences means she now lives 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.

When by chance Luis and Nikki meet at Alex's wedding, everything they know and believe in is about to be tested.

This book is a fabulous end to the `Perfect Chemistry' series.
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2.0 out of 5 stars No. Just no. 3 Jun 2014
By jedge
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I feel a bit mean rating this 2 stars but compared to the other 2 Fuentes brother books, this one didn't work for me. I didn't buy into Luis' involvement with the LB- it didn't make sense to me. His and Nikki's relationship felt kinda hollow. And the number of times Nikki referred to herself as 'vulnerable' really wound me up. I can't help but wonder if she wrote this purely because she'd covered Alex and Carlos' story and felt she had to do Luis too to complete the set. It was an ok read- and I loved the catching up with A & C- but there was no freshness to the story. I'm also very disappointed Tuck didn't make a cameo.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth reading
I really liked this book, exciting, romantic and a little action. But I liked the first two books better.
Published 3 months ago by Cecilie
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Read
This is book 3 in the series, I read 1 and 2 last year and really enjoyed them. In book 1 we followed eldest brother Alex and Brittany, book 2 was middle brother Carlos and Kiara... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Barmy_Bex
5.0 out of 5 stars It's hard to capture the book in a simple review...
A wonderfully written, touching novel about the power love can have even at the hardest times! Absolutely amazing! Enjoyed every bit of it!!!!
Published 11 months ago by Lucia
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor
Not really worth the effort to read this book. A shame as I enjoyed the first two books in the series.
Published 12 months ago by Jinny661
5.0 out of 5 stars The best ending
Amazing I wish there were more I would say this one was the best out of all of them it tells you more about the past and its nice to know what happens to them all and there... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Anna
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
Elkes did it again, another great book, shall be having a look at other books by her. Recommend this highly.
Published 17 months ago by Georgii7654321
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
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Not this one was better than the previous but didn't beat the first one. I don't think it could. Read more
Published 19 months ago by BunnyFang
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
I've just read this for the third time and it gets better and better. Simone Elkeles is a talented writer and the story of Luis and Nikki is well worth reading.
Published 20 months ago by Lizzie
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
Have read all three books and loved them all. Could not put them down. Just sorry it's the end of their story. Thank you
Published 21 months ago by LINDA ELLIOTT
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommend
Highly recommend all 3 books. Loved every minute. Like how we got a story about each brother. Luis and Nikki were both great characters I enjoyed reading about them. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Vicky
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