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Rules of Attraction

Elkeles, Simone

Book - 2010
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Rules of Attraction
Living on the University of Colorado-Boulder campus with his older brother Alex, a college student and ex-gang member, high school senior Carlos is not ready to give up his wild ways until he meets a shy classmate named Kiara and becomes unwillingly involved in a drug ring.

Publisher: New York : Walker & Co., 2010
ISBN: 0802720854
Branch Call Number: FIC ELKELES
Characteristics: 326 p. ;,22 cm


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Jul 10, 2014
  • woopsey861 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I really liked Carlos, his character was so great and i loved his personality. However, some parts of his and Kiara's relationship and the plot wasn't very believable. However, it was a good read with some very passionate scenes.

Jul 29, 2013

This book was downright amazing! I loved it. Kiara and Carlos have that one inseparable thing going on. The epilogue was funny, showing how Carlos changed to be a good father and turned to be a white-guy figure. The one thing I disliked about this book was that Kiara and Carlos don't kiss or anything until nearly halfway through the book. -.- that kind pissed me off. They just talked before that. And when they ended up getting together I expected Carlos to be more loving. But then again he realized that, yes in fact, he was falling for the girl. Honorable and truly heart warming. Rules Of Attraction.

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Jul 27, 2013

Rules of Attraction has to be my favourite out of all three. I went into this book thinking it can't get better than Alex but it can. Out of all three of the brothers Carlos is my favourite. Carlos and Alex are very different from each other. Alex was forced into this position to become the father figure and provide for his family and be responsible and ambitious. Whereas with Carlos he doesn't seem to have a lot of ambition, he's very egotistical and hot headed. After spending time in Mexico where he was able to do whatever he wanted and not answer any questions he really isn't looking forward to moving back and having to be responsible. The two main characters in this book are Carlos and Kiara. Carlos doesn't start off as a very likable character, but he really grows on you as he starts to soften up and you see different sides of him. Kiara on the other hand you can't help but love from the beginning because of how she manages to stay true to herself no matter what. I really love the relationships that Carlos develops with the other characters as this book goes on, it really shows his personality. And the emphasis that the author puts on family life, culture and loyalty makes it a really nice book.

Jun 21, 2013
  • Sassafrasy rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I LOVE CARLOS!!!! I think that he is my favorite brother. I LOVE HIS STORY!!!!

Mar 14, 2013
  • MadameMalik rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Omg loved it. I couldn't even put the book down. The personnality of Carlos was amazing, Kiara's was good too.. <3 Must read it.

Nov 15, 2012
  • jillageyer rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

what can i say? perfect sequel and a great epilogue. liked Carlos's personality

Sep 24, 2012
  • renheart115 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I absolutely LOVED this book. It was my favorite out of the three and I didn't think I would like it as much after Alex's story, but I did. I thought Kiara's stuttering problem was original and the way Carlos' handled it and everything was really sweet. I loved how after they slept together, Carlos TRIED to act like a jerk and distance himself away from her, but ended up not being able to do it because he was already too in love with her. Out of all the brothers, I thought Carlos was the best to read about and I especially liked that he joined the military and became quite close to Kiara's dad. I just loved everything about the book, the plot, the development of Carlos' feelings from the first moment the cookie prank was pulled, until the end. I love love loved it :)

Aug 02, 2012

i am skeptical about reading this book only because Perfect Chemistry was such a good book. But i put it on hold, lets see how great it is.

Jul 09, 2012
  • TheMissFemale rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Good read. I really enjoyed the Chemical Reaction series. Love the humour.

Jun 28, 2012
  • kabham rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

2012-2013 Gateway nominee. Typical romance between good girl and bad boy.

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May 11, 2011

Rules of Attraction is about Carlos, an ex-gang member who is sent to live with his brother to try to start a new life. At first he has no interest in following rules because he thinks his brother is conforming, abandoning his Mexican heritage and being whipped by his girlfriend. When Carlos is framed for drug dealing he is sentenced to live with a sponsor family and take part in after school therapy group for at risk teens.

This is a sequel to Perfect Chemistry but I didn’t read that I found that Rules of Attraction stands alone nicely


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