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.
Perfect Chemistry. From the title itself, the story is about a perfect chemistry or a perfect combination of two people falling in love. In this book, Brittany Ellis is the typical Ms. Popular in school, while Alejandro "Alex" Fuentes is the school's most troublesome gangster. Both despised and gets into each other's nerves, until they were paired to be lab partners and were forced to set aside their brawl in order to pass the subject. Soon, they began to know each other more, and found out that they are similar in a way. Both of them were putting up a facade, Brittany being the perfect girl and Alex being the mean gangster, that hide their personal afflictions at home. They got to see deep within each other and soon fell in love against all odds.