Oct 1, 2012

Memory Lane Monday: Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles

Yes, it is that time of the week. The day we dread and wish would never come- Mondays. *Wipes tear* But have no fear, Memory Lane Monday is here! Every Monday, here at TheYABookworm, I'll do a special post called Memory Lane Monday. What's that you ask? Memory Lane Monday is a once-a-week post where I (or any other bloggers that wish to participate)  choose one book that I've previously read to be featured on that day. From the book chosen, I will pick two of my favourite quotes and write a little blurb containing my quick thoughts on the book. The books that I choose will not be books I've reviewed- since I've read so many books, I want to share with you my opinions on ones that I won't get the chance to fully review (because seriously, rereading dozens of books would take a year...or two)! Be sure to participate by leaving your "Memory Lane Monday" in the comments, or a link to your blog post with the hash-tag #YAMemoryLaneMonday on twitter :D
This Week's Memory Lane...
Rules of Attraction By: Simone Elkeles 

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.

Top Two Favourite Quotes...

#1 “We kiss all the time." I clear my throat, then add, "We just...do it in private."
A smug expression crosses his face. "I don't buy it for a second, 'cause if you were my girlfriend and a stud like me was livin' in your house, I'd kiss you in front of the guy every chance I got as a reminder."
"A reminder of w-w-what?"
"That you were mine.” 

#2 “Do you play football?' Brandon asks.
Brandon is on a roll and won't stop until he's found the answer he's looking for. 'Tennis?'
'That would be a nada'
'Then what sport do you play?'
Carlos puts down his food. Oh, no. He's got a rebellious gleam in his eye as he says, 'The horizontal tango.'
...Alex stands and says through chlenched teeth, 'Carlos let's talk. In private. Ahora.'
....Brandon turns to my dad with big, innocent eyes. 'Daddy, do you know how to do the horizontal tango?” 

     This week's Memory lane Monday comes from Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles. Rules of Attraction is the companion novel to Perfect Chemistry, that focuses on Alex's brother Carlos. I am a HUGE fan of Perfect Chemistry, so when I read Rules of Attraction I had very high expectations! Luckily Simone Elkeles did not disappoint- to this day I have trouble choosing between the Fuentes brothers!

     Carlos Fuentes is the typical bad boy that us girls can't get enough of! He's sexy, rude and sarcastic- I mean, what's not to love? ;) Like the first book, our male lead goes through quite a transformation as he slowly starts to fall for Kiara. What I think makes me fall in love with all of Simone's stories is the tension she builds between the couples in her books. The love-hate relationships are not only more interesting, but they also make the book a lot sexier (and sexier is always a plus) !

     Equipped with a hot boy, a loveable girl, and a steamy romance- Rules of Attraction is the perfect novel (or as Carlos would say, "Es increĆ­ble chicita")! Not to mention that readers will love seeing glimpses of Alex and Brittany from book one! 

     Have you read Rules of Attraction or Perfect Chemistry? What do you think about the Fuentes brothers? Be sure to let me know in the comments! See you next Monday!

Your Y.A. Bookworm,
Caitlin <3

Don't forget to take a look at the book trailer below- the book trailers for this series are really well done! FYI: The actor playing Alex (from Perfect Chemistry) was in Katy Perry's music video for Hot N Cold =D


  1. I have been doing "Monday Memories" posts for a while. I don't do them every week, but here's this week's: http://annettesbookspot.blogspot.com/2012/10/monday-memories-poisonwood-bible.html

    1. That's so cool! I'll be sure to visit and read it :)


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