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A high-stakes story of star-crossed lovers from Simone Elkeles, the New York Times bestselling author of the Perfect Chemistry seriesTo escape his abusive stepdad, bad boy Ryan Hess runs from his tiny...
A high-stakes story of star-crossed lovers from Simone Elkeles, the New York Times bestselling author of the Perfect Chemistry seriesTo escape his abusive stepdad, bad boy Ryan Hess runs from his tiny...
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  • A high-stakes story of star-crossed lovers from Simone Elkeles, the New York Times bestselling author of the Perfect Chemistry series

    To escape his abusive stepdad, bad boy Ryan Hess runs from his tiny Texas border town to Mexico. But his plans to keep his head down and stay out of trouble are shattered the minute he meets the beautiful and totally out of his league Dalila Sandoval.

    Dalila Sandoval shouldn't even know someone like Ryan Hess. The daughter of one of the wealthiest lawyers in Mexico, Dalila is focused on studying and planning for her bright future. Ryan is only a distraction from her dreams, but she's never felt more alive than when she's by his side.

    Ryan and Dalila are wrong for each other in every way. And yet they can't resist the sparks that fly when they're together. But their love is like a flame burning too close to the fuse.

    Something is going to explode. Will their love be strong enough to survive? Or will it burn them both?

About the Author-

  • Simone Elkeles is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Perfect Chemistry series, Leaving Paradise series, and How to Ruin series. All three books in the Perfect Chemistry series have been YALSA Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers, and the Illinois Association of Teachers of English named Simone the 2008 Author of the Year. Find her at www.simoneelkeles.com.

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  • School Library Journal

    April 1, 2018

    Gr 9 Up-A novel that creatively mixes the traditional YA genres of romance, comedy, and action/thriller. The story's two main protagonists, Ryan Hess and Dalila Sandoval, both 18, meet by a stroke of fate at a concert. Fate continues to throw them together despite their best efforts to stay away from each other. At first, it is purely for selfish reasons that they try to stay apart-but as the story unfolds things become serious, life-threateningly so, and they become each other's support. The alternating chapters showcasing the perspectives of Ryan and Dalila give readers a balanced view of the plot from each of the protagonists. Bits of comedy are also interwoven throughout the mostly serious book. Teens will appreciate how the relationship between Ryan and Dalila grows. The story contains scenes of sex and violence, but both play integral parts in the narrative. The setting is the border between Texas and Mexico, and the theme of drug-related violence will feel relevant and timely for some. Most of the characters, except for Ryan and his family, are of Mexican descent. The plot twists and turns until a satisfying conclusion. VERDICT A good choice where Elkeles's books are popular.-David Roberts, Salem Public Library, OH

    Copyright 2018 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

  • Kirkus

    April 15, 2018
    Cartel violence engulfs two teens caught up in an inexplicable summer romance in Mexico.A scrappy fighter since childhood, Ryan Hess, a white American, devotes himself to boxing, his time in the ring giving him his only sense of peace. After winning the opportunity to train under the direction of a legendary Mexican boxer, Ryan gladly leaves behind his Texas border town along with his emotionally abusive stepfather, who is a corrupt, power-hungry sheriff. Pushed by her family to become a doctor, Dalila Sandoval, a sheltered, affluent Mexican girl, can't seem to escape her seemingly predestined path. Meeting at a concert and unable to shake their mutual attraction, the pair, of course, soon give in to their respective desires. But when Dalila's renowned lawyer father gets involved in a turf war between two rival Mexican cartels, the love-struck teens end up in the middle of the power struggle. In her exploration of adolescent love, Elkeles (Wild Cards, 2013, etc.) blends genuine moments of raw passion with indistinct, broad strands of danger, alternating each chapter between Ryan's and Dalila's first-person narration. The flimsy character development features underwhelming attempts at interrogating gender roles. Some stilted Spanish phrases also crop up. Equal parts rushed and endearing, this love story concludes with an implausible showdown, lackluster revelations, and a surprisingly bittersweet coda.A high-spirited yet bizarrely safe tale of a risky love. (Fiction. 14-18)

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    May 7, 2018
    The latest novel from Elkeles (Perfect Chemistry) treads well-worn territory: hard-talking bad boy Ryan meets aloof, well-dressed rich girl Dalila. In chapters that alternate between the teens’ perspectives, plenty of sparks fly, resulting in ample melodrama. The first pages introduce a plethora of outsized details about Ryan: he’s been to “juvie,” he’s an aspiring boxer, his stepfather is the sheriff in their Texas border town, his mother is a “drunk,” and he’s poor. Dalila’s first chapter, which is peppered with Spanish words and phrases, drops a similar wealth of information: Dalila’s father is a famous lawyer, her wealthy family lives over the border in Mexico, they love boxing, they live in the shadow of the Mexican cartels, and Dalila is a self-described “tough chica” but with a heart of gold. Elkeles brings her two protagonists together in a forbidden entanglement replete with Shakespearean obstacles. The boxing thread adds a fresh element to the story, while fans hoping to encounter a familiar, romantic Elkeles plot will be pleased to find that she delivers. Ages 14–up.

  • Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

    "[A] sensational tale of romance, deception, and the border between Texas and Mexico. Hand this title to fans of Elkeles's previous works and teens seeking a suspenseful, steamy romance." — Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

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