Since Edward and Jacob get so much love, she wanted to spotlight other literary crushes!
Sounded GREAT to me!
So my love letter is to Alex Fuentes from the YA book, PERFECT CHEMISTRY.
*CLEARS THROAT* *TESTS PEN*
Or should I call you Alejandro?
You were a dangerous (being a gang-member) and sexy MC. I loved being in your world. I saw your tenderness, your dreams, goals and motivations.
Every time you walked into a scene with Britanny my heart went pitter patter! I wanted you to call me Mamacita and whisper spanish sweet nothings in my ear.
I rooted for you and Brittany and hoped you'd find a way to leave your dangerous lifestyle.
Oh, and that first kissing scene? *hawt flashes* I.so.wanted.to.be.her.
So here's to you, Alex, for making me stay up late just so I could live in your world a little while longer.
(P.S. Edward and Jacob who?)
A Review From Booklist:
Tough guy Alex is primarily known by his classmates as a dangerous member of the Latino Bloods gang. He’s not exactly thrilled when Brittany Ellis, the school’s seemingly perfect beauty queen, is assigned as his lab partner—and the feeling is more than mutual. But Alex’s bravado works against him when he impulsively accepts a bet that he can get Brittany in the sack.
The romance that follows will not surprise any reader (TRUE!), yet Elkeles gives it heart by constantly switching point of view from Alex to Brittany to provide dual running commentaries on their minute-by-minute insecurities and urges. Brittany’s controlling parents and sister with cerebral palsy are well drawn, but it is Elkeles’ rendition of Alex and his life that is particularly vivid (YES!). Sprinkling his speech with Spanish, his gruff but tender interactions with his family and friends feel completely genuine.
You got any crushes to fess up about?