Sunday Showcase #9

I only have one book to share this week, and it was more of a fluke than anything. Ya’ll remember way back when to the last giveaway here? No? Honestly, I have no idea why I had the last giveaway either. Maybe it was a just because giveaway. Anyway, one of the winners didn’t receive her book. Surprise! I received it instead. Not sure what happened, but an address mix-up occurred. I contacted the Book Depository, and they agreed to send a new copy to the winner. What should I do with this copy, I asked. Keep it, they said. And voila! I’m one book richer. Thanks, TBD! So… what book have I received?

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.

Why I Picked It up: See above. I read the blurb though, and I’m intrigued. Lucky me. 🙂

Available at: The Book Depository and Barnes & Nobles