Plot: 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.
Review: As was with the first book in this series, this book is full of star-crossed lover cliques, with Carlos holding up an emotional barrier between himself and the World. The book follows pretty much the same pattern as the first in the series (I hear Alex ha a few more brothers... Sequel anyone?), with a "white girl", mexican guy, mexican gang warfare and the girls protective parents.
The only real differences are the details such as Brittany'd parents (in book #1) were a lot more dissaproving of Alex - the storyline between Brittany and Alex continues through this book - whereas Kiara's parents take Carlos into their home and are very understanding and forgiving. The only real other difference is that Kiara's character is a lot more definable and relatable than Brittany, for example her stutter, and love for cars & hiking. The plot is similar, but not identical to Perfect Chemistry, with the exception being the epilogue (26 years later) to end the book.
A good read, but it didn'd change my life. 3.75 stars (nearly a 4, just a bit nondescript and cheesy).
Happy reading, xxGEORGIExx, @G30rg13_R