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Fresh Pick | PERFECT CHEMISTRY by Simone Elkeles
Fresh Pick / August 4, 2010

January 2009 On Sale: December 23, 2008 Featuring: Brittany Ellis; Alex Fuentes 368 pages ISBN: 0802798225 EAN: 9780802798220 Trade Size $9.99 Add to Wish List Young Adult Contemporary Buy at Congrats! The 2010 RITA Winner for Young Adult Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles A fresh, urban twist on the classic tale of star-crossed lovers. 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…

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Guests / August 4, 2010

Fresh Pick is WHAT HAPPENS IN LONDON by Julia Quinn congrats on the RITA historical win # JEAN BRASHEAR talks about "The Power of Women" Comment to win a copy of her latest book # Have you seen our August contests? Wow!!!! Lots of good stuff to win, but you gotta enter! # Cafe au lait + books what a deal! Faye recommends, she's so good. Great way to start a day final — at Books For Less # Photo: Boulder Creek Cafe portion of bookstore — at Books For Less # On the road with coffee and diet coke, charged phones and an iPad. Texas here we come #ffrwa10 # What do you do when you need to stretch your legs on a roadtrip w/ @patcatbooks? Hit the flea mkt. Has — at Flea Mall # @candacehavens thought you meant Donal Logue # Was on True Blood (Donal Logue) sorry confused by @candacehavens # Missed all my @dfwtea ladies. 2 weeks without you not good! Do have lots if books & news for you # Omg @patcatbooks made it to checkout. Only 2 stacks of books including Jodi Rhomas & Suz Brickmann classics….

JULIA JUSTISS | It’s All About The Passion
Guests / August 4, 2010

What is it that draws readers to romance fiction, keeps them coming back to favorite books and authors again and again, year after year? Whether readers prefer their romance sweet or steamy, I think what we all look for is the passion, that heady sense of falling in love and finding a perfect soul mate. If we have been lucky enough to discover this in our own lives, we love to revisit the magic; if we haven’t yet encountered our own Prince Charming, we sigh over stories of heroines who do, stories that renew our hope that we, too, will find our Happy Ending. So what could be better (or at least as good) as that wonderful story with its satisfying ending? How about attending a conference of more than 2000 writers whose business it is to craft those stories every day? How about being able to rub shoulders with some of the best and most successful authors in the business, like New York Times Bestseller Debbie Maccomber and Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Jo Beverley and Christie Ridgeway and