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Simone Elkeles Books In Order

Publication Order of How to Ruin Books

How to Ruin a Summer Vacation (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How to Ruin My Teenage Life (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How to Ruin Your Boyfriend's Reputation (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Leaving Paradise Books

Leaving Paradise (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Return to Paradise (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Perfect Chemistry Books

Perfect Chemistry (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rules of Attraction (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chain Reaction (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Wild Cards Books

Wild Cards aka Better Than Perfect (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wild Crush (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle


Simone Elkeles is a smart young author from America. She is mostly known for her romantic novels on high school romance. She loves to write about love and romance of the teenagers. It’s because the rising excitement and attraction in a teenage relationship fascinates her. She loves to read about them. She has been writing such kind of novels since when she has fallen in love with reading those kind romantic novels. She is America’s one of the bestselling authors. Simone really wants one of her novels to get a break as a movie and trying hard to go for it.

Her early days
The birth place of Simone Elkeles is Chicago, Illinois. Her birthday is on 24th April 1970. Her high school graduation was from Deer field high school at Illinois in 1988. She completed her Bachelor’s of Science on Psychology in 1992. Then she joined Loyola University-Chicago for her Master’s of Science on Industrial relation. She is good at business and that confident 24 year old girl became a CEO of her father’s company after his death.

She loves her family
She is separated from her husband. She is the mother of two children. One is daughter and another one is a son. Her daughter had to leave the high school for some reasons. Simone loves her family. She loves to spend time with her family and often plays hockey with the children. She also spends time observing other authors of her genre. She really loves animals. She owns two dogs, one is a German shepherd and another one is Labradoodle.

Break as an author
Before being an author Simone used to be a photographer and an owner of a manufacturing company. Simone jumped into the deep sea of romance and expressing her feeling through pen and paper since 2000. There is a wise saying that nothing worthy comes easier. There were some obstacles in her way as well. For the first five years, she did not receive any response from the agents who could publish her first novel “How to Ruin a Summer Vacation”. Finally, Nadia Cornier who loved the story contacted her and signed her. Simone’s first three books were published and sold by under Nadia’s agents.

Simone Elkeles is really cares about what she writes. Once she had been to a jail for this reason. No, she was not there as a prisoner, she was there as a researcher for her novel “Leaving Paradise”. She visited a Juvenile Detention center where she was locked in a cell on purpose. She needed to feel how it feels to remain inside as a prisoner. She said all good things about the warden who let her visit and see the facilities.

Her famous works
Among all of her novels two novels of a same series are being described below. With which you will get an idea about the depth of love she tries of highlight in her books.

Perfect chemistry
Perfect chemistry is one of the bestselling novels. It’s the first novel of Perfect chemistry trilogy. It was published in 2008. This book was loved by the people throughout the world and North Korea was at the top of the list.

The story was created surrounding Brittany Ellis and Alex Fuentes and their high school love and steamy romance. Brittany Ellis, a beautiful girl who was leading a happy life. She had a boyfriend who was the football team captain. Everything might seem perfect but she was living actually a horrific life at home. Alex Fuentes was the bad boy of the school and member of a bad gang. These two people came to know each other during the chemistry lab. With their rising friendship, Ellis started to fear that Alex would find out her truth. Alex life continued being messy as before upon that his friend challenged him to have sex with Brittany Ellis. Though all these dramas they came closer to each other, fall in love and of course there were lots of misunderstandings created due to past events and other people.

Main characters of the novel
Of course, Brittany Ellis and Alex Fuentes, there are some other characters without whom the story would not seem so interesting. They are Sierra, Isabella, Paco, Colin, and Darlene.

Rules of attraction
It’s the Second novel of Perfect chemistry trilogy. It was published at 2010. The story is continued from the Perfect chemistry as the hero of this story was the younger bother to Alex Fuentes, the hero from previous novel of the series. The story began when Carlos Fuentes moved with his brother and got admitted into Flatiron High School. There he met Kiara Westford. Due to someone’s trickery with narcotics, Carlos had to go through REACH program and live with Professor Westford who is Kiara’s father. Professor Westford had some strict rules of his own which Carlos had to follow. Carlos used to have fun with Kiara and once tried to kiss her then showed it as a prank. They got attracted to each other this way. Because of her Carlos let go of the guilty who was responsible in narcotics case. Carlos didn’t want the Westford to get hurt because of him. Finally Carlos joined Army and story ended with a happy married life being the parents to three daughters.

Main characters of Novel
Carlos Fuentes and Kiara Westford are heart of the story; still others played an important to make the story exciting. They are Professor Richard Westford, Alex Fuentes, Brittany Ellis, and Destiny and so on.

Awards with which she has been honored
Simone Elkeles is proud about her awards and she is not shy accepting that. She has been awarded with prestigious RITA Award for her very romantic novel “Perfect Chemistry” in 2010. RITA stands for the Romance Writers of America. Illinois Association of Teachers of English awarded her with the title “Author of the year” and she is quite happy about that.

Bestselling books of Simone Elkeles
Some 11 of her books have been published yet and among them several have got the best seller price. “Rules of Attraction and Return of Paradise” was on the New York’s best seller list. “Perfect Chemistry” was the New York Times best seller list.

Simone thinks that it’s an honor for her to have such fans supports her so much. And she has got the best seller award just because her fans who loves her books.

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