Simone Elkeles

Young Adult Romance

How They Came to Us

When Simone’s original agent left the business, Simone reached out to Kristin via an email and sent on a novel entitled ZERO TOLERANCE. Kristin loved it so much that she offered Simone representation. Contemporary young-adult romance was definitely not the rage when Kristin shopped it. Everything was paranormal and more paranormal. More than 13 editors passed on that novel because they didn’t see it as “big enough.” One editor did and quickly renamed the love story PERFECT CHEMISTRY. That series then went on to hit the New York Times list multiple times, and the cover image for that first novel sparked a new trend in YA covers. Not bad for a “little” novel.


Simone Elkeles is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. All three books in the PERFECT CHEMISTRY series have been YALSA Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, and the Illinois Association of Teachers of English named Simone 2008 Author of the Year. Simone’s funny way of looking at the world shines through in novels that are bursting with sarcastic wit, edgy characters, and exhilarating drama.

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Perfect Chemistry Series
New York Times Bestseller

Perfect Chemistry

New York Times Bestseller

Rules of Attraction

New York Times Bestseller

Chain Reaction

Wild Cards Series

Better Than Perfect

Wild Crush

How to Ruin & Paradise Series

Leaving Paradise

New York Times Bestseller

Return to Paradise

How to Ruin Your Boyfriend's Reputation


Crossing The Line

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