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A fresh and fun repackage of Wild Cards, Better Than Perfect launches a romantic new series from New York Times bestselling author Simone Elkeles.
After getting kicked out of boarding school, bad boy Derek Fitzpatrick has no choice but to live with his ditzy stepmother while his military dad is deployed. Things quickly go from bad to worse when he finds out she plans to move them back to her childhood home in Illinois. Derek's counting the days before he can be on his own, and the last thing he needs is to get involved with someone else's family drama.
Ashtyn Parker knows one thing for certain—people you care about leave without a backward glance. So when her older sister comes home after abandoning her ten years earlier, with her hot new stepson in tow, Ashtyn wants nothing to do with either of them. Then she comes up with a plan that would finally give her the chance to leave, but it requires trusting Derek—someone she barely knows, someone born to break the rules. Is she willing to put her heart on the line to try and get the future she wants?

About the Author


Simone Elkeles is the author of Perfect Chemistry, Rules of Attraction, and Leaving Paradise, a Book Sense Pick. Simone was named Author of the Year by the Illinois Association of Teachers of English.

Praise For…


“Fans will be clamoring for this promising start to a new series.” —Booklist, on Better Than Perfect

“Elkeles' ability to write deliciously steamy love scenes...will keep her fans coming back for more.” —Kirkus Reviews, on Better Than Perfect

“Witty banter, unconventional characters, a heart-melting romance and a charming ending make Wild Cards a winner.” —Romantic Times, on Better Than Perfect

“Smoldering doesn't quite do justice to the romantic banter.” —School Library Journal, on Perfect Chemistry

“Teens with a taste for romance will eat this up like ice cream on a hot day.” —BCCB, on Perfect Chemistry

“Elkeles pens plenty of tasteful, hot scenes...that keep the pages turning.” —Kirkus Reviews, on Perfect Chemistry

“Elkeles once again delivers a steamy page-turner bound to make teens swoon.” —School Library Journal, on Rules of Attraction

“Engaging characters, two of whom share a love that cannot be denied, along with more than a few humorous moments.” —VOYA, on Rules of Attraction

“Fans of the series and other females will gobble up this exciting, suspenseful novel.” —VOYA, on Chain Reaction

“Elkeles has a talent of writing steamy but real romance like no other author in the YA genre.” —Pure Imagination blog, on Chain Reaction



Product Details
ISBN: 9780802737250
ISBN-10: 0802737250
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Publication Date: August 5th, 2014
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: Wild Cards

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