Elements of Chemistry: ATTRACTION is the first part in a three part series; it is 45k words; and it ends with a cliffhanger.
Part 1 (ATTRACTION) will be released April 9, 2015
Part 2 (HEAT) will be released April 30, 2015.
Part 3 (CAPTURE) will be released May 16, 2015.
What’s the worst that could happen?
Kaitlyn Parker has no problem being the invisible girl, which is why she finds herself hiding in various cabinets and closets all over her college campus. Despite her best efforts, she can’t escape the notice of Martin Sandeke—bad boy, jerkface bully, and the universe’s hottest, wealthiest, and most unobtainable bachelor—who also happens to be Kaitlyn’s chemistry lab partner.
Kaitlyn might be the only girl who isn’t interested in exploiting his stunning rower’s build, chiseled features, and family’s billionaire fortune. Kaitlyn wants Martin for his brain, specifically to tabulate findings of trace elements in surface water.
When Kaitlyn saves Martin from a nefarious plot, Martin uses the opportunity to push Kaitlyn out of her comfort zone: spring break, one week, house parties, bathing suits, and suntan lotion. Can she overcome her aversion to being noticed? Will he be able grow beyond his self-centered nature? Or, despite their obvious chemistry, will Martin be the one to drive Kaitlyn into the science cabinet of obscurity for good?
We meet Katy Parker, hiding in a science lab cabinet. She overhears of a bad plot to hurt her lab partner Martin Sandeke. Martin is the guy to set all girls hearts aflutter and their pants aflame. And no matter how much Katy wished otherwise, she was equally affected by him. Martin, is intensely into Katy and offered for her to spend Spring Break with him at his parents beach house. She agreed to go, but never dreamed about what went down while on vacation.
What I loved about this book….EVERYFREAKINGTHING! What I didn’t love…the cliffhanger. But not because it isn’t good, only because I don’t currently have the next book in my greedy fingers. But honestly, she’s releasing these fairly quickly, so don’t let the cliffhanger stop you from buying it. OR wait until she releases them all as one book. (June I think, don’t quote me on it!) In all seriousness though, Katy is awkward, and she’s nerdy. She’d rather read a book than anything else. She has this habit of reciting synonyms when she’s nervous. She’s unusually blunt and uses a lot of scientific metaphors for what’s going on. Martin is captain of the row team. He’s beautiful to look at, he’s built like a Greek statue, and he’s really brilliant. And he’s caustic. He can be a bully. And he’s prone to using girls for one thing and one thing only. That is why Katy will only be his lab partner. She doesn’t want to be one of his legion. The cliffhanger is just that. It definitely leaves you hanging and you will die for the next installment. Thankfully there is less than 30 days until it comes. YAY! I’M DYIN’ OVAH HEAH!
Ms. Reid has never disappointed me. She’s witty and her books reflect that. Her characters are intelligent and awkward and even if the men are amazing, they have their vulnerabilities and their awkward moments as well. And this book, is no different. You figure Martin to be different than he is.He surprises you. He breaks your heart and gets your figurative bunsen burner going. So, would I recommend this book? I think I have earlier in this review. So HECK YEAH! BUYS IT! And at 99c, it really is a steal of a deal. (at the time of this review)
**And though I DID receive a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I BOUGHT my own copy as well. But still all thoughts are 100% my own.**
About Penny Reid
SEX! It all started with sex, between my parents. Personally I don’t like thinking about it, but whatever works for you is a-ok with me. No judgment. The sex happened in California and much of my life also occurred in that state until I moved from the land of nuts (almonds), wine, silicon… boobs, and heavy traffic to the southeast US. Like most writers I like to write, but let’s get back to sex. Eventually I married and gave birth to 2 small people-children (boy-6, girl-4 as of this writing).
By day I’m a biomedical researcher with focus on rare diseases. By night I’m a knitter, sewer, lino block carver, fabric printer, soap maker, and general crafter. By the wee hours of the morning or when I’m intoxicated I love to listen to the voices in my head and let them tell me stories. I hope you enjoy their stories.