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?
I received an ARC in exchange of an honest review.
For all those who already follow my blog, you would know the happy news that I am on this author’s ‘Always ARC” List. That means that I (YES ME!) always get an ARC of her books before they are released 😀
Am I bragging? Hells yeah! I sorta kinda love this weird author’s books. I really really do. And I have been waiting for this book, ever since I read the sneak peak in The Hooker and The Hermit.
“People, especially people my age and especially other girls, made very little sense to me. I didn’t see the value in spending hours in front of a mirror when I could be playing video games, or playing the guitar, or reading a book instead.”
“You promised.”“Under duress.”“I wasn’t holding a gun to your head.”“No, just holding yourself to my body. That’s quite enough to put me in a state of duress.”
“I realized I’d been acting like a crazy person. Proximity to Martin made me lose my sense. I’d been senseless. Without sense. Not any sense. No sense.Nonsense.”“I can’t be held responsible for my reactions—what I say or what I do—when faced with a real life Martin Sandreke. He’s the man equivalent of a gun to the head, except without the fear for my life aspect.”
“Are you going to hit me?”“I don’t know,” I answered honestly. “It depends on if you take your pants off again.”“You’ll hit me if I take my pants off?”“Yeah…I might give you a junk punch.”
“You are too fucking cute.”“You too.”He exhaled a disbelieving breath, and swallowed. “I’m cute?”“As a button.”
“We have nothing in common. You’re in a fraternity, go to parties on purpose, own a yacht, and are the king of the universe.” I pressed both of my hands to my chest. “And I’m an unapologetic nerd who thinks it’s fun to spend Saturday nights playing my guitar and writing music. I like arguing about Doctor Who episodes, and whether Samwise Gamgee or Frodo Baggins was ultimately responsible for the destruction of the ring. I play video games. I limit myself to three cookies, but then always cheat and have seven. Meanwhile you look like you’ve never had a cookie in your life. I’m a virgin and you’re only the second boy I’ve kissed… We just don’t fit.”
4.5 / 5 Stars
Read this part, if you love cliffhangers. And arrogant hero, whom a nerdy heroine brings to his knees 😉
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About The Author
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.