HEAT is the second installment of the New Adult Contemporary romance Elements of Chemistry. The first part – Attraction introduced us to two amazing characters – Marting Sandeke (drools!) and Kaitlyn Parker (lovable nerd!) and their intense relationship that started in the Spring Week! And it ended in a cliffhanger! So if you have read it, you are more than invested and excited for this part!
And without further ado – LET’S GET ON WITH IT!
Disclaimer: This review might contain spoilers – though I have done my best not to reveal anything particular!
Elements of Chemistry: HEAT is part 2 of a 3 part series (65k word novel) and ends in a cliffhanger.
**Blurb contains spoilers if you haven’t read Elements of Chemistry: ATTRACTION**
Four days left.
Private beach (…and boat).
Not so invisible girl.
And maybe less of a jerk-faced bully than originally thought.
What’s the worst (or the best) that could happen?
Kaitlyn is finding life outside of the science cabinet of obscurity to be quite illuminating …and so are her pants.
When things heat up between Kaitlyn Parker and Martin—previously known as the jerk-faced bully—Sandeke, she places her trust in the one person she never thought capable of earning it, let alone keeping it safe. Fortunately or unfortunately for Kaitlyn, where she gives her trust she can’t help but also give her heart.
But how will the world beyond the sanctuary of their newfound connection react to their relationship? Soon senators, chinless billionaires, and elements beyond Martin and Kaitlyn’s control want to weigh in on the young couple’s future.
Navigating the chaotic inferno of new love might be more than Kaitlyn bargained for, and much, much more than her trust—or her heart—can handle.
You know the homicidal feeling you get when you realize that the author has done the worse thing possible and given you a cliffhanger to live with and no next part in sight??? Well yeah Penny did that and for the two days I waited for the ARC of Capture (#3) to arrive in my mail, I was literally biting every one’s head off at my work. That didn’t go too well with boss – just saying! Boy, Penny do you owe me!
“What is attraction? I can’t give you a list of reasons why I react to you like I do. This isn’t an equation to balance. You’re the one I’m always thinking about. It’s you. It just is.”
This part is self explanatory with it’s title! Basically, 80% of this part is so HOT that I needed to actually fan myself, pour cold water down my shirt and overall wish I had guy in my life to jump his bones 😉
“Under the burden of his scorching gaze I attempted to remind myself of my feminist ideals, that I was not put on this earth to be attractive to men.
But those ideals felt really faraway, maybe a little naive, and a lot inconvenient.”
While, there is a lot of sex, duh! there is also a lot of growth in this book – both plot wise and character growth. Martin understood that while his alpha – ness was hot enough to drop pants (mine included!), his high handedness left something to be desired. And Kaitlyn, while she is an adorable little nerd, her habit of being practical and logical at every turn, even their relationship needed to be changed.
Understandably, even after the sizzling chemistry, both Martin and Kaitlyn come to a crossroads wherein their differences, their fundamental beliefs just cannot be ignored any longer and by lord, the way this part ended gave me heebeejeebees (did i even spell that right?)
I absolutely wanted to throw something at Penny (not fatally cause I still needed Capture, but you get my point!) and yes, I can totally understand why Penny is in hiding right now 😉 😛
“Martin, I’m not trying to hurt you. I just want us to be—”
“Smart. You always want to be smart and do the right thing. But the problem is, Parker… I just want you.”
Yes, this review is shorter than others but only cause it’s really hard to write a review without spoilers when all you want to do is quote the whole book in the review!!
The only issue I had with this part – rather all the parts was that this was a single POV book. I have come to depend on Penny for a dual POV so that I can understand the story and the characters as a whole, which was missing in this novel. But then again, this is my nitpick with the book. I am more of the bookworm with closure issues and Single POV just doesn’t provide me with it!
4.5 / 5 Stars
First, please please read the Attraction (Elements of Chemistry #1) before reading this one! And if you have read that one, you can not NOT read this one! 😛
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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.