ATTRACTION by Penny Reid – Review and Giveaway

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SynopsisOne week.
Private beach.
Invisible girl.
Jerk-faced bully.

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?

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.

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Late last year, I fell in love with Penny Reid. I tried Neanderthal Meets Human after her hilarious banter with readers in a book group and was instantly addicted. Since that time, I’ve devoured nearly all her books. She is brilliant but witty and quite honestly, like no other other author I have read. I was thrilled when she launched a new serial that was somewhat different from my previous reads by her. I am not a huge fan of serials but after reading the synopsis, I knew this was going to be “elemental.”  This book definitely does not disappoint, and Ms. Reid has solidified herself as an automatic 1-click for me.

I was smitten with Kaitlyn Parker from the first chapter and had a full girl crush by the ending. She is intelligent but has a hilarious inner dialogue. I was laughing constantly at her thoughts and actions.  While she is fun, she has insecurities and fears that make her endearing and loveable. It has been a while since a NA heroine has endeared herself to me like Kaitlyn. Her need to invent live rules on the fly and recite synonyms are only a few of the things I adored about her personality.

“For the love of Bunsen, please put your pants back on.”

I didn’t immediately warm to Martin. He is somewhat arrogant and brash. However, as the storyline unfolds, I found myself  liking him more and more. Since the book is all Kaitlyn’s POV we don’t learn Martin’s full story in this installment. However, I enjoyed seeing him through her eyes and felt it was perfect for the storyline. There is certainly more to his background and personality yet to be discovered. I enjoyed their banter and chemistry with one another. It’s the perfect mixture of humor and sexiness.

“You don’t want or need a girlfriend.”
“I want you.”

As Ms. Reid warned, there is cliff hanger ending. However, she is a complete sweetheart and includes the first chapter of Heat. In the world of CHers, it’s not that all bad, you will definitely survive. I cannot wait to dive back into the installment!

5star
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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.

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One response to “ATTRACTION by Penny Reid – Review and Giveaway

  1. Pingback: Capture: Elements of Chemistry part 3 by Penny Reid – Review | Desert Divas Book Addiction·

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