**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.
After the killer cliff hanger from ATTRACTION, I was desperate to find out what would happen next with Martin and Kaitlyn. As they continue their magical week in paradise, things really begin to heat up. This book is by far the sexiest I’ve read by Ms. Reid. The chemistry between these two is definitely hot, but the underlying humor that is trademark Penny Reid remains. I was panting one moment and giggling the next.
I think my pants was the president of the Martin Sandeke sensual promise fanclub.
Despite the humorous moments, there are serious undertones. With Martin’s help, Kaitlyn begins to explore her true self. Is she really happy with her current life, or should she choose a new path that makes her truly happy? Much of Martin’s childhood pain is revealed. His family is dysfunctional to say the least. While I liked Martin in ATTRACTION, I understood him so much more after this book.
“You were a complete surprise and you might ruin everything….You might ruin me.”
As promised, there is another substantial cliff hanger. Kaitlyn and Martin have to make an impossible choice. Sadly, I am certain there isn’t a correct answer and no matter the choice, there is likely going to be heartbreak. Thankfully, we don’t have to wait long to see what happens with Kaitlyn and Martin. The more I read from Ms. Reid, the more I lover her! She is quite unique and refreshing in the NA world.
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“How long have you been up?” I scowled at him, willing my heart to calm and the brief spike of adrenaline to recede.
“For about five minutes. I was up when you knocked and I heard the door open.” He grinned down at me. His voice was deliciously roughened by sleep.
“Do you always grab girls and throw them on your bed when you wake up?”
“Only if that girl is Kaitlyn Parker.”
I appreciated that he’d just used my own line against me and I shook my head at his shenanigans. This seemed to make him happy because his eyes lit with menacing satisfaction.
But then the longer we stared at each other the thicker the air grew between us, and the more difficult it became for me to breathe. His gaze also changed and lit with a new flame, both ominous and hungry. I momentarily forgot why I was there and what my super genius idea had been. All I knew was that his look held the promise of something that was going to feel fantastic.
“I like you here,” he whispered, his eyes half lidded as they moved to my mouth, lingered there.
“You like me where?”
“In my bed. Being in my bed every morning should be one of your life rules.”
“Oh…” Every inhale felt painful, tight.
“All I can think about is touching you,” he said, lowering himself to kiss me.
It was the key phrase and it sparked my memory. I remembered why I was there. I remembered my super genius idea.
“Wait!” I said, turning my face to the side.
“Yes, wait. I have an idea and it involves you not kissing me.”
“That sounds like a terrible idea.” He nuzzled my neck, licking my throat, using his hot breath to make me squirm.
“It also involves you letting me go.”
“Another terrible idea.”
“But it’s not. It’s really genius…oh!”
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.