July 08, 2015

Review: Heat (Elements of Chemistry #2) by Penny Reid

Title: Heat
Author: Penny Reid
Series: Elements of Chemistry #2
Genre: new adult, contemporary romance, a smart romance
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.

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Heat by Penny Reid
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4.5 **le sigh** STARS

“Parker, I love you.”

“Sandeke, I see your love, and raise you a secret handshake.”

Perfect book for an actual heatwave. I swear I have been burning up inside and out. Europe is boiling and so are Kaitlyn and Martin.

Heat is the second instalment in the Elements of Chemistry series and so far the best book in the series for me. The story starts right where we left off. Parker is trying to hide at the party after witnessing something that should have angered her, but ultimately wasn’t much of a surprise. Marin is looking for her and when they are face to face again things come to blows and then some…

“We can't change the past. But we can change how much importance we allow it to have over our future.”

Heat is not only a lot of fun and most definitely brings the scorching hotness, but what I loved most was the care with which Ms. Reid developed the relationship between Kaitlyn and Martin during the one week relationship boot camp. Everything happens within a rather narrow time frame, and yet she still manages to keep the emotions and growth as a couple as real as possible.

There were so many great moments in this book. Kaitlyn putting Martin in his place right in the beginning is just one of them, but I have to say my top pick would be the scene with the piano...*sniffs* I love how both characters bring out the best in each other and ultimately change for the better...until they hit a wall, that is. *coughs*

It's not all smooth sailing. Their upbringing and baggage is rooted deeply in their personalities and they crashed on more than one occasion. For the most part, I think it was beautiful in all it's tragedy. I'm a sucker for good angst and this book sure ended on a lovely little downward spiral. I was so riled up I could have pulled out the pitchforks and gone to town on a certain someone.

All in all, perfect second book in the series and I’m dying to read Capture...keeping my fingers crossed that I can start tomorrow.

Did I mention this series is very much addictive? Well, there you have it…,

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