I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Attraction by Penny Reid
Series: Elements of Chemistry #1
Published by Self Published on April 9, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, New Adult, Romance, Romantic Comedy
Pages: 169 pages
Source: the Author
This is the review of Part 1: Attraction from the three part book called Elements of Chemistry. It is the story of Kaitlyn Parker and her Lab partner Martin Sandeke.
Warning: Gushing ahead!
Kaitlyn Parker is the girl, who doesn’t like standing out. Martin Sandeke on the other hand is the golden (bad) boy, is that a thing? I don’t know, if it isn’t it should be. He’s the campus hottest bachelor and Kaitlyn thinks she’s nothing special. Though I’m sure me, martin and everyone else who gets to know her disagrees.
Martin and Kaitlyn are lab partners for chemistry, have been for the past one and a half semesters. Kaitlyn is attracted to Martin but she really doesn’t want to deal with that or him really. Kaitlyn is wonderful, a bit clueless at times (especially about her own appeal), very smart, a bookworm and tea and cookies lover. Her life is all about schedule and living up to her family name. Her internal monolgue though was pretty funny. Some of the stuff she thinks or blurts out was just plain hilarious. She kind of reminded of Felicity from Arrow, the blurting part and that drooling for her partner. 😛
He was forever building fires in my pants. The figurative Bunsen burner forever alight.
I loved Kaitlyn, I mean the girl is awesome truly.
Is a chameleon a coward because it can change its color? No. Its evolved and awesome. I like to think of myself in a similar fashion. There is nothing wrong with having a strong sense of self-preservation.
Martin Sandeke wasn’t used to freely voicing his thoughts and feelings…nor was he used to kindness.
“You think I’m only interested in you for one thing. You’re wrong.” He whisperead against my ear, hot breath spilling against my neck making me shiver, his hand on my stomach inching lower.
“This, what you’re doing now how you’re touching me, does not give credibility to your words.” My breath hitched, my brain disengaging.
“You’re wrong. And I’ll prove it to you.”
“I’m right. I’m right. I’m so, so, so right.”
Every one who has read this book knows when I say that I didn’t want it to end, I wanted more and how Penny Reid can’t just leave it like that. It’s because Martin and Kaitlyn were magic together. They have such great chemistry (no, this is not me making a bad pun). I had this grin on my face the entire time I was reading it (apart from when Ben was mentioned), I literally couldn’t stop smiling. Kaitlyn is a treasure really. This book made me feel cheerful, giddy, full of joy and all other sappy emotions one can feel when they are happy. I just loved their interactions together. They were;
The characters are so likeable (apart from ones namely Ben who are not meant to be likeable), fascinating and intriguing that you can’t help but want to more about them. This is book is the shit like in a awesome non-smelly way. 😀
Quibbles: Nothing apart from the cliffhanger which I hated because I didn’t want to let Martin and Kaitlyn go just yet. I mean this is the reason I don’t read same couple book series anymore, they give anxiety every time the book ends in a cliffhanger or a question mark of some sort but since it was Penny Reid, I gave it a short and I don’t regret it. I just wish I had my grabby hands on the sequel now.
Overall, a awesome first part and can’t wait to see where and how Kaitlyn and Martin’s relationship goes. Happy Reading!