Monday, 6 April 2015

Elements of Chemistry: Capture (Part 3) by Penny Reid - Review



Parts 1-3: Elements of Chemistry
This book has been split into 3 novels.
Part 1: ATTRACTION * Part 2: HEAT * Part 3: CAPTURE

One 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?

**Full novel/continuation of the short story 'Bunsen Burner Bingo' from the Breakaway anthology.**
Series Description: Misadventures of the smart and somewhat socially awkward, the Hypothesis series is an innovative experiment of level headed romantic pragmatism in the new adult genre.
Elements of Chemistry is book #1 in the Hypothesis series. Each book is a standalone, full length (110k words), new adult romantic comedy novel.


Kristine's Review:

Reviewed: April 2015.

Penny Reid.... No words... Capture was an experience to behold. Reid's ability to draw every single emotion from me, she has this knack of pulling me in so subtly that I don't know where her story ends and my emotional response to it begins. Reading Reid's words, emerging myself in her world is effortless, sheer, unadulterated beauty leaks from the page, ensnaring even the most weary of readers, Capture didn't just draw me in, it captivated me, it held me prisoner, setting fire to my heart and my soul. I couldn't put it down, I couldn't think about anything other than Kaitlyn and Martin, I was engrossed in the story as it continued to unfold, I felt every raw and painful emotion with Kaitlyn, I felt her innately as she questioned how long she could grieve for her ended relationship, I felt her sense of coasting through life always doing what was expected of her as she played the role of straight A student, of dutiful daughter, without ever really knowing her own true place in the world.

Martin is just as charismatic as before, still the world weary young man he always was, quick to anger, and untrusting of those around him, but he's also grown, he's matured, he's realised continuing on the same destructive revenge filled path will only lead to pain and emotional ruin. In some ways he was forced to grow in order to change a desolate future.

I don't want to give away anything from this story, from this series as a whole, experiencing the world Reid creates is one of the great joys of reading, and for me, Capture not only hit the mark, it exceeded it. The author never fails to isolate and draw out all the feels in her work, leaving you at times a little raw, a lot happy and so very grateful for the journey.

Read my reviews:

Part 2 - Heat

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About Penny Reid:

Penny Reid is a part time author of romantic fiction. When she is not immersed in penning smart romances she works in the biotech industry as a researcher. She's also a full time mom to two diminutive adults (boy-8 and girl-5), wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought hijacker.



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