Series: Hypothesis #1
Published by Independently Published
Publication Date: April 6th, 2015
Genres: New Adult
Also in this series: Elements of Chemistry Part Two: Heat, Elements of Chemistry Part Three: Capture
Also by this author: Neanderthal Marries Human: A Smarter Romance, Beauty and the Mustache, The Hooker and The Hermit, Elements of Chemistry Part Two: Heat, Elements of Chemistry Part Three: Capture
I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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?
“There is nothing temporary about how I want you.”
I promise this will be the best $.99 you’ve ever spent! I was lucky enough to read an advanced copy of Part One: ATTRACTION and it left me in a state of epic feels. It is silly, sexy, smart, and so much fun! I found myself immediately re-reading after I finished because I enjoyed the experience so much. Especially because of Kaitlyn and Martin.
“You’re starved for physical intimacy. He’s starved for emotional intimacy. Maybe you can help him and help yourself.”
Kaitlyn is a bit of a novice when it comes to the opposite sex, especially when someone like Martin, a jerkface manwhore, sets his sights on her, but that is when the magic begins. Martin with all his alpha-ness and caveman tendencies is a sexy pain in the ass and Kaitlyn is in WAY over her head. Thankfully, like most of Penny’s heroines, Kaitlyn possesses the three B’s: brains, beauty, and backbone. Kaitlyn is capable of being innocent, a little naive, and overly-logical and yet she is never lacking because of it. I think that is one of the reasons that her interaction with Martin is so endearing. She softens his rough edges and he applies passion to reason because of awesome 😉
Normal and comfortable conversation gave way to our baseline: sexual tension. His half-lidded stare grew hot, the intensity of it built a fire in the area of my pants. He was forever building fire in my pants. The figurative Bunsen burner forever alight.
But like most Penny Reid novels I came here for the feels. OMG the feels are strong with this one. It’s not often that I can physically feel my heart pound, my palms sweat, butterflies taking residence in my stomach, and zings in my things during the same book, must less part one of three, but it happened. I physically remembered what it is to start falling in love for the first time and what an amazing side-effect that is. I have already read Part Two: HEAT and Part Three: CAPTURE and I promise you that the story gets better! Keep your eyes peeled for my reviews soon 🙂