Series: Hypothesis #3
Published by Independently Published
Publication Date: May 10th, 2015
Genres: New Adult
Also in this series: Elements of Chemistry Part One: Attraction, Elements of Chemistry Part Two: Heat
Also by this author: Neanderthal Marries Human: A Smarter Romance, Beauty and the Mustache, The Hooker and The Hermit, Elements of Chemistry Part One: Attraction, Elements of Chemistry Part Two: Heat
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.
Elements of Chemistry: CAPTURE is the third part in a three part series; it is 70k words.
Part 1 (ATTRACTION) will be released April 9, 2015.
Part 2 (HEAT) will be released April 30, 2015.
Part 3 (CAPTURE) will be released May 16, 2015.
“He was still wrapped around my heart and I had no way to evict him. I wasn’t sure I could.”
I am an emotional reader. Hell, I think most of us are emotional readers. I have a tendency to get so invested in a story that when it hits me in my feels, I feel it. After I finished Capture, I listened to Stevie Wonder’s Overjoyed and ugly-happy-cried for a good half hour. As much as I would like to play it off as just an unfortunate side-effect of PMS (sorry for the TMI) that excuse doesn’t fly. Especially since I had the same reaction a good two weeks after I read Capture the first time. I have struggled with how to define what it is that hit me so hard with this last installment and I have a few theories. There is a slight spoiler coming up if you haven’t read the end of Heat, so be aware.
“And I also realized this, a friendship with Martin, was either going to help me get over him and be my best idea of all time, or I was going to fall even harder and it was the worse mistake I would ever make.”
Capture picks up where Heat left off. Kaitlyn and Martin are no longer together *insert devastation*. While I know that some readers have a problem with couples being separated during a story this is just one of the reasons why I loved it. It’s not that I wanted Kaitlyn and Martin to be apart. No, my stomach was in constant knots, my heart felt like it was in a constant yo-yo state, basically it was painful as all get out. But there was beauty in that pain, and growth too. It’s like that saying about the juice being worth the squeeze. I didn’t doubt that Kaitlyn and Martin could fall in love so fast and so hard but there is something real about seeing how that love changed them.
“I don’t want a beautiful week with you. I want a beautiful lifetime.”
I am so sad this story is over. I love these characters. I loved feeling all the feels with them. It was so refreshing to see a New Adult series that actually had some real character development and showed young adults trying to figure out themselves and their place in the world and in love. It wasn’t just a steamy read. I think that’s why out of all three Capture was my favorite. It captured (pun intended) what it is to love. It’s irrational and passionate and in the end it should make you want to be the best person you can be.