Series: Hypothesis #2
Published by Independently Published
Publication Date: April 24th, 2015
Genres: New Adult
Also in this series: Elements of Chemistry Part One: Attraction, 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 One: Attraction, 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.
**Blurb contains spoilers if you haven’t read Elements of Chemistry: ATTRACTION**
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.
“A beautiful man is the devil’s most potent weapon.”
Dare I say that Penny was on to something when she named each installment of this series. In Attraction it was all about the sweaty palms, heart pounding, butterflies going crazy, type of moments as Kaitlyn and Martin’s story started unfolding. In Heat, the attraction between them has reached fever pitch. Each moment between these two very different but oddly compatible couple became more intense. Instead of butterflies I was experiencing hot flashes. Trust me when I say that Heat is hot!
“You always want to be smart and do the right thing. But the problem is, Parker…I just want you.”
I have to admit, I was nervous because this is around the time that me and New Adult break up. Usually it’s because it’s too much too soon. Boy and girl meet. Boy and girl succumb to insta-lust. Insta-lust magically transforms into insta-love, etc. There ends up being no distance, no buildup, no foundation between lust and love. Penny managed to bridge that gap between the action and the emotion. Martin is a kind of a pushy brute that is only kind to a select few. Kaitlyn hides in plain sight and bases all of her interactions with logic, not emotion. Sure, the attraction between Kaitlyn and Martin fuels their encounters but there is a vulnerability to how they respond to one another that makes it so much more than just sex. You see them opening up to one another and it makes the moments that they open up to one another feel that much more important. There is plenty of heat but a lot of heart.
“Love was lasting. Love finds a way. Love endures. But we’d had a week. One week. Only a week.”
While I did love Heat this is my least favorite of the three installments. There are a couple of moments that the pacing felt a little sluggish due to some necessary background information that heavily influences elements of the story. While it is fascinating, it was a bit dry, especially for the emotional tone of the story thus far. It was one of those necessary evils because once you understood why it is important to know those things it changed the dynamic of the story in a HUGE way. If you thought the cliffhanger in Attraction was bad just wait for this one. It’s evil but SO worth it. Trust me when I say that the best is yet to come.