Again I’m left completely bewildered by Evil Over Lord Penny Reid. Heat absolutely sucked me in, as it starts right after the horrible cliffhanger Attraction left us in. I read eagerly Kaitlyn and Martin’s adventure, too focused on their blazing new interest to see what would finally hit me right in the face. Cliffhanger! Again! Why must you be so cruel, Penny Reid?
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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.
Author : Penny Reid
Title : Heat
Series : Elements of Chemistry (Hypothesis) #2
Publisher : Caped Publishing.
Pages : 184
Release date : April 30, 2015
Genre : New Adult, Romance.
Tour : Indie Sage Promotions
Penny Reid strikes again!
You’d think because you knew about the cliffhanger you’d be able to manage and remain calm?
Pffff. Think. AGAIN.
Penny Reid did the unexpected once more, managing to break my heart in little less than 200 pages. Oh but she did it sneakily, you see. She let me me believe I had reached the nirvana first, then abruptly ripped it off of my hands.
This is a cruel thing to do. So beware of Heat, as you well know by now, if you catch the fire, you’re going to get burn.
“It was my song.
It was mine and its lack of rationality was seductive. I loved it. It was beautiful to me.
Prudence, practicality, good judgment, reasonableness, rationality, realism…”
Heat, Elements of Chemistry, part 2 remains true to its name. This book was scorching hot. There is no other word for it.
So hot I was seriously considering upgrading this book to my erotica shelf. See, she did such a great job creating the perfect chemistry between her characters, expertly building an unbearable tension, I was seconds to let Martin and Kaitlyn “play” in my own head. I needed action! I’m not ashamed to say that Penny Reid made me greedy for the next level, and I’m happy to report that, boy, did she delivered.
– If I keep giving in while we’re in the moment then none of this has meaning.
– I want it to have meaning, Parker. And I’m fine with waiting for some things but I still need to touch you.
All of the above.
She gave such attention to details, illustrating every caresses, every touch, every stroke, every feel, that I could project myself as Kaitlyn. Yes, I was Kaitlyn.
And isn’t it what we’re all looking for in a romance novel? To lose ourselves in a story, the fantasy? Well damn, but Penny Reid is my fantasy maker and solely provider.
He tasted me over and over; wet, lapping sounds that struck me as tremendously carnal married with my harsh breaths and moans. The combined sounds were discordant, awkward, and clumsy; and yet like accidental and inharmonious sounds of the piano as he pressed me against the keys, the sounds were real and they were honest.
They were the sounds of sex, of desire.
“Heat” starts right where “Attraction” left us. And I have to hand Miss Reid my hat for not giving into facility and layering on the drama. Kaitlyn and Martin worked their previous issues like adults. Well, Martin certainly laid it on thick with the charm, sexiness and suggestiveness, he was unquestionably as ready as I was to get to the next level. (See how I’m not even relating to Kaitlyn, but myself anymore?)
Kaitlyn never stood a chance to resist Martin, I’m afraid. Resistance was futile. She’d been assimilated.
Where Attraction left us with deep pains in our chests, the heat wave here was most definitely welcome. It was soothing and I enjoyed their mutual discoveries tremendously.
Under the burden of his scorching gaze I attempted to remind myself of my feminist ideals, that I was not put on this earth to be attractive to men.
But those ideals felt really faraway, maybe a little naive, and a lot inconvenient.
Kaitlyn singular and analytical mind VS Martin more impulsive and determined one.
Kaitlyn and Martin are about to explore their feelings, both being recluses in their own way. The experience of opening themselves to each other, trusting each other… The premises of love.
Yes this story is definitely NA in this sense. It evolves around this thing we all experienced at some point in our lives, the attraction, the infatuation and the innocence of a first love… Minus the unnecessary drama. and that was SO REFRESHING!
– What’s so scary about being seen?
– Just because I’m not ready to take the next in the physical intimacy pyramid doesn’t mean I’m afraid to be seen.
Martin and Kaitlyn are happy and enjoying, although short, their period of bliss… But still water certainly runs deep and troubles arise soon.
I’m not going to say much about those troubles. I’d very much wish for you to get the full blast of those revelations. And what do I know? Maybe I’ve been turned a tease by Miss Reid…
Shocked, stunned, surprised, bewildered, confused, bemused, befuddled.
I was delighted yet again to read more about Kaitlyn and her quirky ways. She more than ever proved to be Sheldon Cooper feminine carbon copy. Short of childish behavior.
I thought she was really mature and I’ve been struck by some of her thoughts and reflections. I could really relate to her fears and insecurities, all her inner rambling felt legitimate and in sync with her cautious nature. She had to over dissect everything in order to process and learn from new life situations.
I was proud of my family, but their accomplishments were not my accomplishments, their ambitions were not my ambitions.
Martin, although sharing similarities with Kaitlyn’s reclusive personality, is very much her opposite. He was still a jerk face, and I still loved him despite his faults. Not that there are many to list.
You’re about to learn many things about him in this book, and it helped me understand him a great deal.
– Martin, I’m not trying to hurt you. I just want us to be—
– Smart. You always want to be smart and do the right thing. But the problem is, Parker… I just want you.
I won’t blindside you and tell you to jump into this no matter what, you have to expect an equal, if not much more harsh ending, I for one, was glad to have Capture already to cushion my fall.
Heat offered a very entertaining read, filled with a great dose of humor, scorching hot chemistry, blazing sex scenes and emotional turmoil. Definitely a New Adult novel like I’d like to see more!
Darn, damn, damnit, shoot, gosh, darn it, heck.
SEX! It all started with sex, between my parents. Personally I don’t like thinking about it, but whatever works for you is a-ok with me. No judgment. The sex happened in California and much of my life also occurred in that state until I moved from the land of nuts (almonds), wine, silicon… boobs, and heavy traffic to the southeast US. Like most writers I like to write, but let’s get back to sex. Eventually I married and gave birth to 2 small people-children (boy-6, girl-4 as of this writing).
By day I’m a biomedical researcher with focus on rare diseases. By night I’m a knitter, sewer, lino block carver, fabric printer, soap maker, and general crafter. By the wee hours of the morning or when I’m intoxicated I love to listen to the voices in my head and let them tell me stories. I hope you enjoy their stories.