Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Elements of Chemistry: Attraction blog tour


Christy's Review

Attraction (Elements of Chemistry, #1)Attraction by Penny Reid
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 'Like Awesome' stars!

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The more Penny Reid that I read, the more I love her! All her books are funny, feisty and smart. Elements of Chemistry: Attraction is the start of a three part series about lab partners Martin and Katy.

Katy, also known as Parker, is intelligent. She’s a bit socially awkward and beautiful in a way that’s not traditional. She’s also hilarious and insanely attracted to her jerk-face lab partner, Martin. Martin is popular, handsome, athletic, rich, the whole package. A series of events leads him to notice Katy more than he ever has before…

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Martin and Parker end up on a vacation together. Katy brings her best friend, and Martin brings the other rowers on his team. Their time together is interesting to say the least. Although Katy is immensely attracted to Martin, she sees him more than just an attractive guy. She sees him as a man who needs a friend.
“He needs a friend and all I can think about is doing very bad things to his body.”

“You’re starved for physical intimacy. He’s starved for emotional intimacy. Maybe you can help him and help yourself.”

“I don’t want to use him like that. I think his whole life people have been trying to use him.”

And Martin is out to prove it to her that he wants her for more than just one thing as well…

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Elements of Chemistry is an insanely clever, funny, sexy and unique new adult romance. I devoured it in one sitting. It was fantastic. The writing, the characters, the plot, all of it. It does end in a cliffhanger, and yes, that cliffhanger gutted me… but thankfully there was a sneak peak for Heat at the end that eases the ache a bit. I am so excited for the rest of this series- for more Martin and Katy!

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Publication Date: April 9, 2015
Tour: Attraction by Penny Reid
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Elements of Chemistry: ATTRACTION is the first part in a three part series; it is 45k words; and it ends with a cliffhanger.
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.
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?

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