Review: Attraction (Elements of Chemistry, #1) by Penny Reid

Kindle Edition, 169 pages
Expected publication: April 9th 2015 by Caped Publishing

Elements of Chemistry, part 1
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?





This is possibly the longest and most gif-filled review I have yet!

Amazing. Astonishing. Astounding. Surprising. Stunning. Staggering. Shocking. Startling...

Penny Reid you did it again! Words is not enough to fully express how AMAZING this book is. So I have gathered GIFs that would help me in order to give a review that this book deserves. 

So let's start with the cover. I think all of you can agree with me that this is the perfect cover the book with the table of elements was really something that made the cover really perfect for the whole theme of the book. Add the hot male model was a great bonus. (Well not exactly a bonus more like the center of attraction)

I have been a fan of ALL of Penny Reid's books so when I saw that an ARC for this book was available on IndieSage for review I JUST HAD TO GET IT, and I was not disappointed. 

This book starts of with "Kaitlyn Parker" hiding inside the closet. If this was any other book I would have already been weirded out but since this is Reid I know the reason behind this would be hilarious. And I was not wrong. All my expectations was reached. 

Kaitlyn overheard someone plotting something devious against her lab partner Martin Sandeke—bad boy, jerkface bully, and the universe’s hottest, wealthiest, and most unobtainable bachelor. 

So being a good Samaritan she decided to tell him what's going to happen and that made her end up on a one week vacation with Sandeke. 

This book reminds me of another book by Penny Reid which isNeanderthal Seeks Human same geeky heroine and alpha male hero. But with a completely different plot. So if you guys have read NSH then this is a book that YOU DEFINITELY NEED TO READ.

I loved how one moment Sandeke was just itching Kait's shoulder then the situation turned into something more erotic. Although this book is indeed a lot more erotic than the previous books of Reid, it didn't appear like it was cheap. I guess the reason is that when things gets hot and heavy between Martin and Kait, the heroine still maintains an innocence that is such refreshing to see. 

Here is the problem, Martin. I feel like I like you."

The sharpness in his gaze softened and his mouth curved into a lazy, satisfied smile.
"That doesn't sound like a problem to me."

"But it is," I pressed. "Because the feeling originates entirely in my pants."

Sometimes what she says is totally unrelated to what's happening and it's just so funny and endearing. Martin Sandeke was such a complex character. He may seem like the normal playboy you see in romance novels but he has deeper layers to him that you'll slowly see once you get deeper into the book. He's just not a typical heartthrob he's someone you'd love to be friends with once you get to know him better.

And now I'm sitting here in front of my computer thinking of more things to say about this book that will entice you to red it. But I can't think of anything else to say anymore. Just that you'll regret not reading this book. This I am sure of.

received digital edition from publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
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  1. Bahahaha I love that quote. I have never read any of this author's books before. This one sounds great though!

    1. SHE IS AMAZING! All her books are amazing for me so you should definitely read it.

  2. The chemist in me feels like trying to name whatever those compounds are on the cover lol. I'll have to read this one!

    1. Haha, well this should be up your league then. :)

  3. The quote is really funny. Tells a lot about her. I can't imagine her wanting to be friends with a bully though. Hope his hidden depths turn out to be worth it. Thanks for sharing it!

    1. No problem Laura, it's my pleasure to share this book. I hope you like it!

  4. I've never heard of the book or the author before but I really enjoyed reading your review! I don't know if it's something for me but ... it made me curious. I might even check it out! Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us. :D

    Yvonne @ A World Between Folded Pages

  5. I've only read Neanderthal Seeks Human by this author but it was hilarious!! I loved the characters so I will most definitely be checking Elements of Chemistry out :D Thanks for the review and that teaser!

    Zareena @ The Slanted Bookshelf