Blog Tour + ARC Review & Giveaway: Capture by Penny Reid

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Welcome to today’s stop on the blog tour for Elements of Chemistry: Capture by Penny Reid!

Capture by Penny Reid

Capture by Penny Reid
Series: Elements of Chemistry #3 (full reading order below)
Release Date: May 16th 2015
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One week.
Manhattan apartment.
Super-hot ex-boyfriend.
…What’s the worst that could happen?

It’s been nine months since Kaitlyn Parker has seen or heard from Martin Sandeke—nine months and five stages of matter. She’s lived through the worst of first-love heartbreak, and is most certainly stronger (and less likely to hide in science cabinets) than ever before.

But now Martin is back. And he wants to be friends. But he’s sending mixed signals to the Bunsen burner in Kaitlyn’s pants.

Will Martin re-capture Kaitlyn’s heart? Can Kaitlyn and Martin ever be just friends? Or, despite an abundance of chemistry, are some bonds just too unstable to endure?

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Oh my god. I’m so freaking in love with this series, and I’m incredibly sad that this is Martin and Katy’s last book. But what a fantastic ending to a series I absolutely adore! I’m going to miss Kaitlyn and Martin – these are two characters who have completely stolen my heart, and I never want it back. Penny Reid is a goddess for creating these two wonderful, amazing characters. I never wanted their story to end, but the way it did… I couldn’t have imagine it better!

For those who haven’t read the series yet, I want to include as little spoilers as possible. So Capture… it starts off nine months after that god-awful cliffhanger from Heat. Things are completely different for Katy and Martin and their relationship. They both have been moving forward in their professional lives, but regarding their relationship? There’s still work to be done.

I love Katy. And Martin. And Katy and Martin together. They are honestly perfect in their flawed, intelligent, humorous ways. They’re the kind of characters who I want to hug and smoosh to my chest and never let go, because they are just so real in that honest, intelligent way.

“Thank you, Martin. Thank you for finding me in that chemistry closet and seeing me in the first place. Thank you for helping me see myself.”

Katy is a heroine I adored – she may have been frustrating at times, but it was with good reason. I loved being in her head and I loved her quirkiness and awkwardness. And Martin. Holy mackeral, this boy, this man. He’s certainly grown up in Capture – he’s now so much more mature and less quick to reach his temper. But of course, he’s still sexy as hell. The things he says and does make my heart swoon and pound. I’m so in love with him! He’s been a book boyfriend of mine since he first appeared in Attraction

“I don’t want a beautiful week with you. I want a beautiful lifetime.”

Basically, I loved this book. A few frustrations, some miscommunications aside, this book was perfect. Buuut I can’t give this a full 5 heart rating because I just wasn’t as completely OBSESSED with this final book as much as I was with the first book. Still, don’t let that deter you from reading this book, or this series. Penny Reid has written a phenomenal series. I absolutely adore her writing and can’t wait to read her other books. If you haven’t read the Elements of Chemistry series, I recommend you start it ASAP! It seriously is one of the best written series I’ve ever read. It’s certainly become one of my favorite series of all time!

Maybe love, at its essence, is being a mirror for another person–for the good parts and the bad. Perhaps love is simply finding that one person who sees you clearly, cares for you deeply, challenges you and supports you, and subsequently helps you see and be your true self.
Love, I decided, is being a sidekick.

4.5 hearts
lacey

Quotes are taken from the arc and are subject to change in the final version.

Reading Order: Elements of Chemistry series

Attraction by Penny Reid Heat by Penny Reid Capture by Penny Reid Elements of Chemistry by Penny Reid

#1 ~ Attraction: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#2 ~ Heat: My Review • EbookPaperback • Goodreads
#3 ~ Capture: EbookPaperback • Goodreads
#1-3 ~ Elements of Chemistry Bundle: Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads

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Penny ReidSEX! 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.

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Blog Tour + ARC Review & Giveaway: Heat by Penny Reid

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Welcome to today’s stop on the blog tour for Elements of Chemistry: Heat by Penny Reid!

Heat by Penny Reid

Heat by Penny Reid
Series: Elements of Chemistry #2 (full reading order below)
Release Date: April 30th 2015
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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.

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WOW. Wowowow!!!! I freaking loooove Kaitlyn and Martin! Penny Reid blew me away AGAIN with this second installment of the Elements of Chemistry series. Heat was so deliciously hot and sexy… It’s title is very apt for the stuff that goes on between Kaitlyn and Martin in this book. I was a little disappointed how there wasn’t as much heat as I wanted in the first book… but I should’ve known I spoke too soon, because ALL that sexiness goes down in Heat. And while I loved the hot and heavy stuff, what shines in this novel is the incredible character development and relationship growth for Kaitlyn and Martin. Penny Reid is a fantastic writer who’s able to capture the wonder and passion of true love, as well as its hardships and downfalls.

“Maybe you’re right, maybe I don’t know how to treat people. But I meant it when I said that I… fucking hell, I want you. I like you. I’m all in. I’m not a liar and I’m doing my best here. You need to meet me part way.”

I loved getting to know more about Kaitlyn and Martin and getting to see how their relationship expanded and developed. These two are meant to be together, and they’re trying to find a way to make their relationship work and survive once they’re back in the real world. The chemistry amps up in Heat, but so do the frustrations. Kaitlyn and Martin are both highly intelligent people, but they’re not perfect. Despite their flaws, I still loved these two characters. I’m a bit addicted to them and their story. They have so many beautiful, tender, sweet moments that it’s hard not to fall in love with them.

“I don’t think you understand how badly I want you.”

I was utterly swept away by this book. Falling in love is a completely new concept for Kaitlyn and Martin and being in love changes how they view themselves and each other. Kaitlyn has always been a cautious person, guarding her heart, but with Martin, she’s able to open up and trust another person with her heart. Martin is completely head-over-heels in love with Kaitlyn and willing to do almost anything for her, when in the past he was very much a selfish person. Their romance is one that is unique, heartfelt, honest, and real.

“Why do people care about each other? What is attraction? I can’t give you a list of reasons why I react to you like I do. This isn’t an equation to balance. You’re the one I’m always thinking about. It’s you. It just is.”

Both Kaitlyn and Martin were a little frustrating in this book, so that’s why I can’t give a full 5-heart rating. Still, if you loved Attraction, you are going to LOVE Heat. Penny Reid just continues to amaze me with the incredible amount care she puts in the depth and growth in her characters. This book – this series – is well-written, witty, and so much fun to read.

4.5 hearts
lacey

Quotes are taken from the arc and are subject to change in the final version.

Reading Order: Elements of Chemistry series

Attraction by Penny Reid Heat by Penny Reid Capture by Penny Reid Elements of Chemistry by Penny Reid

#1 ~ Attraction: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#2 ~ Heat: EbookPaperback • Goodreads
#3 ~ Capture: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads
#1-3 ~ Elements of Chemistry Bundle: Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads

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Penny ReidSEX! 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.

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Blog Tour + ARC Review & Giveaway: Attraction by Penny Reid

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Welcome to today’s stop on the blog tour for Elements of Chemistry: Attraction by Penny Reid!

Attraction by Penny Reid

Attraction by Penny Reid
Series: Elements of Chemistry #1 (full reading order below)
Release Date: April 9th 2015
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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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Oh my gosh… I freaking. LOVED. This. Book. I’ve never read anything by Penny Reid before, but now… I think I’m going to go gorge myself on all of her books! I loved the writing in this one… and don’t even get me started on the humor – God, I just loved everything about Attraction! It’s a witty, hilarious book with endearing characters I grew to love so much. As soon as I started reading this, I couldn’t put it down – and I couldn’t stop laughing either! I simply adored Attraction. It’s now one of my TOP reads of the year so far!

Kaitlyn Parker and Martin Sandeke are chemistry lab partners. Kaitlyn’s an adorable nerd while Martin is their university’s rowing captain – as well as the school’s hottest, richest, most eligible bachelor. They couldn’t be more different… but it turns out they’re absolutely PERFECT together. That is, when they actually get together. Kaitlyn doesn’t think Martin has even noticed her at all over the course of the school year, but when circumstances put them together outside of the chem lab, it turns out they have a wicked chemistry (hehe) together. And Martin’s been wanting Kaitlyn for a while.

“Haven’t you ever wondered why I come on Fridays?” His fingers curled around my neck and his thumb traced circles along the line of my collarbone. He encouraged my head to tip backward.
“So that we can get a jump start on the weekly assignment?”
He shook his head. “You.”

Kaitlyn is rightfully worried about this playboy and his intentions. But she can’t ignore how her body reacts to him, and she agrees to spend a week with him (along with her best friend and Martin’s rowing teammates) on a private beach to see if what they have together is worth pursuing.

“There is nothing temporary about how I want you.”

My favorite thing about Attraction is how incredible a heroine Kaitlyn is. Penny Reid wrote her in such a dorky, quirky, hilarious, relatable way that I couldn’t help but love her! She felt real and genuine, and I adored her. She’s a very intellectual person, but being with Martin brings out a sensual side of her she never knew existed. I loved the way she talked and thought, even when she was being over-the-top. Kaitlyn was just so much FUN to read! Penny Reid did a fantastic job in creating such a wonderful character like her!

Oh, Martin. How I love thee. At first, not much is known about Martin other than his altheticism, his wealth, and his playboy ways, buuuut I fell in love with him the second he appeared in this book. He’s sexy, domineering, and gives off such a powerful presence, but he’s also so tender and sweet with Kaitlyn. The way he cares for and wants Kaitlyn is unlike anything he’s ever felt, and this comes across so clearly in his actions and words. I mean, he’s still got to prove to Kaitlyn that he’s in this for the long run, but the ways he goes about proving it will make your heart melt and swoon. And did I mention how SEXY Martin is!? The chemistry and tension in this book is off the charts. They way Martin shows Kaitlyn how much he wants her is just too hot for words. Just… hot. damn.

I loved this book. I loved getting to know Kaitlyn and Martin, and I loved reading how they get to know each other. They are so perfect for each other, and it’s so easy to see that they belong together. I’ve already reread this book countless times, that’s how much I loved Attraction. I wish I had all of the Elements of Chemistry books to read ASAP – I honestly can’t get enough of these two fantastic characters! And I wish I read Penny Reid sooner! I’ll definitely be reading more of her other books, because her writing is just fantastic.

5 hearts
lacey

Quotes are taken from the arc and are subject to change in the final version.

Reading Order: Elements of Chemistry series

Attraction by Penny Reid Heat by Penny Reid Capture by Penny Reid Elements of Chemistry by Penny Reid

#1 ~ Attraction: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#2 ~ Heat: My Review • Ebook • PaperbackGoodreads
#3 ~ Capture: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads
#1-3 ~ Elements of Chemistry Bundle: EbookGoodreads (June 1, 2015)

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Penny ReidSEX! 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.

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