Elements of Chemistry: Attraction by Penny Reid – Review & Giveaway

Elements of Chemistry by Penny Reid-Musings of a BibliophileAttraction by Penny Reid

Series: Hypothesis #1

Publication Date: April 9,2015

Also in the series: Elements of Chemistry:Attraction,Heat,Capture

Genre: Contemporary,Romance,Humour,New Adult


Rating: 4/5

Attraction is the first part of the three part new adult contemporary romance Elements of Chemistry by Penny Reid.

Every time I decide to give up on the contemporary romance genre,there are authors like Penny Reid who make me keep coming back for more.She is one author who is a sure bet when it comes to mixing the right amount of humour,wit and nerdiness to a contemporary romance,who creates something awesome every time.Everyone who is familiar with her adult romance series Knitting in the City,would know what I am talking about.And Elements of Chemistry,her first foray into the new adult genre is no exception.

I have been waiting for this one ever since I read the short story  Bunsen Burner Bingo last year and heard about it being developed into a full length story.What seems like a typical college romance or a typical contemporary romance plot at first glance,is in fact a refreshing addition to the genre which comes to life with Reid’s characteristic mastery for weaving humour and wit into the story line,and her knack of creating insanely nerdy and smart heroines.

Kaitlyn Parker maybe naive and a virgin,but she is far from being helpless and has the common sense for self preservation,even when the boy she’d been lusting after,tries hard to seduce her.She is quite a character and there is never a dull moment when one gets to be in her head all throughout the book.

Martin Sandeke is the epitome of alpha male with an attractive body,a female fan following,who is captain of the varsity rowing team and is filthy rich.Though he is a dashing male whose chemistry and pairing with Kaitlyn beyond the chemistry lab is very believable,the jury is still out as to his general likeability in my opinion.There is a hint to a deeper story beyond his he-man  persona though.This being a short novella does not dwell on it longer,but there is  certainly the promise of an even more emotion packed development in the future parts of  Elements of Chemistry.

This is an addictive,fast-paced piece which can be finished within an hour or two.If you are looking for a fine romance with a good dose of hotness,humour and nerd speak,you wouldn’t be disappointed.A note of warning though,this ends on a frustrating cliff hanger.Read it at your own risk if you don’t have a copy of the second part right by your side.


Elements of Chemistry: ATTRACTION is the first part in a three part series; it is 45k words; and it ends Attraction-Elements of Chemistry reviewwith 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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About the Author: Geetanjali-Musings of a Bibliophile

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.

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