Heat (Elements of Chemistry, #2; Hypothesis, #1.2) By Penny Reid

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    It’s too late to turn back now . . .
    From the New York Times Bestselling Author Penny Reid

    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.

    Elements of Chemistry: HEAT is the second part in a three part series; it is 55k words; and it ends with a cliffhanger.
    Part 1 (ATTRACTION) Available Now! (ends on a cliffhanger)
    Part 2 (HEAT) Available Now! (ends on a cliffhanger)
    Part 3 (CAPTURE) Available Now! Heat (Elements of Chemistry, #2; Hypothesis, #1.2)

    4.5 stars!

    Heat starts off right where Attraction left us hanging. I collectively breathed a sigh of relief at the fact that Kaitlyn and Martin are still on and off for some hot R&R and explore their attraction to each other. And oh boy, did they explore.

    Heat is an apt title for this book because this is the hottest book Penny Reid has ever done. Talk about explosive chemistry. Martin and Kaitlyn spent that one week exploring each other physically and emotionally but there's always that question of what happens when the week is finally over? And just when I thought they might finish the week on a high note, family secrets and personal convictions got in the way with that and readers are left with a massive cliffhanger.

    I can't wait to read the next book. Despite this being tagged as a serial novella, the length is quite hefty for a serial. I didn't feel cheated because this book not only answered the questions we had from book 1 but it also sets up nicely the future events of the third book. Plus, this author just completely captivates me with her stories. No question about it, Penny Reid writes the type of stories I want to read over and over again.

    I'd highly recommend this series, and if you start Attraction now and then Heat, you'll be able to finish them just in time for Capture.

    ARC provided by Penny Reid in exchange for an honest review.
    Penny Reid 4.5 STARS! ★★★★☆

    But it's not going to be meaningful for you...unless you're passionate about me.

    I cannot even begin to express my excitement when I saw this hit my Kindle and was ready to jump right back into Katy & Martin's world with the second instalment of Elements of Attraction! And as the title simply puts it, Heat turns up the intensity between our duo and if anyone here dare says Penny Reid can't do hot and steamy, Y'ALL BE DEAD WRONG.

    Newsflash everyone: Penny has not only let a sexy and swoony man on the loose but he is one mighty fine dirty-talking hero! I'm talking hot like 'holy mother of all Bunsen burners' because the scorching heat is at an all time high! Pretty sure I needed a few cold showers to calm myself down from the multiple panties combustion. I swear I could almost feel the heat sizzling burning fervently through the pages. Wow wow wow.

    A quick rundown on this second part (with no spoilers I promise!): It picks up right after the first one, Attraction and while both of them tide through that speed bump soon enough, this instalment really explores in depth about Katy & Martin's current stance as a couple now. For Katy, this is all very new to her and I loved that while she's slowly evolving and breaking out from that shell of hers, she doesn't lose that unique quirk that made me love her so much. Her analytical ways are still ever-present but she's slowly starting to lose her inhibitions the more she bonds with Martin. As their relationship progresses, Katy will soon find out if love will finally trump logic.

    But you are terrified, Kaitlyn. Everything is logical discussions with you, everything is so reasonable and analytical. Don't you feel passionate about anything?

    And Martin Sandeke, let me just say that this guy is just a whole bag of surprises. I mentioned he was pretty much an enigma in the first one but we really get to learn a lot more about him here. These characters are anything but one-dimensional and there's so much more to them than meet the eyes. They're imperfect in their own ways but no doubt, they bring out the best of each other. I found my heart swelling with love as these two try to balance out each other's flaws.

    BUT ALAS THAT ENDING. Oh Penny, why hast thou forsaken me with that ending?! I knew the terrible cliffhanger was coming but NOTHING was enough to prepare me for it. I didn't expect to be crying like a little schoolgirl who just lost her lunch money and left to wallow in the sandbox of misery by the end of it. You have hit me right in the feels with that last portion there, Penny!! *clutches heart*

    Again, I feel the need to reiterate that Penny's writing is all kinds of smart, funny, refreshing and will keep you hooked to the story from start to end. I loved this instalment as much as the previous but add on the heat, I couldn't even peel my eyes away from the read at all! I felt that the heat factor definitely played more roles than one, other than merely spicing up the read but it proved to be pivotal by allowing both characters to confront some of their issues head-on.

    I'm nervous and excited to see where Penny will bring us in the final part but if there's one thing I'm sure of now, it'll be that this brilliant lady will deliver an epic finale for our beloved duo. Now I just need another truckload of patience to survive the wait, GAH THE STRUGGLE IS REAL.

    Elements of Chemistry: Heat is the second part of a trilogy series called Hypothesis and each instalment will be released within a month of each other. This series is a NA contemporary romance read.

    ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

    Penny Reid 5 What is Right Stars
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    I want you to stop for a moment and think back to the years of 18 to 22...with the demographics of Goodreads, it could be right now or many many decades ago...I ask you to do this because we all go through that stage and the intensity of it can be thrilling, adventurous and scary as hell...all at the same time. The core feelings of lust, love, and sex will always be the same... but depending on who we are and how we process things will guide our actions and results of the lessons learned.

    It can be an amazing life experience to hold dear for years to come; it can also devastate you.
    In Heat by Penny Reid, she created these two people who have the intelligence and core beliefs to carry them through some typical times and then some very unique only to them times...and all of it feels very real.

    I do not wish to go into too much which will take away from your experience; however, I want you to pay very close attention to how these two communicate when confronted with conflict.

    Each. Holds. Their. Own.

    There is no accusing and then crying and oh I'm sorry... Done.

    No, there is a confident woman telling a man what the issue is, how it made her feel, how she didn't like it and decided nope... not for her.

    In turn, there was a man confused not understanding at first what he did wrong, hearing what was presented, explained how mixed signals got them where they were.

    The Best...They both listened and processed each position; they talked it out so each got what happened and then moved forward...they did not hold grudges, they took the information and applied it to the budding relationship.

    I was impressed by this because I was able to see how these two were going to work...I knew things would happen (it is a romance novel, duh) but this early scene gave me a road map to how they could work through the crap if they applied themselves.

    This love story is a take you by the hand and be in the heads of characters to adore...I have already told you my love for them in my review for the first part so I am not going to go into greater detail on that.

    But I will tell you this couple goes on an emotional and sexual journey which is so explosive in its care, feelings, way of communicating and expressing everything about learning about the overwhelming intensity of mind, body, and soul of sex.

    There is Martin, one who knows what it is all about; how to work his magic fingers and other parts to make a woman's body sing. He also has a shocking understanding this time things are different; not a hit it and quit it...this is the girl he has been wanting, watching and thinking about for over a year. It's like he doesn't know why but he has a vested interest to make sure he doesn't fuck this up and is on new territory... undiscovered land with mines embedded to look out for... and not cause this wonder to decimate.

    And then we have Kaitlyn... she is this eye of the hurricane of lust and new feelings...she is having her head talking to her at a thousand miles a minute yet also having her body claiming all the senses at once. She is aware at all times of the wonder of it all while knowing what she wants and how much she is able to handle in this new arena. She is clear to Martin and Martin listens...he pays attention.

    This part of the story gives us other moments which will make you sit back and be knocked sideways with the blatant wisdom and real philosophy of men and how they categorize what has been ingrained in their heads forever. To hear is said outright and have Kaitlyn push back was a moment that would hit every woman no matter the age.

    So many moments... some amazing... others forecasting the ugly I alluded to in my first review... All adding up to an intense part of this series... so worth the read, not a false moment in it.

    Yes, the ending has a huge major cliffy...and a life question that pushes these two who are destined to be that love which will never be duplicated by any other for either of them...How they handle it, what they do... this is the beauty and pain of real-life...

    Ms. Reid has us in the palm of her hands; she takes great care and does not use her power ruthlessly or indiscriminately...we are able to trust in Reid, not to abuse it but to use it for good and righteous.

    I will be ready for my next test, Ms. Reid...I am preparing for the final.

    Attraction (Elements of Chemistry, #1; Hypothesis, #1.1)
    Heat (Elements of Chemistry, #2; Hypothesis, #1.2)
    Capture (Elements of Chemistry, #3; Hypothesis, #1.3)

    ~~~~~ Before Reading ~~~~~

    Forgive me Prince...
    But I just got the next segment
    of Penny Reid's Elements of Chemistry: Heat (Hypothesis, #.5)
    and I'm feeling ... Oh, I don't know... a little...

    I get delirious whenever get your arcs....
    Lose all self control...
    Get a stupid look on my face
    'Cuz I get delirious,
    Yes, I am dizzy, delirious and ready for more Martin and Kaitlyn.

    A gifted copy was provided by author/publisher for an honest review.

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    Penny Reid **** 5++++ Muy Caliente Stars*****

    (Arc Kindly provided by author <3)

    Whoever said Penny Reid can't write sexy better read this book because let me tell you something, not only she CAN but the sexy factor she rocked in this second installment of the Elements of Chemistry will absolutely knock your socks off. With this I'm not implying that this book is an all perv fest either, but there was something just so sexy about Martin and Kaitlyn discovering new feelings and allowing the passion between them to strip down their inhibitions. These two characters are people who thrive on independence, on being able to get to where they need to be without anyones help, so that made their connection that more magnificent, igniting all kinds of beautiful sparks in me.

    The story picks up right where we left off on Attraction and thank God because that cliffy gave me one hell of a hangover after the massive amounts of wine I consumed (3 glasses, I really can't hold my liquor) but now my love for this series has reached new levels, the beauty and intensity between the characters was completely enchanting . So I've decided to start the Martin Sandeke Fan Club, I'll be the president of course, I'm currently working on the design for the banner and tee-shirts and I'm also taking applications for anybody who wants to join me in the worship and obsession of this delicious Alpha Male creature that completely melts my heart and my pants.

    That's it! that's all the info you get from me about this book. You need to mark your calendars (April 30th) and purchase this book; good news is you can already pre-order:


    My Elements of Chemistry: HEAT music playlist:
    *Take Your Time by Sam Hunt
    *Feel So Close (Radio Edit) by Calvin Harris
    *Overjoyed by Stevie Wonder
    *I Feel It All by Feist
    *Want To Want Me by Jason Derulo
    *You Are In Love by Taylor Swift

    Loved Heat so much and I can't wait to read the third and last book... Penny Reid ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️5 STARS⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    (I was given an Arc in exchange for an honest review)

    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!

    “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.”

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    Penny Reid

    Okay, I know what you’re thinking. Another five star rating from me, how can that be? Well, it’s pretty simple. Penny Reid continues to write stories that really rock my world. It is with such ease that she sucks me into her stories leaving me no other choice but to fall in love with the characters and the plot. In HEAT Penny continues with her wit and originality. In this one she gave just a little bit more.

    That little bit more comes in the form of some pretty scorching hot and sexy scenes.

    The ending of book one leaves you feeling uncertain and anxious about what was going to happen with Martin and Kaitlyn. Within moments of starting HEAT you are able to breathe a lot easier. But it is just the beginning. Martin and Katy are about to explore feelings that will rattle them both.

    Falling in love is one of those things that can be both exciting and scary at the same time. Little by little Katy’s cautious side gives way to the passion she is feeling. She shares pieces of herself she has never shared with another and risks her heart in a way that is foreign to her.

    Things appear to be a bit easier for Martin. He wants Katy. He needs her. He desires her. For him there is no need for logic. He wants her in his life and will take it slow or take it fast. Whatever Katy needs, he is willing to give.

    I wish these two could have stayed in their little bubble but they couldn’t. They continued to melt my heart, Martin with his vulnerability and Katy with her innocence. Each of them putting on display the things that could hurt them the most.

    I tried yet again to prepare myself for the ending but it didn’t work. I was….

    It was worth every minute though, the sweetness, tenderness, sexiness and even the sadness. I continue to keep the faith that Penny will bring Martin and Katy to the spot that they are supposed to be.

    **ARC Kindly provided by Penny Reid** Penny Reid 4.5 Stars

    ”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.”

    Martin and Kaitlyn enjoy the rest of their week in paradise getting crazy hot and heavy. I mean Penny Reid can seriously write some fan yourself steam and Martin was irresistible!

    The humor is once again spot on in this second installment. I’m all happy because everything is going swimmingly except for that passion fight for what you want and bowing out argument and then… I can’t total devastation!

    ”Not. My. Problem.”

    [image error] Penny Reid After the shocking ending of the first serial, I wasn't sure where Kaitlyn and Martin's story was going to lead. However, 'Heat' picks up right were 'Attraction' left off, so you won't be left hanging for long. In fact, this book featured one of the quickest resolutions to a big conflict that I've ever encountered. It was even a little anti-climactic for me, as I love the grovel.

    That being said, I still enjoyed this book immensely. Kaitlyn never gets old. Her quirky, but endearing, antics kept me laughing again and Martin is just the guy to balance out her light-hearted personality.

    This installment highlights the change in their relationship from friends to lovers. The intimacy between the two is incredible and there is plenty of sexiness. For most of this book, they are blissfully happy and inseparable.

    Then, things go bad. I knew it would happen, but it was still painful to bear witness to. Expect another big cliffhanger that will leave you clamoring for the third installment.

    Overall, this is still a fabulous series. I love the push/pull between Kaitlyn and Martin. After finishing this one, I had to dive into the last book immediately. I just couldn't get enough of these two!

    Penny Reid 4.5 stars!

    Part 2 of Penny Reid’s Element’s of Chemistry is aptly named Heat. Things really start to heat up between Martin and Kaitlyn. They are still in the bliss of their perfect week together. After that cliffhanger from book one, we get to see what happened and why.

    Martin and Kaitlyn both have stronger feelings for one another then they thought possible at this stage in their relationship. Kaitlyn learns a lot about Martin. Things about his past and family. Things that have shaped him into the person he is today. Someone who has to be callous at times, has to protect themselves. Kaitlyn sees that. She sees him.

    “Are you always like this?”

“Like what? Amazing?”

“Yeah… amazing.”

I did love seeing the growth in their relationship. I know things may seem fast to some readers, but these two have known each other for a while. Both of their feelings haven’t just developed overnight. Their love and passion for each other is something that took time and is just now starting to bloom. Martin makes Kaitlyn feel special. He makes her feel like she is worth everything to him.
    I felt cherished. I felt. And it felt like perfection.

    This installment was a bit more serious than the last, but you know Penny Reid still brings the smart, the quirky and the funny. I adore the banter between these two. The times they made me giggle, it was a nice break from some of the serious things going on.
    “Listen to me for one fucking second, okay?”

I also whispered, but only because he was whispering, “Only if you stop using the f-word like you get paid royalties every time you say it.”

“I’ll fucking use whatever fucking word I want to fucking use whenever I fucking want to.”

    I’m not going to sugar coat this- the end of this installment broke my heart. This cliffhanger was far worse than the last for me. Thankfully the next part will be out shortly. I can’t wait to see how Martin and Parker’s story ends!

    “We can’t change the past. But we can change how much importance we allow it to have over our future.”

    Penny Reid

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