Review: Heat by Penny Reid

Posted 7 May, 2015 in Reviews / 3 Comments

Review: Heat by Penny ReidTitle: Heat
Series: Elements of Chemistry #2
Author: Penny Reid
Genres: New Adult, Serial Novella
Release Date: April 30, 2015
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About Heat:

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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This one was probably my favorite of the trilogy! You see Kaitlyn and Martin really well in Heat – the good and the bad. And the ebb and flow of it all is the perfect pace for a novella. It’s a fast pace that I normally dislike with longer books, but works really well here.

Plus, can I get a hot damn at the action in this one? Hell yeah. Very, very nice. And the fact that they were on vacation made the constant action a lot more realistic than your average “sex five times a day” romance novel. I mean, when I get home from work I can barely move off the couch, and those characters have much more stressful jobs than mine. Bye, Felicia.

Once again, I would’ve liked more than one nickname for Kaitlyn’s sex drive. I’m a big fan of the pants. I talk frequently about the pants. But this book had too much of “the pants.” I can overlook it, though, because in reality I probably say that too frequently as well.

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About Penny Reid:

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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