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Blog Tour: Elements of Chemistry: Part 1: Attraction by Penny Reid

by Penny Reid
Hypothesis #1
Publication Date: April 9, 2015
Also in this series: Elements of Chemistry: Attraction, Heat, Capture

Review Rating: ☕☕☕☕☕ (5 steaming cups!  Like coffee, ATTRACTION is the start of a habit that will be extremely addictive with its never boring characters, extremely humorous albeit quite realistic depiction of college life and yes the never boring addition of mancandy  buffet that is the university rowing team!)

Attraction is the start of Penny Reid's newest serialized novel, Elements of Chemistry. Here we start the story by meeting Katlyn Parker and Martin Sandeke, where one would prefer to hide in the nearest available closet and the other has gained the reputation of being the most attractive bully on campus. And like always Ms. Reid has managed to pen a story in which two individuals navigate the extremely confusing, albeit quite enjoyable and hopefully a probable HEA romantic relationship set in the always angsty (yet never a dull moment) campus life. The humorous witty dialogue, the charming yet often nonconformist characters and the always entertaining plot is still very much present in Attraction rendering it another potential hit for the ever talented author. And yes it ends in a cliffhanger of sorts but the next installment will not be far behind but enough of a wait to render the reader certifiable prior to the release of the next one.

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Elements of Chemistry: ATTRACTION is the first part in a three part series; it is 45k words; and it ends with 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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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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