Review: Attraction (Elements of Chemistry #1) by Penny Reid

Attraction (Elements of Chemistry, #1; Hypothesis, #1.1)

Attraction (Elements of Chemistry #1) by Penny Reid

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?


5 Bunsen Burner Stars on Goodreads

Attraction is the first part of Elements of Chemistry. It tells Kaitlyn and Michael’s story. Kaitlyn Parker is a big nerd and likes to hide in closets. She is funny and so likable that I instantly loved here. She comes from a very famous family, Her grandfather was an  Astronauts and her mother is a Senators. Michael’s comes from a very rich family. They couldn’t be more opposite if they tried and this is why Kaitlyn knows they will never work. Never mind the fact that he is too good looking and way too much of a player to be anyway compatible with her.

“Is a chameleon a coward because it can change its color? No. It’s evolved and awesome. I like to think of myself in a similar fashion. There is nothing wrong with having a strong sense of self-preservation.”

“You’ll have to read the book, and don’t interrupt me. It’s distracting enough looking at you. You’ve already derailed my brain train with your face several times.”

This was such a funny and absolutely adorable read. Attraction had great secondary characters that shone through, this always makes a book for me! It was short and I ended up reading within a day and then dived straight into the second in the series.


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