Elements of Chemistry – Hypothesis #1 by Penny Reid

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?



I actually read these as the three separate books but really you might as well just get Elements of Chemistry as a whole as you have to read the whole story.

Martin is definitely a  ‘jerk-face’ as Kaitlyn likes to call him. If you are anything like me you will constantly be wondering why she is bothering during the first two parts but then I flipped my opinion and actually wondered why he was bothering in the third. I was also pleading with both of them to just tell each other! I did feel that Kaitlyn was kind of hypocritical in her ‘if you love me’ situation, Martin could have said (and should have said) the exact same thing.  Misunderstandings and miss-communication is in abundance but it oddly adds to the connection and chemistry between these two.

Kaitlyn is a very careful girl and shies away from uncomfortable situations. Her calming techniques are often her downfall and if she has been more emotional a lot of her heartbreak could have been avoided.  Martin is her opposite, showing his emotion and passion freely, his only problem is that the passion he employs is often directed in the wrong direction – revenge.

A heartbreaking read but with a happy ending.


Author: mandy

I love to Read! Mostly romance (of all types) but I also enjoy murder mysteries, paranormal fantasy, sci-fi, comedy, pretty much anything.

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