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Heat

Elements of Chemistry, Book 2
Narrated by: Cris Dukehart
Series: Elements of Chemistry, Book 2
Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (722 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

When things heat up between Kaitlyn Parker and Martin Sandeke - previously known as the jerk-faced bully - Kaitlyn 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.

Contains mature themes.

©2015 Penny Reid (P)2015 Tantor

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Highly enjoyable 5 stars, love mystery and conspiracy, what more can you ask for? Great book for book clubs. ❤️

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Martin really is the Count of Monte Cristo!

If you could sum up Heat in three words, what would they be?

Realistic, captivating, surprising

What was one of the most memorable moments of Heat?

I felt my forehead wrinkle as my eyebrows pushed upward. “Multiple? Is that even possible? I’m pretty sure I read that was a myth.”“Parker…” He dipped his head to my neck, nibbled my earlobe, making me shrug my shoulder reflexively and shiver with delight.He continued on a whisper, “If multiple orgasms are a myth, then you can call me Hercules.”

What does Cris Dukehart bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She acted out some of the reactions which I may not have done while reading it for myself.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I sometimes felt just as frustrated with Kaitlyn's logical nature as Martin did. I prefer to laugh over cry when I read a novel, so I was relieved that there were plenty of humorous moments.

Any additional comments?

Overall rating: ★★★★½ - In spite of Kaitlyn and Martin's romance getting serious in only a week's time, I was truly invested in their love story. I can't see a way out of their current predicament though, so I'm really curious to discover how author Penny Reid wraps up the series in the final novel, Capture (Elements of Chemistry #3). I already know I'll be really bummed if they don't get a happily ever after ending.

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Enjoyable.

Love these two and all the chemistry references. She has an Aspergers temperament similar to Flat-Out Celeste. Very fun.

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Not as good as the first book in the series

So this book I didn’t like quite as much as the first one. About halfway through I came really close to giving up and moving on to something else. I actually did stop for about a week and try listening to something else. Which I think then I did DNF that one, and will post about it later. But I came back to this and ended up being interested enough to go on to the final book. For example: the thought about how being desired, feeling desirable is something so hard to let go really resonates with me. And I totally get it, it’s very addictive. And I said a big amen to the part about violence and bad language ok, but the human body being so horrible in America. So frustrating!! Something Kaitlyn did or said was that if no one can see you because you’re hiding, then they can’t ignore you is probably something I do myself. The part that made me almost give up was another bit about “the marrying kind” of girl, and how she shouldn’t be giving him a blow job if she was that kind of girl. I mean WTF! So judgemental I was really irritated. I get some men may think that way, but I didn’t expect it from the guy we are supposed to be falling in love with along with the heroine.

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Wonderful

Intense continuation to the series. Penny Reid is an awesome smart romance writer. Incredible stories and characters.

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it is part 2 of book 1 it has it weard charm

at least this one didn't just end like the first one it helps that l have the audible escape package so it kinda worth reading since it free.

the more l think of the conflit the main character has in the end of part 2 leaves me questioning what her mum is doing and what he is doing are like really similar. he doing out of revenge and her mum is doing it out of her want to help.

So there is no need for what she did it more like a filler but yet to read the third one. l and she end up regrating her choice because she self sacrifice for the good of the people. anyway she does deserve better . just wish he could get a chance to nurture the first time he felt genuine care and love from someone.

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The road of love always contains potholes

The week break is a reveal on so many fronts, but there is always pot holes in the road of true love.. therefore our lovers part, due their parents mismanaged ideals.
I wonder what the next episode reveals.

I have submitted this review after listening to the audiobooks for this title.

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Not up to the Penny Reid standard

I will start by saying I a HUGE fan of Penny Reid. I adore the Winston Brothers and the Knitting in the City Series. She has set the bar high. I considered her a one click author. I now feel like I need to take that back. I read/listened to the first two installments (not books) of this series and simply cannot finish it.

I RARELY let a series go unfinished but I simply couldn’t take anymore of the huge angst given off by the main characters. They were in the most immature relationship I’ve read in a long time. I kept waiting for character development to redeem the behavior of especially the male lead. But after two books I’m done with them.

I’m also disappointed that this story is split over multiple books. The author is known for her slow burn but never boring stories. This did neither and split the one story I would expect from her into multiple books. It feels like a way to make more money and I don’t appreciate that. I am normally thrilled to purchase each of her books. But this story should be one book. And even then I would say that this is NOT a great book given what I have previously stated and what other reviewers have said.

Sadly disappointed and I’ll be more careful with her books in the future.

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not my fave. did not finish

I love me some Penny Reid...... but I couldn't finish this. I'm sorry the characters were too whiney, too wrapped up in their own drama... and THEYRE 19 for crying out loud....

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Continuation of book 1

I think the story continues good. Still quirky and humorous but in this one we also find out about Martin and his dad's relationship. Kaitlin continues to come out of her comfort zone and admits that she loves Martin not right away. Martin does tell her that he loves her and then is frustrated that she isn't quite ready to say it back. They have a couple of arguments and talk through them but for now it won't be enough. I love Kaitlin's analysis and conclusion of every situation and it drives Martin insane. Now book 3