Friday, May 22, 2015

Elements of Chemistry, Capture by Penny Reid Review + Giveaway

by Penny Reid
Hypothesis #3
Publication Date: May 16, 2015
Genres: ContemporaryHumorNew AdultRomance
Elements of Chemistry: CAPTURE is the third part in a three part series; it is 70k words.
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.

Oh, Fallers. What can I say? Can I say that this was the perfect ending to a story I ended up loving, despite my misgivings?

Yes. Yes I can say that, which is why I'm giving Penny Reid's Capture FIVE LEAVES.

Capture is the third and final installment of Kaitlin Parker and Martin Sandeke's whirlwind story. If you've read my past reviews, you know that I had my own struggles with the story--it can be difficult to read a story you connect personally with, especially when those connections involve parts of yourself that you're not comfortable with. We started Elements of Chemistry with a young woman experienced in avoidance and hiding from her problems and shutting down her feelings and a young man who was angry (and mostly just angry and other crabby feelings). We start Capture with a young woman who has discovered her passion, has tried her best to stop hiding in closets, and is finally starting to get what she wants out of life and a young man who is calm, confident, and decidedly less angry.

Capture, all in all, is a story about two people who worked, and then didn't, but changed for the better and might be able to make a really wonderful, well-rounded couple. But first, as with any story, they have to actually get their collective crap together. What ensues is one of the cutest stories I've had the opportunity to read in my very short career as a blogger. Yes, we have the opportunity to read Penny's trademarked raw honesty and human interaction, fraught with difficult conversations and real relationship stops and starts. But it's also damn cute. I won't give away the end, but let me tell you--if you've been waiting to read this series in its entirety like I have, the ending does not disappoint.

Read. One-click it. Do it NOW, Fallers.

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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