Review: Heat by Penny Reid

Posted February 27th, 2017 in book review / 10 comments

Review: Heat by Penny ReidHeat by Penny Reid
Series: Elements of Chemistry #2
Publisher: Caped Publishing on April 24, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Pages: 188
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Purchase: Amazon
Add to: Goodreads
Rating: four-stars
Heat: three-flames

Four days left.
Private beach (…and boat).
Not so invisible girl.
And maybe less of a jerk-faced bully than originally thought.

What’s the worst (or the best) that could happen?

Kaitlyn is finding life outside of the science cabinet of obscurity to be quite illuminating …and so are her pants.

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

At A Glance

I am so in love with these characters.

The Good

So we pick up right after the cliffhanger of Attraction. Martin and Kaitlyn are going through some ups and downs. Parties with grabby girls, bad fathers and their evil intentions, and political mothers with sucky proposals.

I am still in nerdy-love with Kaitlyn’s character. She is just amazing in every way. She would totally make me shoot milk out of my nose (if I actually drank milk) with her one-liners and quick wit. Her banter with Martin is spot on the whole time. I love how these two bring out the best in each other. They stumble their way through this fast relationship, and it works for some reason.

Still a lot of drama in this one, which I loved. We get mixed signals, misunderstandings, and a reality-punch after a magical week of vacation. I loved reading about these two falling in love. But that ending, ahhhhhh. So devastating! Martin was such a jerk-hole!

The Bad

This trilogy is really one long book separated into three parts, so Heat, being the middle book, lacked a full plot of it’s own. That was the only downside.

The Snuggly

We definitely get more steam in this book, though not too much. Kaitlyn comes out of her sex-shell because Martin makes her feel comfortable and sexy. Seriously heart-warming and panty-melting.

Final Thoughts

I am excited to see how this trilogy ends because Reid amped my excitement for Kaitlyn and Martin to really come together. You will laugh and maybe even cry with Heat. The perfect combo. Highly recommended


“We can’t change the past. But we can change how much importance we allow it to have over our future.”  

“Listen to me for one fucking second, okay?”
I also whispered, but only because he was whispering, “Only if you stop using the f-word like you get paid royalties every time you say it.”
“I’ll fucking use whatever fucking word I want to fucking use whenever I fucking want to.”  

“So I buried myself under my covers and cried like it was my job and I was hoping for a promotion.”  


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10 Responses to “Review: Heat by Penny Reid”

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      I know, it’s not my fav set up either, but still worth the read.

  1. Braine

    Are all the books out? I feel like this will work best if you binge read it so
    You get the entire story without cliffhangers or “plot holes” due to the tale being divided into parts

  2. Olivia Roach

    A shame that this one was kind of lacking the backbone of a plot… but I am glad to see that your love for the characters has made it one you want to keep on reading 😀

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