Attraction (Elements of Chemistry #1) by Penny Reid
4.5 synonym stars!
“Is a chameleon a coward because it can change its color? No. It’s evolved and awesome.”
Okay at first I was kicking myself for not having read this sooner, but after the cliffhanger that was the ending boy am I glad that I waited until this series was finished! I can jump right into the next book! And also, a small shout out to Dee, Jasmine and Sharon, all three of whom recommended me this series at one point. I really was listening! I mean 3 recs people, that’s pretty promising. I will give each of you credit for every book (Dee first because she rec’d it first).
THIS WAS THE PERFECT BOOK TO SUIT MY MOOD! Like seriously. After DNFing my last book I needed something that could hold my attention and this book was it! I honestly was giggling and laughing out loud while reading this.
“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.”
Attraction drops us right at the beginning of the story of Parker and Martin. The two are lab partners and one day when hiding in the closet of the chem lab, Parker overhears two people plotting against her very hot lab partner Martin. In an attempt to warn him, she finds out that he’s been attracted to her the entire time they’ve worked together. A girl who likes to blend in Parker wears baggy clothes and does her best to fade in the background, but somehow rich guy playboy sees Parker for who she really is, and wants more.
Soon Martin has coerced her onto a Spring Break trip where Parker is swept up into a whirlwind of new emotions and experiences. But can she really let herself fall for the mysterious bad guy Martin?
“He was so handsome I felt like filing a civil lawsuit against his parents, claiming punitive damages, pain and suffering to my psyche.”
Penny Reid’s author voice is one of the best ones out there. She manages to write seemingly real characters and adds a layer of humor to it all. I loved Parker’s inner thoughts and her reactions to all of her new scenarios, it easily put a gigantic smile on my face.
I also liked the mysterious Martin and want to learn more about him and his motivations. He seems to genuinely like our heroine and goes after what he wants. For a shorter novel a lot of good stuff was crammed in and I cannot wait to read the next book! (When I should be writing my thesis *wah wah*)
“I will die happy here, today, in this spot,” she sighed. “In your puddle of lust.”
“Leave my puddle of lust alone. Get your own puddle.”