Blog Tour ~~ Capture (Elements of Chemistry #3) by Penny Reid
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.
Nicole’s 5 Star Review
Ever closed the final book of a series that you loved and thought that’s exactly how the ending should be? For me, it ‘s only happened a few times. One of those times was when I finished the final installment of Elements of Chemistry trilogy, Capture. I might have sighed a little because the ending was what I was hoping for. I may have mourned a little because Kaitlyn and Martin’s story came to an end. Regardless, I loved this trilogy from start to finish.
Capture begins with a bit of a time hop. As the book opens, we are take a nine month trip into the future where Kaitlyn is faced with one of her greatest fears, seeing her first-love, Martin. Kaitlyn has grown up a lot since she broke up with Martin, but her heart is still young and tender. Seeing Martin brings back memories and feels that hurt her still vulnerable heart. For Martin, the last nine months have been busy and life-changing, and without Katy. The edge that he had before seems to have dulled from having his heart broken. When random chance allows the two of them to reconnect, we get a story about growing up, taking chances, making mistakes and learning from all of those lessons. Oh! And we get hot sex! Because a book with Martin Sandeke needs to have hot sex in it!
And that’s all I’m going to tell you about the story. Be mad, but I’m not going to risk spoilers. Don’t worry! All of the feels are there. I snort-giggled in public which seems to be a habit of mine when reading anything by Penny Reid in a public space. I got butterflies and swoony. It’s all there, I promise!
There are a few things you need to know before diving into Capture. First, you are going to want to bang your head on a desk several times. Dear Lord, Kaitlyn about killed me with all of her back and forths!! Then, I remembered when I was 20 years old and some of the brilliant decisions I made (at least to ME!!) that were just ridiculous. Keep that in mind, if you too made brilliant decisions that actually weren’t. Second, I wanted more heat, because in the last book, there was a lot of heat!! Capture is about two people finding their place in their own and each other’s worlds. It really isn’t about Martin and Kaitlyn getting into each other’s pants. They’ve already done that! Now, they need to open their hearts and minds and let the other one in. Third, there is a new character introduced that is yummy. His name is Abram and he’s not who he seems on the outside, and I want more of him.
This book deserves a 5 star rating for many reasons but the big one for me is that it complete a story of two people growing up, with and without each other. It’s about re-thinking what you thought you always wanted and who you want to be. It’s about taking chances and embracing their possibilities. In perfect Penny Reid style, all of my brain was engaged and all of my feels were felt. Can’t ask for much more than that!
About Penny Reid
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.