Capture (Elements of Chemistry #3) by Penny Reid

Capture (Elements of Chemistry #3) by Penny ReidSeries: Elements of Chemistry #3
on 2015-05-08
Pages: 220
AmazonNarrator: Cris Dukehart
Part 3 of Elements of Chemistry


One week.
Manhattan apartment.
Super-hot ex-boyfriend.
…What’s the worst that could happen?
It’s been nine months since Kaitlyn Parker has seen or heard from Martin Sandeke—nine months and five stages of matter. She’s lived through the worst of first-love heartbreak, and is most certainly stronger (and less likely to hide in science cabinets) than ever before.
But now Martin is back. And he wants to be friends. But he’s sending mixed signals to the Bunsen burner in Kaitlyn’s pants.
Will Martin re-capture Kaitlyn’s heart? Can Kaitlyn and Martin ever be just friends? Or, despite an abundance of chemistry, are some bonds just too unstable to endure?
three-half-stars

Honestly, this was my least favorite book in the series. For a person who seemed to just say whatever she wanted to, Kaitlyn Parker “Parker” was decidedly reticent in this installment. Her decision to be tightlipped couldn’t have come at a worse time and so much of this book showcased a miserable Parker and a weird acting Martin Sandeke “Sandeke”.

This book spanned 9 months after Parker and Sandeke’s break up and how both characters tried to put their lives back together. Parker’s route involved her trying to do things that made her happy and attempting to take a little risk. She was doing okay until Sandeke shows up wanting to resume the friendship she had promised him that he would always have.

This last book dragged a bit as Parker was trying to find her footing with the robot impersonating as her mother and cowardly lion masquerading as her father. Parker was a stronger character in the prior books but she was quite obtuse in this one. This 3rd book lacked the humor and fast pace that the prior books had, but it was still an enjoyable end once the veil was lifted. I was very pleased with the end even though I found it anticlimactic.

*Special thanks to Tantor Audio for the audiobook, which was given in exchange for an honest review

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