Review: 4-4.5 stars!!
Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran
Well...this was sure interesting. Heat is the aptly named second book in the Elements of Chemistry serial and this one definitely brought this book to a whole new level.
So if you’ve read the first part, you know where this book last left off. But for the sake of the people who haven’t read these books yet and are perhaps waiting for it to be complete until reading, I will be vague on the plot and talk more about character development, thoughts and theories on the story to come.
Katilyn continues to grow and step more outside of her tight-knit box (or closet) throughout this chapter of the story She’s always been one to see this in a logical sense and things that don’t always make sense, like passion, have always taken a seat on the bench. But the more time she spends with Martin, the more she starts to open her eyes to see there’s more to life then being the absolute best person you can be. It’s ok to want things for yourself and for both of them: you are not your parents.
Learning some more history behind who Martin is really helps you get a clearer understanding to why he does and acts the way he does. His family is…beyond messed up. Martin home life was not easy, especially while growing up and it’s no wonder that he’s so callous with everyone around him. But still, with the way things go in the book, I don’t excuse Martin for his actions. He still has a lot of growing to do and hopefully in the final book, he will find the peace he needs.
Now if you would have told me Penny Reid could write smart AND sexy, I would have looked at you like “huh?” But boy was I pleasantly surprised by the steam in this book. I remember reading her Knitting in the City series and wishing it had more steam and I feel like my prayers were answered in this book. #thanksjesus
This was longer than the first book but still not long enough. I didn’t want it to end and I certainly don’t want to wait to find out how their story will conclude. By the end of the book, I feel both characters need to figure out who they are and who they want to be. Being in college is the time to make mistakes and learn through experiences and I love that Penny Reid is doing that with these characters. The last half of the book was probably my least favorite and the conflict kind of annoyed me but still, I can’t exactly complain because I couldn’t put it down.
If you still haven't checked this serial out, I honestly don't know what you're waiting for. The first book is only $0.99, for chrissake! I'm dying to get my hands on the third book and I without a doubt recommend this book to people who love New Adult!
*Received a copy in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!
About the Author:
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.