That struck me right in the feels.
Right when I thought this book was a big ball of fluff, I never thought it was possible to feel heartbreak while reading a book. I know all about feeling sad for a character and feeling emotions of pity and sympathy, but to actually feel emotions of breaking up? Who does that?! T.T
The title was a perfect representation of what to expect will happen in this book. Think about all kinds of Heat that could happen in a relationship and you have it.
This started right where we were left hanging in the first book. If you’ve read the first book then you seriously need this book. Not just because it answers the cliffhanger the first book gave us, but because you will never get enough of our characters.
If the characters were adorable and butterfly-in-your-stomach cute in the first book, here we get to see who they really are and what’s beyond the facade they display. We get to know why Martin is an asshole and why Kaitlyn is an expert in the art of hiding, not just her emotions but also herself. The reasons maybe not like any other NA books wherein every character has a dark past, but this just made the characters more believable and easy to relate to.
In this book, the story evolve around how can these two seemingly opposite people have relationship when neither one of them has any clue on what to do. Aside from getting to know more about our characters, we see how their relationship develops from simple attraction to actually feeling concern and love for the other. How they get to understand each other’s complexities and personality, and how they realize that they are falling in love with each other. I was actually rolling like a crazy person on my bed while seeing how Martin and Kaitlyn charm each other. They were so adorable I wanted to squeeze them together into a ball of fluff and keep them in my pocket. But while I thought their differences will “somewhat” cause a rift in their ball of fluff, I was suddenly crashed by a big and heavy stone of turn of events that might have crashed my heart too.
I wish making our characters relatable made them predictable too but they’re not. What I never expected was for these two to actually make a decision base on who they were and where they’re coming from. While making me believe that theirs was a perfect fairy tale, Penny Reid comes throttling a bomb I never thought would explode a ton of sadness in my heart. It was such a smack in the face type of event I never thought would be featured in this book.
Falling in love sucked-figuratively, it sucked the life out of me, left me hollow, a desolate wasteland of suckage.
This book really tugged and pulled my heart. The way Penny Reid made my heart flutter and then crush while reading just this book proved how good she is at making readers get invested in her characters. She can make you fall in love and experience heartache in one sitting. I thought the feels this was giving at the beginning of the book was going to kill my heart from too much cuteness of the characters. I never expected to be downright pushed into the abyss of pain of falling in love. It was like the beginning and the end part of this book was playing ping-pong with my heart as the ball.
Because of the flooding of emotions I got from reading this book, I didn’t mind this one ending with a cliffhanger. Why? I had to pick up the broken pieces of my poor heart. This book affected me so much, I had to eat ice cream after reading.
While I did love Heat I feel like there were some parts in the story that felt slow-moving because of some necessary back story that did influence what happened next. While it was essential for the story, it also felt unimportant at the moment you come across them. It was one of those parts wherein you have to finish a book before you realize its importance to the story.
This book may have been pure evil because of the rollercoaster of emotions I got, but this just proved that Penny Reid will keep on coming up with something that will exceed my expectations.
Love was lasting. Love finds a way. Love endures.