Element, Part 1
By CM Doporto
Author’s Website:  http://cmdoporto.com/

Brought to you by OBS reviewer Dawn


College freshman, Natalie Vega, offers to be a test patient for several vitamins and supplements created by Kronberg Laboratories, a large pharmaceutical company where she interns. Immediately her body starts going through physical changes but when she runs into her former high school crush, Ryan Garrett, she is unaware of the life altering affects he will have on her.


AHHHHH!!!! The book ended on a cliffhanger and I am very frustrated! It was such a pivotal moment and I don’t have a lot of patience. LOL!

Now that I have it out of my system, on to the review.

Natalie is attending college while working to get over her most recently failed relationship. She and her best friend Lise will be interning at Kronberg Laboratories.

While taking supplements from Kronberg, Natalie becomes obsessed with working out. Her body is going through some serious changes.

I found Lise to be a bit obnoxious as she hounds Natalie to party. Life isn’t one big party! BUT because of Lise, they meet Ryan and Sal. Ryan and Sal are truly nice guys which was refreshing.

Natalie and Ryan hit if off, but they are both very cautious, which I can respect. Neither wants to jump into a relationship. They take their time getting to know one another. I hate it when a couple jumps right into bed. It was admirable that Ryan didn’t pressure Natalie for sex despite their intense attraction. Natalie nor Ryan understand why they have such a connection. I hope to learn more about that in the next book.

I liked Sal. I have no idea how he can handle Lise but it’s funny to watch it progress. He’s going to have to beat her off with a stick. She needs to learn to develop their relationship as opposed to trying to have sex right away.

I don’t want to give too much away. Natalie’s body begins to change in a way that scares her. She tries to hide it, but you can’t hide something like that for long. I know Ryan will love her in spite of any weirdness. and I don’t think Natalie will be the only one to change, but who knows.

This is  a good solid story. I’m excited to read the next installment. I recommend the book to young adults and women. Element Part 1 is the perfect book for young adults. I’m not sure how the pieces fit together, but I cannot wait to find out. I’m hooked!