Scorched by Jennifer Armentrout
Publication Date: June 16, 2015
Sometimes life leaves a mark…
days, Andrea doesn’t know whether she wants to kiss Tanner or punch him
in the gut. He is seriously hot, with legit bedroom eyes and that
firefighter body of his, but he’s a major player, and they can’t get
along for more than a handful of minutes. Until now.
he and Andrea have had an epic love/hate relationship for as long as he
can remember, but he wants more love than hate from her. He wants her.
Now. Tomorrow. But the more he gets to know her, the more it becomes
obvious that Andrea has a problem. She’s teetering on the edge and every
time he tries to catch her, she slips through his fingers.
life is spiraling out of control, and it doesn’t matter that Tanner
wants to save her, because when everything falls apart and she’s
speeding toward rock bottom, only she can save herself.
Sometimes life makes you work for that happily ever after…
It's no secret that Jen Armentrout is one of my all time favorite authors. And she has yet another hit on her hands with Scorched.
But this book is special, and let me tell you why. It has a great
message in it and really makes you think and reflect on your own life.
First, it's important to remember that just because someone might smile
or laugh and be happy on the outside, doesn't necessarily mean that is
how they feel on the inside. We all have our stories, and we don't tell
them to everyone. And that's why it's important to find those people
that you can tell your story to, and let inside. You need to find those
people that you can tell anything and everything to, who won't judge
you for anything, and will always stick by your side. Yes, it's
extremely difficult to find those people, but they are out there. Most
importantly, we need to remember to
. And this isn't just to their words, but to their silent
calls for help or what have you. It's important to remember to not make
snap judgements of people and always treat people with respect because
you don't actually know what they are going through at any given time.
Sometimes a simple smile or an ear to truly listen (but not respond or
offer advice) is all a person needs.
This book hits on a lot of
difficult topics, ones that are usually kept hush hush in society. And I
applaud Jen for incorporating them into this book in an extremely
realistic way. Many people will be able to relate to Andrea in some way
or another, and that makes her special in a way that words can't
describe. Jen reminds all of us with this book that there is light at
the end of the tunnel and there is always hope. You have to hold onto
that hope, and have it serve as your anchor.
While the first
part of this story is lighter, the second part really delves deep and is
much much more serious. While reading the first part, you can pretty
much tell what's going to happen between Tanner and Andrea. But in the
second part, you don't know what will happen and where the story will
go. I loved this aspect because it kept it interesting and you become
very invested in finding out what will happen at the end of this book.
You can't deny the chemistry between Tanner and Andrea, and I loved
their relationship. It certainly was steamy, but obviously perfectly
written (come on...this is Jen we're talking about! She could write a
phone book and it would be amazing!) As I said, Andrea is an extremely
relatable character, and she is very realistic. Tanner is a sexy
fireman (about to become a cop), and is the perfect match for Andrea in
every way. They have a nice balance with each other, and match each
others teasing every step of the way. They definitely had some very
cute and funny moments!
I highly recommend reading this book.
You will not be disappointed! If you're a fan of Jen or have never
picked up one of her books, this is a must read. The beauty truly lies
in the fact that everyone will take away something from this book and if
that doesn't show you how amazing this is, I don't know what will.
Happy reading :)