Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Book Review: Scorched

Scorched by Jennifer Armentrout
Publication Date: June 16, 2015

Sometimes life leaves a mark…

Most 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.

Tanner knows 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.

Andrea’s 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 listen . 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 :) 


1 comment:

  1. I heard that this book has a really great message. I was going to buy it when I seen it for five dollars on Amazon but I waited and missed out on the deal. I haven't read enough of Armentrout's books and I definitely feel like I should. I think I'm definitely going to buy this one. Great review, totally intriguing!