Monday, July 20, 2015

Review: Scorched

Author Jennifer L. Armentrout
Format e-book
Print Length 238 pages
Publisher Spencer Hill Press
Published 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…

My Opinion

Andrea is Sydney’s old roommate and gal bestie. Tanner is Kyler’s best friends. The four of them hang out a lot. Tanner and Andrea do not get along- no one really knows why though. One night while out Andrea has a little too much to drink, Tanner steps up and takes care of her. This makes him decide that he wants to get to know her better. There has always been an unspoken attraction to her but know he wants to find out the real Andrea, maybe even stop fighting with her.

Andrea is such a strong personality. She has a problem, one she wants to hide. Hiding it is something she is every good at. Sometimes hiding makes the problem worse- this is one of those times. Bad things happen and she has to face the consequences of her actions. Andrea does whole heartedly and boy is the result amazing.

Tanner is an amazing guy. He tells her that she has a problem, she of course denies it. He is there to help, if she wants it. He wants so badly for things to work out between them. He gives her the support and space that she needs.

Scorched is a book that tackles hard issues. Real issues- it is the type of book that I normally avoid. JLA wrote it though so it was on auto-click for me. Scorched made me cry. I am not talking about a pretty cry either instead that ugly red face snotty cry. In the end though, I feel like a better person for having read it. That is something that is hard for a writer to do. You got to hand it to her JLA has some mad writing skills.

My Rating 5 stars out of 5

Favorite Quote “you’re a redhead. That alone puts you into the sexy-as-hell category.”

Other People

Sydney- Bestie and ex-roomate
Kyler- Tanner’s bestie and Sydney’s boyfriend


  1. I loved that Tanner was strong and there for her. He didn't have issues too which made this book focus on Andrea. I thought was a huge deal in the current rage of two broken souls fixing each other.

  2. I agree! JLA is an auto buy author for me as well. I love that this story had real issues and made you feel. Tanner sounds like a wonderful, caring, and supportive character. I'm curious what Andrea's issue's are. I can't wait to read this one. Wonderful Review :)

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape