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…
Worldbuilding: This story takes place at a cabin in the woods of West Virginia.
Characters: The main characters in this novel are Andrea Walters and Tanner Hammond. Andrea has a problem. It isn’t something she likes her friends to point out and it’s definitely not something she even likes to acknowledge. But it’s there and it’s getting worse every damn day. Fortunately, someone wants to help her, unfortunately, it’s the one person she loves to hate: Tanner Hammond. Every time they get into a room together, they can barely last five minutes without giving each other a tongue lashing and not the fun kind. Somehow, he just knows the right buttons to push to get her riled up. But beneath the surface is a depth that neither one of them knows the other has. Can Tanner get Andrea to open up to him before it’s too late? Or will Andrea’s wall be too thick to overcome?
Plot: This is a love/hate romance between Tanner and Andrea. There is also the underlying story of Andrea’s problem, which I think was written beautifully.
Writing: This story is written in first person points of view of Tanner and Andrea. It is the second novel in the Frigid series, but can be read as a standalone.
Curb Appeal: I think this cover represents the story completely. The blurb gives a little information about the relationship between Andrea and Tanner, and it also gives a taste as to the conflict brewing in Andrea.
Ultimately: I really liked that this story focused on the heroine’s needs and problems and that the hero didn’t really have issues of his own. It was different than usual novels where the reader’s focus is split between two different people with vastly different problems. All in all, if you are in the mood for a hero who just wants to take care of his girl and a heroine who is more complex than she looks then come check out Scorched!!!
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