by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Synopsis from goodreads:
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…
I’m a huge fan of Jennifer L Armentrout’s books, so I maybe a little biased.
I’ve already enjoyed the glimpse of Tanner and Andrea’s love/hate relationship in Frigid so I was excited that Scorched was their story.
Andrea is strong, determined and fun woman, but she has her issues. Drinking being one of them. Tanner does not like how much Andrea drinks and he finds himself more and more attracted to her especially when she’s sober.
Tanner is a cocky, fun and protective guy. Albeit somewhat of a man whore…or at least he was and Andrea thinks he is. These two clash like crazy but you can even feel the sexual tension between them when they are arguing. And when Tanner finally starts showing how much he cares for Andrea its up to Andrea to finally care enough about herself to let him love her.
So as much as I love reading about Tanner and Andrea’s story. I think the best part was Andrea’s story. The author wrote her and her problems so well that my heart hurt for Andrea. And of course when she started taking control of her life I wanted to cheer. The problems Andrea dealt were very well written and honestly I think many can relate to.
Wonderful, emotional, heartfelt story with humor, steamy scenes, learning to love oneself and accepting love and help from others.