Review: Scorched (#2, Frigid) by Jennifer L. Armentrout - Vilma Iris | Lifestyle Blogger

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Review: Scorched (#2, Frigid) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

My Thoughts

Sexy, moving and compulsively readable.
A story about friendship, love and redemption.

4halfstars

Synopsis

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 Review

Jennifer L. Armentrout’s latest novel packs all the feels in just the right amounts. There’s sexiness and steam. There’s wit and banter. And there’s a whole lot of unexpected emotion as our female protagonist, Andrea, struggles to stop her life from spiraling… from being consumed by her insecurities and past transgressions. This is a story with an enemies to lovers feel, which makes the chemistry between Andrea and Tanner all the sweeter.

“You excel at distracting me and driving me crazy.”

For years they had an epic love/hate relationship, compelled by equal parts desire and misunderstandings. But in the spirit of Frigid, it isn’t until they spend time together in a cabin, that they really get to know each other, good and bad.

Andrea had always felt something for Tanner, but she thought wasn’t the kind of girl he would notice. Every time they were around each other, hurtful words were slung, despite there being a sense of something more behind that verbal warfare. And as Tanner would discover, it’s what hid beneath and deep inside of Andrea, that compelled her to act a certain way.

“With Andrea, I never really knew where I stood with her. One minute, she was sweet as sugar to me, the next she had a bite more venomous than a copperhead.”

But when they’re forced to talk… really talk… they both realize there’s so much more to each other, and the connection they’ve felt fiercely sparks to life. Andrea never expected to feel so cared for with Tanner and she realizes she wants to experience more than drunken one-night stands with guys she can’t even remember. She wants the real thing, but is Tanner real? Or is he just playing her in the most convincing way?

“For once, I wanted to be… I wanted to be something more than just a hookup. I wanted to be… worth more.”

Andrea and Tanner’s budding relationship comes crashing down before too long, however, in a fury of confusion, hurt, bad decisions and irreversible choices.

Not only do we experience Andrea and Tanner’s tumultuous tryst, but we also see Kyler and Syd again, experiencing some of their perspective as friends of our troubled duo. I devoured the novel—it’s a very quick read, but one woven with a powerful and important message. I think loyal readers of Jennifer’s books will love it, but also be surprised by the emotions evoked by the story’s end.

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About Jennifer

jennifer armentrout# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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  1. Cezanne said:

    Great review Vilma! I can’t wait to read this one and the cover is so gorgeous.

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    1. VBB Post author said:

      Thanks Cezanne!!!

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  2. Cleone said:

    We don’t know many romance authors who can balance such steamy romance with such heavy subjects so gracefully, Scorched was so emotionally resonate http://bit.ly/1NlLABy

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