Series: Frigid #2
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Genre: NA Contemporary
Received: At BEA
Releases: June 16th, 2015 from Spencer Hill Press
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…
Check out my review of Frigid HERE
Scorched was a one day read and was yet another great read from Jennifer L. Armentrout. I had read Frigid 2 years ago so I don't really remember much of it, which goes to show that you really don't have to read the first book in this companion series to enjoy this one. Scorched has a great love/hate relationship, it deals with mental health, and has real characters that you can't help but feel for.
Jennifer L. Armentrout knows how to write romance and she does it so well. Tanner and Andrea's relationship is great because it starts out as this love/hate slow burn type romance that is all chemistry, but it develops into so much more as Tanner has to help Andrea realize her problem. I think Scorched will resonate much more with fans of Wait For You than Frigid though. Where Frigid had its mystery Scorched deals with Andrea's alcoholism.
We are getting so many more books that deal with mental illness and diverse characters with real problems. What makes Scorched great is that it focuses on an issues that faces a vast majority of college students, really hitting its New Adult demographic in a relatable way, but also educating. Binge drinking is a real problem because those who binge drink wouldn't consider themselves alcoholics they just drink a lot when they do drink. It showed the dangers of such habits. I've never read a new adult novel that focuses on this and I thought it was really well done.
If you are a fan of Jennifer L. Armentrout you will add this to a long list of great books from her, but if you aren't a huge fan of her I would still give it a shot because of its theme. Scorched is a great romance that also deals with tough topic that is a must read.
Have you read Frigid? Will you be reading Scorched? Have you read Scorched? What did you think?