by Jennifer L. Armentrout, J. Lynn

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Originally published July 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...

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158675416
Publisher: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publication date: 06/16/2015
Series: Frigid Series , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 100,532
File size: 317 KB

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Scorched 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
BlkosinerBookBlog More than 1 year ago
   I love Jennifer's writing and pre-ordered this ages ago. She writes with humor and her characters are amazing and I connect so easily with them. Her romances are scorching especially in the NA category and I can't wait to see how she writes a hot firefighter and this new female lead.        I liked Andrea, though it was obvious she was in a lot of pain. She drinks a lot and has to take pills to sleep. We see the vulnerability when the usually easy going banter between her and Tanner. There is tension between them but until the book started, its always been words, but now she's danced with him and given him a kiss, albeit on the cheek. They both find each other attractive but there has been the animosity because she sees him as a player and he sees her as someone who drinks too much.      I like Tanner, especially when we are in his perspective. He is legit worried about her and he does sweet things like help her fend off grabby hands, take her to her apartment and watch over to make sure she doesn't get sick.      We get to check in with Kyler and Syd and Tanner and Andrea are about to go to a cabin in West Virginia with them, although a different one than all went down in Frigid.      Tanner and Andrea get into some fights about how much she drinks, and she doesn't really acknowledge that it is a problem for her. She writes off her insecurities, and reasons that she could stop when and if she wanted to. It isn't until the end and some pretty scary consequences that really help her to accept and want help. To won up to that she makes bad decisions surrounding drinking, and that she has some imbalances that aren't helped by alcohol.       I appreciate her character growth and how she finally accepted that she had some problems, but that doesn't make her any less of a person. She began to value her friendship with Syd more, as well as putting the romantic advances with Tanner on hold while she works on herself. I like how he learns more about what she's going through and how he speaks up even about hard issues instead of ignoring.       The hope and change in characters made the ending wonderful, and I loved their journey together and the place that they ended up.  Bottom Line: Great romance and exploration of Andrea's anxieties and drinking. 
ZombieePee More than 1 year ago
I'm a big JLA fan. She's so unique in her own writing which has always drawn me in. I can just feel her goofy/fun personality coming through the pages every time I read one of her books.  With that being said, Scorched was a beautiful surprise for me. Although it still has all those JLA moments that I look forward to, this one spoke to my soul. It hit on such a deep personal level for me that I often wondered while reading if Jen was inside my head. But what it really was? It's something most of us, the majority of us, can relate to. Depression and/or Anxiety. I heard chatter before the book released of what this book spoke of but I thought surely, although I knew it would move me, it wouldn't touch me as fiercely as it did. The message given is a profound one. Jen writes without judgement, she writes with understanding.  As with all of her books, you pretty much experience all emotions but one that had me off guard were the tears. Not because Jen can't make me feel those emotions but because her reads are typically HEA's & suspenseful. You can guarantee to laugh with every single one of her books though. That's a given & a huge reason I love her so. "I stayed behind, because, well, bears. And coyotes. And deer. And physical activity. Plus, I was pretty sure they'd be stopping every couple of minutes to make out, and I really didn't need to see all that." I literally died laughing at Bears. Deer(?!). And physical activity.  Enough about my emotions (although, as I'm sure you've gathered, it's a big part of this book}, Scorched is beautifully written. It only took me a few hours to read because I devoured it. Andrea, our heroine, really struggles throughout the story and you can't help but feel for her, better yet, relate to her. Tanner surprised me. He is the definition of what a man should be. A real man. A good person. A kind soul. This book has it all. Laugh out loud moments, moments that make you cringe because oh my that's embarrassing, tears of sadness-tears of happiness, and most important you can relate to it some way, some how.  "Normally this...this seemed like such a chore. With Tanner, it felt sensual and promising. Mutual. Give and take. Sexy and Beautiful."
Katiekoz More than 1 year ago
Not quite as good as Frigid, but still a great story. I didn't enjoy Andrea and Tanner quite as much as Sydney and Kyler, but I still liked them. It was interesting reading Andrea's perspective and seeing her struggles as well as growth throughout the book. She had a lot she had to overcome and was sad reading about at times. I love Tanner's character and his attitude about everything, it made me happy.
Trinh More than 1 year ago
Book_Bite_Reviews More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this! Scorched isn't just another cutesy NA Romance, it really has depth. We deal with some serious topics in this book and JLA handles them beautifully. I absolutely love that our main characters are super snarky and mean to each other. I also love that it's alternating POV. The ending was done very, very well and I love that the romance wasn't the sole focus. Andrea has serious issues and she actually deals with them instead of brushing them off. Very well done!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I always wondered the story behind these two. What a great book. It shows great courage for Andrea to take what happened and turn her life around and for to finally open to her feelings for Tanner and same for him.
AsDreamsAreMade More than 1 year ago
Original Review Link: I had read Frigid earlier this year and enjoyed it. When I went to BEA and learned that Jennifer Armentrout was signing copies of the sequel, I knew I had to grab it. Andrea has always had a love-hate relationship with Tanner. Most of the time it’s hate. However, after spending a week with him and their friends in a cabin for vacation, everything changes and their feelings develop into something deeper. Andrea, though comes with her own set of baggage that might impact not only her and Tanner’s relationship, but her future as well. Overall, I enjoyed this installment, especially after reading Kyler and Syd’s story. I loved the interaction and bickering between Tanner and Andrea. However I would have enjoyed a little more humor thrown in. I think that was the main issue I had with the story. It went dark rather quickly. Andrea has to deal with some heavy stuff, but it’s really not alluded to until the end as to what that was. This made it rather confusing at times. She often would say that something was “off” about her or wrong inside, and she would get panic attacks, but it isn’t until the climax that you see what the main issue was. At that point you’re like well, DUH. As much as it was a bit predictable and anti-climactic, you realize that this is a real thing that people have to deal with every day, especially with the ending. It’s a pretty fast read and enjoyable, but it’s not my favorite of Jennifer Armentrout’s work. Does that mean you shouldn’t pick it up? No. It’s just a bit melodramatic for me at points to get completely on board with it.
Brooke-The-Cover-Contessa More than 1 year ago
I want to thank Spencer Hill Press for providing me with a copy of this book to read and review. Receiving this book for free has in no way altered my opinion or review. I have always been a huge JLA fan. Pretty much there is nothing she would write that I wouldn't read. Seriously, she could write about dirt and I'd be enthralled! So, of course, given the chance to have a copy of this book, I was all over it! And I loved the first book in this series, so I was itchy to get these words into my brain. First we'll start with the cover. I mean, I loved the cover of Frigid, but his one? OUTDONE! It's fantastic. Really sums up the overall theme for sure. Then there's Andrea. Not at all what you think she is. On the outside trying to be perfect while on the inside totally not. So something I can relate to. I don't want to give away her situation, but I grew up with her demons and I really was able to connect with her and see where she was coming from. She's sweet and damaged. But she has so much to give, if only she could get her act together. Tanner and Andrea, well, it's like oil and water. Or maybe fire and ice? But you totally feel the chemistry. Tanner takes a turn into romance land and I love where he goes with it. And, while he and Andrea have this bickering play between them, you see there's so much more there. Put them together and they are totally combustable. Unlike JLA's past books, this one is filled with issues that will hit home for so many. There's the main issue and then there are these underlying things that pop up. I don't think there's any college girl who will not related to the things Andrea goes through (in one way or another). I think this is what made me like the book so much more. I was kind of sick of all the perfect girls out there, and Andrea is NOT perfect in any sense of the word. It's so nice to see this! Armetrout's writing does not disappoint. In true form she pulls you and makes you love her characters, her plot, her book. Really, I don't think I've read anything from her that I haven't enjoyed. If you've struggled or know someone who has struggled with the issues she presents, then you will totally connect to Andrea and her need to change. If you want a story that is powerful, romantic and full of longing, then this is the book for you. Armentrout does not disappoint!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This novel covers topics about depression and anxiety and alcoholism and how they all correlate and can be happening to someone who you love and you may not even fully understand the levels of it. This book was amazing. I read it from cover to cover without putting it down. I give an accurate time it took me to read because for some of it I had the TV on so I was only reading during the commercials. I think because so many people with serious issues like depression and anxiety and drinking, even if it seems only like binge drinking and maybe that's not as serious as all the time drinking (P.S. It is) this book can really hit close to home. People also suffer with not being so secure about their bodies. And people suffer from massive crushes on people they think they have no chance with, even if they already are in the same friend group. Those issues are real and sometimes one person feels them all at once, just like Andrea. I think her story shows that it's okay if you have those problems, but don't wait until you almost kill someone or yourself to get help. The people you surround yourself with care about you, they want what's best for you and for you to be happy and healthy. And if they don't care, you deserve better people in your life. Jennifer Armentrout does a beautiful job of relating sensitive topics to a normal girl in this novel while still being able to make it a funny, lovable book. for more
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Amazing tanner...andrea was so strong...teaches a great lesson...more please
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jennifer Armentrout is such an amazing author! Her books never cease blow my mind! Scorched was such a powerful story! One that I think a lot of people could relate too! Read this book!
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Love all Jennifer's books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In the first book 'Frigid' we get a glimpse of Tanner and Andrea and I was so glad when I heard this book was coming out! There was no disappointment here! I think the concept was great and J. Lynn did an awesome job telling their story. I liked how relatable this book is to real life and no far fetched like some I've read. Tanner.. Oh boy!! I thought his character was great! He was funny, serious, confident, sweet.. this list could seriously go on. Andrea.. Now her character made me emotional at the end. When she let's the wall she built up down and really talks about how she was feeling it was a roller coaster of emotions. Even though this is a standalone book, I would recommend reading Frigid. I thought the book was a nice introduction for Tanner and Andrea. Not only that but I thought Sydney and Kyler 's story was good!
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Cupcakegirly More than 1 year ago
Poignant and Thought-Provoking. How gorgeous is this cover? This eagerly anticipated companion to FRIGID does not disappoint! Once again Jennifer L. Armentrout delivers a poignant story about life, love and friendship, infused with her signature humor, wit and swoon. Andrea's journey is not an easy one, but she's the kind of character you want to champion and see succeed. And then there is Tanner. Excuse me while I go set fire to something... Just kidding! But seriously, Tanner was awesome. Strong, supportive and exactly what Andrea needed in her life. Sydney too. We all need friends who aren't afraid to tell it like it is. Read it.