Wednesday, 8 July 2015

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

Scorched (Frigid, #2)Scorched

Author: Jennifer L Armentrout
Series: Frigid #2
Pages: 368
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Release date: 16th June 2015

Synopsis (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…

Review: 3 ½ out of 5 stars

I am a huge JLA fan so I was more than eager to dive into Scorched, the second book in the Frigid series by JLA. Frigid was a book that didn’t wow me as other JLA books have but I was still most curious about the sequel.

Our MC’s are Andrea and Tanner. Andrea is Syd’s best friend and Tanner, Kyler’s both from the first book and at first I wasn’t sure how their relationship was going to work out because they seemed so different and were at each other’s throats for silly little niggly things right from the onset so it was nice to see them eventually get along and move past the bickering.

Andrea was a realistic yet very flawed character; she is indecisive about her major, likes to drink to the point of oblivion, is insecure about her looks and suffers from depression, she was believable and genuine but she was a character that was great at avoidance.

Tanner was an absolute sweetheart! A fireman {swoon}, supportive and absolutely perfect for Andrea despite her reluctance to get involved with him. Their slow burning romance was enjoyable and written well.

I love reading books about enemies to lovers but it always seems to come with angst and unnecessary drama, Scorched wasn’t devoid of this but it was done well. A lot of Andrea’s issues were also dealt with in a believable way; they weren’t brushed over or ignored as they tend to be so I appreciated the authors dealing with the sensitive nature of alcoholism, depression etc.

Scorched had a nice mix of emotion, it also had humour, smexy chemistry and friendships that were wonderful to read about. Jennifer L Armentrout’s writing is engaging and the storyline kept me riveted from the first page despite the seriousness of the subject matters.

I highly recommend Scorched for its believable characters and storyline, the wonderfully portrayed friendships and smexy romance.

Jennifer L. ArmentroutAbout the author: # 1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout Lives in West Virginia. 

All the rumors you heard about her state aren’t true. 

Well, mostly. When she's not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write.

She is the author of the Covenant Series (Spencer Hill Press), the Lux Series (Entangled Teen), Don't Look Back (Disney/Hyperion) and a yet untitled novel (Disney/Hyperion), and new YA paranormal series with Harlequin Teen. 

Jennifer also writes New Adult and Adult romance under the pen name J. Lynn. The Gamble Brothers Series (Tempting the Best Man/Tempting the Player) and Wait for You. Under her pen name, she is published with Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.


  1. I do enjoy her writing but haven't read the Frigid books yet. They are on my wishlist. Looks like this one works well despite the drama. :)

    1. I enjoyed this book a lot more than the first book in this series, the drama in this one was realistic and dealt with well :-)

  2. Love the sound of the humor, friendships and smexy times. Sorry I haven't responded quickly. I have pneumonia and am just not a happy camper.

  3. I feel like I am the only one who hasn't read a non-paranormal book from Armentrout. I need to try this out.

    1. I have to admit, I do prefer her paranormal YA/NA titles.

  4. I think I will like this series better since her paranormal series didn't work out for me - this sounds really cute though, and I adore that cover. It suits the title well, awesome review overall <3 Benish | Feminist Reflections

    1. It was a realistic read, I preferred this book over the first in the series.


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