Title: Burn Out
Author: Ruthi Kight
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: August 10, 2013
Pyromaniac. Murderer. Burn out.
Ten years ago Delia’s life went up in smoke. Literally.
After a decade of hiding, she if forced back into the world.
With only her wits to guide her, she must now figure out how to live in a town that knows her only as a murderer.
Her family is gone. The people all fear her. She has nothing holding her in Sunny Shores…until she meets Liam.
He’s heard the stories. He knows he should stay away from her, but he’s drawn to her like a moth to a flame.
Life seems to be looking up for them…until her past comes back like a bitch slap to the face.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
The main character Delia has been in an institute for the past ten years due to an incident she claims she did not do. On her release day she meets gorgeous Liam. They immediately clicked and started talking; but when they open up about each other it kind of broke my heart a little. Two people who have secrets of their own find each other, think about the little adventure that you will find when you open up this book. I loved Delia from the beginning, she didn’t sugar coat anything especially what she thought or said. I love a book with twists and the author throws you a twist in this which set met back and I had to go and re-read it just to make sure I read it correctly (definitely was not a bad thing to re-read it just wanted to make sure I was actually not having mind games being played) lol.
What choices do you think Delia and Liam will do and how far will they go to find out the truth behind their secrets? I am letting you know this book is well worth the read and you will not regret what the author has done with it. I have read other books by Ms. Kight and she truly shows that she has the ability to write various stories and each have their own finds within.
Although I enjoyed the book I didn’t want it to end the way it did but the author did what was best for the characters which in my books is what makes it worth, and I do hope that there may be another book to this one. Keep your pitchforks and everything out of sight you will understand as I did on why the ending ended the way it did. I would like to know of what Delia’s next adventures will be.
I encourage you to read this book and find out about the secrets, lies, tragedy and how one girl grows stronger by it and learns to move on. Thank you to the Author for bringing another great novel to us!
With my thoughts running amok, my cheeks began to feel warm, betraying me. The heat spread from one side to the other quickly, giving my face a nice rosy glow. He chuckled and I almost came apart. Did this man have any idea what that one small sound did to a girl? I bet he did, he had to, given his current shit-eating grin. There was no way that he couldn’t know. Guys like him knew they were walking fuck-me advertisements.
“Careful. It’s a little too soon to fall for me.” He smiled, dimples and all, and I nearly lost it again. Dimples! I was in serious trouble already and I hadn’t been out of the loony bin for an hour yet.
“Not likely,” I replied. I righted myself and leaned back casually. “Are you planning on being here long?”
He quickly scanned my face, and then returned his focus to the book in his hands. “Not sure. Ask me again in an hour.”
Argh! Infuriating and sexy as hell? Great combo. My head told me to walk away, but my traitorous body was trying to convince me to inch closer to him. With a quick scoot, I was mere inches from him, our legs nearly touching.
“Whatcha reading?” I tried to get a look at the book, but he closed it before I could figure out what it was.
A slow grin spread across his face. “As in The Odyssey. Greek epic poem. . .ring any bells?”
“No. The only Homer I know is married to a woman with a giant beehive.”
With a shake of his head, he opened his book once again. “Sheltered?”
His attitude was really starting to piss me off. “No. Unless you consider ten years in the wacky shack as sheltered.” I had expected my words to have some sort of impact. Nothing. He didn’t even flinch.
Ruthi Kight currently lives in her hometown of Columbia, SC, with her fiancé and five year old daughter. She has an unhealthy addiction to books, music, and chocolate, but not necessarily in that order. When her dream of being a rock star didn’t work out, she focused on her other passion: writing. She is the author of Knotted Roots, a YA Coming of Age story, and is currently working on two other novels that are due out this year.
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