Beautiful Burn by Adriane Leigh

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NA – ★★☆- Goodreads – AmazonB&N iBooks


So this one was interesting. I had a pretty clear mind set on what I was going to rate this one but the ending of this book threw me completely off!

This book in one sentence: This was going good…for a while…and then I don’t know what happened. 

So I don’t know what compelled me to buy this one in a haul. I mean Unteachable got me hooked on student/teacher romances but also Unteachable was done really well and not creepy like. This one, well, wasn’t necessarily the same.

Pretty much: this story is told in the pov of our main guy, Reed, who was once the english teacher of our main girl, Auburn, when she was 16. Now that she’s graduated, their paths have crossed yet again in the college setting. These too find their attraction to each other too strong to ignore and they let their relationship bloom to see where it goes.

The characters were interesting, but nothing substantial. There were moments where I found the relationship, or at least the things he did, to be a bit creepy. I hate to keep comparing this to Unteachable, but that is the gold standard for what student/teacher relationships should be like! In this story, at times it seemed as if Auburn was really confused about what she wanted and Reed just pretty much wanted her to want him.

The story progression was okay, but sometimes I found my mind drifting and I wasn’t hanging on to every word. Everything was pretty smooth for the most part until the ending. It was completely out of left field and when I read it I was just so confused to as to where it came from. I’m kind of on the fence about it. I mean I feel like it was bold and an interesting move on the author’s part, but it just doesn’t make sense to me either.

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Overall though, I didn’t dislike this book and I managed to finish it so there’s always that. I think some things could have been done better but I enjoyed what I did like.

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