Monday, January 19, 2015

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway
Beautiful Burn
Adriane Leigh
Genre: Steamy Student Teacher Romance
Release Date: January 13, 2015
~ Synopsis ~
I've broken him, bent him, and burned him, and each fevered moment was worth every ounce of pain.

Auburn Lawrence has loved her English teacher, Reed West, since she was fourteen. Through brainstorming stories, reading classic literature, and plenty of fiery banter, they've forged a bond that neither of them expected.

Propelled by a chance encounter after her graduation, they discover just how deep their connection runs, but love requires more than chemistry to flourish. They spend three electrifying summer months discovering each other under a veil of forbidden passion and desperate lust before they learn that the unattainable is often destined to remain exactly that.

By the time temperatures dip and snowflakes fly, their relationship will face a deep freeze that threatens to snap the bond they thought they shared, shattering their lives one secret at a time.
 Intended for mature audiences.

~ Links to Buy ~
Amazon ** Amazon UK
Barnes & Noble ** iTunes

 “The Inspiration for Beautiful Burn”
Beautiful Burn is actually a very personal story, one that’s been in my head for a while but I was very hesitant to write. I’m glad I was finally able to write it—I learned so much about myself, love, life, marriage. 

Without revealing too much, the book deals with forbidden romance…the student/teacher taboo, and the repercussions of that forbidden love.   

I love student/teacher stories and coupled with my tendency to crush on my English professors, it was a natural progression! Much of Beautiful Burn is taken directly from my life in some form or another, I just won’t say which parts ;)
~ Review ~

I have been waiting patiently to get my hands on this book and let me tell you I was not disappointed. What an amazing, relatable and heartfelt read.  Adriane actually made me cry and it takes a lot for a book to do that to me. 

With Reid's marital life hanging in the balance by a few threads, he takes to living on his own to find himself and what makes him happy.

Enter Auburn......back in town over the summer for college break to look after her Grandmother and take a summer course in writing.   When they see each other, they both realize that the connection they felt years ago but never acted upon is still there.  
Reid and Auburn were like moths to the flame.  Unable to push their feelings for one another aside any longer in spite of the repercussions.  

The story takes you through the relationship of Reid and Auburn, and at times I didn't agree with how they handled things but who am I to judge.  I've never been in a relationship that would be shunned by the town and ruin someones reputation.

I felt that Mel, Reid's wife, was a bit of an afterthought in the story and should've had a bit of a stronger presence.  I would have thought she would tried more than just therapy to rekindle their relationship and not given up so easily.  

Just when I thought I knew where the story was going, Adriane threw me for a loop.   I think I literally gasp out loud.  When I finished I was left with a somber happiness and a bit of reflection on life.  

Grab your copy of Beautiful Burn and experience their story for yourself.  Looking forward to whatever Adriane has coming next!

~ Rating ~
 ~ About The Author ~
Adriane Leigh was born and raised in a snowbank in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and now lives amongst the sand dunes of the Lake Michigan lakeshore.She graduated with a Literature degree but never particularly enjoyed reading Shakespeare or Chaucer.
Adriane is married to a tall, dark and handsome guy, plays mama to two sweet baby girls, and is a voracious reader and knitter.

TOP 5 Things You Wouldn’t Know About Me
I hate peas.
I watch Dateline obsessively.
I've got some chickens. Real ones. That lay eggs :)
I share ancestors with Sean Connery and Clint Eastwood.
I really hate peas. 
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