Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Burn Out by Ruthi Kight - Giveaway & Book Tour Review

Burn Out by Ruthi Kight

Published: 10th August by Ruthi Kight
Genre: New Adult
Page Count: 176
Format: eBook
Source: Girls Heart Books Tours

Synopsis: Pyromaniac. Murderer. Burn Out.

Ten years ago Delia's life went up in smoke. Literally. After a decade of hiding, she is 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 hear 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 drawin to her like a moth to a flame.

Life seems to be looking up from them... until her past comes back like a bitch slap to the face.
Purchase: Amazon UK* / Amazon US

4 / 5 stars

I was fortunate enough to receive a copy of Burn Out for part of a book tour hosted by Girls Heart Books Tours, this will in no way effect my opinion on the book!

Surprisingly it was the cover that drew me into this book when I saw it needed more hosts (update: truly sorry for being a terrible one and missing my day!). I say surprisingly because I really do not like the colour pink and try my hardest to steer clear from it. However it works great in this cover and really pulled me in.

After reading the synopsis I was sold. I had questions and needed to know how and why a known murderer was forced to return to their old life.

I absolutely love that this book is not what it seems.

Burn Out introduces us to Delia during her last session with her therapist, and her last night in the mental asylum she has been locked away in for the last ten years.

A little different to what I expected from the synopsis but it was a nice surprise.

Delia leaves her prison, and returns to the only place she knows. Home. Sunny Shores.

Upon arriving she meets this drop dead gorgeous guy, Liam, who doesn't seem to care who she is or what she is supposed to have done. (The excerpt below is part of the scene where they first meet)

Liam welcomes her into his home after a day of somewhat getting to know each other, and the sparks between the continue to fly.

But this isn't what the story is about. Nope.

Its main focus is about Delia as she adjusts to this new life, the freedom, the lack of medication and trust from the town around her. But luckily she lands herself a job at the Surf shop and starts to piece herself back together.

Including some memories from that night long ago, memories she thought she wanted to keep buried with guilt. But is that so? Is there more she has forgotten about that night.

The chemistry between Liam and Delia continues throughout and I really like the growth of their not-quite relationship.

However they do have a tricky patch pretty early on about Liam's friend with benefits girl he has round and whilst he and Delia weren't exactly an item it was a bit of an odd thing to do and didn't really make sense, but this was pretty much the only flaw the book had for me.

But was it the only flaw Liam had? Maybe, hehe.

Maybe not.

As Delia comes closer to solving the puzzle that left her in a psych ward for ten years, things get tough and she has to face some demons from her past.

Do not expect a happily ever after though and whilst some have griped about this and been upset, I was actually really pleased with the ending and it seemed right to me.

Overall I really enjoyed this book, and so far since moving to this new city, its the only book I've managed to get through. Kudos to you Ruthi.

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 blue 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.

Author Bio 
Ruthi Kight

Ruthi Kight currently lives in her home town of Columbia, SC, with her fiancée 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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  1. The cover hints at something more whimsical, I thought this is either an uber sexy read or a para/super or something. It did its job though, I would pick this out for the cover alone AND it's good to see that the story wasn't bad as well.

    1. Yeah I can see what you mean, there are some sexy scenes which caught me by surprise as I sat in Starbucks reading haha! Story was a nice change too.


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