{ARC Review} Nothing Left to Burn by Patty Blount

Posted July 20, 2015 by Bee in Reviews / 2 Comments

{ARC Review} Nothing Left to Burn by Patty Blount

Nothing Left to Burn

by Patty Blount
Published on August 4th 2015
by Sourcebooks Fire
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley

Also by this author: Send, Some Boys

Reece’s father hasn’t spoken to him since the car wreck that killed Reece’s brother. Desperate for forgiveness, Reece joins the Junior Cadet program at his dad’s firehouse. But the program is grueling, and Reece isn’t sure he can make it through. Then he meets Amanda.

Amanda understands wanting to belong. As a foster kid, the firehouse is the only place that feels like home. She agrees to help Reece, but falling for him wasn’t part of the deal. And when a string of arsons suddenly point to Amanda, their relationship could go up in flames.

I received this book for free from the publisher or author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

4 Stars

I love you so much, Patty Blount. You make me feel all the feels every time I pick up one of your books. While I did have a few… annoyances with this book, I still loved it to bits and you made me cry. I read it in one sitting and I’m ignoring my growling stomach so I can get these thoughts out of my head for you. So here goes…

Nothing Left to Burn is about Reece Logan. His father hasn’t spoken to him since the car accident that killed Reece’s brother Matt. Reece is desperate for forgiveness and his father’s respect and joins the Junior Cadet program at his dad’s firehouse. That’s where he meets Amanda. Amanda is a foster kid and she’s finally found a good home she wants to stay at. But then a string of arsons point to someone close to her and she might lose everything.

Patty’s books always make me feel. She picks some tough topics to weave a story around and makes it great. I cried a couple of times reading this with Reece’s POV. His story is so emotional and I loved him so very much as a character! I felt so much for him and I just wanted to hug him. I also loved the other members of the Junior Cadet team and Reece’s best friend Alex. In the beginning I didn’t like his dad, but he redeemed himself quite a bit so I grew to love him too. I read this book in one sitting, mainly because I was so invested in Reece’s story.

Now what didn’t I like? I didn’t really care all that much for Amanda in the beginning. I liked her, don’t get me wrong, but her POV felt unnecessary sometimes. That got better in the second half though. I also didn’t really buy the romance. It started a bit sudden. Not that it was insta-love, not really. It just… It caught me off guard because I was focused on the other parts of the story.

Nothing Left to Burn was another great book by Patty Blount and I do recommend it to fans of contemporary. You deserve that spot on my author auto-buy list very much, dear Patty. Now go write me more awesome books!



About Patty Blount

Native New Yorker Patty Blount is the award-winning author of several critically acclaimed internet issues novels for teens as well as a few adult contemporary romances. She is inspired to write by such greats as Judy Blume, JK Rowling, and Gayle Forman. In fact, Judy Blume is the reason Patty elected to write under her real name…so she’d appear on shelves next to her idol. Patty adores writing; she’s written everything from technical manuals to song lyrics (see THE WAY IT HURTS, coming August 2017). Patty wants you to know she loves chocolate…really, really loves chocolate.

When not crushing on actors Gilles Marini or Sam Heughan, Patty can be found sitting in traffic somewhere on the Long Island Expressway, listening to audio books or talking wildly to herself about plots and characters. Prone to falling madly in love with fictional characters, Patty suffers frequent broken hearts when they all invariably prefer the heroine to her… go figure. When she’s not writing, Patty loves to watch bad sci-fi movies and live tweet the hilarity, and scour Pinterest for ideas on awesome bookcases. Patty lives on Long Island with her family in a house that, sadly, lacks bookcases.

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