Burned by Elisa Dane Review

Burned Book Cover Burned
Elisa Dane

Perception is everything to sixteen-year-old Olivia Brown. With her freakishly hot boyfriend, volunteer work at the local animal shelter, successful beauty channel on YouTube, and well-earned spot on X Factor Cheer's elite level five Diamond Girl team, Livvie's the girl every other girl wants to be. At least, that's the illusion she's aiming for.

But Livvie's seemingly perfect life is anything but. Lying about the bruises her boyfriend gives her, and cowering beneath his raging temper becomes a regular way of life until she unwittingly witnesses her drunken neighbor beating his step-son, the town bad boy, Reid Tate.

For Reid, vulnerability is the enemy. Opening up, and letting people in gives them the power to disappoint. Growing up with a co-dependent mother and an abusive alcoholic father, Reid has endured all the disappointment he can stomach.

But when his pretty, do-good neighbor witnesses his step-dad beat him to within an inch of his life, and not only call the cops, but keeps quiet at school about what she saw, Reid wonders if maybe, just maybe, he's found someone he can finally trust.

Previously published under the title Unbreakable

We all had different high school experiences. But it doesn’t matter if you were on the cheerleading team or the class clown. We can all agree at some point high school was hell. Well for Liv, her high school experience was not like most. With an abusive neighbor, she learns a very important rule. That keeping silent is not always for the best. So when she lets her voice be heard, the last thing she expected was to bond with Reid over something they both rather forget.

Once again I think that Elisa’s book is something every teen should read. Not only does it have a good plot but it also has an important lesson. I will say that this book may have some trigger for some people. So please read at your own risk. But I am sure you will enjoy this book as much as I did.

To compare this book to the first one wouldn’t be fair. But I do have to be honest and say that I loved Reid and Liv’s story way more than Nev and Bodie. There were times, I was laughing like a crazy chick at the things Liv and Reid would do. I don’t believe the third book is out, but it is one you should put on your reading list. In fact, I recommend the whole series. But good news, these books can be read as standalone. If you read this book instead of the first book, you won’t be missing anything.


My pen name is Zara,
I am in my early 20's, I have a big loving adopted family, and I am a dedicated book lover. I currently reside in the hot, sunny state of Texas. I joined Alisha's blog in Nov 2015. When she found me in a NaNo Chat room for the Houston area. My main genres vary between horror and sick puppy-love romance. Usually depends on my moods. But my favorites are Sci-fi (Aliens) & MC (Motorcycle Club) Romance.
The only other thing you need to know about me is: I eat books for breakfast.
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