Review: Burnout by Shauna Allen

The Temptation of First Love . . . Blake Travers is a lot of things—rebel, grease monkey, tortured poor boy with a painful past. But the one thing he knows he’s not, is worthy . . . of success, of love, of a second chance. And certainly not worthy of Delilah Jackson. Delilah has the perfect life. Daughter of the Sheriff and County Judge, she has it all. Except the one thing she needs most . . . unconditional love. Is her attraction to Blake a fluke? A way to breach the confines of her suffocating existence? Or is he The One? One fateful encounter changes everything . . .  When these two collide, sparks fly, but their differences threaten to break them.  Can the resident bad boy and princess of Baybridge find their way? Or will the pain separating them kill their love before it starts?

The Temptation of First Love . . .
Blake Travers is a lot of things—rebel, grease monkey, tortured poor boy with a painful past. But the one thing he knows he’s not, is worthy . . . of success, of love, of a second chance.
And certainly not worthy of Delilah Jackson.
Delilah has the perfect life. Daughter of the Sheriff and County Judge, she has it all. Except the one thing she needs most . . . unconditional love. Is her attraction to Blake a fluke? A way to breach the confines of her suffocating existence? Or is he The One?
One fateful encounter changes everything . . .
When these two collide, sparks fly, but their differences threaten to break them.
Can the resident bad boy and princess of Baybridge find their way? Or will the pain separating them kill their love before it starts?

Burnout by Shauna Allen

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Ahh teen angst. Blake and Delilah to outsiders could not be more different. But being rich or poor does not define how you feel and these two both share the common feeling of being disappointed by their parents. Blake has been given a few raw deals in his life. After his mother died both his father and older brother went down the wrong roads. His father is an abusive alcoholic now and his brother is serving time in prison. Blake wants so much more out of life but he is letting the past mess with his self esteem making him feel he is worthless. There is one thing that makes him happy that he is good at and that is working on cars. He’s also had his eye on a pretty girl in class but knows she is far out of his reach. Or so he thinks.

Delilah’s family started off reasonably normal until her father become Sheriff and her mother a judge and their greed for power took over. Now they expect their children to tow the pretty little line and be at all the political functions smiling and projecting themselves as a perfect little family. Delilah wants her old parents back – the ones that showed her they loved her for her not as something to advance a political career. She has a kind soul and doesn’t judge other’s by their financial standing.

A fender bender between Blake and Delilah starts off a tentative friendship that soon blossoms into young love. Blake cannot see how the relationship is going to work knowing there is no way her father will ever accept him. Delilah doesn’t care what anyone thinks. She just knows she has never felt this way about anyone before and doesn’t want to lose Blake.

This was a prequel to a new series that is going to be about Blake and Delilah and their friends. We got to meet all of the guys who will be the leads in the future books and I look forward to reading their stories. The first book in the series will be a continuation of Blake and Delilah’s story.

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