Since I usually don’t read a lot of new adult books, I was pretty interested when Bey Tolentino came to me with a copy of Beautifully Burned. Sadly, it did not live up to my expectations.
Heat Level: ♥♥♥♥
Overall Rating: 2/6 Glass Slippers
Genre: New Adult Romance
Mason is a drag racer who sees women as prizes to be won. His speed on the track makes him even more popular with the mini skirted hotties that flock to him. But there’s only one woman he wants to get to know, Thia. Thia is starting a new life away from her past, as is vastly different than the girls Mason usually goes for. But can two world come together to create a perfect romance?
I see it time and time again, and I feel like a broken record. Authors that decide to self publish need to have an editor read their work for grammatical and continuity errors. It’s possible to read a well edited book that doesn’t come from a traditional publishing house, but the author needs to put the time, and sometimes money, into having someone look it over. By the third page of this book, I counted a dozen missing commas. By the third chapter, I was almost in editor mode, the constant issues taking away from Tolentino’s work. The book had a strong plot premise, but the large, SAT words that sounded straight out of a thesaurus, like “lascivious”, and the lack of appropriate commas really ruined it. I struggled to finish the book, and you all know how much I love to read. Sadly, I can not recommend Beautifully Burned to you until it has seen an editor for a thorough scrubbing.