Burn: A Short Romance Story

Rated 3.50/5 based on 6 reviews
What happens when the person you love doesn't love you back?

"Burn" is a tragic tale of unrequited love, dark passion and obsession.

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Words: 5,870
Language: English
ISBN: 9781465997678
About Amanda Lawrence Auverigne

Amanda Lawrence Auverigne writes horror, humor and dark fantasy fiction.

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Review by: olena protsiv on Jan. 23, 2013 :
I received this free from the author on Library Thing Member Giveaway.

Wow! This was quite a dark story. The first half of the story made it seem like it was going to go one way but then it switched and became something dark and obsessive.

It's a star-crossed lovers type of novella. Penny falls for a guy, Matthew, in her junior year of university and believes that it is love at first sight. Unfortunately, he doesn't feel the same way and she ends up moping until her senior year, before moving on with her life.

Just when she is over and done with him, things start to twist in a dark way and strange things start to happen. Love and obsession go hand in hand, and sometimes it doesn't end up as you think it will.

The author did a great job in making this a fast pace novella. Right from the start I was hooked and couldn't wait to find out what would happen next to both Penny and Matthew. There was some character development and we were able to get to know them a bit. The ending had quite a big twist that came out of nowhere and left me thinking 'where did that come from?' It was quite a shocker! The plot twists were entertaining in this novella and kept me on the edge of my seat. Overall it was a great, short, yet entertaining read.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Rachelle Born on Jan. 18, 2013 :
This book made me want to cry, as it appealed to the "star-crossed lovers whose timing is all wrong" sap in me. I'll echo the other reviewers who have said that it isn't a typical "romance" story, and instead reads like a love letter/memoir from Penny to Matthew. There were several typos and grammatical errors in this piece, which is not a consistent issue with other stories of hers that I've read.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Lorrie Palmer on Jan. 17, 2013 :
An interesting idea for a story. I understand what the author was going for, but I found the one sentence paragraphs a bit distracting and choppy for my taste. I think she had some good points about letting love takes its own course without interference from others, not matter how well intentioned.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: iampeachy on Jan. 12, 2013 :
I found this to be a surprising short story and a good one at that!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Cristiane Serruya on Jan. 10, 2013 :
Very interesting!
This is not exactly what I would call a 'romance', more a mismatch. Amanda Auvergine's novella is a very well written fantasy story about this mismatch and how good friend's intentions interfering in life's natural course could be disastrous. The pace is quickly as it should be for a novella and I loved the end.
Great and quick read.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Melanie Naugler on Jan. 09, 2013 :
a fast read, not what i expected for a romance.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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