Review: Burn by Ginger Scott (Fuel #3)
Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Wordsmith Publicity.
This is a love story. Us. The highs and lows all lead to one final conclusion, and that is us. No matter what is thrown at us, we persevere.
THIS! This is the ending that the Dustin Bridges and Hannah Judge AND all the readers who have followed their journey deserve. Burn is the third novel in the Fuel series, and Ginger Scott brought her A+ game and delivered one heck of a conclusion to what's been a tumultuous life and love story. Fair warning: I may mention details in my review that could turn out to be spoiler-like for anyone who has yet to read the first two books in the series, Shift and Wreck. Also, all three books MUST be read in order because the Fuel series is a continuous story line with the same two main characters, Dustin and Hannah.
Burn picks up where Wreck left off. Hannah Judge is keeping one secret--not just from her family but from the one person who deserves to know the truth most: Dustin Bridges. These two have been through so much, and even saying that makes it sound as if I'm minimizing it. They were friends who fell in love with each other and made promises that they would go on to break. And still through it all, that love was there. Yes, it was often mired in feelings of hurt, disappointment, and frustration, but if I were being absolutely honest, I doubt these two ever hated each other. Their love is too deeply rooted for that.
One of my absolute favorite things about this series as a whole and this third and final book in particular is how Ginger Scott is able to maintain that balance of first turned forever love, redemption and absolution, and coming of age. There's some family drama as well as a hint of suspense, and nothing gets lost in Scott's beautiful storytelling. I lost count of the number of times throughout this series where I was tempted to shake some sense into both main characters, but that was because I was so invested in them and their happily-ever-after. And Burn was one heck of a five-plus-starred happy ending indeed.
Release Date: 30 July 2021
Date Read: 26 July 2021
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