Friday, 23 May 2014

Blog Tour:Burning Down the House by Allie Gail {Teaser + ARC Review + Playlist + Excerpt + Book Trailer + Giveaway}

Author: Allie Gail
Title: Burning Down the House
Publication Date: March 10th 2014 
Genre: New Adult, Romantic Suspense


2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award quarter-finalist
Rob Kensington is just your typical high school senior. Athletic, intelligent, handsome. Sees a therapist once a week. Because his parents just died in a house fire of questionable origin. And he doesn’t seem to care.
Maybe he isn’t so typical.
Sara Marsh had no clue when she returned to live with her divorced father that the bedroom down the hall would be occupied by a stray with a major attitude problem. The last time she saw Rob, he was a brooding goth who could have passed as Marilyn Manson’s love child. But at some point during her three years away, Creepy Kensington managed to evolve into a sizzling hot star running back with smoldering hazel eyes. 
The attraction is undeniable. The temptation is irresistible. And soon they’re sharing more than just an address. But with another life lost in a deliberately set blaze, Sara’s trust is faltering. Has she lost her heart to a serial arsonist? He’s already shown her the allure of playing with fire.
And someone’s about to get burned.
This book contains strong language and sexual content and is intended for ages 17+
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ARC Review

The characters

After her mother remarried,Sara decided it was a good choice to return to her hometown and live with her father. What she didn't expect to find was ex goth kid turned to hot quarterback Rob Kensington living at her father's house. His parents died in a tragic fire and her father was very close to the family so he let Rob live with him. Rob told her the cause of the fire was some bad wiring but there were rumors about Rob burning down his house and his parents with it.

At first, their relationship was not good at all. He avoided her all the time and he seemed to be angry with her. In a way, he was right to be angry because Sara had loving parents who cared about her in comparison with Rob whose father abused him and his mother was too afraid to talk. But nobody could deny the attraction between them. Slowly but steadily, he opened up to Sara and she understood and accepted him for who he was, something his parents never did.

There was one slight problem,though. They had to keep their relationship a secret from her father because they wouldn't want him to think that Rob was taking advantage of his daughter and her father's hospitality.

But that's the least of their problems. Jordan, a girl at their school keeps telling Sara to open up her eyes and see the truth. Everything leads to Rob. He doesn't have an alibi for the night of the murder and he's very secretive. Sara believes him when he says he's innocent but everyone else in the city has a different opinion..

Is Sara so madly in love with Rob that she can't really see who he is or is he the only one who can protect her?


Burning Down the House is not your average New Adult novel. The plot is well written, the characters are genuine and the suspense will make you want to read the book in order to find who was after Jordan and now Sara.

Rating: 4 stars!!



When you love someone, you don’t want to believe the worst about them. No matter how much evidence is dropped in your lap, no matter how many smoking guns you pick up off the floor, you keep coming up with excuses and telling yourself there’s a logical explanation for everything. That what you’re stumbling over is a trail of random coincidences. And all the flashing signs, they just point to a road that leads nowhere.
You trust your instincts. You blindly follow your heart. Because to believe anything else will shatter it.
But at some point reality sets in and you need answers. You want to know what’s at the end of that road.
I’d like to be able to say with a hundred percent certainty that I had no misgivings. That I wasn’t waiting impatiently for him to get home that night just so I could demand that he put those nagging doubts to rest.
I’d like to.
But I can’t.
So when Rob walked in the house sometime after nine, I was waiting - not to interrogate him but simply to gauge his reaction to one very simple question. I barely gave him time to get in the door.
He had just closed it behind him and was resetting the alarm when I cornered him.
“Where did you go Saturday night?”
I was prepared for surprise, possibly even annoyance, but not for the strangely deadpan look he gave me. I’d sprung this on him out of the blue, and yet he seemed somehow to have expected it.
“Where’s this coming from?” Unwrapping his scarf, he hung it with his coat on the hook by the door, then leaned down to untie his boots before kicking them off.
“I just want to know. You never told me where you were that night.”
“I see. And now all of a sudden it’s imperative that you know.”
“That’s right. All of a sudden it is.” The cold air he’d brought in with him chilled me through my cotton nightgown and I wrapped myself in my arms, shivering.
Without speaking, Rob strolled over to the fireplace and opened the damper. I watched him suspiciously as he started stacking split logs on the grate.
“What are you doing?”
“Building a fire. Isn’t that what I’m supposed to be good at? Starting fires?”

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About the Author

When I was just thirteen, I knew without a shadow of a doubt that one day I’d become a published author. Unfortunately, scribbling cartoons and silly stories during class instead of devoting 100% attention to blahblah-isn’t-algebra-exciting-blahblah was basically frowned upon.
When I was fourteen, I made the decision to become the next Madonna. There was only one problem with that. Nobody wanted to listen to an off-key voice that sent the family dog running for cover.
At fifteen, I was positive that acting was my future. A case of slack-jawed stage fright erased that particular ambition from the list.
At sixteen, ballet became my new passion…until the revelation that truly dedicated ballerinas aren’t allowed to stuff their faces with pizza and cupcakes. Oh, and they also don’t typically possess a tendency to trip over their own feet. Graceful, I am not.
Now, some years later – never mind how many – I’ve come full circle only to rediscover a lost love in writing. But now I use a computer instead of college ruled notebook paper – and thankfully there’s no threat of detention!


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