Review: Shine Not Burn by Elle Casey

Shine Not Burn (Shine Not Burn, #1)

Shine Not Burn
(Shine Not Burn #1)
Author: Elle Casey
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Published: July 1, 2013
Genre: Romance, New Adult, Adult, Contemporary
My Rating:

three point five


Synopsis new

Andie Marks, known as “Party Girl” in her college days, is now a whip-smart lawyer on the fast track to success. Determined to move on from a bad break-up, she joins her girlfriends for a wild bachelorette weekend in Las Vegas, promising to let her hair down just this once.

Vegas is a blur of cocktails and blackjack, and in the middle of it all she meets Mack, a real-life cowboy with a winning hand and an irresistible body. They get lucky in the casino and luckier back at the hotel, a hot night of passion that was definitely not part of Andie’s life plan.

By dawn Mack is gone and all she has to remember their one-night romance is a hangover and a pile of casino chips. Or so she thinks…

my thoughts new

“They say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but sometimes the trouble follows you home.”

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but that’s not the case for Andie Marks because just when she was about to get married to her fiancé, she was notified that she’s not allowed to wed someone because she’s already married to the sexy cowboy named Mack whom she met and had a one-night-stand with two years ago in Las Vegas.

Ooops. I really loved the premise of this book. It also started funny which absolutely sold me. To add icing to the cake, Mack is one hot specimen. A rare specimen.


If only the heroine, Andie, was not annoying, I would have enjoyed it even more and might have given the book 4 stars. But the woman was so self-centered, whiny, and a bit of a brat which really irked me most of the time. Good thing Mack was so perfect and there were lots of funny and hot scenes and oh, the settings– Las Vegas and Baker City, Oregon were also beautifully described.

It’s my first time to read an Elle Casey book and I really loved her witty writing and her great sense of humor. Plus, she gave the side characters complex traits and personalities.

Favorite part of the book:

The vows. Really laughed out loud with this! :’D

Overall, Shine Not Burn was a fun, lighthearted, sexy romance book that will leave you laughing. It’s a great book to take your stress away for a while. 🙂


three point five

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xo pearl


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