Sunday, February 23, 2014

Blog Tour Stop + Giveaway! "Incinerate" by Tessa Teevan

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(Explosive #2)

When Knox Wellington opens the door to Charlie Davenport, he's not expecting the fiery brunette with whiskey colored eyes and a feisty personality. Sparks fly immediately, even though their initial meeting is nothing but hostile. Their chemistry is undeniable, but the chip on Knox's shoulder threatens to destroy any hope of him wooing the sweet, southern volunteer sent to help with his rehabilitation. 

Little does he know she's no Southern Belle, as she gives as good as she can take. As unexpected circumstances push them closer together, heads butt, patience is tested, and flames ignite as they dance around their mutual attraction, both of them jaded from broken pasts. They've both been burned before, so when their feelings of lust, desire, and wanting are inflamed in the heat of the moment, will they finally be able to get over the pain of the past or will their relationship be reduced to ashes before it can ever really begin? 

*While this book is a standalone, characters from Ignite, book 1, will appear in Knox's story.

5 Stars!

Hello, Knox Wellington!!!! 
Oh, my. Tessa Teevan can sure write some swoon-worthy men! That’s 2 for 2 on the yummy department – Jace and now, KNOX! Hell yeah! WIN!

“All I know is that you’re in my home, in my bed, and most importantly, Charlie, you’re in my heart.”

Even though each book is a standalone, I do highly recommend you read Ignite, book one – Jace and Lexi’s story, first. The characters connect from book to book and there’s a general story line that makes up the series. It is in Ignite where we first meet Knox as Jace’s best friend and right off the bat we see that he has issues where relationships are concerned. I really cannot blame him. I too, would hate the thought of falling in love again after being betrayed like he had been a little over a decade ago.

To say I was highly anticipating Knox’s book would not do my enthusiasm justice. I was beyond excited to see who would be the one to make Knox realize that his ex-girlfriend and current sister-in-law (yep!!) was not worth all his resentment.

This books starts off in a scene we get in Ignite. The boys are on a mission in Afghanistan where things don’t go as planned. Knox ends up hurt with a broken back and arm, no less. Once back in the states, he’s told he will need help getting through the day until he is fully recovered. Hell, he can’t even shower! He is that injured. 

His younger brother, Cohen, (who is just as adorable, FYI) steps up to help. Unfortunately, their time is cut short since he has to go back to college just in time for finals. Before leaving, he sets things up for a volunteer to come and assist Knox.

Enter Charlie. I LOVE HER. She is such a strong female character! She does not take any crap from anyone and even though she’s been hurt by her ex-fianc√©, she holds her head high. She’s sweet, caring, and down to earth. Charlie is just what Knox needs in his life...whether he likes it or not. To say they get off on the wrong foot would be putting in nicely. 

They both quickly get under each other’s skins in the wittiest ways. Their banter and sarcasm is quite funny! Ha! They are both class-A smart asses and even though neither would admit it out loud, the sexual tension between them?? Phew!! HOT! You can totally tell they want each other.

“We’re a fucking pair, and she doesn’t even know it yet.”

Some time passes and Knox and Charlie fall into a comfortable routine. They really get to know each other. They talk about things they normally don’t share with anyone. They begin to see each other for who they really are. They realize they are more alike than they could have ever imagined.

As their relationship progresses, we see Knox come out of his shell. We see him let go of all the hurt and anger he’s been carrying around for 11 years…and all thanks to Charlie’s love and support. She is there for him in more ways than one. Just as he is there for her. We see them face certain things together and grow both individually and as a couple.

“This is you and me. This is us. Falling into place, the way we’re meant to. And I’m tired of fighting it. I don’t want to anymore.” – Knox

OH!!! Let me just say….the sex is smokin’ hot!!!!!!!!!! Like, thigh-clenching kind of hot. Goodness gracious!!! That man!!!! *fans self* I absolutely love his alpha side!!! 
Knox Wellington will be melting panties everywhere!! 
I would not mind -- at all -- attending weddings with him…let’s just leave it at that. ;)

"Charlie, I want -- I need -- you to be my fucking girl."

*SWOON!* This. Man. ;)
 Well anyway…. As for the ending? I practically grinned through the entire epilogue. The book ends in true Charlie and Knox fashion!! Buh-lieve me, it’s perfect. I absolutely loved it!

“You have me, sweetheart. You always will.”

One HUGE plus for me about this book is the fact that we get more of Lexi and Jace’s story. On top of that, we see the next book, Inflame, which is Lucy and Kale’s story, build up. I cannot wait to see what Tessa has up her sleeve with those two!! So see? Like I mentioned above, even though the books are technically stand-alone novels, they need to be read in order. But honestly, what it all comes down to is the fact that Tessa Teevan is an author you should not miss! Her writing flows naturally and truly captivates you. 
I cannot recommend her books highly enough!

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Explosive Series

(Explosive #1)
After nearly a year and a half of grieving the loss of her husband, twenty-seven year old Alexa Sullivan Tate is headed back to her hometown after a decade of being away. She has no idea her high school crush, Jace McAllister, the guy who stole her heart the same night that he broke it, is more than ready to pick up the pieces.

Jace has spent the last ten years in the Army defusing bomb after bomb, trying to forget the girl who ignited all his passions. Little does he know that the spark still exists.

Ten years ago they had smoldering chemistry, but the spark between them now might light a fuse that leads to an explosion even Jace can't stop. Not that he wants to. If only Alexa can get past her guilt and trust her heart again.

But how do you put it all on the line when you've already lost everything once before?

*Mature Audiences only, 18+. While this is a series, each book will be standalone.

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Read my 5 Stars review  here 

About the Author:

Tessa Teevan

I'm a twenty six year old book junkie who is also obsessed with sports. Bengals, Buckeyes, Reds are my teams! I work for the government during the day, hang out with Air National Guard on the weekends, and have been married to my own book boyfriend for over seven years. We currently live right outside of Dayton, OH with our two cats. If I’m not writing or looking through tons of photos of hot men, all in the name of research, then you can probably find me curled up with my Kindle, ignoring the rest of the world. I love my sports almost as much as I love my books. My other obsessions include red wine, hot men, country music, and all things Grace Potter. I LOVE to hear from readers, so please feel free to contact via any social media site listed below.

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