27 February 2014

Incinerate by Tessa Teevan - Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway

Title: Incinerate (Explosive #2)
Author: Tessa Teevan
Release Date: February 18, 2014
Cover Design: Wicked by Design
Cover Model: Joshua Saari
Cover Photographer: JoshNorris
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.
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my review -

OMG. I can’t believe I am finally done with the novel. IT WAS LONG. Really longer than I anticipated, but Knox and Charlie were so worth it.

I don’t get him. I’ve ‘known’ the guy for less than twenty-four hours and he’s already shot me down, blown me off, flirted with me, had to hide his hard dick, and then called me a slut in that period of time. I mean, who does that?

These two were meant to be. Sparks and tension were flying in their first meeting, which was intensified when Charlie was the volunteer sent to help him with his rehabilitation. They try to stop whatever was brewing between them, both coming from bad relationships, they had their issues. But as the days goes, the chemistry grows, there was no way of denying the attraction.

Like I said, I don’t do roller coasters, and while I think this guy could be the best ride of my life, I know I’ll end up feeling sick to my stomach with regret afterwards.

Charlie is a great girl. She’s a toughie, she doesn’t whine, she knows how to take care of herself, she knows what she wants and she’s a forgiving soul. Knox had done so many things that was just so stupid –and she still ends up forgiving him and giving him a lot of chances. I love her close relationship with her father, her ability to tell him about (almost) everything.

He’s sweet, he’s an ass, he’s warm, he’s cold. He flirts, he scowls, he drives me absolutely crazy, but dammit if my heart doesn’t melt when he smiles.

Knox – I understand where the bitterness is coming from. Heck, I’d be keeping a grudge if it happens to me (but not THAT long I guess). He has some trust issues that dates a long way back, but nevertheless, when he stops being an a**, he’s a great guy. He’s hot, and then cold. He can be very caring on her, then suddenly he’s all temperamental. He can go Alpha over Charlie, then really sweet the next. But, he’s perfect for her, they complement each other’s personality.

They had misunderstandings, some fights, some trust issues and a whole lot of lovin’. This couple easily became one of my favorites.

Just when I thought everything was perfect between these two because of a sudden realization, a surprising twist came. I want to scream, stomp my foot – I was ready for my HEA, this has gone long enough for me. I just want this two people to be happy!!! Nevertheless, this twist gave my heart a little ache and brought some tears to my eyes, awww. It had just made the whole thing more beautiful, and more meaningful for the couple.

To build a relationship, both of them should let go of the past. It has been holding them back for so long, and they needed a fresh start. They needed to trust each other, they needed to forgive, most especially Knox. I wonder HOW will he do it, or will he be doing it? So many family secrets, so many buried grudges, so many pent-up emotions. I couldn’t say much more without spilling some spoilers! Arghh.

Jace & Alexa
I miss these two! And I’m glad to have them back here, and see how their relationship is going. Despite being in love, and living in their own personal bubble, it didn’t stop them from becoming a friend to both Knox and Charlie when needed.

Just like the first book, I enjoyed reading the second installment of the series. Again, it might have been long, but reading it wasn’t a struggle. It was truly a walk in the beach – with all those great characters, amazing plot, not to mention the surprises in between the pages – all of it was worth my time. Tessa Teevan had me at Ignited, and continued to awe me in Incinerate. I can’t wait what she in store for her readers on her third installment (Lucy & Kale’s story). 

★ARC Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.★

excerpt -
Right before I exit the room, Knox sticks his head out of the glass door in his shower. “Not sticking around for the show?” he asks as he rubs shampoo into his hair one-handed. 

I try to look as indifferent as possible, but the sight of his wet skin has me fighting the urge to lick my lips. “There’s nothing special in here that I haven’t seen before. I’ll be in the kitchen heating up dinner for you. Just shout when you need me,” I tell him. 

I start to walk down the hallway when I hear him yell my name. I head back towards the bathroom, wondering what he could possibly want now. 

“You yelled?” I ask. He mumbles something from behind the glass door, and I ask him to repeat himself, but I still can’t hear him. Moving closer, I knock on the glass, expecting him to peek his head out. Instead, the door swings open, and there stands Knox, naked, wet, and mouth-wateringly gorgeous. And when I say there stands Knox, I mean it. All of him. My eyes can’t help but be drawn to the huge erection he’s sporting, and oh my god, I’m happy to learn that I was right. He’s definitely more than a mouthful. 

“Uhh, Charlie, eyes up here,” he teases, interrupting the stare down I’m having with his cock. My eyes slowly wander up his drenched skin, taking in every naked inch. It’s only been three months since I last was intimate with Drew, but the way my panties get soaked as I take in the sight of him makes me feel like I haven’t gotten laid in a decade. Although I got pissed at his initial assessment of my wanting to go home with him that night at the bar, if I had known this body was hiding under those clothes, I might have actually been willing. Reaching his eyes, I notice that the playful look in them from earlier has darkened, and he’s watching me intently. 

“Like I said, nothing I’ve never seen before,” I tell him, shrugging with indifference when really I want to strip down and join him. 

“Mmmhmm. I saw you checking me out, sweetheart. You don’t have to deny it.”

I’m not admitting shit to him, so I cross my arms and lean against the wall, my eyes not leaving his. As much as I’d like another peek, I’m not letting him win this round.

“What the hell do you want, Knox?” As much fun as it might be to flirt with him, I know better than to go there. For all I know, next time I stop by he’ll be a grump again, and after Drew, I have no desire to be with someone with mood swings. 

“I’m out of soap. Can you grab me a bottle from under the sink, please?” he asks, looking innocent. I look around the shower to see if he’s just pulling a fast one on me, but I only see an empty bottle. 

“Oh, wow. He does have manners,” I say to myself as I go to get him a new bottle. When I hand it to him, our hands touch and his fingers linger on my skin. 

“Thank you, Charlie,” he tells me. “For everything. I know this probably sucks as much for you as it does for me. Well, let’s not go that far. It really sucks more for me, but still, I appreciate you doing this.”

I wave him off. “Don’t worry about it. It’s what I signed up for.” I pause, looking around the bathroom. “Well, maybe not exactly what I signed up for, but I’m here to help and that’s what I’ll do. In a few weeks, your brother will be back and I’ll be out of your hair.” 

With that, he takes the bottle out of my hand and gives me one last look, a strange shadow crossing over his face. “Yeah, right. Just doing your job. Got it.” And with that, he shuts the glass door in my face, leaving me, once again, baffled at how hot and cold he’s turning out to be.

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other book in the series -

Explosive Series Purchase Link
 Ignite* - Amazon  |  Amazon UK  |  B&N  |  Kobo  |  PB
(*Can be read as stand alone)

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the author -
      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.

Connect with Tessa: Website  |  Facebook  | Twitter  |  Goodreads  |  Email: tessateevanauthor@gmail.com

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