30 October 2015

Release Blitz, Book Review, Giveaway | Fusion by Tessa Teevan (@TessaTeevan)

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Where do babies come from? The question every parent dreads hearing has finally fallen from the lips of six year old Ava Banks, the curious, precocious little girl that you fell in love with in Ignite. Jeremy and Sierra, normally blunt as can be, struggle to find the right words to answer her. So instead, they rewind sixteen years to that one fateful day where a game of Seven Minutes in Heaven inevitably led to life-long romance filled with laughter, love, and many, many mishaps along the way.

Falling in love with your best friend? It's the most incredible thing in the world. Let's just hope it lasts. When the world comes crashing down around you, can even the strongest relationship withstand great tragedy?

Stay tuned for lots of laughs, teenage awkwardness, a few tears, and most of all, mullets. Because what good love story doesn't do business in the front, and party in the back?

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Ignite (#1) - $0.99 for a limited time!
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Incinerate (#2)
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Inflame (#3)
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Intoxicate (#4)
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This is what LOVE exactly looks like.

Have met Jeremy and Sierra during the first book, and now – we get to finally have a glimpse on how they got to their happy ending, before they got that wonderful girl Ava. Back when they were just eight years old: the first moment that they met.
When I was eight years old, I met the girl I knew I was going to marry.
Both of them knew their lives were not going to be the same again at a very young age: they met and instantly became best of friends. It took a while before they finally have the courage to jump across that thin line between love and friendship. It took some pushing from outside forces but they made it.
Sierra was my morning, noon and night, and I wanted her to be everything in between.
If you love them as friends where one goes where the other goes, you are going to envy them when they were in a relationship. They were the same, they just added some physical elements into their relationship. But what I love about these two is that one didn’t push the other out of their comfort zones. They waited until the other was ready. No one stood outside the boundaries, not just because they respect their parents, but because they trust and respect each other. And speaking of parents: the birds and the bees talk gave me one heck of a good laugh.

But of course, the story wouldn’t be complete without conflicts. They had their own share of hurts and misunderstandings, but they withstood it all. Sierra and Jeremy: they were a team. But there was this one thing fate thrown at them that was pretty heartbreaking. Despite the fact one was falling apart, and the other one was just helpless – I just knew that they could make it through. They were the kind of couple who can make it through anything. Because their love? It has the strongest foundation, and no force of nature can rip it apart. It took some time, but I was glad they made it through.

Jeremy was the kind of man you want to have for yourself. Besides being smart and handsome: he’s a great friend too. He’s sweet, and thoughtful. The type of guy you’d bring home to mama. He doesn’t succumb to peer pressure (except for those crazy dares he and Chris would come up), but he knew how valuable a thing or a person is for him, and he knew how to take good care of it.

As for Sierra, we all knew what a great sister she is to Lexi. But we see another side of Sierra in this story: the friend, the wife, the mother, and the vulnerable. I love her character, just like Jeremy, she didn’t rush “them”. Both of them waited for the ‘perfect time’ in their relationship, when it finally came, all just fell into place.

Tessa Teevan gave us a fairytale, the one with a swoon-worthy prince charming and a damsel not-so-in-distress. She gives us their own version of dragons and dark castles, and their happy ending.

It was sweet, romantic and really, really easy on the heart. It will make you believe in love and fairytales all over again. This is the book you'd read if you are tired of those gut-wrenching novels that breaks your heart and make you ache. This one: it's a heartwarming, emotion-filled story of love and friendship and how it withstood the test of time. It's going to make you swoon, it's going to make you laugh, it gives you a little ache in between, but it's worth it. Good job, Tessa!
Sierra Sullivan. My best friend. My first kiss. If I had my way, my first and last everything. And all that came between.
P.S. And Ava? OMG. Love that little girl even more. (and the scene at the very last part: that one was a killer. Couldn't wait till that story comes out!) 

Characters - 5
Plot - 4.5
Steam - 5
Cover - 4.5
Romance - 5
Pacing - 4.5
Overall: 4.75



Tears glistened as she let out a disbelieving laugh. “And that’s the problem. You still see me as dirty eight-year-old playing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The girl who played kickball, skinning her knees, and spitting into your hand. Which is okay. I’m not the girly-girl wearing skirts and worrying about having perfect makeup. I don’t flirt or act ladylike. At least, not to you. That’s not how we are. That’s not how we’ll ever be. I’m finally realizing that.”

            I wanted to tell her that she was wrong. That I didn’t see her as an eight-year-old girl. That, even though I’d been a blind fool, my eyes had finally opened. I wanted to wax poetic about her long, beautiful hair and how much I loved running my fingers through it while watching our favorite shows. How the beautiful blue of her eyes was my favorite color and, if Crayola could capture it in a crayon, I’d buy every single box until I had a lifetime supply. And her lips. God, I wanted to profess how, ever since that day in biology, her lips had had me transfixed and I wanted nothing more than a taste. I hadn’t cared that there was dead frog cut open and splayed out on the table. The way she’d sucked her bottom lip between her teeth, gasping and cursing as she’d drawn blood, had thrown all my disgust over the frog out the window. All I could see was her. All I wanted was her.

            I wanted to tell her all of that.

            But I didn’t, and I would regret it for the rest of the summer.

            “Sierra—” I began to protest, but she cut me off, giving me a warm, watery smile.

            “It’s fine, Jeremy. I promise. I have no problem being the Tod to your Copper. Or the Joey to your Dawson. That’s who I am.” She hesitated for a moment. “That’s who I’ll always be. You’re my best friend, Jeremy. It’s okay that you don’t see my boobs. Hell, it’s probably better that way.”

            My stomach plummeted, and if I was man enough to admit it, my eyes burned with an unexpected rush of tears. I stepped out of the sight so she couldn’t see me. She misinterpreted the move, but before I could find a single ounce of courage, she was waving goodbye and running into her house, leaving me there to watch her go.

            Something I never wanted to do again.

            It wasn’t until after Sierra had left for Ohio and I’d had a chance to reflect on her words that I realized what she’d said. Dawson and Joey, as of right then, weren’t even speaking. Copper and Tod had gone their separate ways, and even though their friendship remained, they were still apart for the rest of their lives.

            I didn’t want to be Copper anymore. I sure as hell didn’t want to be Dawson.

            But it was too late. I’d lost my chance. I’d missed my window. Sierra was gone, and there was nothing I could do about it. 

            Jenna was right.

            I was an idiot.

            I was unbelievable.

            I was blind.

            And, worst of all, I was alone.

Tessa Teevan_Author Photo I'm a twenty something 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.  

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