Monday, February 24, 2014

Blog Tour - INCINERATE by Tessa Teevan

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(Explosive #2)
Author - Tessa Teevan
Release Date: February 18, 2014
Cover Design: Wicked by Design
Cover Model: Joshua Saari
Cover Photographer: Josh Norris Barnes&Noble


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.

(Explosive #2)
by Tessa Teevan
ARC Review
Published: February 18, 2014

My rating: 5 of 5 ⭐️

Injured in an explosion while on a mission as EOD Specialist for the army, Knox Wellington is none to happy that he will be out of commission for the unforseeable future. Not only that, but he is going to have to accept help doing simple tasks until the doc clears him for some PT. So when he opens his door to find the gorgeous brunette he had been trying hard to ignore the night before at the bar with his mates, to find out SHE is the rehabilitation volunteer who will be assisting him through his recovery, he is all but pissed.

As if the blow off she got last night at the bar wasn't enough, Charlie Davenport had no illusions left with the hunk who snubbed her being the same guy as the scowling patient standing before her. Lovely. But, growing up with a father in the military, she is not a stranger to the way these strong and capable men handle illness or injury......POORLY. Charlie is here to do a job and she'll stick with it.... and will try her very best to ignore the sparks that fly whenever they are around each other.

When circumstances put Charlie in Knox' spare bedroom, the close proximity forces the two to work around their initial hostility and palpable chemistry and forge a tentative friendship. Spending more time together also brings down some of the defenses both have erected after their respective negative experiences with the opposite sex and before long, very little is holding back the electricity that sparks between them.

But there is no moving toward a future before the past is left behind for good, and both Charlie and Knox find out there are doors that need closing. For good.


Fabulous!! I loved IGNITE.... I ADORE INCINERATE!!

Tessa Teevan's writing has such a comfortable flow to it, there isn't a place in the book where I feel I am rushed, or wishing to flip ahead. The pacing is perfect, the language on par. The heat is delicious without being too crass for those more sensitive (note: I'm not necessarily referring to myself.. HA)  and there is a hint of clever humor and a definite psychological intelligence evident in her stories. An author I will never turn down a read from!!

Tessa's characters in this book in particular, were so compelling!

Knox, who was 'wronged' by family and young love, had kept himself hardened in that shell of hurt, never quite moving on. And at this point in his life, where it had almost become irrelevant who was wrong or right, he was allowing it to have too much impact on his present and his future. Underneath the shell of the pissed off young man, had developed a wonderful loving and loyal, confident mature adult man, one who finally got to see the light of day, when his hurt younger shell was challenged by a certain mouthy and fierce tomboy by the name of Charlie.

Growing up without her mom, Charlotte had very little, if any, female influence and although she didn't seem to feel she 'missed' anything, since her father filled most all of her needs, she did end up a tomboy with a proclivity to relate better to the male population. No surprise that she had grown up strong and could stand her ground when faced with grumpy and taciturn Knox. In fact, she had no trouble standing up to any man who stepped into her path. 

The beauty of the pairing of these two strong and determined individuals, is that despite their strong and unflappable stance in the world, they seem to encourage and allow the other to bring out their softer side. For Knox that means allowing himself to open himself and bare himself emotionally to Charlie, and for Charlie it means to allow herself to be and feel completely vulnerable as long as Knox is there to 'hold her together'.

✨Love, love, love this study of transforming relationships!!✨

**ARC provided in return for an honest relationship.**

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.

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.

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