Blog Tour: Incinerate by Tessa Teevan~ Bianca and Stacy's 5 Star Reviews, Teasers, Book Trailer, and GIVEAWAY!
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Incinerate by Tessa Teevan is the second book in the Explosive series, but can be read as a standalone.
Knox Wellington is a very complicated man. He does not believe in love, as love has burned him in the past. Why get involved with someone when it leads to heartbreak? So Knox loves 'em and leaves 'em. He has a huge issue with trust. While in the military, Knox gets inured pretty badly after an explosion. A volunteer is the hired to assist him with everyday life. Enter Charlotte Davenport (Charlie). Charlie is not your average heroine. She is sassy, confident, and has a mouth of her. She was raised by her dad and takes no nonsense. Charlie also has a bad past when it comes to love.
The attraction is immediate when Knox and Charlie meet for the first time. And the second time. Charlie ends up being the volunteer to help Knox. He refuses at first, but then gives in because he knows he needs help.
"I'm completely confused at my reaction to him. I want to gauge his eyes in one moment and then rip his clothes off in the next. He's sweet, he's an ass, he's warm, he's cold. He flirts, he scowls, but dammit if my heart doesn't melt when he smiles"
I loved the witty banter between Knox and Charlie. It was natural and went with the flow of the story. It's a perfect mix of sweet, sexy, steamy. They are both so stubborn and refuse to be genuinely nice to each other. There is always a slight sexual undertone in their interactions. They both feel it, but refuse to give in for awhile. When they do give in, it's passionate, heart-felt, and captivating. When you've been hurt it's hard to give someone your heart again. But sometimes, a person is worth that risk. Knox saw that risk and took it anyway. Every emotion. Every word. I FELT it. Do you hear that? That's my heart beating for Knox. He gave me ALL THE FEELS. I held on to every word. When Knox speaks it is with truth and conviction. And when he loves, watch out. It. Is. Beautiful.
"Here's the thing. I'm tired of this roommate bullshit. I want more than that. I want you to be my girl. I want you to be in my bed, just like this."
"Here's the thing Knox. You didn't even to ask. I was already yours"
Besides being hot, Knox is stubborn, brooding, yet charming. He is also one of the most passionate male characters I have ever read. When Knox loves, he loves hard. He loves with every fiber in his body. That's why his past hurt so much, it made him not want to love again. Until, Charlie that is. She represented everything he swore never to go back on, but he couldn't stay away from her. It's about time a heroine like Charlie came along. She is fun, strong, and completely irrevocably in love with Knox. The build up of their feelings is the heart of this book. It allows you to fall for Knox and Charlie. Them being together makes sense. Their love is raw, genuine, and knows no boundaries.
“This isn’t a one night thing. This isn’t roommates hooking up. 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.”
Incinerate is one of those books that you have to read from beginning to end. Life just has to take a back seat. The writing draws you in from the first page and you are captivated by the story and it's characters until the end. You don't read Tessa Teevan's books. You live them. You experience them. Knox Wellington. You stole my heart. You made me believe in love again. That true, all consuming love does exist. FIVE beautiful, rugged, all consuming, passionate stars to Incinerate!
Knox and Charlie! Charlie and Knox! #Choxlie! These two characters have moved out the bad furniture in my heart, and have replaced it with brand new shiny furniture! The couches and chairs might be in a fight with the couch, or window furnishings but ultimately they all want to be in the same household together! I realize that my analogies might be crazy, but I could honestly give a damn. This is how I equate books in reference to my actual life. So now that I’ve talked in complete circles, I want you all to know how deeply I loved this book that is INCINERATE. When Tessa started writing IGNITE, I knew she had something special on her hands. And when I read Incinerate, she blew my mind with her growth as an Author. This girl kills it! And I’m so excited to see an amazing Indie Author excel in the way she has. So first things first…
Knox Wellington is a Soldier, He fought for freedom alongside his brothers. Alongside those same brothers that perished at his feet, in front of his eyes, and their memories ingrained in his soul. He came home tortured and broken. What he didn’t realize was the overabundance of love and support he would have from those who love him. Knox has a great sense of himself, he’s just afraid to admit that he needs help. His pride overrides his need for rehabilitation, and hope.
Then he meets Charlie Davenport. He’s seen her before, the beautiful brown eyed goddess that he treated like crap at a bar, slightly prior to meeting her. So when Charlie shows up at his home to rehabilitate this wounded soldier, he’s less than amused to meet her acquaintance. He’s in shock that this vixen will bare the hands to heal him! He turns adolescent almost! Its super endearing by the way! From the minute these two realize that they have to inhabit each other’s company, IT’S ON!!! The sexual chemistry between #Choxlie flies through the roof! Turn the page, turn the page, and TURN IT!!!! I wasn’t able to stop!
Charlie is probably one of my favorite book girlfriends EVER by the way! She’s awesome. She doesn’t back down, she gives Knox back EVERY bit of crap that he gives her. And it makes for some super hot chemistry. You can tell that she wants Knox, that she NEEDS Knox, but she’s so proud and stubborn that she’s not willing to give up her wall of China any day soon… Charlie has one thing in her life that could completely crumble her to pieces, one man who owns her heart and soul. This man is Wade. Her Father. No man can rival Wade, He is the Dad that we all want and wish for. And when Knox starts to take hold of Charlie’s heart, Wade is the only obstacle. Or is he? HA!
The secondary characters in this story will grab your heart as well! Knox has a set of brothers that can either rival your dream man or throttle your senses! Good and, uhhhmmmm bad? I guess you’ll have to wait and see, and read ;-)
This beautiful story moves along as so… Strong alpha male wants the strong independent female who is apprehensive to all of his “charms”. I won’t destroy the ending for you, but I will implore you to read this book. It’s sweet, demandingly sexy, and utterly irresistible! Knox will melt your heart with his words, and Charlie will make you strive to be a better woman. You honestly can’t read a better love story than this. I hate to use the word “melty” LOL. But it happened! Shoot me.
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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