Tuesday, November 12, 2013


  Title: Ignite (#1, Explosive Series)
Author: Tessa Teevan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 30, 2013

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?

*While this is a series, each book will be standalone with spinoff characters.

The good old high school days with Lexi and Jace

How much pain can a heart take before it explodes? This book was great, fantastic, superb, sensational! So many words I could use but nothing comes close to really telling you how I felt. It knocked books out of my top 10 favorites of this year. Now, how to tell you how great it was without spoiling it. 

Alexa "Lexi" Sullivan is a young window who has dealt with a lot. She has a meddling sister and a new best friend that want to see her happy and living life again. Alexa wants to just make it through a day and get a full nights sleep without feeling the guilt she feels. She knows she's not in the best place, what do people expect after losing her husband, but at least she is leaving her house and working. She is making progress she has a new friend she works with and is finally able to talk to him and even go out some. 

Jace McAllister diffuses bombs for the Army and he is the sexy ex-best friend that also happen to break Lexi's heart 10 years ago. They had been best friends even though he was a year older than her. He managed to keep track of her some over the years by being facebook friends with her sister and brother-in-law that he was highschool classmates with. He has spent the last 10 years trying to forget Alexa and live his life in the Army without being blown up by one of the bombs he is defusing.

With a little help from Alexa's meddling sister the are reunited at Jace's 10 year reunion. Will the spark from their highschool years ignite and they get their happily ever after or will it explode leaving them both heartbroken? Will Lexi be able to open her heart again and take a chance on love? You will have to read this to find out. It had me on an emotional ride of feeling sorry for Alexa and Jace to being happy, and then slamming me back down, then laughing some. I felt like I was right there with Alexa and I'm not sure I could have the courage to move on from what she went through. I had a book hangover that was hard to move on from. Can't wait for the next book to see what happens with Knox. 
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I look around the bar and immediately spot him. Holy shit, he’s even more gorgeous than before, I think as my eyes roam over him. My heart races like I’ve just run miles to get here, and my eyes cannot move from his. He looks just like Jace, but not the one I remember. He’s older, and rugged, not quite like the high school senior I remember. My eyes widen as I take in the bicep I’m pretty sure I couldn’t wrap my hand around. Hello muscles, I think as I try to force away the image of him hauling me up into his big arms and having his way with me.
            I shake the thoughts away as I sweep my eyes over the rest of him. He’s wearing a plain black t-shirt that showcases the definition in his arms, and I can’t look away. I swear he flexes a little when he sees me looking as I witness a thick vein stretching across his forearm. I can see the beginnings of a tattoo peeking out from under his right sleeve, and I’m dying for further inspection. His dark hair is buzzed short in a standard military-style cut and his jaw is more squared than I remember.  His full lips attract my attention as he wraps them around the beer bottle he’s taking a drink from, and I involuntarily shudder at the memory of where those lips have touched me.
            His blue eyes penetrate mine as he’s watching me, but his face is blank, so I have no idea if he even recognizes me. Bullshit, he knows exactly who you are. His eyebrows are drawn together, and I watch him take a deep breath as he plays with his beer bottle. Ryan sets me on the ground, and I take this chance to look down and turn away from him. I barely register what Ryan and Jeremy are talking about when Sierra grabs my hand and drags me to the bar.

 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 am married to a guy 15 inches taller than me. We're quite the pair! We currently live right outside of Dayton, OH with our two cats.

      I've been reading since I was a kid. My mom was a librarian, so it was a given. Heck, she even made sure we watched Wishbone instead of the Smurfs. In 2011 when I graduated from college, my mom bought me a Nook, and then in the summer of 2012 I found this amazing site called Goodreads. I was introduced to so many amazing indie/self-published authors. After reading almost 400 books that year, my husband gave me the push to finally sit down and write my own. It was a rocky start, but over time the words started flowing and I couldn't get Jace and Lexi out of my head.

      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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