Monday, May 12, 2014

Release Blitz feat Excerpt, Review, and Giveaway:
Inflame by Tessa Teevan!!

Title: Inflame (Explosive #3)
Author: Tessa Teevan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 12, 2014
Cover Design: Wicked by Design
Cover Model: Cory Grant
Photography Done by: Scott Hoover



Easy going soldier Kale Montgomery, a self-proclaimed ladies man, has no plans of settling down, especially not with his best friend - the sexy, sassy schoolteacher Lucy Dawson. Their relationship, though unconventional, is mutually beneficial and they wouldn't have it any other way. Friends with benefits? Casual lovers? Whatever you want to call it, they’re having fun, in and out of bed, and to them, that’s all that matters. At least that’s what they think, but how long can you spend in someone's bed before you find they're also infiltrating your heart?

As their casual fling with no strings attached progresses, it's not long before they realize they're both in way over their heads. One fateful night changes their lives forever in ways they could never have imagined, giving them the push to finally admit that maybe, just maybe they want more than they’ve let on. Their mutual attraction rapidly intensifies as it shifts from burning lust to unrelenting want, need, and possibly even love. Suddenly the idea of settling down doesn't seem so bad. In fact, it sounds pretty damn perfect.

Just when things seem to be falling into place, past pain and renewed insecurities rise to the surface and threaten to smother the flames of their passionate relationship, reminding them both why they’ve always kept the idea of love at arm's length. Will Kale and Lucy realize that what they've been waiting for is each other, or will the blazing whirlwind of their feelings burn out too quickly, causing it to all go up in smoke?

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She looks me over, and I love the fact that she’s checking me out. I don’t know why I’m so drawn to her, but I am, and I want to get to know her better, at least where the bedroom’s concerned. Eventually, she extends her hand, and I give a firm handshake, the kind she wanted when we first met. “Please, Kale, call me Lucy.”

Shaking her hand, I say it out loud. “Lucy. I like it.”

“That’s fortunate since I’m stuck with it. Okay, Montgomery. As much as I love flirting with a hot ass soldier in the parking lot of an elementary school, I’ve got to get going. Maybe I’ll see you around?”

She starts to walk away, but I grab her hand, reeling her back in. I’m not ready for her to go, yet I don’t want to seem like some crazy stalker guy.

“Can I see you again? You know, outside of an elementary school?” I ask, my eyes bearing down into hers, begging for her to say yes.

She hesitates, and I’m afraid she’s about to say no when she finally responds. “I don’t date. I’m not looking for anything serious, so if that’s what you’re looking for, I’m the wrong girl.”

My cock practically sings at her words. A no strings attached relationship with a hot teacher right before I deploy? I couldn’t have asked for better luck.

“I don’t do relationships, either, Lucy. I just want to get to know you and to have some fun. No feelings, no strings, no nothing,” I tell her, and watch as a look of relief washes over her.

She starts digging in her purse and I watch as she scribbles something on a piece of paper before hanging it to me. “Number’s right there. Call me when you’re feeling adventurous,” she says. Before I can say anything, she spins around and swiftly walks away, leaving me to wonder just how adventurous she can be.

My Review:

When Kale Montgomery and Lucy Dawson first met, they were immediately drawn together. Neither one looking for a relationship, they decided no strings attached sex would be PERFECT! That’s right. Friends with benefits - something casual, something fun … something that won’t get messy. Or so they thought.

Let me start off by saying that I thoroughly enjoyed Inflame. It was a cute, funny read that also had its share of heart touching moments.

Kale is the kind of guy that I would want by my side. Was he perfect? No. He certainly had his faults, but he has such a heart of gold that you’re easily able to look past his idiotic moments. To say that I was team Kale would be an understatement. As I was reading this novel, I became protective of him and found myself threatening certain characters with a frying pan to the head if they kept trying to interfere with him and Lucy.

Speaking of Lucy, I love her. I really do. But there were times when I just wanted to tie her down to a chair and smack some sense into her. She’s a really fun, spunky character, and you’re able to see two very different sides to her. I’ll also never look at a scantron test in the same way again.

Though this can be read as a standalone, characters from both Ignite and Incinerate will be present here. You get to see more Jace, Lexi, Knox, and Charlie and I am always so grateful to see more of them! Their friendship with one another is always a highlight and something that I look forward to.

This was a 5 star read for me. I was invested in the story, cared about the characters, and was a tad bit upset when I got to the end because there was nothing left for me to read.

Tessa is definitely growing as an author and it shines through with each new book that she releases. With captivating stories that hold my interest, and characters that are both lovable and unique in their own way, I will continue to buy each book that she writes.

About Tessa:

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.

I LOVE to hear from readers, so please feel free to contact via any social media site listed below.

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