Wednesday, October 30

New Release Review & Giveaway, Ignite by Tessa Teevan

Title:  Ignite
Author: Tessa Teevan
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: October 30th, 2013
Purchase Links: Amazon | UK Amazon
Add to: Goodreads  


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?

My Review

I fucking hate you sometimes.... 

The last five words Lexie's husband ever says to her.
After a freak accident leaves Lexie a widow at 27, she finds herself going through the motions of life.
The day that her husband died, is the day she lost herself, her future, all her hopes and dreams.

When her sister's High School Reunion comes around, she is dragged as babysitter for her niece.
But her sister has ulterior motives, Lexie's, high school best friend/ crush is heading in for the weekend.

Jace McAllister

10 years ago, Jace and Lexie were inseparable. Best friends through and through, one the night before Jace leaves to join the Army, he lets Lexi know his true feelings. He never could imagine that Lexie felt the same way. One last night together is all that they can have, and each give one another themselves, with a promise that when Jace returns, he will come to her.

When Lexie's family unexpectedly moves, Jace comes home to find Lexie gone and news that he broke her heart.
The last 10years he has tried to forget the one girl who held his heart and try to move on.

When Lexie and Jace reconnect at his high school reunion they both are surprised by the spark that they both still hold for one another.

“Alexa, I’ve never forgotten about you. I’ve never had a woman with whom I’ve had a connection with like you and I had. You were my only. You were it for me. My home run. My grand slam. My perfect game. I’ve never, nor will, ever want anyone but you.”

Lexie decides to live her weekend carefree and go with the pull towards Jace, she has come a long way in the last 12 months and decides to take a risk.
Their weekend is full of lust and explosive chemistry.

"I'll never stop telling you. I've wanted you for so long, I still want you now. My Dick is screaming at me, wondering why the hell I'm not buried so deep inside you, making you scream."

Lexie still has to get past the guilt she holds on to from her husband and the last  words he ever spoke to her. With the help from Jace, she opens up and slowly begins to heal. 
With the weekend over, Jace and Lexie realise they are back where they were 10 years ago. Jace heading back into duty and Lexie, back home. 
But this time Jace is adamant he can't possibly let her go. 

I will come back for you, Alexa. Nothing will keep me away this time. I promise you... 

Can Jace convince her that this is it for him? And will Lexie move past the pain and guilt of letting her husband go, and put her heart on the line again with a future with Jace?

I don't know know what the future holds, but I do know that when I think about it, all I see is you. I know that scares you, and honestly, I can admit that I have my own fears but I'm more terrified of living a life without you....

I really enjoyed this one, Tessa hits it out with her Debut, I couldn't get enough of Jace and Lexie. 
It was low on the angst, which I really love. High on the steam, hell everyone's gotta love that! 
I loved loved loved, the banter between Lexie and her sister. I loved their friendship and closeness. 
The opening was a slow build up, but found myself fully connecting with Lexie because of it. It was heartbreaking to read the pain and guilt she held onto with those last words her husband says. 

I loved the epilogue. Love me a good epilogue. 
I can't wait for Knox's story next. I have a feeling his is gonna be one hell of a ride. 
Bravo Tessa on an amazing Debut.
Be sure to add this one guys! 

4.5 Stars 

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About the Author

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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  1. Great teasers...this one sounds great. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Thanks for the giveaway. Books sounds great!

  3. I want to read this book...YUM!

  4. Thanks for the giveaway! This book sounds awesome! :)

  5. Sounds good. As a veteran I love books involving military men. Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. Thanks for the giveaway! This sounds good (:

  7. This book sounds awesome! Adding it to my TBR pile. Yay a fellow Ohioan! O-H.....

  8. When I read the synopsis and excerpt I was drawn into Lexie and Jase's story. It seems to be filled with intense feelings and hot, steamy sex. If I don't win a copy here I will definitely be purchasing a copy.

  9. OMG... I really would LOVE this book

  10. I want to read this book!! Thank you for the giveaway!!!

  11. This book sounds so good and I love the cover, thanks for the chance to win an ebook

  12. Added to my TBR. Thanks for bringing it to us and for the giveaway!