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***Release Blitz, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway ***Fusion by Tessa Teevan

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Fusion (Explosive #5) by Tessa Teevan
Release Day: October 30, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Models: Don Allen and Faith Danielle
Photographer: Kelsey Keeton at K. Keeton Designs
Cover Designer: Robin Harper at Wicked By Design



Where do babies come from?
The question every parent dreads hearing has finally fallen from the lips of six year old Ava Banks, the curious, precocious little girl that you fell in love with in Ignite. Jeremy and Sierra, normally blunt as can be, struggle to find the right words to answer her. So instead, they rewind sixteen years to that one fateful day where a game of Seven Minutes in Heaven inevitably led to life-long romance filled with laughter, love, and many, many mishaps along the way.
Falling in love with your best friend? It's the most incredible thing in the world. But when a love comes so easily, will it truly be able to last? When the world comes crashing down around you, can even the strongest relationship withstand great tragedy?
Stay tuned for lots of laughs, teenage awkwardness, a few tears, and most of all, mullets. Because what good love story doesn't do business in the front, and party in the back?

**While Fusion is a standalone romance, it’s best read after Ignite.
Ignite (Explosive #1)



Excerpt

“It’s fine, Jeremy. I promise. I have no problem being the Tod to your Copper. Or the Joey to your Dawson. That’s who I am.” She hesitated for a brief moment. “That’s who I’ll always be. You’re my best friend, Jeremy. It’s okay that you don’t see my boobs. Hell, it’s probably better that way.”

My stomach plummeted and if I was man enough to admit it, my eyes burned with an unexpected rush of tears. I stepped back, out of the streetlight so she couldn’t see me. It was a move she misinterpreted, but before I could find a single ounce of courage, she was waving goodbye and running into her house, leaving me there to watch her go.

Something I never wanted to do again.

It wasn’t until after Sierra left for Ohio and I had a chance to reflect on her words that I realized what she’d said. Dawson and Joey, as of right then, weren’t even speaking. Copper and Tod went their separate ways, and even though their friendship remained, they were still apart for the rest of their lives.

I didn’t want to be Copper anymore. I sure as hell didn’t want to be Dawson.

But it was too late. I’d lost my chance. I’d missed my window. Sierra was gone and there was nothing I could do about it.

Jenna was right.

I was an idiot.



My Review

Having read several of Tessa Teevan's novels and having just reread Ignite, I was super excited to read Sierra and Jeremy's story. From meeting them in Ignite, I knew (mostly) how their story was going to play out and I expected to really enjoy it. In reality I more than enjoyed this story and absolutely fell in love with Jeremy, Sierra, Ava and their slightly crazy but completely beautiful story. It was hilarious, heart-meltingly sweet, surprisingly emotional, and, in the end, literally perfect. It is now my favorite Tessa Teevan book to date and one of my favorite books period.

While this could be read as a standalone, I would suggest at least reading Ignite first so that you can get a better background on Sierra and Jeremy as well as Alexa and Jace who play a pretty prominent role in their story.

Jeremy and Sierra's story starts in the present. Sierra's sister, Alexa is in the hospital having her first child when their precocious 6 year old daughter Ava asks one of her ill time and many times inappropriate questions after over hearing her crazy parents talking. That discussion leads to Sierra and Jeremy, in alternating point of views, telling their story starting from when Sierra moved in next door to Jeremy when they were 8 years old. Sierra and Jeremy tell their love story that starts with a spit shake to declare themselves best friends, to growing up and starting to look at each other as more than best friends but not having the guts to declare themselves, to watching them fall in love and build a life and family together.

While they'll tell you that their story lacks angst since they've always been together, in reality it actually lacks for nothing. These two are hilariously crazy. Both open and honest with each other. I laughed out loud all the way through the story. Both Jeremy and Sierra's antics had me in stitches. I also sighed and swooned every time these two were together. Their love and devotion to each other from the very beginning was nothing short of inspiring. Watching them come to terms with their evolving relationship made my heart happy.

Jeremy is a to die for book boyfriend and was perfectly imperfect. He was silly but completely and utterly devoted to Sierra from the very beginning. This story didn't need added drama of them finding themselves because they found each other when they were 8.

While most of their story was very happy, go lucky. Any relationship hits snags along the way and they were no different. But watching them work together and continue to fall deeper in love with each other even during the hard times, made me a believe in true love and soul mates. I was also pulled into their story as I was able to relive my childhood through theirs. Being as in 1992, I was 7 (while Sierra and Jeremy were 8), I was able to relieve some of my favorite childhood memories through their eyes. Tessa did a phenomenal job of evoking memories based on music and timely events to help tell their story and pull me along for the ride.

Getting to see a young Alexa and Jace as well as Alexa and Ty (to understand you really need to read Ignite), was a highlight. Watching Sierra and Jeremy and their influence on that story made me smile and giggle. Then as Sierra and Jeremy's own story started to unfold beyond the present, we got a glimpse of their future that left my heart completely full. Watching them live out their happily ever after cemented them as one of my favorite book couples and Jeremy as one of my absolute favorite book boyfriends. Plus with that little epilogue from Ava's point of view, I'm eagerly anticipating the next installment.

If you're looking for a true love story with undying devotion, giggle inducing banter, a swoony hero, and a sassy heroine with a dash down 90's and early 00's memory lane, this story is absolutely for you.

Reviewed by Paige



★★☆5 "Literally Perfect" Stars ☆★★




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About the Author

I'm a twenty something 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, country music, and all things Grace Potter. 


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