Book – Incinerate (Explosive #2)
Author – Tessa Teevan
Publication Date – February 18, 2014
Type – No Cliffhanger Series
Genre – Romance
Rating – 4 out of 5 Stars
Book provided by Author (Blog Tour) in exchange for an honest review.
Ignite (Explosive #1) – Oct 2013 - Jace and Lexi’s Story
Incinerate (Explosive #2) – Feb 2014 – Knox and Charlie’s Story
Inflame (Explosive #3) – Spring 2014 – Kale and Lucy’s Story
When Knox Wellington opens the door to Charlie Davenport, he's not expecting the fiery brunette with whiskey colored eyes and a feisty personality. Sparks fly immediately, even though their initial meeting is nothing but hostile. Their chemistry is undeniable, but the chip on Knox's shoulder threatens to destroy any hope of him wooing the sweet, southern volunteer sent to help with his rehabilitation.
Little does he know she's no Southern Belle, as she gives as good as she can take. As unexpected circumstances push them closer together, heads butt, patience is tested, and flames ignite as they dance around their mutual attraction, both of them jaded from broken pasts.
They've both been burned before, so when their feelings of lust, desire, and wanting are inflamed in the heat of the moment, will they finally be able to get over the pain of the past or will their relationship be reduced to ashes before it can ever really begin?
*While this book is a standalone, characters from Ignite, book 1, will appear in Knox's story.
Take a wounded soldier who has relationship issues and can be seen constantly scowling at people and mix this with a headstrong, physically fit woman who also has relationship issues – through them together and what does that make? It makes heat so hot…..that it ends up “Incinerating” all immovable objects around them.
I loved the beginning of this book with the banter that happened back and forth between Knox and Charlie….I loved how their first meeting went and how Charlie ended up being embarrassed, angry, and then getting the last laugh. Knox’s character was off the roof in the beginning with his “asshole” attitude one minute and then the arrogance….oh the arrogance he portrayed ---- he made the story laughable and entertaining!
Charlie’s character was just as well written with her being a headstrong, no-holds barred type of chick. She let the cussing rip, along with being a beer drinking, sport loving, wing eating – every man’s dream type of woman! Well every man except for Knox ---- at first!
As much as the beginning was entertaining – I felt the story started to drag when Knox started to change his tune about Charlie. The story wasn’t as fast paced as it was, I guess because they were in a friendly – roomie – get to know you type of moment. I understand they had to grow their relationship, but it still seemed to go too slow for my liking. I think a bit more angst thrown in there may have made the story move a bit faster….
But – you know what I really enjoyed about the book? It was the honesty – as soon as something detrimental happened to Charlie – she shared it with Knox – well most of the time!
Knox is badly wounded and his recuperation is going to be slow. His brother is still in college and can’t take care of Knox so he brings in a volunteer from the VA. Now you get to meet Charlie – Knox and Charlie immediately clash – words are exchanged – Knox is pissed – Charlie gets even more pissed at Knox’s attitude and the fur flies. They are both sexually attracted to one another but have hurtful pasts with their ex’s that they aren’t ready to open themselves up to be hurt again.
As time goes on though – they both realize that there is more than just sexual attraction as they become friends and start to wonder what it would be like to trust again and maybe take that next step….
Follow these two as they start to open up to one another and create a bond not just in friendship but as partners and lovers.
We also get back stories with Lexi and Jace…..and new stories of Kale and Lucy!
Great story of finding the ultimate love!