Title: Incinerate (Explosive, #2)
Author: Tessa Teevan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 18, 2014
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?
♥♥♥♥♥ 6 Rugged Knox Wellington Stars ♥♥♥♥♥
Incinerate by Tessa Teevan is the second book of the Explosive series. If you haven’t read her first debut book, Ignite, I suggest no scratch that I urge you to go One-Click Ignite on Amazon. You do not want to miss out reading Jace McAllister and his first love, Lexi. Plus, you also don’t want to miss out on the hilarious term of “BC.” You are probably wondering what does “BC” stands for. Curious Right?? Then what are you waiting for and go read Ignite. For those who have read Ignite, you were introduced to this character called Knox Wellington. Well, in Ignite, lets just say for all intents and purposes, Knox has some issues when it comes to love so he wasn't the friend you would go running to for advice on matters of the heart. So when I found out Incinerate was going to be about Knox, lets just say I was beyond ecstatic. I may **ahem** have done a happy dance!!! <3 To say I was beyond excited to read about Knox is an understatement, because I have always been drawn to male characters who are a bit damaged. I was so ready for Ms. Tessa to unravel the mystery and secrets of Knox Wellington. Well let me firsthand tell you, Tessa Teevan did not disappoint. Hands down I will proudly say Incinerate will knock your socks off and is my favorite book of the series. Yes, I love Incinerate more than the first book. As much as I love Jace, I f**cking love love Knox Wellington. Personally, he is 2014 book boyfriend!! Incinerate had everything I could want in a book and much more. What’s not to love about a book that has a bad ass heroine, a rugged swooning Alpha male hero, playful and witty banters, and of course HOT steaming chemistry that cannot be contained. Trust me when I say Knox Wellington will have you combusting and exploding with desire, love, and have you smiling like a Cheshire cat. One word to describe Incinerate would have to be PERFECTION!!!
Incinerate starts off with a BANG!! Literally, I think Ms. Teevan likes to stun and hook her readers with the opening line of the prologue. Once you start reading, be prepared to devour this book in one sitting!! Knox Wellington and Charlie Davenport will consume you. I absolutely 100% f**cking love these two hard!!
Knox Nathaniel Wellington is simply a complex man who has been burned by his first love Megan Caldwell Wellington.. Yes, you are not reading it wrong. Megan’s new last name is Wellington but she came about this by marrying Knox’s older brother, Branson. To say Knox was hurt is an understatement, he was pissed and I don’t blame the guy. In order to break away and escape, he joined the US military. Years have passed and has hardened Knox’s outlook and heart on love and trust. He goes through years of using and banging women for pleasure with no strings attached. Knox is not a relationship kind of guy. He doesn’t trust women. Picking off where it last left off in Ignite, Knox is recuperating after an explosion leaving him badly injured. Since Knox will need physical assistance, a volunteer is sent to help him with his day to day needs.
Charlotte Davenport aka Charlie is not your typical Southern Belle. She is sweet, beautiful, and charming but what makes her stand out is that she is one feisty and sassy lady. You do not want to mess with Charlie Davenport. Having been raised by her single father, Wade, she is more of your tom-boy heroine. She likes to have a good time, box, hang out with the boys and her friends, drink beer, and is avid college football fanatic. Sounds like she has a perfect life. Right? Well, the only thing that is missing in Charlie’s life is love. Like Knox, Charlie also has been burned by love. Her fiance, Drew cheated on her with the “help.” So what does a girl do when you have been burned by an ex, you go out with your girlfriends and head out to a local bar and have a great time.
Dun..dun..dunn… Well guess who shows up at the bar is no other than Mr. Rugged, himself, Knox accompanied by his best friend, Jace and his younger brother,Cohen. When Charlie spots him, lets just say at that moment she was ready to play naughty nurse. So when Knox makes his way to the bar where she happens to be standing by, Charlie introduces herself to him but Knox brushes her off and informs her he’s not interested. To put it mildly, Knox was no gentleman. The next morning, a volunteer was scheduled to arrive to help out with Knox since his brother, Cohen has to head back to college. Guess who shows up at his door? Well you guess it, Miss Charlie Davenport.
Already starting off on the wrong foot, Knox is stunned that the brown-eyed beauty is going to be his aide. Charlie, being the strong and independent woman puts aside her issues with Knox and decides to take her job seriously. So on the first day, Knox takes his cocky and abrasive personality to another notch when he sticks his foot in his mouth yet again. Charlie, being the tough girl, has no problem standing up for herself. She doesn’t take crap and gives as good as she gets. Two smartass and strong personalities equals lots of witty and sarcastic banter with tons of sexual tensions.Oh the sexual tension and chemistry between these two were just palpable from the moment they first laid eyes on each other.
As Charlie and Knox got to know each, their mutual attractions to each other was felt throughout each scene they interacted. The slow burn of their relationship, witty banter, and sexy dialogue are what made INCINERATE stand out from other stories. There was no “insta-love” between the two. Through friendship, they got to really know each other. Charlie slowly unraveled years of heartache and disappointment that has surrounded Knox’s heart. She was able to tear down the walls. The once damaged man soon became a man of romance and a “rugged” prince charming. What made him stand out was that he knew when to own up to his mistakes. He was the perfect balance of alpha male and sweet. With Charlie’s love, he was able to forgive and open up his heart.
What I love about this book was that Knox and Charlie’s story was well paced. Knox was the total package. He was sweet, understanding, loving, and of course the perfect rugged Alpha male. I never felt Ms. Teevan rushed their story. For Charlie to understand and accept Knox, in his all his flaws and imperfections, shows that she really loves and cares for him. What I love about Charlie was that she was no damsel in distress. I absolutely love and adore her for her strength, loyalty, love, feisty attitude and independence. If I could shout on the rooftops on how perfect Charlie and Knox are, I would. The LOVE Charlie and Knox have could be only be described as explosive and off the charts. Another added bonus was that the author was able to incorporate Jace and Lexi into the storyline and also introduces us to Cohen, Wade, Kale and Lucy. For fans of Jace and Lexi, you will be treated to their wedding day. <3 <3 What was remarkable was that these secondary characters played an important and integral part of the story but didn't overshadow Knox and Charlie.
You know you read an awesome book when you can happily say that you wouldn’t change anything about the book and wish the author didn’t have to end their story. Well, Incinerate was one of those books for me. When I say everything, I absolutely mean everything. Knox and Charlie are the perfect pair. I fell in love with every word, banter, conversation, and interaction. Most importantly I fell in love with every thought, action, and love they evoked. Tessa Teevan did a fabulous job in writing and developing the relationship of Mr. Rugged and his Sweetheart. She was able to incorporate wit, humor, laughter, love,family, friendship, romance, acceptance and forgiveness all in this book. What I truly love about this author is that she writes a beautiful story that grips you, touches you and stays with you. Incinerate took my heart, twisted it around, tore it to pieces and taped it back together. Knox and Charlie clearly demonstrated that love has the power to heal and to not be afraid to say something. They showed us that there is nothing wrong in starting with a blank page and rewriting a new future together. Knox and Charlie made us realize that "LOVE isn't always perfect. It isn't a fairytale or a storybook. And it doesn't always come easy. Love is overcoming obstacles, facing challenges, fighting to be together, holding on & never letting go. It is a short word, easy to spell, difficult to define, and impossible to live without. Love is work, but most of all, LOVE is realizing that every hour, every minute, every second was WORTH it because YOU DID IT TOGETHER."-Anonymous
So what more can I say that I haven’t yet said..Oh yeah!! Go read Incinerate and the Explosive series. You will regret it if you haven’t had the chance to meet Mr. Whispering Rugged Man and his Brown-eyed Sweetheart. If you want a book to make you FEEL then I highly recommend Incinerate. Plus, you don’t want to miss out on those hot steamy scenes.. Ahem.**cough** there might be a little splish splash, car, against the wall action and a little gyrating dance moves. =) On that note, I can’t wait for Inflame which will focus and center on Kale Montgomery and Lucy Dawson. I’m ready to meet the fun and playful Kale, who reminds us all that kale does a body good. **wink**
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**Reviewed Based on unedited ARC; beta reader**
~ Review by Michelle
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.