Monday 4 May 2015

Review - Instigation by Tessa Teevan

Title: Instigation
Series: Clandestine Affairs #1
Author: Tessa Teevan
Release Date: April 20, 2015

Breaking up is hard to do.

Three years after her life changed forever, Gabriella Latham finally has it all. Killer job [if working for her boyfriend counts]. Killer closet [even if she doesn't technically own any of it]. Killer boyfriend [who refuses to let her leave him, even when she tries]. Unfortunately for her, the last part isn't hyperbole. She just doesn't know it yet.

Adrian Morningstar was a dream come true. No one had ever loved her more, and for the first time, in longer than she could remember, she was no longer alone. He was the Prince Charming to her Cinderella, until suddenly he became the Beast with whom she could not escape.

Until him.

When Rafe Matthews is hired to oversee the guest home construction of one of the most powerful businessmen in the country, he finally has his in. Nothing will get in the way of what he sets out to do.

Until her.

Watching from the shadows, he's drawn to the beautiful, isolated woman of the house. His curiosity is piqued and he has to have her. She may be taken by the boss, but that's not enough to stop him. Or her.

Nothing is quite as it seems, and this is only the beginning.

Passions ignite. Tempers flare. Secrets kill.

Book 1 in the brand new Clandestine Affairs Series. Book 2, Escalation, will release late summer 2015.


I loved Tessa Teevan's Instigation! It had practically everything I love in my books: romance, mystery, danger, deception, and very hot sexy times. It was just awesome!!

I really liked Brie as the heroine. Granted, she didn't have very good judgment when it came to Adrian, but I understand why she didn't. I loved how once she decided to really get control of her life again and leave him, she stuck to that and had only occasional moments of doubt. Brie is a strong, brave woman; it just took the help of Rafe and believing in herself to find that woman again. She will make you proud and won't disappoint!

Now, Rafe might be hiding something, but he's so hot and sexy and great with Brie that I forgive him for all of that! I actually really loved him! He's protective, patient, understanding, thoughtful, caring, sweet, and exactly what Brie needs right now. Rafe knows how to treat a woman and he'll be stealing your heart in no time.

Instigation will take you on a roller coaster ride of ups and downs and twists and turns. It will keep you on your toes and guessing what's going to happen next. You'll yell and rage and melt and ache. It's a beautiful, intriguing story and I can't wait to see what happens next!!

Instigation ends in a cliffhanger, so no HEA yet, and it is mostly told from Brie's POV, but we do hear from Rafe a few times too.

~ Review by Paige

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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, hot men, country music, and all things Grace Potter.


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