ARC Review: Incinerate by Tessa Teevan
Labels: 5 Stars, Adult, ARC, Book Review, Contemporary Romance, Tessa Teevan · Posted by Amy Logg at 12:35
Series: Explosive #2
Author: Tessa Teevan
Published: 18th Feb 2014
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: eARC provided by author for fair & honest review
After being injured in the military, Knox has to go through some major rehab to recover from his injuries. Used to being the a tough independent man, it's not easy for him to adjust to needing help with everyday tasks like getting dressed. Especially not when that help comes in the form of a feisty woman named Charlie! She's assigned to Knox by the volunteer agency, but the two of them don't get off on the best of starts. After a failed attempt and chatting him up in a bar the night before, Knox is the last person on earth she expected to see again. They clash heads, numerous times but attraction between them is undeniable.
While spending so much time together, they start to realise they have more in common than they thought; football, kick-boxing and a broken heart from an ex. Charlie caught her fiancé cheating on her and is left with an untrusting heart. While Knox was hurt by his girlfriend cheating with Knox's own brother, who are now married. And because of this Knox doesn't speak to his anyone in his family, apart from a younger brother Cohen. Knox doesn't want a relationship, afraid he'll only get hurt gain, but with sparks flying in every direction, it's only a matter of time before things EXPLODE!!
Charlie is pretty much every guy's dream girl, she's a sexy, confident, drinks beer, and loves to watch football and kick-box with the boys. However after her fiancé cheated on her, she's not exactly the most trusting person. But she has a feisty kick ass personality and doesn't take crap from anyone, especially not from Knox! She speaks her mind and always stands up for herself - the perfect kind of heroine!
Knox is one sexy Rugged piece of eye candy, but he has a major chip on his shoulder when we first meet him. He resents having to have people help him with his injuries and is still bitter about his ex girlfriend cheating on him with his brother. But Charlie is the best thing to ever happen to him - not only does she teach him to love again, but her strong relationship with her father inspires him to reconnect with his own family after their falling out years earlier.
Knox and Charlie are absolutely perfect for each other! As Jace so wonderfully put it, Knox needs a girl with balls of steel, and Charlie certainly fits that description!! They challenge each other in every way possible. They both have major trust issues after having been cheated on in the past, it makes them reluctant to start anything new. But the sexual tension between them was off the charts!! With two big personalities in one relationship there are lots of tifs and misunderstandings. But that just allowed for some yummy make up time...and oh my was it yummy *fans self*. They make each other better people and I loved that!
This book was a little different than Ignite, which dealt with the heavy topic of grief. Incinerate is a little sexier and also has more humour in it, which I really enjoyed! My favourite thing about Tessa's writing is her use of dialogue - her character's personalities shine through, and each character has a different voice - rather than them all blending together. I especially loved Charlie's dialogue, because it shows her feisty kick ass personality that I loved!
Incinerate is fun and sexy little romance, with flirty verbal foreplay, a fiery heroine and a rugged hero to swoon over!! This is one awesome read, and I can't wait for the next book in the series, Inflame, that follows Kale & Lucy's story!!
Sexuality: medium-strong / several sex scenes
Violence: very mild / passing references to war scenes (no descriptions)
Language: medium-strong / frequent f words, p*ssy etc
Drugs & alcohol: mild