Friday, November 15, 2013

Blog Tour: Ignite by Tessa Teevan


After nearly a year and a half of grieving the loss of her husband, twenty-seven year old Alexa Sullivan Tate is headed back to her hometown after a decade of being away. She has no idea her high school crush, Jace McAllister, the guy who stole her heart the same night that he broke it, is more than ready to pick up the pieces.

Jace has spent the last ten years in the Army defusing bomb after bomb, trying to forget the girl who ignited all his passions. Little does he know that the spark still exists.

Ten years ago they had smoldering chemistry, but the spark between them now might light a fuse that leads to an explosion even Jace can't stop. Not that he wants to. If only Alexa can get past her guilt and trust her heart again.

But how do you put it all on the line when you've already lost everything once before?
Ignite is a beautiful love story about first loves, second chances and heartache.  Alexa tragically lost her husband and is just going through the motions of life.  That is, until her fantastic sister sets up a plan for her to be at the same place/same time as her old High School crush Jace.  I have a particularly soft spot for these stories because my own love story is like this (minus the tragic part)!  Lexi is resistant to hanging out with friends or letting loose because of her guilt that she should still be mourning.  Thanks to her unrelenting sister, Sierra, Lexi and Jace are face to face and unable to turn away.

Alexa (Lexi) was dealt a rough hand in life.  Being so young and a widow, she just doesn't know how she fits into the social world anymore.  She has some regrets and guilt that she is carrying.  Thankfully she finds a great friend in Brady, one of her coworkers.  He is the one to start cracking her hard shell and bring out her old fun loving self.  I felt all of her emotions were justified and realistic.  I never got annoyed with her or frustrated (which can easily happen with a damaged heroine).  Her journey to the end of the story was tender, smoking hot and exciting.  I was truely happy for her!

Jace, fanning myself, Jace!  Tall, dark and handsome (with blue eyes) and the star 2nd baseman for the High School team.  YUMMY!!!  well, young Jace and mature, Army Jace do not disappoint.  He is definitely a top book boyfriend.  He loves taking care of his woman, has a touch of alpha but is oh so sweet and considerate.  I swooned at several things he said or did! 

This story had just the right amount of flashbacks.  Sometimes when stories go back in time, I feel like it overshadows the current theme, but not here.  I loved the glimpses into all of these characters as teenagers and now as adults.  Alexa has an amazing family and so much support.  I read the first 60% of this book very quickly, I was sucked in.  When Ignite started heating was expolosive!  I'd love more of Alexa and Jace.  Their story is original and sweet!  Loved it!

xo, D
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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. 
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