Aug 19, 2014

Release Day Blitz and Review--Combust by Tessa Teevan

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Combust is the first in an Explosive spin-off series called The Wellingtons.
Title: Combust (The Wellingtons, #1)
Author: Tessa Teevan
Publication Date: August 19, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance




After years of being called a tease and then being labeled the Virgin Queen, Andi Kane decides that when she goes off to college, she's ready to ditch the labels. She's grabbing the bull by its horns and riding as wild as she can. 

Fate must be smiling on her the night she meets Cohen Wellington, the cute boy-next-door and fellow music lover. Their connection is instant, and as the night progresses, she knows she's found The One. doesn't go exactly the way she had planned it. And even though she can't get him off her mind, some humiliations are just too much to overcome.
She walks away, never planning to see him again. 

Three years and a whole lot of experience later, Andi and Cohen are suddenly drawn together again, and it doesn't take long before it's clear their connection is stronger than ever. Fate. Destiny. Kismet. Whatever you want to call it, these two fall hard and fall fast. Their love burns hot, but when their plans for the future seem to move in two different directions, will it be enough to sustain the flames, or will the fire consume them, their relationship combusting before their very eyes? 

Sometimes love comes quickly without question, without hesitation, and without fear. But this kind of love is once in a lifetime, and sometimes you just have to ask yourself, can it really last?


She stands up and begins looking around. “She was actually just here about ten minutes ago, but I told her you weren’t due in until one. She said she’d wait, but I don’t see her.” She continues looking until her eyes light up. “Oh, there she is. I’d spot that beautiful red hair anywhere. She’s at the table in the corner, her back turned to us.” 

At the mention of beautiful red hair, my heart nearly skips a beat. I mentally ridicule myself. I have no idea why I still think every single redhead I see is going to be Andi. As I turn to see where Mrs. Marsh is pointing, I easily spot the redhead. I’m about to thank her and head towards the back table when someone across from her nods in my direction. 

Slowly, she turns her head, and as our eyes meet, I can’t move from my spot. Less than twenty feet away from me is the girl I’ve been simultaneously looking for and avoiding for the past three years. The girl whose mixtape has nearly worn out from continuous play. The girl I’m supposed to tutor and not five minutes ago I made a vow to keep my hands off of. Less than twenty feet away from me is Andi. 

For the first time in over three years, I’m face to face with her. Ruby.

My 5-Star Review

"I'm finally going to be able to find my independence and live my life the way I want to do. Experiment. Have fun. Figure out who I am and what I want in life. Isn't that what college is all about?"

Ok. I'm about to say a bad word. Ready? You sure?

Alright. Here it goes...Virgin!

So, it's not really a bad word, but it's a word no one wants to say about themselves. For Andi Kane, this word is what defines her. She's been called a tease by pretty much every guy that she has come in contact with. "Blue Ball Extraordinaire. The Virgin Queen." She just hasn't been able to give up the "V" Card just yet. Now, she's starting college and she's going to take the plunge. Pick a guy and just do it! At least that's the advice her best friend and roommate, Reese, tells her to do. What she didn't expect was to find a guy with a secret just like her own.

Enter Cohen Wellington. Y'all have NO IDEA how much I love this boy!! His dirty blonde hair, emerald green eyes and goofy grin had me wanting to jump through the book myself! Andi and Cohen meet by chance at a frat party. They bond over their love of music and the fact that neither of them wanted to be there. 

"I didn't think I'd enjoy coming here, but I was wrong. I'll always remember the ruby-haired beauty in the Elton John shirt."

So, they leave for Cohen's dorm to listen to music. That's all!! But after some beers and a whole flask later, things start leading in a different direction. The attraction was too strong, so why not go ahead and hand in that card?

"Cohen was exactly who I wanted to lose it to."

"Are you sure, Ruby? I don't want you to regret me in the morning."

But the first time isn't always what you dreamt it to be. Sometimes it just ends as a huge awkward moment...and buddy was is awkward!

"Holy Crap. Had I really just lost my virginity in one pump? Did that even count?"

Oh, man! I felt so bad for Cohen at this point. To make matters worse, he wakes up alone. Andi tries to walk away from a bad situation before it happens. She even tried dating to get her mind off everything.

What she didn't count on was regreting the way she left things and it would be a long time before she would rectify it.

"We'll always have music, right?"

Three years have went by since Cohen has seen Andi.  Who would have thought that one day they would meet again because of chemistry? The school subject not the attraction factor. Although, the moment they see each other, there's no denying they still have exactly that...chemistry.

"It's nice to officially meet you, Andi Kane. Just for the record, in case you forgot, I'm Cohen Wellington."

"Just for the record, Cohen Wellington, I never forgot."

Holy Jeebus!! Grown up Andi and Cohen are a force to be reckoned with! Even after so many years apart, they are still drawn to each other.  After their embarrassing first night together, they can now make up for it. 

"And what do you want, Andi?"
"You, Cohen. What I want. What I've wanted for far too long is you. Just you."

But things don't always go as planned. Situations and other people can get in the way. Misunderstandings and secrets come to the surface. Can they get past them? Can they prove to themselves that they can make it?

"Don't worry, Ruby. I'll always catch you."
"Even if I fall?"
"Especially then."

There are not enough words to express how much I loved this book!!! 
Cohen Wellington stole my heart in Incinerate and now, I love him even more!! Ask Tessa, I'm his #1 fan;) hehe! 

I loved everything about this book. It was humorous to the point that my sides hurt from laughing. But it also pulled at my heartstrings so much that I couldn't stop the tears from falling. Andi and Cohen's story isn't a normal everyday love story. 

Their story started as an awful first experience that lead to a "One-Minute Man" status, and it eventually lead to an amazing love story that the greatest lyrics are written about.

This book also had amazing song and musical artist references! The songs got stuck in my head while reading:) The secondary characters were so great! I love Teddy (even though Cohen wasn't too fond of him;))!! Plus, we get to see those Wellington brothers again!!

Tessa did an amazing job with this book! I'm so happy she started The Wellington's! I'm even more happy that she started with Cohen. Seriously, I have an obsession with him;) haha! You will not be disappointed with this book!

"My world isn't a sad song at all. It never will be as long as Ruby is mine. And if I have it my way, 
she'll be mine forever."

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Books by Tessa Teevan
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About the Author
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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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