Wednesday, April 22, 2015

RELEASE BLITZ, REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Instigation by Tessa Teevan

Instigation, Book 1 in The Clandestine Affairs Trilogy

Genre: Contemporary Romance/ Romantic Suspense—Full Length Novel

Author: Tessa Teevan

Release Day: April 20, 2015

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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 from 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 


Passions ignite. Tempers flare. Secrets kill.

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A devilish, almost villainous grin graced his lips as his eyes filled with amusement. “Oh, Gabriella, you’ve no idea,” he said. “I shouldn’t do this. I shouldn’t be here, but I can’t seem to help myself.”

His words caught me off guard as his hands gripped my hips and he pushed me backwards until the brick of the wall bit into the skin of my lower back. He leaned down until his lips were dangerously close to mine. My insides quivered, and my heart leaped into my throat. For an entire week, I’d been waiting for his hands to be on me again, and now that he was right there, I knew I’d die if he didn’t touch me. Kiss me. Take me home and ravish me like he had that first night.

“Adrian,” I whispered, surprised at the breathy, sultry tone of my voice. God, it’d only been a week and I was already dangerously addicted to him.

His eyes gleamed as if he could read my mind, and I wondered if this has been his plan all along. To give me a taste, a perfect sneak peek at what being his would be like, and then take it away, only to keep showing up to tease me. To dangle the proverbial carrot on the string that was too high for me to get a taste or even the slightest nibble. It would suffice only for a moment, but it would be just enough to keep me from going insane. He was a deranged Pavlov and I was his little dog, salivating and panting, wanting him, that torturous bell ringing over and over again, but instead of giving me what I wanted, he kept it too far out of reach.

My Review

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. 

OMG! I am so mad at Tessa right now. Okay, not really. But how could she just end the book like that! Argh! 

I have so many questions. Who? Why? Huh? WHAAAAAAAT? There are so many scenarios running though my head right now and I am dying to know what is going on.  SO. MANY. QUESTIONS. 

But first things first...this book for me, was all about Rafe. RAFE! Holy crap! When we first meet him he is witnessing a particularly angry interaction between Brie and Adrian. Once Adrian goes away, which is very soon after the interaction, he makes his presence known to Brie. He introduces himself as the foreman of the construction project that Brie is overseeing for Adrian. He wastes no time letting her know what he would never treat her the way Adrian does. They have only known each other for minutes and things get super heated. TALK ABOUT MAKING AN INTRODUCTION. 

I don't want to say too much about the plot because I don't want to give anything away, but I will say this. Rafe sees that Brie is basically being held captive and he gives her an out. It isn't long before Brie and Rafe are WAY more involved with each other than they should be. I can't say that I blame either of them. Brie is a wonderful person who was taken advantage of and Rafe is just....UGH. He's just freaking perfect. But while he is loving, protective, funny, sweet, sexy, and understanding, he is also doing a job. We don't really know what that job is, but I truly believe he isn't pretending with Brie...everything he fells for her is genuine. Also, these two have amazing chemistry and the sex is OFF THE CHARTS amazing. Who knew sex in a construction trailer could be so HOT.  You're  curious now aren't you? Well you should be!

And I know Adrian is supposed to be the bad guy here, but there is a small part of me that is kind of like "Well maybe he really isn't that bad." Again, I won't give anything away, but his actions aren't sitting right with me. Then again, I could be completely wrong about that. Only time will tell. 

Warning: this book does have a major cliffhanger so if you hate than kind of thing, I would wait until the 2nd book comes out before reading.

**Sits patiently (kind of) waiting for the next book to come out.**

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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