Inflame (Explosive #3) by Tessa Teevan
SynopsisEasy going soldier Kale Montgomery, a self-proclaimed ladies man, has no plans of settling down, especially not with his best friend- the sexy, sassy schoolteacher Lucy Dawson. Their relationship, though unconventional, is mutually beneficial, and they wouldn't have it any other way. Friends with benefits? Casual lovers? Whatever you want to call it, they’re having fun, in and out of bed, and to them, that’s all that matters. At least that’s what they think, but how long can you spend in someone's bed before you find they're also infiltrating your heart? As their casual fling with no strings attached progresses, it's not long before they realize they're both in way over their heads. One fateful night changes their lives forever in ways they could never have imagined, giving them the push to finally admit that maybe, just maybe they want more than they’ve let on. Their mutual attraction rapidly intensifies as it shifts from burning lust to unrelenting want, need, and possibly even love. Suddenly the idea of settling down doesn't seem so bad. In fact, it sounds pretty damn perfect. Just when things seem to be falling into place, past pain and renewed insecurities rise to the surface and threaten to smother the flames of their passionate relationship, reminding them both why they’ve always kept the idea of love at arm's length. Will Kale and Lucy realize that what they've been waiting for is each other, or will the blazing whirlwind of their feelings burn out too quickly, causing it to all go up in smoke?
ExcerptShe looks me over, and I love the fact that she’s checking me out. I don’t know why I’m so drawn to her, but I am, and I want to get to know her better, at least where the bedroom’s concerned. Eventually, she extends her hand, and I give a firm handshake, the kind she wanted when we first met. “Please, Kale, call me Lucy.” Shaking her hand, I say it out loud. “Lucy. I like it.” “That’s fortunate since I’m stuck with it. Okay, Montgomery. As much as I love flirting with a hot ass soldier in the parking lot of an elementary school, I’ve got to get going. Maybe I’ll see you around?” She starts to walk away, but I grab her hand, reeling her back in. I’m not ready for her to go, yet I don’t want to seem like some crazy stalker guy. “Can I see you again? You know, outside of an elementary school?” I ask, my eyes bearing down into hers, begging for her to say yes. She hesitates, and I’m afraid she’s about to say no when she finally responds. “I don’t date. I’m not looking for anything serious, so if that’s what you’re looking for, I’m the wrong girl.” My cock practically sings at her words. A no strings attached relationship with a hot teacher right before I deploy? I couldn’t have asked for better luck. “I don’t do relationships, either, Lucy. I just want to get to know you and to have some fun. No feelings, no strings, no nothing,” I tell her, and watch as a look of relief washes over her. She starts digging in her purse and I watch as she scribbles something on a piece of paper before hanging it to me. “Number’s right there. Call me when you’re feeling adventurous,” she says. Before I can say anything, she spins around and swiftly walks away, leaving me to wonder just how adventurous she can be.
Let me just start off saying how much I love this group of friends! I love how all their lives intertwine throughout their individual stories! I cannot wait until we get to all the others in the group, even those I thought I hated. ::cough:: Branson::cough::
It is getting harder to pick a favorite book boyfriend from this series! As soon as I think I have found my favorite, Tessa goes and writes another amazing one!!! Kale was no different! I LOVED Kale! His character was fun, sexy, sweet, attentive, and still had a serious side about him. Kale protects what is his and when he loves someone he wants to be the one that carries everything for them. I love how funny he was though! He cracks jokes at his own expense but it works!!! I mean with a name like Kale you have to be able too! But he's got one thing right, Kale does a body good!! ;)
Lucy was such a laid back female lead. I really liked her. I liked that she knew she wasn't ready for a relationship but that it didn't stop her from still going after what she wanted! I thought I was going to get upset with her a few times but she proved me wrong and stayed true to telling it like it was.
I LOVED her and Kale together! They cracked me up and they really were the perfect fit! I really like how their friendship and relationship formed. I hated the time they were apart just as much as they did! While there was some sad parts it was overall a light and funny read. There was some steam but it wasn't overly done :) Like I said earlier I loved seeing everyone's lives intertwine. I am actually excited to get Branson's story (Sorry Knox!) because the way he was interjected into Lucy and Kale's story was just done so well it made my heart break a little for him. I cannot wait to get Xavier and Cohen's stories too.. I am looking forward to Cohen the most though! :) Anyways I LOVED Lucy and Kale! Another fantastic read by Tessa Teevan!
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 STARS!
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Inflame (Explosive, #3)
Incinerate (Explosive #2)
About the AuthorI'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 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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