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
SynopsisAfter 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. Only...it 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?
ExcerptShe 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.
Please forgive me, but... Move over Knox and Kale.. Cohen has arrived!!!!
"Just get it over with. Rip off the Band-Aid. Straddle the bull. Ride the cock. Feed the python. Get it over with."
Andi is a virgin and looking to finally cash in her v-card. Heading off to college with her best friend she is determined to lose it one night at a frat party. Enter Cohen. Can I gush a little? I loved everything about Cohen. His goofy smile and awkwardness down to his sexy swagger. It pains me to say that he has bumped Knox down to number two on my shelf of Tessa Teevan book boyfriends! I was already half in love with Cohen from his first encounter with Andi. I HAD instalove even if they didn't.
Fuck me. I'm that guy. The one-pump chump.
The interactions between Cohen and Andi were never dull. I loved both of these two characters. I love how they connected through music, I love how they were able to laugh at themselves. This is a hilarious and yet sweet book. I thought it had a low angst factor. I never wanted to smack any of them around. I understood all of their choices. I just genuinely loved this book.
"When there's a song in your heart, you can't help but let it out. And, Ruby, you're the lyric to the only song that's been beating within me since the moment I met you."
This is without a doubt one of my favorites. I laughed so hard in some parts that I had tears in my eyes! The steam level is pretty freaking hot, too! Easily a 5 star read for me!
Books by Tessa Teevan
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About the AuthorI'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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