Monday, April 20, 2015

REVIEW: Instigation by Tessa Teevan

Instigation (Clandestine Affairs, #1)

Instigation, Book 1 in The Clandestine Affairs Trilogy
Tessa Teevan
Genre: Contemporary Romance/ Romantic Suspense—Full Length Novel

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 with 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 beginning. 

Passions ignite. Tempers flare. Secrets kill. 

Book 1 in the brand new Clandestine Affairs Series. Book 2, Escalation, will release late summer 2015

My Review

Solid 4.5 stars. Loved this side of Tessa and I need MORE!

I loved Instigation! This was very different from what Tessa normally writes and it works! This book is full of suspense and steamy sex! I have to admit I am torn between Adrian and Rafe. Which I understand makes me completely crazy! But that is okay!
There is some kind of secret that Adrian has been keeping from Brie and I don't think it is what we have been lead to believe! I feel like he has some explaining to do.
While I loved Rafe, I just don't trust him too much either! I don't know that I have "fell" for him yet! EEK! But I do think he has the potential to win me over. Right now I am pulled between the two and the secrets need to come out!
I really like Brie though.She's been through some shit and has started just going through the motions of living. I really like seeing her fight her way back to herself and I cannot wait to see what else is in store for her, Rafe, and Adrian! I needed book 2 like yesterday!!

***ARC provided via author in exchange for an HONEST Review***


About the Author:
Tessa Teevan_Author Photo

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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