October 31, 2015

Review - Fusion by Tessa Teevan

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Fusion (Explosive #5) by Tessa Teevan
Release Day: October 30, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Models: Don Allen and Faith Danielle
Photographer: Kelsey Keeton at K. Keeton Designs
Cover Designer: Robin Harper at Wicked By Design

Where do babies come from?
The question every parent dreads hearing has finally fallen from the lips of six year old Ava Banks, the curious, precocious little girl that you fell in love with in Ignite. Jeremy and Sierra, normally blunt as can be, struggle to find the right words to answer her. So instead, they rewind sixteen years to that one fateful day where a game of Seven Minutes in Heaven inevitably led to life-long romance filled with laughter, love, and many, many mishaps along the way.
Falling in love with your best friend? It's the most incredible thing in the world. But when a love comes so easily, will it truly be able to last? When the world comes crashing down around you, can even the strongest relationship withstand great tragedy?
Stay tuned for lots of laughs, teenage awkwardness, a few tears, and most of all, mullets. Because what good love story doesn't do business in the front, and party in the back?

**While Fusion is a standalone romance, it’s best read after Ignite.
Ignite (Explosive #1)
“It’s fine, Jeremy. I promise. I have no problem being the Tod to your Copper. Or the Joey to your Dawson. That’s who I am.” She hesitated for a brief moment. “That’s who I’ll always be. You’re my best friend, Jeremy. It’s okay that you don’t see my boobs. Hell, it’s probably better that way.”
My stomach plummeted and if I was man enough to admit it, my eyes burned with an unexpected rush of tears. I stepped back, out of the streetlight so she couldn’t see me. It was a move she misinterpreted, but before I could find a single ounce of courage, she was waving goodbye and running into her house, leaving me there to watch her go.
Something I never wanted to do again.
It wasn’t until after Sierra left for Ohio and I had a chance to reflect on her words that I realized what she’d said. Dawson and Joey, as of right then, weren’t even speaking. Copper and Tod went their separate ways, and even though their friendship remained, they were still apart for the rest of their lives.
I didn’t want to be Copper anymore. I sure as hell didn’t want to be Dawson.
But it was too late. I’d lost my chance. I’d missed my window. Sierra was gone and there was nothing I could do about it.
Jenna was right.
I was an idiot.
About the Author
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, country music, and all things Grace Potter.

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My 5 Star Review 

This series by Tessa Teevan is one of my favorites and as one of my favorite authors I am up for whatever she wants to deliver, but I wasn’t sure how this story would go. We all know Jeremy and Sierra, we know they have been together since before forever and that they are the perfect couple. I assumed there was only two ways this story could go, it could be boring and repetitive or have unnecessary drama that made me crazy. Well, I was absolutely WRONG, because this story is original, complete and beautifully written. 

"You already know the destination. Don’t you want to come along for the ride?”

Jeremy and Sierra met when they were eight years old. It wasn’t love at first sight, but it was definitely friendship at first sight. Sierra was unlike any girl Jeremy had ever met and he was immediately drawn to the girl who loved Michelangelo and wasn’t afraid to get dirty. Sierra was new and just happy to have a best friend who was so much like her. 

Throughout the story we get to see how things changed as Jeremy and Sierra grew up. This is honestly the part that I thought I would lose my mind. I am not a huge fan of angst and I just knew my heart would be broken. My worry was for not, because Jeremy and Sierra always stayed true to their character. Yes, they were more immature, but they were still them, just younger. 

I have read all of the Tessa’s books and her writing keeps getting better and better. This story was beautifully written and had me feeling everything. Jeremy and Sierra’s bond feels real to me, their unconditional love and friendship feels real, honestly after all these books they feel real to me. 

I couldn’t be happier with Jeremy and Sierra’s story. I loved seeing how their friendship turned to love, but really loved seeing how they grew and handled adversity. I dare say Jeremy and Sierra are one of my favorite of her couples, which says a lot because I love them all. It also had me dying to read Ignite again after seeing Jace and Lexi’s bond in high school. 

Our love, without a shadow of a doubt, was the best thing that ever happened to me. 

ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review. 

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