Romance Books

Book Review – Ignite by Tessa Teevan (Explosive #1)

After nearly a year and a half of grieving the loss of her husband, twenty-seven year old Alexa Sullivan Tate is headed back to her hometown after a decade of being away. She has no idea her high school crush, Jace McAllister, the guy who stole her heart the same night that he broke it, is more than ready to pick up the pieces.

Jace has spent the last ten years in the Army defusing bomb after bomb, trying to forget the girl who ignited all his passions. Little does he know that the spark still exists.

Ten years ago they had smoldering chemistry, but the spark between them now might light a fuse that leads to an explosion even Jace can’t stop. Not that he wants to. If only Alexa can get past her guilt and trust her heart again.


4 1/2 out of 5 stars

I love a good second chance romance book.  I’m not sure what caused me to pick this one up, but I’m so glad I did, and Jace McAllister is now on my book boyfriends list!!!

Alexa and Jace were best friends in high school, and both harbored feelings toward each other, but neither acted on those feelings.  One night they do, then Jace is gone, leaving Alexa devastated.

Jace told Lexi he would come back – and he did – but she was gone.  Ten years pass, and they meet up again at a high school reunion, where it’s clear from the beginning that sparks are still flying.

I really loved Jace.  Lexi was a little tougher to like – she was very guarded and kind of annoying, but I ended up liking her in the end.  Jace was sweet, loving, and persistent.  He was a really great character.  I also really liked Lexi’s sister Sierra and her BIL Jeremy – they were quite funny.

Overall, a good read, and I’m going to be downloading the rest of the series.  Recommend.

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