My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Reviewed by: Michelle
ARC provided by author in exchange of honest review
☆☆☆☆☆ 5 PERMANENT LOVE STARS ☆☆☆☆☆
Who is Branson Wellington? Well if you asked me that question right after I read Incinerate, I would have told you that he is the older brother of Knox aka Rugged. And then I would mention that he slept with Knox’s girlfriend, Megan and then married her. So total dickhead? Right? But then if you were to ask me that question after I read Inflame and Combust, then my answer would totally be different. I would tell you…”OMG Branson is totally breaking my heart.. Sigh!! Aww..Poor guy!” Slowly, Tessa Teevan chipped away any hatred and dislike for Branson Wellington. The once hated character soon became the man misunderstood seeking redemption. And so what does Tessa Teevan do, she does something fucking remarkable. She surprises you and delivers an emotional, sexy, touching, and raw story of love, second chances, and redemption in Conflagration.
Branson Wellington is definitely not your prince charming and white knight. He is raw, unfiltered, and pure alpha male. He does what he wants and makes no excuses. You want to hate him but at the same time you are drawn to his personality. So who is the real Branson Wellington? Behind the asshole facade, lies a man seeking love, forgiveness, and redemption. And in Conflagration, Branson finally got to get his story heard. Say goodbye to the preconceived notions that a man can’t change because Branson Wellington transformed from one of the most hated characters to one of the most beloved hero. He was the dark horse who proved that anyone can reach rock bottom but it takes a resilient man to climb out and be on top. And Branson Wellington did just that. He showed us that second chances are a gift and that fate and destiny were intertwined and leading him to the light when he met Ariana Convington. Will she be his permanent love?
Ariana Convington is what you called the runaway bride. Well, technically she called off the wedding the day before, but the groom and her parents didn’t seem to get that message that she doesn’t want to marry a man that she doesn’t love and also because of family obligation. While on the road, Ari was running away from her life in Atlanta but what she did not expect was that she was heading into the arms of her savior, Branson when an accident occurs. Call it fate, destiny, or what not, it seems the heavens were finally blessing Branson with rays of hope. The man who once lived in the dark and in the shadows, soon begins to find hope, love, and light in Ariana. Can this broken man be saved? Can he be redeemed? Can Branson Wellington seize this moment of second chances? Or will he be too stubborn to accept love?
Let me just tell you, Tessa Teevan titled this book perfectly. This book was SCORCHING HOT!!!! It had it all from off the charts STEAMY SEX SCENES to touching and emotional family moments. Conflagration truly showcased the meaning of second chances. We are all given one of the greatest gift in life of second chances and Branson and Ari seized that moment and didn’t let it go to waste. Mistakes were made. The past could not be undone. But redemption can be earned and found. Love can heal. And together Branson and Ari completed each other. It was a love like no other. It was permanent.
Branson and Ari were one smoking hot couple. Literally, they heated up my kindle. If you thought Knox and Cohen were the only the Wellington brothers on the radar of book boyfriends, then you are sadly mistaken because Branson Wellington is book boyfriend and book husband material. Tessa Teevan did an amazing job transforming Branson. In previous books, we got a taste of what lies behind the eyes of Branson. Simply, he was a lost man trying to find himself. A man searching for redemption, forgiveness, love and happiness. The once blurred and dark life of Branson Wellington begins a new journey where the past and present are no longer blurred but begins anew. The journey of redemption, second chances and love may not be perfect but Branson Wellington did the unimaginable. He showed us he could changed and all it took was a special lady to see that. His light. His savior. Ariana Convington.
Ari and Branson’s relationship is a kind of love that has no words. A love that cannot be explained but felt. A love that is raw, passionate, and yet vulnerable. A love that is REAL. Ari and Branson were like two lost ships fated to meet again. Two people finding their way back home. And most importantly, two people discovering in the power of love.
All I can say is go read Congflagration. Find out the truth. Read Branson’s story. We all know the saying don’t judge a book by it’s cover, so give Branson a chance. He deserves his side to be told. And most importantly, his chance to find love and happiness. I can happily say, Branson Wellington captured and stole my heart. So if you are looking for a panty melting, dirty, raw, emotional and sizzling book...look no further and go read Conflagration.
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My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Reviewed by: Kathleen
✮✯✮✯5 Permanent Love Stars✮✯✮✯
ARC given by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Branson Wellington was an asshole, but things changed when he meets Ari. She may be the patch he needs to cover up that whole he's had for quite sometime. Making up for the bad things you've done is going to take a lot of work.
Crossing paths the second time tells me it'll be epic and it was. These two are like bunnies I so desperately needed after reading a very tamed book. Tessa delivered the one of the hottest and intimate story between someone who was trying to get away from marriage and the other who is trying to better himself.
Ari and Bronson was a match in heaven. They were brought together the second time to save each other from making one of the biggest mistakes if their lives. BUT how long can they play this charade? They both know that it'll most likely not end well. They could not deny the attraction they both felt for each other. Will they be able to let go of each other once this pretend relationship out of the bag? Well you'll have to read to find out.
This story pulled me in from the very beginning to the very end and I didn't want it to end. Tessa thanks for getting me all hot and bothered. I fell in love with Bronson and is officially on my book boyfriend list. I can't wait to read more of your work.
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My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Reviewed by: Neilliza
*A copy given by author, in return for an honest review.*
☆☆☆☆☆ 5 Sexy Stars ☆☆☆☆☆
What started out a as a lie turned into something beautiful, the story of Branson and Ariana’s.
Branson went through life with a goal, to take over for his dad as a CEO of the Wellington Company when his dad retires. So everything he did was to get him up there, to be ready when it’s time. Even when it came to his own personal life, everything was about becoming the CEO of the company.
Everything was good with Branson, until he heard that his younger brother Knox will be the one taking over as a CEO. That’s when he realized that everything was he did was for nothing. That was the beginning of his life spiraling out of control. Instead of talking everything out with his dad and brother did the worst unforgivable thing to his brother Knox. Which made Knox leave everything and went into service, just to get away from all. Instead of trying to make things right, he marries the mistake and stayed in a loveless marriage for a decade.
Everything changed the night he met Ariana. Both going through tough times in lives, confided in each other and took each other’s advice. It may be taken them little while to follow through with the action, but they both did it. They tough that was the first and the last time they would see each other, but they were wrong.
The day Ariana left her fiancé was the same night, she was rescued by Branson. He risk his life to save hers. Which left them both injured in the hospital. As soon as Ariana was well enough to visit Branson, she did. But the only way she could visit Branson was if she was family, so she started a lie that changed both their lives forever. She became known as Branson fiancé, Branson needing someone to take care of him and wanting to have a chance to get to know her went on with a lie. They ended up making an agreement to go on with their fake engagement for a little while until they shouldn’t.
While they were both healing they stayed in Branson beautiful home, so Ariana can take care of him. They spent their time together and got to know each other more and more. Of course had lots of hot hot sex. The more they got to know each other, the more the lie became real. The temporary engagement kept extending and their feelings for each started becoming more. Neither one wanted to admit they were falling madly in love with each other too soon, afraid of rejection..so they decided for the right moment.
When things were going great with them, Branson decided it was the best time to let Ariana knows how he really feels. That was also the time when Branson’s ex decided to wreck havoc and ruin what future Ariana and Branson could have.
Will Branson start question Ariana’s feelings, because of the lies that Megan throws at him?
Or will he send Megan away knowing what both he and Ariana feel are real?
Read and find out. By the time you are done reading the book you will fall in love with Branson, thinking you would hate him forever for what he did to Knox. This is the story that completely gives Branson he his redemption from all his wrongs. Love it.
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