Conflagration is the second in an Explosive spin-off series called The Wellingtons.
Can be read as a standalone
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Day: October 29
It isn’t just a few flames; it’s an especially large and destructive fire that causes devastation.
Branson Wellington? The name, my name, is usually followed by fucking prick or self-serving bastard, and I can’t say I haven’t earned those titles. It’s true. I’m not the good guy. I’m not the boy next door. I’m definitely not your Prince fucking Charming. Not even close.
And I never wanted to be. Until her. The day I pulled her from the wreckage was the day that my life changed.
Who would have thought that one little lie had the power to throw two lives so off course?
Love has never been in the cards for me, but now that she’s here, I have no idea how I’m ever going to let her go. Even if I don’t deserve her.
Because like I said, I’m a self-serving bastard and some things never change.
As the blackness starts to fade away, I see that white light, but it doesn’t really look like that tunnel. No, it’s just a scene change, and if I could muster up enough strength, I’d groan because there are things in my life I’d rather not relive. It’s bad enough that I have the memories and have been dealing with the fallout for far too long. Reliving it all over again is more agonizing than the first time around, because now, I know the truth. I betrayed my brother in the worst possible way when he’d done nothing wrong, but by the time I found out, it was far too late. So why am I having these flashbacks playing in slow motion? I thought when you were on death’s door, your life was supposed to flash before your eyes. So why am I replaying every single mistake I’ve ever made as if it were the first time—in slow motion instead of quick bursts? Maybe my life did flash before my eyes and it happened so fast that I missed it. Maybe I’m dead after all and this? This is my hell.
When I heard that Branson was getting his own story, I wasn’t sure how I felt about it. He wasn’t my favorite character, but I was willing to give him a chance. And I am so glad that I did!
“You’re nothing like I expected, you know. You’re so much more”
Conflagration follows the story of Branson and Ariana. Ariana has always been the perfect daughter. Always doing what is expected of her. She is about to make the biggest mistake of her life: marrying someone she doesn’t love. Call it fate or perfect timing, but she hears something that wakes her up and stops her from making this huge mistake. After calling off her wedding, she hits the road in search of finding herself. The last thing she expected was for fate to intervene once again and put Branson in her path…..Ariana is involved in a car accident and the only way she survives is thanks to her savior. The aftermath of their accident takes Branson and Ariana on one incredible journey………..
Branson….I was not his biggest fan especially with his history with Knox and Megan. He was a jerk, a dick; definitely not prince charming. When he sets his sights on something, he will do whatever it takes to acquire it and he is a total alpha male. But, boy did I have him wrong. There is so much more to Branson than I ever knew. Branson has always lived in his brother’s shadow. He was always working so hard to make his parents proud of him and see him for who he was. His number one priority was his job. He wasn’t perfect and made a lot of mistakes, but when you find out the truth to what caused all of this, you will understand how he went from my least favorite character to my absolute favorite!
I LOVED Branson and Ariana together. Their chemistry was explosive. What started out as a fake relationship, quickly turned into a passion that couldn’t be denied. It was HOT and I mean scorching!
“I’ve been numb for twelve damn years, if not longer. But in one week’s time, you’ve thawed out the block of ice that’s been frozen around my heart”
And who knew Branson could be so swoon worthy?? I couldn’t get enough of them and was rooting for them to wake up and realize that what they have is real!
I am big fan of second chance romances and redemption and Tessa Teevan did not disappoint. The love that they shared was honest, real, raw. The very thing that I want to read about and swoon over.
Conflagration gave me everything that I was looking for and more. It completely exceeded my expectations. This book made me laugh, brought tears to my eyes, swoon and put a huge smile on my face. And as most of you know, I love good angst-this book delivered with the perfect amount of angst and romance!!
If you are looking for a book about second chance romance, redemption, finding oneself and that is scorching hot: look no further! Conflagration does not disappoint.
*An ARC copy of this book was provided to me in exchange for an honest review*
Other Books by Tessa Teevan:
Combust (The Wellingtons #1)
Ignite (Explosive #1)
Incinerate (Explosive #2)
Inflame (Explosive #3)
Sweet Southern Sorrow (Sweet Southern #1)
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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