In Review: Instigation (Clandestine Affairs #1) by Tessa Teevan

Posted April 24, 2015 by Kim in 4 Stars, In Review / 0 Comments

In Review: Instigation (Clandestine Affairs #1) by Tessa TeevanInstigation by Tessa Teevan
Series: Clandestine Affairs #1
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Suspense
Publication date: April 20, 2015
Publisher: Self-Published
Format: eARC, 179 pages
How I got it: From the author
Add it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
My rating:

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.

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in review my thoughts

Ooooooh, I like this darker side of Tessa Teevan, y’all. It’s not at all what I’m accustomed to with her books and yet, it totally works. I absolutely devoured this book and need so badly to know what happens next!

Instigation was a great start to a new sexy and suspenseful new serial. It caught my attention from the first page and didn’t let go until the end, when I was left desperately wishing for more book to read! You can expect a cliffhanger with this one, but the next part releases soon, so hopefully it won’t be too painful.

When it comes to the characters, I have to be totally honest and say I have absolutely no idea what to think.  I like Gabriella. That much I’m sure of. As far as the guys go? I. Am. So. Confused. I can’t even pick a team when it comes to them. I’m firmly #TeamWhicheverGuyIsntCrazy and that’s about all I can say at this point.

The drama is great. The suspense had me on the edge of my seat. The entire storyline kept me guessing because there’s so much more to these characters than meets the eye. I have so many questions! This is exactly how you get me hooked on a series. Tessa knocked it out of the park.

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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About Tessa Teevan

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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