In Review: Escalation (Clandestine Affairs #2) by Tessa Teevan

Posted August 10, 2015 by Kim in 4 Stars, In Review / 0 Comments

In Review: Escalation (Clandestine Affairs #2) by Tessa TeevanEscalation by Tessa Teevan
Series: Clandestine Affairs #2
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Suspense
Publication date: August 11, 2015
Publisher: Self-Published
Format: eARC, ? pages
How I got it: From the author
Add it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon
My rating:

The moment Rafe appeared on her doorstep, he was everything Brie Latham didn't know she needed. Sexy. Mysterious. Provocative. The absolute opposite of her domineering ex. Like a white knight in the form of a rugged, handsome construction worker, he freed her from her cage, allowing her to spread her wings and find herself again. To find love again.

Just as she was ready to give in and finally admit her feelings for him, her past swooped back in, death and destruction in it's path, causing her to question everything she knows.

And everything she feels.

Was their relationship all just smoke and mirrors? Was she destined to repeat the vicious cycle with yet another manipulative man, only to crash and burn yet again?

Who is Rafe Matthews, and will Brie survive to finally discover the truth?


in review my thoughts

Ooooooooh boy. I’ve been waiting to get my hands on this book since I finished Instigation back in April. I had tons of questions and, while I got a few answers in this book, I probably got just as many NEW questions that need to be answered. I’m absolutely loving this romantic suspense serial from Tessa, even if it is making me want to tear my hair out. (And no, for me, frustration is not always a bad thing… it means I’m totally invested.)

Escalation really is the perfect title for this book. Everything we learned and questioned in Instigation was taken to a whole new level in this book. The stakes are higher. The romance is more intense. The unanswered questions are piling up. There weren’t quite as many moments that had me on the edge of my seat this time, though the beginning was a good start… but instead I found my brain working overtime trying to piece things together to figure out what on Earth was going on.

So, that’s pretty much all I have to say about the book. I just can’t ruin the story for you. If you enjoyed the first book in this series, you’ll undoubtedly want to read Escalation as soon as possible. If you’re not yet reading this series, but are a fan of suspense serials, you need to read this series. I don’t know when the third (and final?) book will be released but I need it, like, yesterday.

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


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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