Intoxicate, Book # 4 in the Explosive Series
Can be read as a standalone
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Day: January 29, 2015
Marry me. Two words Kalli Montgomery never expected to say out loud to Xavier Cruz, even though she's been in love with the sexy, single father for as long as she can remember. Unfortunately, she hasn't just been friend-zoned for the past ten years. No, even worse, he's treated her like a little sister, no matter how hard she tried to prove she could be so much more. When she agrees to spend the summer as the caregiver for his daughter, Lily, she knows it's her last chance to finally make him take notice. As unexpected circumstances threaten to disrupt his home life, Xavier's desperate to keep his family together. He'll do whatever it takes, even if it means marrying a woman he doesn't love. For Xavier and Lily, Kalli will do just about anything, even at the risk of getting her heart broken in the process. Little does she know, sometimes love isn't quite as unrequited as one may think. Xavier sees her-he always has. And the vow he made all those years ago never to go there with his best friend's little sister is wavering, and it's wavering fast. When they come up with a plan that leads to wedding bells, it's a no brainer. This marriage of convenience has one rule: absolutely no falling in love. Easier said than done. Throw together a girl who believes rules are meant to be broken, and a man whose whole career revolves around following orders and you get a recipe for disaster. What could possibly go wrong?
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3.5 - 4 stars
I really wanted to love this book. But, Xavier and Kalli drove me nuts. It’s not what I was expecting. I didn’t hate it but I also didn’t love it like I was hoping too.
Kalli was not what I was expecting. She wasn’t like how I remembered her in Inflame. I loved her in that book. In her book, I really didn’t like how she handled certain things between her and Xavier. But, then again, she had some things I did like about her. I did like that she was selfless, caring, funny, and sweet, but the way she went for Xavier I did not really care for. But, I didn’t really like how dealt with it.
Xavier was not like I was imaging him either. He keeps making up excuses for Kalli and him to not be together. I got really tired of that fast.
I loved seeing the others in the book. That was a nice touch.
The last 30% or so, I really loved it. It was a perfect ending. I think my favorite part of the book was the ending. Loved it.
I liked it for the most part. All but the things I mentioned above. I love Xavier, Kalli and Lilly together. They make the perfect family. And Kalli would make an amazing stepmom. I didn’t love it, but I didn’t hate it. I do hope I’m the only one that had a problem with Xavier and Kalli.
I am excited to see what Tessa writes next in the series.
About the Author
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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