Fusion (Explosive #5) by Tessa Teevan
Release Day: October 30, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Photographer: Kelsey Keeton at K. Keeton Designs
Cover Designer: Robin Harper at Wicked By Design
Where do babies come from?
The question every parent dreads hearing has finally fallen from the lips of six year old Ava Banks, the curious, precocious little girl that you fell in love with in Ignite. Jeremy and Sierra, normally blunt as can be, struggle to find the right words to answer her. So instead, they rewind sixteen years to that one fateful day where a game of Seven Minutes in Heaven inevitably led to life-long romance filled with laughter, love, and many, many mishaps along the way.
Falling in love with your best friend? It's the most incredible thing in the world. But when a love comes so easily, will it truly be able to last? When the world comes crashing down around you, can even the strongest relationship withstand great tragedy?
Stay tuned for lots of laughs, teenage awkwardness, a few tears, and most of all, mullets. Because what good love story doesn't do business in the front, and party in the back?
**While Fusion is a standalone romance, it’s best read after Ignite.
Ignite (Explosive #1)
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Review by: Sam
WOW! I truly believe I have just read one of the most beautiful books EVER! I have followed Tessa's writing journey since the release of Ignite (Explosive Book 1) and as a writer, she brings something even better than the last each and every time!
This book is just BEAUTIFUL and delivered the feels I crave as a reader!
We got our first introduction to Jeremy and Sierra in the first book 'Ignite' Book 1 in the Explosive! Series (Lexi and Jace's story)! I have always been curious about how these two characters came to be a couple, so I was absolutely freaking delighted that Tessa Teevan had chosen to write their story.
Sierra is Lexi's older sister by a couple of years. I loved her character through the first book and the support she provided her sister with.
From the beginning, you are taken on this journey of two eight year old kids. Sierra and her family move to Jeremy's town. Jeremy wasn't that excited about meeting his new neighbours until her saw the girl in the TMNT tee, with blonde hair and freckles, Sierra. Sealing the deal of their new found friendship, these two characters made a pact to be each other's best friends. Jeremy is absolutely smitten with Sierra and he just knows, that someday, he will marry this beautiful girl.
You are taken through times and experiences from Kids, to Teens, to High Schoolers, to adults and what a beautiful journey it is. Full of so many laughs, the sweetest moments, to the raging hormones, feelings and new starts, Sierra and Jeremy's story is truly outstanding.
Sierra's character growth is breathtaking. So many people will relate to her character and the way she feels or felt as a young hormonal girl and I'm sure, everyone will have experienced what she has at some point, making this book so REAL. I found her funny, sweet as a cupcake and I just LOVED HER!
Jeremy is PERFECTION on paper. From beginning to end, he just melted my heart and soul! His humour, his LOVE for Sierra and just EVERYTHING he is, WOW! Just WOW! I cannot count the amount of times he made me swoon and just fall into a 'Jere-Haze' because that is the only way I can explain it.
Supporting characters also had a huge presence throughout this story, Sierra's parents being two who really stand out.
'Fusion' delivered the PERFECT romance story. I know that when I fall into a book slump, this is going to be the one to drag my ass out of it! So, I will return to this book over and over again.
This is a beautiful, light hearted story and full of the feels, I cannot recommend it enough. READERS, GO AND 1-CLICK THIS BOOK! You will not regret it!
Review by: Amy C
Holy sweet mother of all romance & love!! This book is amazingness at its finest. Tessa can write a simplistically extravagant story every time and it feels soooooo good. I walked away from this books just swooning and dumbstruck for days. This story was so well written and flowed so great it was not hard at all to blow through in one sitting.
I mean saying you've met your forever when you are 8?? What kids say that?? Sierra and Jeremy were the friends that sparked from the moment they met. They were best friends that grew up together and cemented something far greater than any ordinary relationship. I FREAK'N loved every page, every word that was written about theses two. The way that Tessa aged their growing relationship was flawless. I was as intrigued and completely satisfied with every aspect of their story.
I absolutely loved the secondary characters just as much as the primary two. Tessa wrote multiple couples so honestly and completely flawed yet stunningly perfect. Each had just as much meaning and purpose as Sierra & Jeremy that at times I forgot who this story was primarily about. That is the perfection of this writing and the magnitude of this book. The setting was brilliant and took me on a journey from sunny beach front to chilly Northern U.S.. All of these characters were made for each other and fit so perfectly together I was so torn with the book ended.
I have loved Tessa's style of writing for awhile now but I can say at with each book she is becoming more and more one of my favorite writers. She brings realism and humanity to her characters that consistently has me falling in love. The more I read from her, the deeper I fall. The fact that Tessa had me laughing and crying with Sierra & Jeremy, shows so much emotion was conveyed in the words on the page. I recommend this book, the series and definitely this author 100%!! Fusion was absolutely a 5 star read!
Review by: Heather
I have been waiting for Jeremy and Sierra's story since the beginning of this series and Tessa did not disappoint!
I love romance stories where the hero and heroine are childhood sweethearts and this is the best book I have read in this trope.
Jeremy was so swoon worthy and has made his way to my top book boyfriend in this series. He was adorable and goofy at times and his love for Sierra really made my heart flutter.
I loved Sierra in Ignite but I fell in love with her in Fusion. She was funny and had a kind heart and was a character I can totally relate to especially in her fears and insecurities.
The connection these two had was so strong and so real! Seeing them go from friends to lovers to husband and wife and then to parents, was such a fun, sweet and frustrating at times. Ava was just adorable!!!
One thing I love about romance novels is being thrust into a world that I don't want to leave and that happened from page one and by the end this was a family I felt apart of.
This is Tessa Teevans best writing and is a top read of 2015. if I can give this a million stars I would!
Review by: Leeann
So this book starts of in the present tense then goes all the way back to when Jeremy & Sierra are 8 years old & tells the whole story from when they were 8 years old.
And I mean the whole story. And it is a sweet love story.
There is no angst as far as cheating or misunderstandings go, it is just a really sweet story about 2 best friends that spend every minute they can together
& eventually fall in love. Jeremy admits he is not a sappy romantic, but what he is is perfect for Sierra.
They are an adorable couple who were just meant to be.
It doesn’t matter that these characters don’t class themselves as romantic, as the reader you can see quite clearly they are.
It was easy to get swept away with their story, at times when they were talking about their teenage years it was a bit repetitive but it was still a beautiful story.
It was nice following their story as they became teenagers, evolved into adults then humband & wife & lastly parents. They grew into their lives together
which helped the natural progression of the story as well as Jeremy & Sierra as characters.
As they said, they have lived, laughed, loved and lost together. They are a super sweet, super strong couple who love and cherish each other.
If you want to read a super sweet love story with no nastiness, no evil plots & a guaranteed happy ending , if you like to be caught up in the romance & disappear from the
world for a couple of hours then check this one out. You will love it.
“It’s fine, Jeremy. I promise. I have no problem being the Tod to your Copper. Or the Joey to your Dawson. That’s who I am.” She hesitated for a brief moment. “That’s who I’ll always be. You’re my best friend, Jeremy. It’s okay that you don’t see my boobs. Hell, it’s probably better that way.”
My stomach plummeted and if I was man enough to admit it, my eyes burned with an unexpected rush of tears. I stepped back, out of the streetlight so she couldn’t see me. It was a move she misinterpreted, but before I could find a single ounce of courage, she was waving goodbye and running into her house, leaving me there to watch her go.
Something I never wanted to do again.
It wasn’t until after Sierra left for Ohio and I had a chance to reflect on her words that I realized what she’d said. Dawson and Joey, as of right then, weren’t even speaking. Copper and Tod went their separate ways, and even though their friendship remained, they were still apart for the rest of their lives.
I didn’t want to be Copper anymore. I sure as hell didn’t want to be Dawson.
But it was too late. I’d lost my chance. I’d missed my window. Sierra was gone and there was nothing I could do about it.
Jenna was right.
I was an idiot.
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, country music, and all things Grace Potter.
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