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(Explosive #4)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  1,667 ratings  ·  205 reviews
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. Wh
ebook, 305 pages
Published January 29th 2015 (first published January 23rd 2015)
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May 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 stars!

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Oh Xavier Cruz… I have been waiting for your book since Inflame. And you were so worth the wait! All Tessa’s books have that sweet, sexy, easy to read vibe that I love. And my favorite thing about this book (besides Xavier being a single dad… that just melts my heart) is that I loved the heroine just as much as the hero! Kallie was fabulous. They are my favorite couple out of all her books!

Intoxicate starts with two words that Xavier never expected to hear and Kalli never expected to
• Lisa •
May 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing

"This marriage of convenience has one rule: absolutely no falling in love."


How can I possibly introduce my feelings for this authors writing without sounding repetitive? I think it's safe to say that those that know me already have an understanding for how much I adore this author. I'll try my best not to sound like a rookie fan girl writing this review, but apologies upfront for my predictable gushing over Tessa Teevan. (Note the word 'Try'). I have loved this series
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
{BR with Mel}
(ARC Generously Provided by Author in Exchange for an Honest Review)

"You came in and my life hasn't been the same since. You tilted my world on its axis. You've made me want things I haven't wanted in so long. If I let myself, I could fall in love with you. So damn easily. And it scared the hell out of me."

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I'm totally floating on a book love cloud this morning. I'm going to be honest, I didn't think I was going to love Xavier's book. He wasn'
Dec 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing

"Plus, I’m pretty good with explosive things. I won’t allow anything to blow up.”

In the past few months I have binge read this series, then I started harassing Tessa about when we would finally get this book. This book hits a ton of my favorite types of reads: forbidden love, brother’s best friend, and a single dad. I knew there was no way I wouldn’t love this one, but I was blown away at just how happy this book made me.

We met Xavier Cruz in the prior books, the thing that st
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
May 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs

5 "Anticipation Is Everything" Stars!
(ARC provided by author)
(BR with Patty)

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Kalliope Montgomery aka Kalli is a 27 yr. old woman from Gulf Shores, AL. She has a fun personality, and is carefree & full of life. She's extremely close with her family, but hasn't found that special someone to settle down with. That's because she's still holding out hope she will one day get her dream guy. Her heart has belonged to her brother's b
5 “Always Have. Always Will” Stars.

For the last ten years Kalli and Xavier have been hiding their feelings for each other. Not only she’s his best-friend younger sisters, but he’s also a single father with responsibilities.
When something happens that could eventually risk the future of Xavier with his daughter, the best thing he and Kalli think off is to get married… with each other. After all, they are friends and Kalli loves his daughter. They have only one rule: Don’t fall in love.
But wh
Oct 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 Me encantó stars!!

IT'S LIVE!!! Amazon!!

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I wasn’t surprised that I’d end up loving this one. There is just something about Tessa Teevan’s writing that I love. Her stories are always sweet and Sexy and the story line just sucks you in write from the get go. And it goes without saying, but bears repeating, I love this series!! And I absolutely loved this book. In addition to falling head over heels in love with Xavier and Kalli I fell in love with Lily too. How could I not. I’ll explain a litt
Tessa Teevan
Oct 03, 2014 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Live!! Make sure to check out the Instigation prologue at the back!!


Kelli C
I was dying to get this book. Finally, getting the mysterious Xavier…the family man…the stone cold military machine…the sexy beast…what was his story? How in the world would this play out? While he was always on my radar and I was ready have him rock my world, I was completely in a tailspin as it was the feisty, larger than life Kalli Montgomery who intoxicated me.

Inevitable they say. Ten years is a long time to crush on someone! Each year the infatuation deepened. The chemistry escalated. Now,
Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
This series has turned out to be amazing. I'm loving the vast cast of characters in it. This book is Xavier's story with Kalli (Knox's sister). However we still get the couples from the previous books, too.

I was up and down with this book, simply because my head hurt from the back and forth of the on again off again feelings Xavier had.

I enjoyed it because of Kalli's determination of not giving up on Xavier. She tried over and over again to prove what they could be and what they already were t
Jan 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Tessa Teevan Fans, Military, Romance
3.5 What Was Destined To Be Stars * * * 1/2

Tessa Teevan writes books which give us relatable people who have been involved in the Military and are part of warm loving families. We become invested in their trials, their joys and their relationships. When we do not have a book about them on our e-reader, we miss them... and anticipate when we can learn more with every new release.

This was the long awaited story of Kalli and Xavier. Kalli has been in love with him since she was 16 years old. He has

Once again, I'm the odd woman out with this book. This is a crowd favorite, the whole series, really. But I didn't like the first book and although I liked this more than that one, it was still a very 'meh' read for me. I'll just explain why I didn't like it much because hey, so many others did and it's probably best to read it for yourself since my issues all have to do with personal taste.

Kalli was an alright heroine. She was caring and selfless, funny, sweet....but she was also a lit
Sleepless Readmore
Jan 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2015

Xavier and Kalli ♥.


Because this girl,
who’s been off limits for so damn long,
she married me last night.
Kalli Montgomery,
my best friend’s little sister,
is now my wife.
And I know exactly what I was thinking.."


Xavier's story! FINALLY. Hands down one of my favorite series and I've come to love this group. It wasn't my favorite in the series nonetheless it was still INTOXICATING. I love how Tessa Teevan took a whole other turn with this one and started the story BACKWARDS (GAVE
May 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, top-fav
Oh Xavier....

Everyone knows that Knox is my top bbf Tessa has every written BUT Xavier is for sure number 2! He was dreamy!!

Even though I love Knox THIS book and THIS couple is the best of this series.

I know some people are nervous after reading the blurb that Kalli is a door mat.

It's just not true. She didn't sit around waiting for him to wake up for 10 years. Not at all. In fact I thought she was one of the strongest chick's Tessa has written so far.

As for Xavier, if you are a paren
Oct 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Release day !!! You don't want to miss this one !!!


Intoxicate (Explosive, #4) by Tessa Teevan

Sexy, sweet and intoxicating ❤️❤️
Lyndy Ann ♫
Intoxicate is the 4th book in the Explosive series and this time around it is Xavier and Kalli's story.

Xavier Cruz has been a single dad for the last 10 years putting his life on hold to raise his daughter Lily with the help of his Ma and best friend Kale Montgomery, all he does is spend time with Lily, work, gym and goes out once/twice a month with Kale and the guys.

Kalli Montgomery has been in love with Xavier since she was sixteen and when she's twenty seven she decides she is going to get he
I LOVED this one! Best Tessa book yet in my opinion. Her writing seems to get better and better with each book and that's a beautiful thing for those of us who are lovers of Contemporary romance. Longer review to come maybe, hopefully.
Crazy for Books (Stephanie)
Nov 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing

4.5 Crazy Girl Stars

Kalliope "Kalli" Montgomery has had a crush on Xavier Cruz since she was sixteen years old and her brother, Kale, brought Xavier, twenty-one and new father of Lily Cruz, to visit. That was over ten years ago. Now Kalli is a first grade teacher, moving to Clarksville, Tennessee to be closer to Kale, his girlfriend Lucy and their new baby, Jacob.

The summer before she is to start her new job, she becomes nanny to ten year old Lily, which brings her within the daily sphere of Xav
ARC provided by author in exchange of honest review

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Loved It!!! The Anticipation was definitely worth the wait!!

full review to come~


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Title: Intoxicate (explosive #4)
Series: standalone series
Author: Teesa Teevan
Rating: DNF
POV: Dual
HEA: (view spoiler)
Heat/Steam low
Cliffhanger: . No.
Intolerable Heroine .No.
Über Douchebagery .Meh.
Taboo Subject Matter .No.
Cheating: (view spoiler)
Love Triangle (view spoiler)

Can't believe I'm saying this but DNF @70%

Their relationship was just so damn boring! I felt absolutely no connection, passion, or l
Elle aka Leftie aka Shoebelle
Jan 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: blog-tour
*Complimentary ARC received from author*

3.5 ★

This is a first Tessa Teevan read for me, and now I'm not sure why so. I have the first 2 books in this series as part of 2 different anthologies, and now, I'm thinking, heck, I better un-bury those from my to-read pile.

If you're looking for a break from dark/mind-screw reads, I think this is a pretty good direction to go. Kalli and Xavier's story is simple in a way. They have a history, something was there between them but nothing happened for va
Oct 07, 2014 rated it liked it
I'm a huge fan of the Explosive series that I couldn't wait to read Xavier's story. I mean really, let's look at his stats:
1. He's a single loving father to Lilly (I find these type of men sexy)
2. He's a military man (I love a man in uniform)
3. He's got a smoking hot body (yes, come to momma)
4. He loves his mother (awesome trait)
5. and last, but not least, Mr. Xavier Cruz speaks sweet nothings in Spanish, (insert swooning action here)!
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I knew going in that this was going to be a friends
Nov 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars

I just want to hug this series. Each book just gets better and better :-)
Overall rating: 4.5 "Crazy Girl" stars!

Cheating: (view spoiler)
Love triangle: (view spoiler)
Sex with om/ow: (view spoiler)

HEA: (view spoiler)

My review:

I have to admit, even though Tessa Teevan is one of my go to authors (given all of my triggers, that is a hard spot to fill), I was slightly nervous going into this one. I remember Xavier from his cameo's in other books, especially Kale's (which is my fav
Jan 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
God I missed that feeling !! You know the one you feel after you finish a book that makes you so giddy you jump to review it (( Even if you have exams like 5 days from now !!))

I LOVED this book , it wasn't too fast or too slow , it was the perfect pace and I couldn't be happier with it .

I'm going to start with the heroine Kallie because it's truly rare to find an amazing heroine like her ! because lately I feel like authors either make the heroine basically 1) a doormat -who has no self respect
May 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5-4 Stars
Ok, so I know I'm in the minority, and not many agree with me, but as much as I loved Xavier...he was so washy-washy. I am not a fan of the weak back and forth, can't make up my mind kind of hero. I loved the kind of Father and friend he was, it was just the way he jerked Kalli around made me want to throat punch him. I do not think KalIi was a weak, door mat kind of heroine, she was awesome...I wish I had her restraint and strength. Over all I did enjoy this story and I love this ser
Sheryl C. Nash
May 19, 2014 is currently reading it
GOT MY ARC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

R. Holmes
Jan 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
5 Me vuelves loco stars!

Sooo worth the wait!

Okay, I may be a tiny bit bias because I AM Tessa’s biggest fan but honestly this is one of the most well written books I have EVER read. Tessa has the most brilliant ability of capturing you with her words. I think I may have fallen in love with Xavier Cruz. Out of every book she has written, this one is my absolute, hands down, favorite. While all of her books are beautifully written, this one spoke to me. Xavier is not only a wonderful man with a h
Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’
I was up and down with this book

I enjoyed it because of Kallie'S determination of not giving up on Xavier.

But then I wanted to smack Xavier so hard up his head, cause he was just yes and then no and then yes and then no...

But over all was a good story
Jan 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
**arc received from author for an honest review and blog tour with T and I at **


And she does it again! I knew I would love X but I think I loved Kalli even more...full review with tour!
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Tessa is a twenty-something book junkie who's also obsessed with sports. She's a research analyst by day, writer by night, and married to her best friend for over a decade. If she's not writing, you can probably find her curled up with her Kindle and a glass of wine or cheering on the Reds, Bengals, and Buckeyes!

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