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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

#NewRelease #Review Words I Couldn't Say by @TessaTeevan

Title: Words I Couldn’t Say
Series: Promise in Prose #1
Author: Tessa Teevan
Release Date: Nov 22, 2016
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Photo Credit: Sara Eirew Photography
You know the old adage “if you love something, set it free?"
It's the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard.
The dumbest thing I've ever done.
I loved her. I lost her. Hell, I let her go. And then spent five miserable years without her.
To cope with the loss, I put pen to paper and wrote her a love story, knowing when she was ready she’d hear the words I couldn’t say all those years ago.
Turned out, not only would she hear them, but when Hollywood came calling, I made sure she got the lead role. After all, no one else could portray the character whom she’d inspired.
Now she's within arms' reach and finally, she'll know the truth in my heart.
Because that other clichĂ©, “Actions speak louder than words?”
I’m going to prove it.
My words may have brought Ava Banks back into my life; I have to be enough to make her stay.

Those Three Words...omg 

This is my first book by Tessa Teevan and I think that she has a new fan! I was ripped right open from the first chapter. I am thinking to myself, what did I just get myself into. Seriously, I didn’t know this was how it was going to go..LOL. But I powered through it and fell for these characters and their story. This is Tucker and Ava’s story. 

  If you love something should set it free or fight like hell to hold on too it? 

 If you know me you know I love a friends to lovers story and second chances are some of my top reads. This was an entertaining and enjoyable ride. Tucker has been in love with Ava since they were kids. He knew at eight years old that she was the girl for him and he made it known. He sat by on the sidelines and watched her, secretly hoping she would finally see him as more than her best friend. Ava was a little feisty. When Ava finally opens her eyes to Tucker...all barriers are cast aside. She sees the boy in front of her as her best friend and soul mate. As the two start to make future plans, tragedy strikes and things will never be the same. Tucker and Ava must make choices that will alter their lives forever, but will it be a the best decision for them? 

  You aren’t losing me Ava, You’re letting me go 

 Over the years, both have been miserable but surviving the only way they knew how. When Tucker makes the ultimate plan to win back Ava...you are going to swoon hardcore. Because ladies this is romance to the extreme and wow! These two together are joined completely in their hearts and minds...soul mates. I loved their moments together, their chemistry was sizzling! I want to say a few more things, but I fear that I might give away some spoilers. Tessa will give you the feels with this book. But, one thing I noticed was that things were repeated a few times. One sentence was in one chapter and then it was repeated in another chapter later. I felt that it wasn’t necessary to repeat things. Overall, I really enjoyed the book and thought that the characters were likable and sweet. As having never read any book by her, I never felt lost, but it did intrigue me to know her parents and her Aunt Lexi/Jace’s stories. I will have to go back and read the Explosive Series. If you want a sweet, heart tugging romance will love that is all consuming...this is it! Can I say how much I loved the cover...4 Little Bird Stars

The air around us was silent save for the crickets chirping off in the distance. The cool Cincinnati breeze nipped at my skin while I waited for his reaction. When I’d started writing this novel, it had been an ode to my past love. My past life. But then it’d taken on a life of its own and become so much more. Which had made it that much more poignant. That much harder to fathom the one word that’d been haunting me for years.
At long last, he turned to the final page and sucked in a breath. My stomach twisted in knots because he was about to read the end. And I didn’t know how he’d interpret it. Half scared he’d tell me that I’d lost my mind and no one would ever want to read this story, especially with that ending.
He didn’t make me wait long. As his head slowly rose, I was taken aback at the tears shining in his usually cheerful eyes. This man, who had always been like a second father to me, had been reduced to tears by my words. My words. Words we both knew for whom they were meant. And, instead of calling me a fool or attempting to kill me, he watched me with tearful appreciation, switching between nodding and shaking his head as if trying to process it all.
I didn’t know how to react, so I simply stared at him, waiting for him to say something. Anything.
He closed the manuscript and set it on the table in front of us before taking a long swig from his whiskey glass. I followed suit and enjoyed the smoky burn that did little to soothe my nerves.
“Jesus Christ,” he muttered, his eyes locking in on mine. “Tucker. You did it. You fucking did it,” he whispered, seemingly unashamed of his emotional display.
I nodded, the same emotion welling up inside me when I remembered the ending of my first novel. So many love stories begin with the girl who got away. Mine wasn’t any different. Not only in my novel, but in real life as well. Ava Banks was, and always would be, that girl for me. But, instead of slipping through my fingers, she’d made the conscious decision to leave. And, like most dumbass men, I’d let her. Hell, I’d pushed her away. I’d regretted it ever since.
But, now, I was hoping like hell I could get the second chance Trevor did. Hoping like hell my story would turn out differently than his. But, either way, I was putting myself out there, as terrifying as that was. She finally, finally would hear the words I couldn’t say all those years ago.
Now, I just had to wait to see what she’d do about it. 

Tessa Teevan is a twenty-something book junkie who is also obsessed with sports. Bengals, Buckeyes, Reds are who she spends her time rooting for. She’s a research analyst by day, reads/writes by night, and is married to a guy 15 inches taller than her, making them quite the pair! They currently reside just outside of Dayton, OH with two adorably grumpy cats. 
If she’s not writing or scouring through tons of photos of hot men, all in the name of research, then you can probably find her curled up with her Kindle, ignoring the rest of the world. She loves her sports almost as much as she loves her books. Her other obsessions include red wine, hot men, rock music, and all things Corey Taylor. 
She adores hearing from readers, so please feel free to contact via any social media site listed below. 

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