Friday, August 1, 2014

Book Review: Foreplay (The Ivy Chronicles #1) by Sophie Jordan (@SoVerySophie)

Foreplay (The Ivy Chronicles #1) by Sophie Jordan
Publication Date: November 5, 2013
Published: William Morrow

My Rating:

Before she goes after the life she’s always wanted, she’s about to find the one she needs.

Pepper has been hopelessly in love with her best friend’s brother, Hunter, for like ever. He’s the key to everything she’s always craved: security, stability, family. But she needs Hunter to notice her as more than just a friend. Even though she’s kissed exactly one guy, she has just the plan to go from novice to rock star in the bedroom—take a few pointers from someone who knows what he’s doing.
Her college roommates have the perfect teacher in mind. But bartender Reece is nothing like the player Pepper expects. Yes, he’s beyond gorgeous, but he’s also dangerous, deep—with a troubled past. Soon what started as lessons in attraction are turning both their worlds around, and showing just what can happen when you go past foreplay and get to what’s real…

We always want what we can’t have. But when what you think you want becomes available, what do you do? That is what happened to Pepper. College student, virgin, awkward girl and in love with her best friend’s brother. But now that he’s finally single and possibly an option, Pepper knows she isn’t ready for him. What does she do?

Enter tattooed, sexy as hell Reece. After a slight identity mix up, which I thought was funny as hell, Reece agrees to teach Pepper (Who’s name rocks btw) the finer art of foreplay and basically prepare her for Hunter. You see where this is going, right?

Foreplay was a cute, sexy, and slightly angsty read. Wouldn’t be fun if everyone had their lives together, would it? The thing I did like was the relationship between Reece and Pepper that started to grow. Yes there was attraction, but there was also admiration there from both sides. Reece inherited the bar where most of their interactions take place and was running it basically on his own after his father was injured. (Angst Alert!) Reece of course had a bit of guilt that he was carrying around. But leave it to the virginal Pepper to break those walls for him.

Great chemistry and dialogue really brought this book home for me.

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