Thursday, December 26, 2013

Foreplay (The Ivy Chronicles #1) by Sophie Jordan

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…

Type: New Adult--Contemporary
Heat: 3 out of 5
Rating: 3.5 out of 5

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Well, Foreplay pretty much sums it up. *nods* There was an abundance of it as Pepper sets out to get her some smexing experience with a hot bartender so she can win over the man she really loves and has wanted for years. And it was pretty damn steamy!

Okay, putting the logic in Pepper's choice aside (because really, chickie?!) I enjoyed Foreplay and watching these two explore each other. The hero was fucking HOT and sexy as all get out and just lickable in his serious-man-of-few-words ways. And the heroine, well, Pepper grew on me. Coming in at 19 years old, I think she was just a little too young for me. But I did like that she went for what she wanted. Even if it was a touch misguided.

Pepper and Reece were good together. I mean, between the sheets, they were goood. It's definitely one that'll get you squirming. But outside of that they fit nicely too. There were some really sweet, tender and just common life moments between them that warmed my heart towards them each.
This was a little text back and forth between the two after he spent a couple days sick...

Me: Your fantasy involves puke and a nasty stomach bug???
Reece: It involves you.

The smile slipped from my face and my breath caught. Shit. He wasn't even here, and just like that he made my knees go weak and my face heat. 
While I wasn't completely wowed by the heroine and her choices (I so would have preferred her just going out wanting to get some life experience without the guy as the catalyst) I did enjoy the easy writing style Jordan brought to the table. She writes a damn fine hero that'll leave you all hot and bothered and that'll keep you turning the pages to get just a little more of him. I'm curious to see what will happen next with Pepper's friends and how they'll find their happily ever afters. Not a bad start to a series at all. Not at all.

Have you read Sophie Jordan? 
What did you think?
Do you have a favorite 'getting experience' type read?

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