Friday, September 12, 2014

Book Review: Foreplay

Title: Foreplay (The Ivy Chronicles #1)
Author: Sophie Jordan
Publisher: William Morrow
Genre: New Adult // Contemporary// Romance
Format: eBook
Source: (Purchased)

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…(goodreads)

This book was unputdownable for me! 

Plot: The story is pretty straightforward, Pepper comes from a dysfunctional family and has been crushing on her best friend's older brother for over 12 years. When he becomes single, Pepper and her friends decide that she needs some more "experience" in order for Hunter to see her as anything more than "my little sister's best friend." In walks Reece, the sexy bartender. I liked the flow of the story, Sophie Jordan gave enough insight about each character to make this love story seem realistic. My only complaint would be the melodramatic ending, but still, it was adorable. 

Characters: Pepper and Reece make my life! They are both 3-dimensional characters with obvious flaws and insecurities. I loved the development of the relationship, from purely sexual to hanging out and getting to know each other. Jordan always introduces us to Pepper's friends who are also the stars of the upcoming Ivy Series novels. 

Setting: Pepper is a university student, but I don't think there is a single time that she was in class! Haha, I swear, she went from the coffee shop right to the bar. The only times I was reminded that Pepper was a 19 year old girl was her talk of Halloween parties and RAs. 

Short N Sweet: Foreplay is a sweet love story regarding insecurities and getting what you need, not what you want. 


  1. I adored this, it was fresh and gave me the feels. So glad to see you loved it Amber.

    1. It was one of the first NA titles I read and I'm happy it was this one! I hope Tease is just as good! (although I'm really excited for Wild!!!)


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