Monday, November 17, 2014

Book Review: Tease

Title: Tease (The Ivy Chronicles #2)
Author: Sophie Jordan
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: May 27, 2014
Genre: New Adult // Romance
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased (
What happens when a girl who always calls the shots meets a guy who's too wild for even her?
A born flirt and good-time party girl, Emerson has never had a problem finding a willing guy. She's always chosen her hookups carefully, and she's never broken her three cardinal rules:
Never let them see the real you.Never fall in love.Always leave them begging for more.
Then Shaw comes along. A hottie from the wrong side of the tracks, he's immune to her flirtatious banter and come-hither smile. After rescuing her from a disastrous night at a biker bar, he doesn't even try to take her to bed—he calls her a tease and sends her home instead. Unable to resist a challenge, or forget the sexy, dark-eyed, bad-boy biker, she vows to bring him to his knees.
But instead of making Shaw beg, Emerson finds herself craving him. For the first time in her life, she's throwing out her rule book. Suddenly, she's the one panting for a guy she can't control—a guy who won't settle for anything less than the real Emerson and who forces her to do things she's never imagined, including facing a past she thought she'd buried.
A guy who just might leave her wanting more. . . .(goodreads)

After reading Foreplay, I new I had to continue this series, and I'm happy that Tease did not disappoint!

Plot: We are first introduced to Emerson in Foreplay, but this is quite a different Emerson I remember reading about. Emerson was portrayed as coy, free, and a downright heartbreaker, we get a completely different story in Tease. Emerson's story will punch you in the gut and you'll be rooting for Shaw and Em from the first time they make eye contact.

Characters: To be honest, Emerson threw me off for most of this book because she was so different from how Piper portrayed her in first book, once I started to imagine her as an independent character from the Ivy Chronicles trilogy, I  was able to understand her better. Shaw proves himself to be a worthy adversary for Em, the girl who had been dubbed a tease on campus. Their chemistry is undeniable and I loved how they were a mixture of sweet and downright sexy. We see returning characters from Foreplay and get even a little more insight to Georgia who is the lead MC in the series' third installment, Wild.

World Building: Just like in Foreplay, Tease is a college romance in title only. The girls go from class to dorm to bar with very little emphasis on the college experience. I would have really liked it Sophie Jordan balanced the romance with classmates, and assignments, and just university tomfoolery.

Short N Sweet: Tease is equal parts sexy and sweet. Emerson's story kept me turning pages in hopes that both characters would find their happily ever after.


  1. i'm very new to na (i don't think i've read any), and idk why i tend to find the plots more romance-centric? well at least in tease i get the feeling that emerson is a strong character that i'll root for!

    alicia @ noverly things

    1. I'm new to NA as well, it's easier to get ebooks rather than physical copies I'ev learned!

      Try out The Ivy Chronicles, you might like it!

  2. I've been hearing a lot about his series and I must admit, I'm pretty intrigued! I think I need to read the first in the series :)

    Great review, Amber!

    1. It's good! I think the first book may be on Amazon for three bucks!

  3. Character development is a biggie for me, so I like that Emerson underwent such a big change from one installment to the next. I've enjoyed Sophie Jordan's Young Adult novels in the past, perhaps it's time that I give her NA a go.

    Carmel @ Rabid Reads

    1. Ooo what have you read by Sophie, Carmel? I've only read this series and Uninvited.

      I like this series because Sophie knows how to make you FEEL for her characters.

  4. I liked this one better than Tease. And I agree that Emerson must have been putting up a big front in that book -- I really liked that I got to know her better!
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

    1. Did you really, I think I may like Foreplay better, only because Pepper broke my heart.

  5. I am glad you enjoyed this. I loved Foreplay more. I still need to read book three :)

    1. Please do! The series ends TOMORROW!!! AHMAGOD.

  6. I loved Foreplay and liked this one, but not as much. It felt like more of the typical NA plot line. I'm sure I'll be reading Wild soon.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

  7. Whoop! I haven't read Foreplay since I'd heard a few mixed things about it, and I don't usually read NA (especially when it's more romance than anything else, which still seems like it is) which is okay when you're in the mood for those type of ones. But it does seem more character focused too, which I love, especially since, like you said, she seems a whole lot different to the way she was portrayed in the first one. :) So glad she surprised you!


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