Friday, November 1, 2013

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

Release Date: November 5, 2013
from William Morrow
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Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via edelweiss in exchange for a fair and honest review.
"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…"

My Thoughts:

This book! I am absolutely in love with this book! It is everything I love about New Adult done perfectly. This book just hooked me from page one and it took a lot to pry the book from my hands. I was so invested in the story. It has everything you want when you pick up a New Adult book, but it doesn’t feel like a carbon copy of all the others ones out there.

Pepper was a fun perspective to read from. Pepper is very inexperienced and shy and really has no clue when it comes to relationships and guys. She has been in love with Hunter forever and is determined to get him. She decides the best way to do this is by gaining experience. This is how she ends up in a pseudo-relationship with Reece.

Reece is smoking hot and he made me think all the dirty thoughts. I loved everything about him. He may look like a bad boy through and through, but he is a wonderful guy. He has a heart of gold and any girl would be lucky to find a guy like Reece. Reece has his demons and they have shaped him, but Pepper has her demons too. These two have more in common than either one of them could have guessed.

Pepper and Reece play a dangerous game with each other that you just know is bound to end in disaster. Pepper has convinced herself for so long that Hunter is all she wants, that you can completely understand why she can’t let him go. It’s all she has known forever and to have someone come in and make her question that scares her. So naturally she ignores it. She ignores all the signs that Reece may be more into this relationship than she thinks and just keeps her blinders on.

This story is so beautiful and I loved watching Pepper and Reece fall for each other. I loved watching Pepper grow and learn to trust and open up. I loved watching Reece fall for a girl despite the doubts he has about himself. Their relationship is full of angst and heartache but it’s also full of some very sweet and some incredibly steamy moments. It was very very hot. It’s a steamy read but it’s not over the top or tacky in any way. I loved how awkward Pepper was at times and how Reece loved that about her. She was just herself and she learned to love being herself.

Foreplay is a fantastic read and one New Adult fans must pick up. You will seriously regret it if you skip this one. So don’t skip it, go out and read it as soon as possible!


  1. The story sounds great, and I need to read these

  2. Wow, great review! I am pre-ordering this one right now. I really like that it has all of the NA elements but is still unique. As an NA lover myself, I definitely need that mix up to keep from getting burnt out.

  3. This is the one I pre-ordered after some epic texts I received from you!!! I cannot wait to read this one!! I love your review, and I am SO glad I don't have a long wait before this one shows up on my Kindle. You are making me fall for Reece before I even read the first page. Swoooon! Bring on the steam! Great review, wifey!! *smoosh*

    1. I cannot wait for you to read this one! I am dying to discuss it with you!

  4. Everyone is loving Foreplay! I can't believe the great reviews. And the fact that it's not the typical story makes me sooo happy. Great review, Teresa!

  5. YAY! I am so excited to read this! I have it for review! I will be trying to read this one this week since it's coming out! Great review chica! Now I'm even more excited!

  6. YES! I need this New Adult read!! I will definitely be checking it out! For sure!

    Great review!! :)


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