Thursday, November 7, 2013

Foreplay by Sophie Jordan, Book Review



By: Sophie Jordan
Published by: William Morrow
Released on: November 5th, 2013
Source: review from publisher
Series: The Ivy Chronicles #1
5 Stars: It's A Sizzling Read! 
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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…

Sophie Jordan knows how to write that perfect sizzling character chemistry where you just want to shove the main characters together and keep them together for the entire story. You know a guilty pleasures author has done their job when you find yourself yearning for the two main love interests when they're not in every seen together. Okay, maybe that's also called being greedy, but I can't help it, I loved Reese and Pepper.

Pepper is a character I totally love. She's that sweet, innocent, girl next door that you'd love to be friends with. She's that responsible one who's doing all that she can to support herself, and in doing so has a set of great friends who urge her to have a little fun. Well that, and Pepper's best friend's brother is now on the market and she wants him to notice her as Pepper, and not his little sister's best friend. Enter the hot, local bar tender who just so happens to also be Pepper's knight in shinning armor. What is there not to love about Reese!?! Not only is he extra swoon worthy, he has manners, is respectful and he's not afraid to say it how it is. Yeah, hot.

 Innocent Pepper just met her match! Reese isn't afraid to show her what it's like to be desired sexually, and boy does Reese have the touch. He easily breaks down Pepper's shy and unsure what to do in the bedroom walls, but does so in a way that doesn't make her feel pressured or embarrassed.  Reese is Pepper's perfect, patient teacher. I loved how Reese made Pepper feel, and I liked seeing how Pepper owned that she wasn't an experienced person in the bedroom, and I loved her for that, as did Reese (snickers). Talk about hot charter chemistry! Pepper and Reese have that and then some. As a reader, I love that Sophie made Pepper a relatable realistic character in that way. I feel that books often times gloss over what it's like the first time and Sophie Jordan made it real in this book.

Aside from all the hotness, I enjoyed watching Reese and Pepper slowly fall in love. These two definitely have chemistry, and care for each other, but there's so much more to a relationship than that. They both had a rough up bringing, which makes it  hard for both of them to let someone else in and to trust someone else. I loved seeing the two of them slowly put their guard down, and let the other in. When Pepper and Reese started doing just that, it totally changed the dynamics of their relationship, and I loved watching how they allowed themselves to fall in love with each other. I thank Sophie for slowly allowing their relationship to develop and build. It was sweet, sensual and totally swoon-worthy! Had it been rushed it would have ruined the story for me.

This book is a guilty pleasures book in every sense! It's a hot, swoon worthy book that you can easily spend the afternoon reading. Trust me, you'll want to. I'm a huge Sophie Jordan fan and I highly recommend picking this book up!

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