Foreplay (The Ivy Chronicles #1).
What they say: 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...
- ISBN13: 9780062279873 - Published by William Morrow.
What I say: I really enjoyed Foreplay because it's REALLY funny! It's also sweet and sexy and full of misunderstandings and drama.
Pepper is my kinda gal; hilarious clumsy, awkward and sassy. She's naive and innocent yet beautiful and clever. She's also totally clueless when it comes to guys and romance. Pepper's image of the perfect man is her best friend's brother Hunter and when he splits with his girlfriend Pepper is determined to make him see her as more than his little sister's friend - it's time to sex it up and learn the art of foreplay.
Pepper friends decide she needs help from a local sexy bartender with a man-whore reputation. Enter Reese (well sort-of)! Reese is mysterious, sexy and has mad skills. He's a more than willing and extremely patient teacher (seriously the guy deserves a medal for putting up with Pepper's whining about Hunter). Despite Pepper's innocence and lack of experience they have awesome chemistry.
I loved watching them build a relationship and try to figure things out. Sophie Jordan does a great job combining humour, fun and sexy times with real romance and deeper feelings - swoon!!
4 Stars in my Sky!
My fav non-spoilery quotes:
- "You can’t even see it. I’m the safest thing you’ll ever find."
- "I wouldn’t have waited this long for you. I would have already showed up at your dorm the minute I decided I wanted you. I wouldn’t leave until I convinced you that you were mine."
- He was like the dark vampire in movies that girls obsessed over. The one who was torn between eating the girl and kissing her.
- "It's softer than I thought it would be." [...] "Sweetheart, I'm hard as a rock."