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

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…

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Pepper (awesome name btw) has had this crush on Hunter since she was like seven. It's something everyone knows about, except him of course. When she hears the wonderful news that he broke up with his long time girlfriend, Pepper realises this is her change. Only there are two problems: he only sees her as a little sister and Pepper is so inexperienced (on all accounts) she's afraid she might actually faint if she ever tried to kiss him.

Luckily for her she's at college and has these two amazing roommates, who know all about dressing up, going out and seducing guys. Together they come up with this brilliant plan that Pepper needs to find a random guy, preferable a Player (yes, that's with a capital), hook up with him and get some experience under her belt (literally).

This is where the major hot bartender Reece enters the scene. Because if you come up with a plan like that, you might as well aim as high as you can. After hearing all the rumours about him and well after just looking at him (gorgeous body, intriguing tattoos and a smile that will make you drop your panties), nice girl Pepper tries to give it her all. Somehow her being Ms. Nice is what draws his attention.

After one sweltering kiss, Pepper explains her plan and strangely enough, Reece agrees to help her. So of we go on this roller coaster ride of high emotions and plain old lots and lots of hot stuff. Honestly why Hunter is even mentioned in this story, I don't really understand. I would have started reading this story solely based on her plan to get some sexual experience from a bad boy.

Since sex can never be just sex, there are some emotions getting involved from both sides. Pepper will need to do some reevaluation on what or more specifically who she wants and hopefully make the right decision before she messes it all up.

Foreplay was such a fun, but mostly hot read. I didn't really like Pepper in the beginning, I'm not for that insecurity thing she got going on. But I was happy she matured a lot towards the end of the book. Reece was of course such an overprotective hottie the whole book through. He definitely knew what he wanted and took it anyway he was able to get it (you may read that in anyway you want).

The second book in the series is called 'Tease'. It's about one of Pepper's roommates, Emerson. The title pretty much sums up the character. I can't wait to see what is going to happen to her.

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