17254035Foreplay (The Ivy Chronicles #1) by Sophie Jordan
Release Date: November 5, 2013
Publisher: William Morrow
Source: Library
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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…– Goodreads

Review:

Oh Pepper. Pepper applied to her college because of Hunter, her best friends brother, who happens to have a girlfriend. Because he has a girlfriend, Pepper has never made her movie. That is until Hunter and his girlfriend break up and Pepper has a chance. What is this chance you ask? Well Pepper doesn’t know either. Pepper wants it to be like the romance novels where boys just fall in love with the lead girl. Her fascination with Hunter is scary, because she doesn’t really want Hunter. She wants the family name.

While Pepper’s life has not been constant, what has been constant is the Montgomery family, which includes Hunter. Pepper wants to be part of the Montgomery family and even though her best friend is a Montgomery, and includes Pepper as part of her family, it’s not enough for her. Also, sadly, Pepper does not have enough experience to woo Hunter and one night Pepper and her friends go out to a bar to celebrate and loosen Pepper up. What they don’t expect is gorgeous Reece to appear who is known to be the player of the town.

But is Reece everything he seems? Of course not. It’s a romance novel, we need a bit of a tense moment. Which Foreplay has plenty of. Pepper is carrying baggage and she’s a realistic college girl, what she doesn’t expect is Reece to be more than this pretty boy who will teach her about sex. I mean, that’s why she’s there right? To learn about sex. Because she wants to be ready for Hunter, who she knows even less about than Reece. Of course, as Pepper spends more time with Reece the less she cares about Hunter and the more she cares about Reece.

I never really cared for Pepper and because of that I had problems carrying about her problems. Mostly because I found her to spend so much time with this “woah is me” thing that I stopped caring and that’s okay. The joys of audiobook roulette from the library means sometimes I just pick a book and go with it and sometimes this works out and sometimes it doesn’t. What Foreplay does well though is set up a cast of characters for another two books.