19095213Tease (The Ivy Chronicles #2) by Sophie Jordan
Release Date: May 27, 2014
Publisher: William Morrow
Source: Library
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A born flirt and good-time party girl, Emerson has never had a problem finding a willing guy. She’s always chosen her hook-ups carefully, and she’s never broken her three cardinal rules:

Never let them see the real you.

Never fall in love.

Always leave them begging for more.

Then comes Shaw. A hotty from the wrong side of the tracks, he’s immune to her flirtatious banter and come-hither smile. After rescuing her from a disastrous night at a biker bar, he doesn’t even try to take her to bed—he calls her a tease and sends her home instead. Unable to resist a challenge, or forget the sexy dark-eyed bad-boy biker, she vows to bring him to his knees.

But instead of making Shaw beg, she finds herself craving him. For the first time in her life, she’s throwing out her rulebook. Suddenly, she’s the one panting for a guy she can’t control. A guy who won’t settle for anything less than the real Emerson, who forces her to do things she’s never imagined, including facing a past she thought she’d buried.

A guy who just might leave her wanting more… – Goodreads


After I read the first book in the series, I debated continuing on with the series, and then my holds came in at the library and it seemed that, yes, I would continue on with the series because it could get better right? Unfortunately Tease fell into the same trap that Foreplay did, solid characters, but a non-solid storyline. Emerson is the wild party girl out of her trio of friends and she’s fine with that, a hard exterior makes it harder to love and she’s fine with that. A troubling childhood with parents that don’t care has left Emerson to protect her heart and be seen as someone who doesn’t care.

What Emerson doesn’t expect is Shaw to find his way into his heart. It is honestly the last thing she expected, but he keeps trying to protect her and Emerson is very confused by this. She can protect herself, she makes this clear to everyone around her and doesn’t understand why Shaw cares so much and if I’m being honest, I really didn’t understand why Shaw cared so much either. I am all for people finding love, but not once did I feel like Emerson wanted anyone in her life to love her, including her own friends. She was so hard to them, and acted out and then got upset when people called her on her bullshit. While there is definite chemistry between the two and Jordan knows how to write her sex scene. I found the plot to be overly predictable and full of the normal NA tropes that I’m over. From the alpha male, to the bad parents, to the past that wasn’t really touched upon with the exception of a page in the novel.

I started Tease with low expectations and was still extremely disappointed by the end.