sophie jordan’s foreplay, the ivy chronicles FOREPLAY Book 1: The Ivy Chronicles November 5, HarperCollins. ISBN Available at. Read “Foreplay The Ivy Chronicles” by Sophie Jordan with Rakuten Kobo. Pepper has been hopelessly in love with her best friend’s brother, Hunter, for, like . Listen to a sample or download Foreplay: The Ivy Chronicles, Book 1 ( Unabridged) by Sophie Jordan in iTunes. Read a description of this audiobook, customer.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Foreplay by Sophie Jordan. But she needs Hunter to notice her as more than just a friend. Her college roommates have the perfect teacher in mind. But bartender Reece is nothing like the player Pepper expects.

Paperbackpages. The Ivy Chronicles 1. PepperReece Mulvaney. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Foreplayplease sign up. chroniclfs

Louise In the other two books in the series there is some new things since they all are friends, but not much really. Will there be a Reece’s side of the story? Louise The book is only from Peppers point of view: See 2 questions about Foreplay…. Lists with This Book.

Dec 30, Emily May rated it really liked it Shelves: I’m going to work my way through some of the popular New Adult books and see if I can weed out the crap and hopefully find some surprising gems. And it’s New Adult. I’m starting to believe that may be the year when pigs grow wings and take off in flight.

For this once in a blue moon occurrence, I’m going to treat you to some visual, er, stimulation. Let’s take a look at the hottie of this piece well, in my mind: I don’t want to risk overselling this to my cynical, unromantic friends on the internet you know who you are – if you couldn’t tell already, Foreplay is a contemporary romance with a lot of sexual content.

I doubt your life or worldly perspective is going to be changed by this book. But it is an entertaining, fast-paced read that avoids all the usual misogyny and actually produces a male love interest that I could see myself being interested in in real life. Plus, throw in a bit of humour, crazy ass college friends and a story about the way our perspective changes as we get older If you ask me. I really liked the way the romance played out in this one.


Foreplay (The Ivy Chronicles, #1) by Sophie Jordan

The author approached it in a slightly different way. Our heroine doesn’t fall in love instantly and Reese see above wasn’t supposed to be the one she ended up with. Pepper has been in love with Hunter forever. He represents everything she longs for in life: But Pepper is socially awkward, clumsy and inexperienced. She says stupid things when trying to flirt.

But unlike other books I’ve read recently take your pick from my na-experiment shelfthis isn’t another example of a book that creates a good girls versus “slutty” girls story.

It’s handled in a far more sophisticated way. It was less than that. It was us pretending.

Playing at something more. And who better than the smokin’ hot bartender.

It’s easy, she thinks, she can just use him to become a sexual goddess and then go running back into Hunter’s arms a whole new woman. But, as you can imagine, things don’t quite go to plan. And I like that. It’s why I started with that John Lennon quote. I don’t know about you, but the best things that have happened to me in my life have always been the unplanned, unprecedented accidents that drive me to exactly where I needed to be – even though Iby never realised it at the time.

We have so many plans and dreams and thoughts about who we are and where we’re headed but, in the end, life isn’t something you can really plan for. I liked a lot of things about this novel, including the fact that the guy was sweet instead of the usual jerkfaced douchebag. And I was thankful for the lack of icky sweet nothings. My criticisms are few, but the main one which irked me was the use of yet another attempted rape scene to instigate a scenario where Reese got to play hero.

This is used so often it’s fast becoming a cliche.

And a particularly annoying one at that. The book would have been better without it. Honestly, I liked Foreplay. I didn’t really expect to and I will continue to keep my expectations of New Adult low. But it’s nice to know a few good ones are out there. View all 27 comments. Let chroniclees start with a quick note about names. Yeah, BAVR likes to open with the important stuff.

What in the name of all things holy is up with the names in these New Adult books? Here are the names of some of the jerks characters in chronlcles book: Pepper, Reece, Emerson, Hunter, and Georgia. On their own, the names chronicless wholly inoffensive, I suppose. I wouldn’t name my child any of those things, but it’s not like the author named them “Speedboat” or “Kitchen” or anything.


Thhe you see what I’m getting at here? Where are the Jennifers and the Mikes and the Ashleys and the Brandons? Am I being chgonicles picky? So, Foreplay is pretty much the paint-by-numbers story you get when a big name publisher decides to take on the New Adult genre.

Oh, and if this chrnicles a classroom and the teacher called “Sexism’s” name, it would probably raise its hand and say, “Present!

Pepper, the narrator, is kind of an asshole. Is that okay to state right off the bat? I mean, I’m not ashamed of calling her an asshole because she is one, but maybe I should start with something more concrete. Like that she’s a cow. Pepper is a virgin big surprise! She is surrounded by the typical NA people: Unfortunately, she isn’t dating him yet, nor does he know that she cares. This is normal, guys.

Foreplay: The Ivy Chronicles, Book 1 (Unabridged)

All girls seriously plan their futures with guys who are oblivious to their feelings. But Pepper’s smart so they sayand she realizes that she can’t marry Hunter unless she actually slaps on some big girl panties and talks to him. But, like, talking is really hard for this girl. I took a sip from my cup and glanced around the room, eyeing the crowd. Beautiful girls were everywhere, laughing, talking, flipping their hair with smooth, gliding movements.

I’d never felt so apart from my environment as I did in that moment. Any one of these girls had a better shot with Hunter than I did. All because they weren’t afraid to go after what they wanted. All because they knew how to talk, how to act, how to be around guys. And they didn’t need a kind club to educate them. They figured it out and I could, too. Emerson comes up with a totes brill plan to teach Pepper what should come naturally to a human being.

After all, Pepper’s been beautiful all along. The only thing she needs is some practice with an easily expendable boy toy. So Pepper drags Reece into her little plan, and it’s as awful as I suspected. The problem with this is that Reece is, for the most part, a really good guy. He makes a decent living, he genuinely likes Pepper, he gives her orgasms like whoaand view spoiler [ he isn’t really a man-whore hide spoiler ].

Was he a student, too?

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