Expected publication: November 5th 2013 by William Morrow
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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…
Foreplay was everything I was hoping for and more. I was already in love with Sophie Jordan’s YA series and when I learned she was writing a New Adult novel I got really excited. I knew it was going to be just as romantic as her YA series only edgier and sexier.
The blurb is true to the book. Pepper is a very conservative person. She does everything according to plan and wants to live the life you see in movies. Being in love with her best friend’s brother for years, Pepper has missed out on a lot. Now she decides it’s time to go after what she wants, and to make some changes.
It was a lot of fun reading her little adventures that leave her all uncomfortable and feeling out of place. She had no idea what she was doing, but she was not a quitter. She sets her sights on Reece and decides she will use him to learn to be a little more open and loose. What she didn’t expect was to get completely lost in Reece. Her plan quickly went from awesome to oh boy.
I loved all the mystery behind Reece. From beginning to middle you don’t really know if the rumors about Reece are true. He mostly keeps to himself and the only time you see him around other women is at the bar. He plays along with Pepper, but at the same time stays in control. He just let things flow. Pepper finds herself confused near the end and doesn't know what she wants anymore, or who she wants. Her life becomes one big ball of yarn twisted and tangled. This is where I got nervous and thought that Sophie Jordan might actually throw a curve-ball at her readers.
I also really liked the honesty between Pepper and Reece. Everything was basically laid out on the table. There were one or two secrets, but for the most part they were on the same page.
Pepper and Reece were just great together. I cannot stop talking about this book because it’s just that awesome. Reece was super sexy and I think what made him even sexier, again, was how mysterious he was. I wanted to know more about him. I was so intrigued and wanted to discover all his secrets. When I finally did my response was gosh, he is so damn sexy!
Sophie Jordan will always be one of my favorite authors.
Foreplay is a New Adult novel and recommended for the ages eighteen and over.
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