Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Review: Foreplay by Sophie Jordan

Title: Foreplay
Author: Sophie Jordan
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Series: The Ivy Chronicles #1
Publisher: William Morrow
Number of Pages: 320
Source: TLC Book Tours
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.

This poor book I made the mistake of reading this directly after the gritty and unforgettable Cut & Run series by Abigail Roux and Madeleine Urban and I think if I had waited to read it, I would have enjoyed it more. But as it was, the story line just seemed a bit too fluffy for me after reading that series. 

One of the problems I had right off the bat was the age difference. He's 23 and she's 19. I always have trouble with guys who are in their 20s dating girls in their teens in my romances and I have no idea why, when it happens a lot in real life, but for some reason I just get the ick factor...however that being said I liked Reece right from the beginning and I also liked Pepper a lot, even if she was way more naive then what she should be-but that's always the allure in a coming of age book like this one. 

I've got to be honest-I ended up skimming most of this book, and if it weren't for Reece I don't think I would have been able to finish the book...I feel like I read a different book then everyone else, because while it was a cute, light, read it just didn't work for me.