Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Foreplay by Sophie Jordan

Author: Sophie Jordan
Publisher: William Morrow
Date of publication: November 2013

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…

I'll start by saying, that I did enjoy Foreplay. It is a good story with a lesson in what we think we want isn't necessarily what we need.  Pepper has been in love with Hunter for years.  He is finally single and she wants to snag him. She turns to Reece to learn some experience in seducing a man.  I loved Pepper and Reece. I felt baldy for Reece because he is obviously into Pepper for more than she is into him at first. She admits that she is using him, but he was hopeful that she would see what they could have eventually.  Their attraction was strong and very hot.  There was a little twist that I found very amusing.  

So, while the overall story was good, I found myself a little disappointed.  I felt like I had read this story before...inexperienced girl attracts seemingly bad boy.  The attraction is intense, but both fight it. One of them gets really sick (usually the flu) and the other nurses them back to health. This shows how much they really care.  Almost tragedy or big misunderstanding in the end that makes them both realize they can't live without each other.  That pretty much sums up the last few New Adult books that I have read.  I'm hopeful that there will be more variety in future New Adult books.  I don't know what books are next in this series. I do look forward to reading Emerson's story, so I hope that is next.

About the author:

Sophie Jordan took her adolescent daydreaming one step further and penned her first historical romance in Antigone, Sophie resigned with the birth of her first child and decided it was time to pursue the long-held dream of writing.
the back of her high school Spanish class. This passion led her to pursue a degree in English and History. A brief stint in law school taught her that case law was not nearly as interesting as literature – teaching English seemed the natural recourse. After several years teaching high school students to love
In less than three years, her first book, Once Upon a Wedding Night, a 2006 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Nominee for Best First Historical Romance, hit book shelves. Her second novel,Too Wicked to Tame released in March 2007 with a bang, landing on the USA Today Bestseller’s List.
And as if she’s not busy enough, Sophie writes contemporary paranormals for Pocket under the name Sharie Kohler. Sophie resides in the Houston area with her family and loves to hear from readers.

Find out more about Sophie at her website, connect with her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter.

Sophie’s Tour Stops
Tuesday, November 5th: Debbie’s World of Books
Wednesday, November 6th: A Buckeye Girl Reads - spotlight
Thursday, November 7th: Reading Reality
Monday, November 11th: Sweet Southern Home
Tuesday, November 12th: Snowdrop Dreams of Books
Wednesday, November 13th: Mom in Love With Fiction
Monday, November 18th: Cupcake On Books
Tuesday, November 19th: Into the Hall of Books
Wednesday, November 20th: From the TBR Pile
Monday, November 25th: Sara’s Organized Chaos
Tuesday, November 26th: Book Marks the Spot
Wednesday, November 27th: Book à la Mode

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ah yes, wanting and needing are two very different things.

Thank for being a part of the tour.