Foreplay (Ivy Chronicles Series #1) [NOOK Book]

Overview

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 the perfect 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 ...

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Foreplay (Ivy Chronicles Series #1)

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Overview

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 the perfect 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 and deep—with a troubled past. Soon what started as a lesson in attraction is turning both their worlds upside down, and showing them just what can happen when you go past foreplay and get to what's real. . . .

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
09/16/2013
Jordan (Hidden) launches a new adult series that delivers plenty of emotional conflict in a conventional finding-love-where-you-least-expect story. Naive, virginal college student Pepper has long been in love with her best friend’s brother, Hunter, seeing him as the one man who can give her the cozy traditional home life she craves. When he breaks up with his girlfriend, Pepper wonders how to seize her chance. Her college roommates come up with a plan: get seduction lessons from a sexy bartender, who is also a kissing expert, then use her new skills on Hunter. Pepper did not expect the bartender to be Reece, the man with the “dangerous vibe” who keeps turning up to rescue her from uncomfortable situations. Banter leads to intoxicating foreplay, and insecurities, misconceptions, and past damage create complications. Even as Hunter courts Pepper, Reece tugs at her heart. Some of the plotting is a bit contrived, but the story is saved by strong personalities and Jordan’s talent for handling touchy issues with plenty of heart. Agent: Maura Kye-Casella, Don Congdon Associates. (Nov.)
Booklist
Jordan makes her new-adult romance debut with a sexy love story that perfectly captures both the flirtatiously fun and emotionally tormenting aspects of college romances.
Tammara Webber
“Sophie Jordan weaves captivating stories of intense yearning, undeniable heat and heaping helpings of swoon… Every. Time.”
Jay Crownover
“Reece is like any good cocktail: strong, tempting and dangerous in large quantities. Having a guy like him behind the bar is sure to lead to a great time. I thought so and I’m sure you will too.”
Jennifer L. Armentrout/ J. Lynn
“A sexy, sweet love story that lingers with you long after you read that last line.””Sexy and sweet, you will fall in love with Reece right along with Pepper.”
Cora Cormack
“Fun and Flirty— Foreplay was the perfect read!
Lisa Desrochers
“A fun and flirty read, let Reece teach you why FOREPLAY is the best part.”
Kirkus Reviews
2013-11-04
When the boy she's loved forever finally notices her, bedroom novice Pepper decides to get some love tips from a sexy "player"; trouble is, sexy, tempting Reece seems to be everything she needs in a man, despite what she thought she always wanted. Pepper has loved Hunter, her best friend's brother, since the first moment she met him. She even followed him to renowned Dartford College, where her first year was spent studying very hard and watching him be the perfect boyfriend to an undeserving girl. Now Hunter is unattached, and success seems within reach, but Pepper is embarrassed that she's barely even kissed a boy. Her roommates Emerson and Georgia take her to the popular Mulvaney's bar in order to hook up with someone and gain some foreplay experience, pointing her toward the popular bartender with a reputation for being a player. There's no denying a blazing chemistry between Pepper and bartender Reece. For as long as she can remember, Pepper's wanted everything Hunter represents: normal, successful, happy and uncomplicated. Reece is broodingly enticing and has a past about as troubled as Pepper's. So why is she suddenly feeling like he's the only one who can truly make her dreams come true? With this first installment in Jordan's Ivy Chronicles series, the author enters the popular new-adult genre, offering a passionate, compelling story that captures the confusion and giddiness of young-adult romance and sexual experimentation. Reece is the superhot bad-boy-except-not-really who captures the wounded heart of the virginal Pepper, who's waited her whole life for the wrong guy. Readers may have been down this road before, but in Jordan's expert hands, they are given a sexy, textured and satisfying ride. An affecting, successful foray into the new-adult genre.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062279880
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/5/2013
  • Series: Ivy Chronicles Series , #1
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 685
  • File size: 750 KB

Meet the Author

Sophie Jordan

Sophie Jordan grew up on a pecan farm in the Texas hill country, where she wove fantasies of dragons, warriors, and princesses. A former high school English teacher, she's also the New York Times bestselling author of Avon historical romances and the Firelight series. She now lives in Houston with her family. When she's not writing, she spends her time overloading on caffeine (lattes and Diet cherry Coke preferred), talking plotlines with anyone who will listen (including her kids), and cramming her DVR with true-crime and reality-TV shows..

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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2014

    Cute

    I enjoyed the story overall. Pepper did get on my nerves a bit at times w/ here continued belief that she just HAD to be with Hunter. But they all got their HEA so still a good read.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2013

    Hot & Sexy

    Read this book in just one day. Couldn't put it down. Love me some Reece. Can't wait to read the next novel in this series.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2014

    Swoon

    Loved it. The only reason i didnt give 5 stars was the ending was kind of rushed and anticlimatic.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2014

    Amazing

    Such a great book. I honestly couldn't put it down.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2014

    Hot!

    Really enjoyed it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2014

    One of my favorites in my entire library

    LOVED IT! Very good story, believable characters, hot sex scenes, HEA.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2014

    Very good

    Very good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2014

    Highly recommended

    Great read can't wait to read next one

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2014

    DNF

    I could not finish this book. I finished two chapters and knew that Pepper was already going to grate my nerves to the quick.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2014

    Awesome

    Loved it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2014

    Good

    Great!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2014

    Great read

    I really enjoyed this book....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2014

    Beautiful

    1 of the best <3 Stories I have read this year!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2014

    Good read.

    Fast and fun read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2014

    holy hot wow!

    Preconceived dreams can be an obstacle. Pepper knows this better with each passing day. Reece is amazingly devoted and honest even if he does use Pepper's ruse to land himself his heart's desire.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2014

    great story

    so real...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2014

    I liked it.   

    I liked it.   

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2014

    Amazing book!

    I've re-read this book too many times to count! I am in love with this story :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2014

    Slow but sexy

    This story was a slow start,but really sexy. I liked the fact that Reese took his time with teaching Foreplay to Pepper. He never forced himself on her. This made her fall in love with him. I would surely recommend. Cant wait for the next one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2014

    Good

    Cute and sexy

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