Review: Foreplay (The Ivy Chronicles #1) by Sophie Jordan

November 21, 2013 Review 9

Review: Foreplay (The Ivy Chronicles #1) by Sophie Jordan

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…

Title: Foreplay
Author: Sophie Jordan
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: A Good Debutante's Guide to Ruin, All Chained Up, Hell Breaks Loose, Fury on Fire
Series: The Ivy Chronicles
Published by William Morrow
Source: Author
Published: November 5th 2013
Genres: New Adult
Pages: 320
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Stars: four-stars

With the combination of the title, the cover and the blurb, I expected Foreplay to be a sizzling hot adult story with not a lot of substance. Instead, what I got was a very sweet love story in the new adult genre with the just the right amount of heat. Frankly I once I started reading I couldn’t put it down. No gut wrenching story here instead I found Foreplay to be a easy read full of twist and surprises that kept me pleasantly entertained.

Pepper and Reece are simply great characters. The both have drama in their lives growing up but instead of being buried by the details in the story, the author hits the point and moves on, thank goodness because I just hate it when authors beat that horse to death. Their interactions are very honest and their sexual encounters come across as very age appropriate. Seriously, it can be a bit much when the MC is a 19 year old virgin who knows it all the trick. Thankfully, Pepper is written with the right amount of innocence. Reece, oh Reece, you are probable one of my favorite leading males in a book. The blurb stereotypes him as a bad boy but as you read his story you will find out he’s…nope, not going to give it away. This is one hot guy you have to experience for yourself. Actually, I do have to give props for the excellent cast of supporting characters. Truly, all the characters are great and thoroughly enjoyed them all but what would really make my day is if Emerson gets her own story. (Hint-hint to you, Ms. Jordan).

Recommended reading? Yes! In my personal opinion Foreplay is an excellent entry in the new adult genre. This is definitely one I’ll be suggesting my friends to read.Foreplay

9 Responses to “Review: Foreplay (The Ivy Chronicles #1) by Sophie Jordan”

  1. Carolyn

    That was a great review, Jacque. I don’t know that I would have looked at this one, but after what you’ve said, it’s got elements that I really enjoy. I’m especially happy to read about a well-rounded cast of supporting characters. Without them, sometimes a book feels flat no matter how great the main ones are.

  2. JeanMP

    Not my usual choice of reading but your review has me wanting to read this book. Like the idea of a sweet love story, that has the right enough heat and isn’t over the top in the story line.

  3. Jen M.

    Great review, now I’m going to have to read it and find out about Reece. Thanks for the chance!

  4. vampedchik

    Great review! I’d love to read this one!

  5. Natasha

    Great review!
    I can’t wait to read this one!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com