Release Date: May 27, 2014
Publisher: William Morrow
Series: The Ivy Chronicles #2
Review Source: Edelweiss
Synopsis: (from Goodreads)
What happens when a girl who always calls the shots meets a guy who's too wild for even her?
A born flirt and good-time party girl, Emerson has never had a problem finding a willing guy. She's always chosen her hookups carefully, and she's never broken her three cardinal rules:
Never let them see the real you.
Never fall in love.
Always leave them begging for more.
Then Shaw comes along. A hottie from the wrong side of the tracks, he's immune to her flirtatious banter and come-hither smile. After rescuing her from a disastrous night at a biker bar, he doesn't even try to take her to bed—he calls her a tease and sends her home instead. Unable to resist a challenge, or forget the sexy, dark-eyed, bad-boy biker, she vows to bring him to his knees.
But instead of making Shaw beg, Emerson finds herself craving him. For the first time in her life, she's throwing out her rule book. Suddenly, she's the one panting for a guy she can't control—a guy who won't settle for anything less than the real Emerson and who forces her to do things she's never imagined, including facing a past she thought she'd buried.
A guy who just might leave her wanting more. . . .
One of my favourite things is when an author can take a secondary character from a previous novel, make them the lead character, show a completely different side to them, and have it feel realistic. And that is exactly what Sophie Jordan accomplishes in Tease. Emerson is such a different person from the girl we experienced from Pepper’s POV in Foreplay. Emerson’s wild child persona is an act to stop her from getting close to anyone, so that no one can hurt her.
The relationship between Emerson and Shaw definitely goes from zero to serious pretty quickly. Usually this would bug me, but I really liked these two together. They both have flaws and issues they need to work out, but somehow they work well together.
What I like about Sophie Jordan’s New Adult books is that it’s not all about the romance. There’s definitely a romance focus, but there’s always a good balance in the book between family, friends, and school. The storyline in Tease isn’t anything particularly groundbreaking, but what I love about this book (and what I like about Foreplay as well), is that the characters feel like real people who you care about. Emotionally, this was a very satisfying book.
The beige is super boring, but I like the overall composition of it.
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