Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Tease by Sophie Jordan

Tease (The Ivy Chronicles, #2)
Release date: May 27, 2014
Publisher: William Morrow
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Series: The Ivy Chronicles #2

A young college woman gets schooled in life, sex, and love in New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan's sizzling New Adult romance series--where three Ivy League suite-mates testing their boundaries as they seek higher knowledge of just how far they can go.

A born flirt and good-time party girl, Emerson has never had a problem finding a willing guy. She's always chosen her hook-ups 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 comes Shaw. A hotty 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, she finds herself craving him. For the first time in her life, she's throwing out her rulebook. 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, 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 . . .

My Rating: 4.5 Roses

An emotional, intense, and very enjoyable read, Tease was a fantastic New Adult romance. I really liked this book. I loved the first book in this series, and book 2 didn't disappoint.

Emerson was a good heroine, though I had some issues with her. On one hand, she was strong and had been through a lot. On the other hand, she could be very shrewish. Sometimes, I didn't understand why Shaw would keep going after her when she was so mean to him. And, more than once, she did remarkably stupid things just to prove a point and even when she knew she was wrong, her pride wouldn't let her admit it. So, I didn't really like her character. But, after she realized her mistakes and started to face them rather than hide from them, I ended up being fine with her.

Shaw, however, was amazing. This guy was so sweet. He was determined to win Emerson over and help her move on from her past. I could go on and on about out perfect he was, but let's just leave it at this: Everything about him was wonderful and I adored him.

The romance was lovely. Despite my issues with Emerson, I did think that they were a perfect couple. I thought it was so sweet how Shaw was so charmingly persistent and how she helped Emerson face her past and move on from it. And, the chemistry between them was constantly sizzling. There was definitely some steaminess here.

The plot was fast paced and I was hooked the entire way through. There were plenty of secrets in store, hiding in the past, and they added a few surprises. I really enjoyed the story and the ending was lovely.

Tease was a fantastic New Adult romance. I really liked this book. From the deep romance, to the buried secrets, this book was wonderful. Romance lovers, this is a book  you'll definitely want to read.

*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

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