(The Ivy Chronicles #2)
by Sophie Jordan
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Publication Date: May 27th 2014
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Genre: New Adult | Contemporary
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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. . . . (Goodreads)
Tease is the story of Emerson, who we first met in Foreplay. Emerson is, as the book’s title describes, a tease, and she’s totally ok with that description. She likes to be the one in control, and she’s not looking for any type of long term relationship. She’s definitely not the easiest character to like at first. It was frustrating to see her constantly pushing people away. She has major control issues as well. We find out the reasons for the reason Em is the way she is as we read the book, and you have to sympathize with the girl for all that she has been through.
When Em meets Shaw, he totally rattles the player vibe that she has going on, and this is a change that she doesn’t take well to. And while she wants to resist him, she also can’t help but find him totally irresistible. Shaw is definitely a swoon-worthy character. He never gives up on her, even when she pushes him away. I love his protectiveness over Em, even when she proves that she can take care of herself. I thought that Shaw was the perfect person for Emerson.
I really loved that all of the characters that I loved from the first book were in this book as well, especially Pepper and Reese. They are SO stinking cute together. Georgia is awesome as well, and I can’t wait to read her story next. I love the friendship between these three girls, they were always there for each other, and didn’t even let boy come between them.
I knew this book was going to be a quick read, and I ended up reading it in just a few hours time. While I did like the book, Foreplay is still my favorite in the series so far. I do feel like there were a couple of loose endings when I finished the novel, but it wasn’t anything super huge. I did want to know where some things stood, however.
Overall; if you’re read and enjoyed Foreplay, you’re really going to enjoy Tease. Now I’m really looking forward to the next book in the series, ‘Wild’; I can’t wait to read Georgia and Logan’s story!