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…
Lately I have been a little dissappointed with the New adult genre, it was lacking originality, the stories seemed all the same, bad boy meets good girl, there is a lot of jelaousy and profanity and a lot of sex and angst. Foreplay is a gem of New adult. When you read the blurb you think it will be another blushing virgin falls for the bad boy but even though Reece had a hard past, difficult childhood, he is actually a great guy. He tends the bar, which he owns, he helps strangers when they need it and also is a lot of help to his neighbours, he is good with children and he is sexy as hell. A perfect guy. Pepper is a girl with a also heavy past, who has the picture of the perfect future already in her head and nothing can change her mind. She has loved Hunter since she was twelve, he would be her safe place and a security blanket. Reece and Pepper are amazing together. Pepper starts out as a shy girl, inexperienced, but spending time with Reece breaks her out of her shell. I was glad to see how it ended, niot to much drama and angst, a peaceful resoulution to the story and a happy ending.