Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Review: Foreplay by Sophie Jordan

Foreplay by Sophie Jordan
Publisher: HarperAudio
Publication Date: November 5th 2013
My rating: 3 stars  

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…

Foreplay was one of those guilty pleasure reads that I knew how things would go down for our characters, but I didn’t care because I enjoyed the build up and tension along the way.

Pepper has always had her eyes set on Hunter, her best friends brother, he’d been the ideal guy that she needed after her up and down life that she’d had and when thinks were looking rough for her too Hunter was one of the first people to give her a chance. Despite having a crush on Hunter for the longest time and choosing to go to Dartmouth because of him, he hadn’t really noticed her the way she would have like to. But now that Hunter is a single guy, may be its time for Pepper to take her chance? Her friends think the best way to would be to get some experience first and they’ve heard of this hot bartender who’s known to play around, so he would be the perfect guy to start with.

Despite hearing great things about Hunter and how he had been there for Pepper at her time of need and how he could be her perfect boyfriend, as soon as Pepper met the hot bartender Reece I was immediately smitten! I know Pepper initially got hot and cold vibes from Reece and at times he could be hard to understand, but when finally Pepper overcame her shyness and told Reece exactly what she was after, I thought things would be over even before they began, but I’m glad that this is exactly the right push that Reece needed to make his move. Like I mentioned Reece was hot, guys with tattoos are always my biggest weakness, but I loved how Reece had this softer side to him, he was a guy who was upfront about his feelings. Even though Reece and Pepper’s relationship started off as them messing around, I could genuinely see it becoming something more. Their chemistry was off the charts and despite them leaving little snags along the way I adored how they always find their way back to each other. My only complaint about this read was that it took Pepper a long time realising she had something so good right in front of her!

This was my first audiobook that I listened to all the way through. I’m really fussy when it comes to narrators. But Kim McKean left me wanting more from the story and characters, and although I found it strange at first narrating Pepper and Reece’s voice, I was so deeply involved in the story by that point to care, however people who are particular about accents, may notice McKean pronouncing palms as “polms” a few times, but again I loved the story so much and couldn’t wait to see how things would turn out that I didn’t really care. Overall Foreplay was a hot, fun read which I really enjoyed; I’m hoping that I end up liking the rest of the series just as much!


  1. I'm glad you enjoyed this one overall, Jasprit! It's one of my favorite NA reads. And I was so in love with Reece too! I'm with you on Pepper though. She was a bit hard to grasp at times.
    Lovely review, Jasprit!

  2. I've not read anything from this author, but I've read some great reviews of her books. Glad you were able to like this one, despite the few flaws. Great review!

  3. Awesome review Jasprit :) I'm so glad you liked this one, but aw, I'm sorry it wasn't all that good :\ It is so so so not a book for me, lol, but it do sound sort of interesting :) Thank you for sharing. <3

  4. Yay for your first audiobook, Jasprit! Actually Kim McKean is a new to me narrators, I’ll definitely check out her works. I’ve read Foreplay a while ago, and I loved it. I wonder if I would still find this story so wonderful now. I planned to continue the series, but never come around to do it. Thanks for reminding me about it. I want to reread Foreplay and read next installments, and I definitely would go for the audiobooks.

  5. I really must make that leap with audiobooks. Would you recommend it? Did you use Audiable as well? I guess I could do a trail run with it see how I get on with them. Glad you enjoyed this one Jas! :)

  6. Yeah for finishing your first audibook. Hoping you catch the audiobook bug.

  7. Lovely review, Jasprit! I've pretty much sworn Sophie Jordan off my reading list LOL (how she switched love interests in her YA duology really rubbed me the wrong way), but I have heard good things about this book. Reece sounds like my kind of guy!
    I hope you enjoy the rest of the books in the series!

  8. Hahaha! Guys with tattoos are my weakness too. This sounds great. It's about time I gave Sophie Jordan a try. Thank you for sharing, and nice review, Jas!

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

  9. I felt the same way about this, Jasprit! I really loved the chemistry and the spark was totally there but I also felt like it took a little too long for Pepper to figure things out. I'm glad the audiobook was good--I should check it out for a re-read! Great review, dear!(:

  10. Oh girl, me too! I love me some tattoo'd men. Lol. It sounds like a love triangle. Is it?

  11. This sounds like a very fun NA read! Tattoos and foreplay, sounds perfect. Adding it to my to-read list (and I've been out of the loop for quite sometime), thanks, Jasprit!

  12. I really love this series, and Jordan's writing. I was sad when I read the last one. I hope she writes more. Great review!


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