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Written by Sophie Jordan
Series: The Ivy Chronicles #3
Published by HarperCollins
Publication Date: 2014-05-27
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Source: the Publisher
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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 . . .
Tease by Sophie Jordan is the second book in The Ivy Chronicles series (Foreplay #1, Wild #3) and is my favorite of the three. The heroine in this book is Emerson, the tease/flirt/party girl who acts like she doesn’t have a care in the world. However, she hides a deep dark secret that she has kept from her closest friends.
While at a biker bar, Emerson gets uber drunk and starts a brawl causing her so-called friends to abandon her. She gets rescued by our hero, Shaw who also has a chip on his shoulder. He is an ex-marine, come back from Afghanistan (or was it Iraq?) trying to forget about the cousin that died in the line of duty.
When our hero and heroine meet, Emerson gets labeled a cocktease and despite trying to suppress her attraction to Shaw, she cannot stay away.
This has become a favorite of all the three because I liked the darkness that Ms. Jordan added to the story. The family issues that she added with blended families was done well although there were a few eyebrow-raising parts.
There are two things that I did not like about Tease, though. First is Emerson. Yes, she has scars but she was a little off-putting at first. A female “rake” that rubbed me the wrong way. Second is the cover. I did not like the cover AT ALL! Not to mention that I already read a book with the SAME COVER a couple of years ago. Yes, recycling covers are good but this one was not done right.
Tease is steamy, a little bit cheesy and a unique college romance that will keep you wanting more.