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Series: The Ivy Chronicles
Published by William Morrow on May 27, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
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Also in this series: Foreplay
Also by this author: Uninvited, Foreplay
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. . . .
Oh how I love Emerson. I would crack up when reading Foreplay at how she would push Pepper to her limits.
Emerson tries to hide her hurt and pain from before with a carefree attitude. If you met her you would think she was a spoiled princess. That statement couldn’t be more untrue. She doesn’t have a close relationship with either of her parents. They only check on her when it conveniences them. My heart breaks thinking how awful she must feel about that. That all changes when she meets Shaw. He’s completely yummy, and so much more than what meets the eye. He pushes her boundaries, and doesn’t back down. I think it’s funny how her comfort zone is pushed the way she did with Pepper.
I loved the pacing. Just when you think you’ve got a grip on Emerson’s life your entire thought process is flipped over. We get a few sexy scenes, which I loved. Emerson does a great job of making others think she is flirty and ambitious. I loved the tension between Emerson and Shaw. They are able to go back and forth with each other verbally, and I love the jabs they both make. We also get a look into Emerson’s secrets. I won’t say what it is, but it’s frightening.
I highly recommend this series. It’s fun, flirty, and handles issues well.