Pepper has always wanted to be part of a happy family.
Pepper's life growing up was not the best in the world. She
very close to her father, but after he passed away, it was
just her and her mother. Her mother was only after which
man would treat her right. Pepper's best friend, Lila
comes from the family that she has always dreamed of.
Pepper dream is to marry Lila's brother Hunter. When Lila
calls to say that Hunter and his girlfriend have broken up,
Pepper is thrilled.
Emerson, Pepper's roommate in college, decides that she
needs to find someone who will give her a few pointers. So
let the fun begin. Emerson takes the lead in this, deciding
that Pepper needs a complete makeover. Emerson picks out
her not only her outfit, but the man that will give her all
the pointers she needs.
Enter Reese, a bartender, who has a reputation of being a
love um and leave um guy. Emerson feels this is the right
guy for Pepper. Pepper is not real sure of the plan, but
goes along because she really wants to be able to show
Hunter what she has.
Pepper has no idea what to do when she is finally alone with
Reese. Reese makes her feel like no one has ever made her
feel. As much as Pepper knows that she wants Hunter, she
just can't get Reese out of her mind.
With her new confidence and make over Hunter finally notices
her and not just as her sister's best friend. Finally he
her out and Pepper now feels all of her dreams will come
true. But there is still Reese. When she goes home for
Thanksgiving with Hunter, things just don't feel right
anymore. She misses Reese.
Will his FOREPLAY finally convince Pepper that he is the
right man for her?
Sophie Jordan's book is delightful and comical. The story
line is probably new adult, but I really like the way
she writes. I never attended college, but after reading
book, it is not hard to see what girls go though when they
go. Sophie shows not only the serious side of first love
but the funny side of it. Since this is The Ivory
Chronicles series, I am sure the other ones probably
the story line of the other roommates.
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...