Sep 15, 2014

Review: Tease by Sophie Jordan

Title: Tease
Author: Sophie Jordan
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: 5.27.2014
Pages: 320
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Series: Ivy Chronicles #2
Source: Purchased finished copy

Rating: 4 Stars

Summary (from Goodreads):
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. . . 

Sophie Jordan is fast becoming an auto-buy author for me. She had a brilliant way of sucking a reader into any story and completely capturing my attention until long after the last page is turned. Her foray into the burgeoning new adult genre is no different and she follows up Foreplay with TEASE, a captivating gem of a book that adds a new layer and new complications for characters we met in the first book.

Emerson is kind of hard to get a handle on. She clearly got issues she's focused on repressing and not dealing with. Instead she parties her way through life, blasting out a persona to protect her vulnerabilities. Because of this, I found her hard to get a handle on. There was a lot of push and pull as her character developed and matured.

Shaw is a guy who is relentless. Who doesn't love a hot Marine? I mean, come on. He pursues Emerson with a dogged devotion that stunned me with its intensity. I can see why Jen claimed Shaw as her own before I even started reading this.

Fans of new adult novels and contemporary novels will love this. It's a wonderful, quick read to sink into. Sophie Jordan can do no wrong!


  1. There's just nothing better than a hot Marine. Emerson sounds like a really intriguing character!

  2. I must admit, I haven't read anything by Sophie Jordan that I didn't like. Can't wait to check this one out (AND WILD OMG)

    Amber Elise @ Du Livre


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