Foreplay by Sophie Jordan
Release Date: November 5, 2013 / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Foreplay is not the first novel I've read by Sophie Jordan. However, it's the first new adult book written by her that I've read (her writing is perfect for the new adult genre!), and it's by far my favorite of her books I've read. I just loved it!
What made me enjoy Foreplay so much was the relationship between Pepper and Reece. It was hot! I felt like I had to fan myself nonstop whenever Reece was around because he was so intense. He was also patient and protective and at times vulnerable. Honestly, I was a bit jealous of Pepper (I want my own Reece!), but she was a great character as well. I liked her personality and understood the reasoning behind the choices that she made. I loved that although Pepper and Reece seemed to be completely different they were actually similar people. They have both gone through rough childhoods, and I'm glad they were able to find each other because they are perfect together and both deserved happiness.
I wish the last few chapters had the same pace as the rest of the story because I think things were resolved rather quickly. Still, it didn't take away my enjoyment of everything else. And the very end was really sweet! I'm looking forward to reading more new adult novels by Sophie Jordan, including the next book in the Ivy Chronicles.
True by Erin McCarthy
Release Date: May 7, 2013 / Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
I decided to read True on a whim, not sure if I was going to like it. This book ended up surprising me though. I was glued to the story from the very beginning, and I pretty much liked everything about it, especially the characters.
Rory, the main character, was the reason why I was hooked from the start. She was hilarious and honest. I just thought it was cute how awkward she seemed when it came to social situations, yet she made it clear how much she craved interactions and romance. Tyler was another reason why I couldn't put the book down. He was the guy Rory started developing feelings for. He came off as a bad boy, but he was actually a good and caring guy. I loved their moments together, and I felt all the hard times they went through were realistic and not over dramatic, which was refreshing. I couldn't get enough!
Although I thought the ending was a bit rushed, I truly enjoyed True and definitely would like to read the rest of this series. It may not be for everyone, but I think fans of new adult novels should give it a read!
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