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Tease (The Ivy Chronicles #2)

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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 co...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published May 27th 2014 by William Morrow Paperbacks
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Title: Tease
Series: The Ivy Chronicles #2
Author: Sophie Jordan
Release Date: May 27, 2014
Rating: 4 stars
Cliffhanger:. No
HEA: (view spoiler)

I loved first book in Sophie Jordan’s New Adult series – Ivy Chronicles. Foreplay was wonderful, fluffy, sweet read that swept me off my feet with its light humor, pure sexiness and swoon worthy hero. That made me highly anticipate Tease; I wanted from it the same things, I found admirable in Pepper’s story. And… the author didn’t disap...more
In a rare display of symbolism, the cover of this novel is every bit as off-putting as it needs to be. When I first looked at the ARC of this novel, I was originally disappointed as I felt the cover image - with those models looking at the viewer and at each other so oddly - would work against an otherwise excellent novel. Unlike its predecessor, however, Tease is exactly the typical New Adult novel it is projected as. Where Foreplay managed to draw me into the college lifestyle, warm friendship...more
Wendy Darling
I loved FOREPLAY, but I'm much more mixed on this one. The sex is well written, and there's definite chemistry in the relationship. But plot-wise, this is kind of all over the place, plus overly dramatic and predictable on too of that. And this could've easily been an adult romance, because aside from Emerson's age and talk of dorm rooms, there's not much college stuff going on at all. Plus Shaw is constantly punching people, man. It's not cool to lose control that many times.

Hopefully WILD put...more
Yomi Milanesa
Rating Clarification: 4.5 stars

I LOVE this series so much, it reminds me of Lauren Layne's Sex, Love & Stiletto series :) The reason I gave it 4.5 was because Emerson reluctance annoyed me, but, Shaw was amazing. I like him more than Reece that's for sure.
Once again, we are forced to suffer through ridiculous names like Emerson Wingate (????) and Shaw Whatever-His-Last-Name-Was. However, this time there was very little of the magic of the first book, and lots of stuff I heartily dislike that are often typical of NA books, like the alpha male routine and... the alpha male routine. You could say I didn't like Shaw a whole lot.

There's also the problematic and wholly unoriginal rape storyline, the unsatisfactory characterisation of side characters, a...more
I've already told Sophie that Shaw is mine. I claim him. The rest of y'all can take a number and get in line. Don't worry though, there are cupcakes to keep you busy. ;)

While most girls her age are looking for love and a happily ever after, Emerson is looking for the next no-strings-attached hookup. Past experience has taught her that love is more trouble than it's worth and often results in hurt, so what's the point? Being in control is better, easier, even with the not so nice reputation. What...more
Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
*New Adult book review*

A must read! Sophie Jordan has delivered another fabulous addition to her Ivy Chronicles series.

Oh my Shaw! I honestly have no idea how Sophie is going to top Shaw. Wow! This guy knows how to ignite the pages, and boy does he ever. He has that sweet southern charm that lures you in, and keeps you wanting more. His rugged biker boy looks let you know he can be anything but behind closed doors. Trust me, he will make you melt and having you swooning all at the same time.

I a...more
I adored Foreplay (book #1 of the Ivy Chronicles). I felt that it stood a step above the onslaught of NA that was all angst, all the time with very little real life conflict.

Sadly, Tease was no Foreplay. While the sexual encounters did serve the plot of Tease, they also overpowered it. Emerson and Shaw are hot together and obviously it is more than just sex in the end but they both have issues that haunt them but the hot sex kind of solves it all. Especially with Emerson (although there is a nic...more
This was solidly written and well-paced. I was engrossed as I read. But even as I turned the pages I began to suspect that the author was going to do something that was going to annoy the crap out of me. And she did.

Heroine Emerson has control issues so she has played up her reputation as a one-night only kind of gal. She's actually done some pretty risky things in her quest to prove that she's up for anything - anything except for commitment. As the novel opens she's arriving at a biker bar an...more
Can I just tell you how much I love Sophie Jordan and her Ivy Chronicles couples? Good. 'Cause, I'm gonna.

Emerson loves men and loves sending them home when she's done with them. Don't get close and, for heaven's sake, don't fall in love with them. And then along came Shaw. He was everything she never went for - dark, dangerous, maybe a tad bad, and capable of taking away Em's well-earned control. But, Emerson's been hurt in the past and has decided that not falling in love is the answer. Not ev...more
Ashley Lenderman

Emerson AKA "Tease" is a girl who doesn't do boyfriends and has to be in control of her hookups.
Emerson puts on a persona that she's a bad girl. Due to a horrible past with her family that's how she chooses to come off as.

Until she meets the hot biker Shaw.
Shaw sees through her and is intrigued to get to know her. Emerson does what she does best and tries to push Shaw away and run, but Shaw fights back just as hard and has Emerson scrambling because she loses all control around him.

Shaw is a...more
Anabel (inthebookcorner)
Sophie Jordan! Just as good as the first!
Nereyda Gonzalez
I actually started listening to the audiobook for this one before I even read Foreplay. Unfortunately, we just weren’t getting along, so I put it on hold until I finished reading Foreplay. I figured if I knew a little bit about who Emerson was, that I could like her and connect to her a little bit more. And I did like her in Foreplay. She was that cliche slutty friend but she was a good friend to Pepper so that was a plus in my book. After finishing the first book, I went back and started this b...more
I just cannot get enough of this world that Sophie Jordan has decided to master. The college setting, the issues, and the beyond sexy guys...total win! Foreplay totally killed me with it's amazingness and I couldn't wait to dive into Tease. Tease definitely has the same well-written and emotionally sexy ride and I loved it!

It's so funny how people can put on a front, or how other people can completely make up an image for someone without even knowing them. Emerson is the "tease", the one who do...more
Review: 3 out of 5 stars

I was a huge fan of Foreplay by Sophie Jordan so I was eager to read the sequel, Tease which is Emerson and Shaw’s story and although it was enjoyable there were unfortunately no elements that wowed me or made it stand out from other books in the genre.

We first meet Emerson in the first book, best friend of Pepper and Georgia she is a love em and leave em kind of girl with control issues, she’s a bit of a tease and not eager to form a connection, this is due to an upsetti...more
Bibliolatry Me
TEASE follows Emerson in this sequel to FOREPLAY. I enjoyed TEASE much more than the first. Emerson is stuck in herself. She pretends to have a good time, to party, and even creates a less than flattering reputation for herself all so she can maintain control. Enter hot biker boy... Shaw is not what she expected and definitely not someone she wanted to walk into her life. But now he is here. And he is here to stay.

Emerson is a control freak. At times Sophie Jordan stresses this to the point of b...more
I have come to expect certain somethings *cough cough*---sexy, sexy times---when it comes to Sophie Jordan's writing, and she has yet to let me down. From her YA series to her New Adult, Jordan has a way of grabbing hold of you and she can tell one heck of a story. I absolutely loved Foreplay--honestly, it's among some of the best New Adult I've read--and I was dying to get my hands on Tease. Imagine my surprise and delight at snagging an ARC at RT! I certainly didn't waste any time in digging i...more
This is the second in the series and I really enjoyed the first and wanted to learn more about this friend / roommate of the original heroine Pepper from it. Emerson is a mess, she hides. I can totally understand her.

Anyway, this is a easy, fun read with some real issues and truth in it. So it's escape with some layers of life in it. The layers can be ignored and you can just go with the fluff. Or not. I enjoyed this.
J'ai vraiment adoré le tome 1.
Je voulais mettre un bon 4 étoiles sur une moitié de l'histoire, puis l’héroïne a commencé à m'agacer, voire me lasser, et de plus en plus. Certains évènements/scènes vers la fin avec un personnage m'ont paru être des couches qu'on rajoutait pour atteindre la dose de drama maximum, puis précipitées subitement.

Toutefois, je suis impatiente de lire l'histoire de Logan et j'aime le style de l'auteur. J'espère tout simplement que l’héroïne sera plus attachante et que...more
Rating: 3.5/5

Tease is a fairly typical, straightforward contemporary New Adult read in which a young woman– driven to live her life a certain way based on a dark experience in her past–finds the one guy who makes her want to break the carefully constructed rules that govern her world. Those looking for a fresh, unique setting at the New Adult table won’t necessarily find it here, and readers like myself who struggle with unnecessary game playing will likely find Emerson frustrating on a number o...more
The regret is strong with this one. I have wasted a steady 1.50€ on “Tease”, money that could have been spend on a nice pack of bubble gum or 24 American cookies or a cheap coffee *sigh*.
All the trouble, because I have been royally fooled by the semi-enjoyable story of “Foreplay”, which I liked and therefore thought, that it might be interesting to follow the story of another student of Dartford.
The novel actually was quite okay a few chapters in, where I could still emphasize with Emerson whi...more
Sherreka Burton
*S’cuse the language, but you know how I do sometimes* S/N: Got this as an ARC at BookCon (yay, free books!)

Jesus, why do I continue to read this New Adult drivel? Like, seriously? Is something wrong with me? I'm beginning to think so. Emerson? Just completely annoying. Making decisions that are intentionally trying to piss other people off is still a way of them controlling your every move/thought, especially when your gut instincts are telling you it's a bad situation and you go anyway (especi...more
DNF. Gave up after C.14.

This book was so frustrating!

I read this because its predecessor, Foreplay, is meant to be a good NA. Unfortunately, it's quite pricey to buy, but this book was cheaper so I thought I'd give it ago. It seems, however, that there was a reason for it being cheaper.

This book seems to have all the NA cliches/formulas in it: bad characterisation, a heroine who is all over the place (and SO irritating!), the sexual abuse trope (at least, I'm assuming. I didn't get to that revel...more
Morgan anderson
I was slightly disappointed with this book, the first one of this series blew me away! It was amazing! Now this one... Not so much.

The main character Emerson is what everyone sees as that crazy party girl. She's supposed to be daring and wild, but as we get to know her we find all (or almost all) her actions are controlled and not without purpose. The main love interest, named Shaw, is much the same. They meet at a biker club, were Emerson first saw Shaw as a dangerous 'bad boy' but as we get to...more
It's actually 3.75 stars.

This series is going to be the death of me! It's my favorite so far! Well written, male characters are simply perfect and every single book makes you want for more.

I loved this second book, even if I didn't love it like I love Foreplay, but that book is on my Top everything, so that's normal, nobody can ever be perfect like Reece in my eyes. No one. Not even Shaw.

But let's talk about this book. It was good, like I said, Sophie Jordan is so good writing male characters, b...more
I am very disappointed. Foreplay was the best NA book I've read and I've also, to some extent, enjoyed Ms. Jordan's other works. This fell far too easily into cliche and overused tropes. The look at college was less pronounced and the relationship was a thousand times less respectful. The back story has been done before and, while utterly horrible, doesn't bring any type of nuance to the tale. I am entirely underwhelmed.

Emerson is a party girl, making out with a new guy each night and using the...more
I have mixed feelings.

I loved Sophie Jordan's style in Foreplay. It was sweet, it was cute, it was fun. It was what I wanted.
I still love her style in Tease. But I miss the fun. In Foreplay, Emerson's attitude as well as Pepper's innocence were cute and funny. In Tease, Emerson's story, what lies behind her attitude made it... Well... Not as fun.

I had already guessed Emerson was kind of broken/messed up. But it seems a bit far-stretched. You know, sometimes in a book you feel like there's a litt...more
Cocktails and Books
If you haven't read Sophie Jordan's first book in this series FOREPLAY, read it first! I loved this book. Foreplay was pure enjoyment that made you feel like you were in college again plus it was filled with tons of sexiness, swoon worthy bartender, and a girl we can all identify with in some manner. Sophie Jordan didn’t surpoass FOREPLAY with TEASE but it was definitely a good read. TEASE follows Emerson, who we meet in FOREPLAY and Pepper's best friend. Emerson is a flirt, a tease, the good ti...more
Good girls meet bad boys every day in literature. What makes them interesting is when the good girl isn't all that good and the bad boy isn't all that bad. That's called character development.

In this tale, Emerson is our good/bad girl. She has developed a reputation as a tease who follows through, but there is more to her than that. She is an artist with a wounded soul. She meets Shaw - dark, mysterious, hot Shaw - when he rescues her from certain doom at a biker bar. They are attracted to each...more
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