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The Play

(Briar U #3)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  8,131 ratings  ·  967 reviews
No terceiro spin-off da série Amores Improváveis, Elle Kennedy entrega o que tem de melhor: humor, um romance cativante e personagens viciantes e inesquecíveis.

O que eu aprendi depois de as distrações do ano passado terem custado ao meu time de hockey toda a temporada? Não ficar com mais ninguém. Como o novo capitão do time, eu precisei de uma nova filosofia: hockey e
Paperback, 288 pages
Published March 31st 2020 by Paralela (first published October 7th 2019)
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Mary H No. Elle stated in her instagram stories that we have never met the girl mc of The Play. So it's not Rupi and Hollis or Hazel.
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Well, I think its time Elle and I take a break.

After wondering what was it that I didnt like about this book, it came very clear the lack of friendship. The lack of emotion.

I dont like comparing but theres a vast difference between the Briar series and the Off-Campus. With the first series, Garrett, Logan, Tucker and Dean they were friends. There was this warm feeling all over the books and while there are books within the series I like more than others, I felt the deep emotions in all four
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24993460-SX540 THE-PLAY
is the third full length new adult, romance book in Elle Kennedy's 'Briar U' series. But can be read as a complete stand-alone. Spoken in Dual POV's.

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OMG I was so excited when this hit my kindle! Other than work, life went on hold!

After their last disastrous hockey season which all went up in smoke last year, which we read about in The Risk all Hunter wanted to do was put
Mary H
Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Oct 9, 2019:
I think I'm going to have to sit with this book for a bit before I rate it. On the one hand, I adore Hunter and Demi's friendship and their sloooooow slide to a relationship. On the other, some of the details of this book frustrated me and feel.... off, somehow.

Mar 14, 2019:
I WAS RIGHT. This is officially Hunter's book (announced on Elle's IG).

Feb 21, 2019:
It's definitely not about Rupi (or Hazel). Elle has said we've never met the girl in The Play. It's someone new.

Feb 10, 2019:
❤️ Paulette  Alphas Review
Title: ➳ ❤The Play
Series ➳ Briar U 3#
Author: ➳ Elle Kennedy
Published October 7th 2019

👄What a wild & crazy ride! I fell head over heal for Hunter Davenport when we were introduced to in The Chase.
I hope & 🙏🙏 for Hunter to get his own book & thankfully Elle Kennedy heard those 🙏🙏

💎Hunter Davenport is now that captain of his college hockey team, He feels guilty for his hand in Briar not making it to the national championship last year! So, Hunter Makes a vowel to his self that he is
Sep 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Play was the perfect NA college novel. A friends to lovers romance that was lighthearted, fun, cute and sweet.

Honestly, The Play was the perfect example for why I enjoy Elle Kennedys NA romances so much. Lots of jocks, good looking, smart, kind, and funny guys who enjoy college, parties and girls, but also work their asses off on the ice, and off lol. And the women are feisty, sassy and smart, and know how to keep the hockey players/jocks on their toes.

Demi and Hunter were the ultimate
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****FIVE STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

The moment our mouths make contact, a hot shiver rolls through me and settles between my legs. My dick is thick, heavy against my thigh. Motherfucker. This kiss is everything.

THE PLAY is by far my favorite installment of the Briar U series. Since the first book, I have been anxiously waiting to get my hands on Hunter Davenports story. I knew that it was not going to disappoint, and Im happy to confirm it was well worth the wait! This book

I love Elle Kennedy's writing style and I adore her sports series. The "Off Campus" series, is definitely one of my favorites and this spin-off is turning out to be one as well ;) I had a blast finally reading Hunter's story and I happy to say that Elle found the perfect girl for him !!

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Those of you, who have read the previous book, know all about the "fuck up" that was last season. Hunter, being the team captain of "Briar U", is taking things very seriously and personally... So he vowed that
Sarina Bowen
Loved it! Hunter and Demi have great chemistry. And the Briar U crew was in rare form. (The coach was particularly funny in this one.) Oh, and Pablo was a great touch.
Okay, it's official. I'm tapping out of this series. I've clearly outgrown it or maybe it's just the genre itself. I don't know. I love hockey romances, enjoy ensemble casts that lean heavily on hijinks as the comic relief, but while I did recently reread (and love, again) the series that spawned this one, nothing since THE CHASE has worked. So I guess that was the fluke.

This is everything that you would expect it to be, both as a fan and from what it says on the box. It's got a reformed playboy
Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
Youre a fun date. This isnt a date. She tips her head in challenge.
Then why are you giving me the Penis Eyes?
Im not.
I know Penis Eyes when I see em.

Elle Kennedy knows how to hit the spot just right when it comes to her addictive NA Sports romance. She's able to combine quirky humor with deliciously steamy romance and create page-turning books that seems to get better with each new one in this series. I know I said this when I finished the The Risk, but I really mean it now when I
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You can't go wrong with Elle Kennedy, I love her books so much and this one is another fantastic read!I adore this series and the characters!The Play is refreshing and I loved the connection between the characters!


Everything felt realistic and I liked how things started!The romance was one of the best parts in the story! Demi and Hunter stole my heart, I enjoyed their sexual tension!I had a smile most of the time!

If you are looking for a captivating
Lacey (Booklovers For Life)
I. Loved. This!!! The Play might be my new favorite of the Briar U series. I freaking adored Hunter and Demi!!

Thanks to the author for generously providing me an ARC to review.
Rachel Reads Ravenously
3 stars

I dont know if my reading tastes have changed or if Elle Kennedy has lost her touch. Maybe a little bit of both? I used to DEVOUR her books and cry that there werent more. But this Briar U series has been a face plant for me. The pacing was off for me. The first 50% of this book was so beyond boring and slow for me. The second 50% was much better but felt incredibly rushed. I liked Demi as a heroine, but Hunter as a hero felt sanitized. He had no personality, it was so weird to me.
shre ♡
it was going well until the last fourth of the book.

can authors PLEASE stop using important and serious topics (i.e. suicide) to further a plot point and (in the case of this book) highlight the main characters achievements while completely ignoring the significance of the actual topic? its not cute.

the three stars are mainly for hunter, bucky, and pablo.
arini ☆彡
#1 the chase 2.75 stars
#2 the risk 4 stars
#3 the play 3 stars

this was fun, entertaining, and all, but plot wise it was rather flat. even when there was a conflict, it was more about the characters having inner struggles with themselves which then affected their relationship and not them dealing with one same issue as a couple. the good thing about this is that both of our main characters had a notable development.

on the flip side, their romance was a bit lackluster. they started off as
Oct 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Ever since I was introduced to Hunter Davenport in The Chase and how he got his heart broken I couldnt wait to get his book. I felt so bad for him and how he behaved in The Risk showed he needed a change. In behavior and what he wanted to do in life.

In The Play Hunter is celibate and very dedicated to succeeding while focusing on his main goal which is hockey. Its going great also when he gets paired up with Demi for Psych class doing a project. Their bantering is awesome and so funny. I enjoyed
Rochelle | Rochelle Reads ♡

I havent been in love with an entire series this much before. Not sure how, but Elle Kennedy always creates the perfect college romance and somehow we deserve the absolute delight of reading her brilliant stories! The Play delivered a delicious slow-burn, friends to lovers combined friends with benefits romance that left me emotionally gratified and romantically satisfied. Filled with humour, some favourite past faces (I fucking wept over Dean and Jake), the sassiest heroines and the greatest
Hulya Kara Yuksel
Oct 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

by far the best book in this series

this book had a lot of going on for itself but my favorite is that for the most part of reading it I had a huge smile on my face...

Garrett & Hannah are my fav couple from this bunch but....but I feel all kind of special feels for Hunter & Demi...

Look, the simple way to say it is..if you like to read New Adult..just read this book!

* happy & feelgood read
* great banter
* amazing characters
* laugh out laud dialogue

Hunter babe... I really like

Ive wanted to read Hunters book since I read the chase, you can imagine how excited I was when this book came out.

This book was a disappointment to me. I was excited when I read that Demi was Cuban, then I read this book and what a disappointment.

The Cuban/Latino culture in this book was just.....


First of all, Despacito IS NOT salsa. It is Pop/Reggaeton and second of all, mothers dont call their daughters mami thats creepy af.

It was nice to see the off-campus gang in this book but I dont
Edit - 2/11/2020

I think it just hit me that the reason I gave this book 5 stars was due to the fact that there were people of different ethnicities in the book but in my ignorance, I never realized how stereotypical the author made the POC characters out to be. The only reason I loved Rupi was because she was an Indian girl, but in reality, the girl was hella annoying. I am reading other reviews about this book and not that I am well versed in the Latin culture specifically in this case;
Jennifer Kyle
Feb 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Stars ⭐ ...more
Oct 07, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
idgaf if I didn't read this, but the misinformation of this author to write a latina mc was so disrespectful
Milica's Bookshelf
'The Play' is definitely the best part 'Briar U' series, at least for me.

Bookgasms Book Blog
Sep 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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BOOM! Did you hear that? That was Elle Kennedy dropping the mic on another AH-MAZING N/A story and the finale to her Briar U series. The Play was the perfect mic drop as Kennedy signed, sealed and delivered the best damn story in the series!! Hunter and Demi were FIRE!! They were sexy and banterific and filled to the brim with the comedic snark that we love from this author. And we haven't even touched their chemistry! Demi and Hunter's sexual tension was palpable. Thisnwas hands down the ...more
Penny Reid
Oct 07, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
In The Chase Hunter had his heart broken
In The Risk his man-whoring ways got his wrist broken.
Now, he's back, he's sworn to celibacy, and he might have just met his match....

THE PLAY is live! Get yours:
Amazon | Apple | Nook | Kobo

What I learned after last years distractions cost my hockey team our entire season? No more screwing up. No more screwing, period. As the new team captain, I need a new philosophy: hockey and school now, women later. Which means that I, Hunter Davenport, am

Amy | Foxy Blogs

THE DATING GAME questions with Hunter and Demi:

After last seasons disastrous end, I vowed to make hockey my top priority. When youre not having sex, working out is imperative for your sanity.

Its only until the end of the season which will put me at one full year of celibacy once I cross the finish line. And then Ill reward
Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
Elle Kennedy has my heart taking off into a full sprint every single time with her Briar U series. I just can't get enough of the addictive goodness surrounding this group of Briar athletes and their romantic escapades. The Play fell right in line with all of my favorite Elle Kennedy sports romances that have come before it, a deliciously sexy love story that was so well written, SO damn FUNNY, and so completely unputdownable. I just adored it. 

Who doesn't love a friends to lovers SPORTS
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
the only reason I'm not giving it one star is because hunter was a softie and he deserves better!

a note of advice to every white author out there- please research well if you're gonna write poc/lgbt+ characters.... don't stereotype them..... interview actual real poc and get to know about their culture, not just use your characters to get them "woke" points.
L.J. Shen
In The Chase Hunter had his heart broken
In The Risk his man-whoring ways got his wrist broken.
Now, he's back, he's sworn to celibacy, and he might have just met his match....

THE PLAY is live! Get yours:
Amazon | Apple | Nook | Kobo

What I learned after last years distractions cost my hockey team our entire season? No more screwing up. No more screwing, period. As the new team captain, I need a new philosophy: hockey and school now, women later. Which means that I, Hunter Davenport, am

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A New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Elle Kennedy grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, and holds a B.A. in English from York University. From an early age, she knew she wanted to be a writer, and actively began pursuing that dream when she was a teenager.

Elle currently writes for various publishers. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just

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