What woman would ever choose somebody like that?”
This is book #4, in the Briar U series. This can be read as a standalone novel. For reader understanding, and to avoid spoiler, I recommend reading this series in order.
Conor was a typical party guy who loved being a player. Lately he has found himself being played. Girls just want to get with him to brag that they caught a hockey player. He is doubting a lot of things lately.
Taylor is being dared yet again by the Sorority Sister who still hates her. She has just one plan - be honest with Conor on what is going on and hope for the best. What does she have to lose?
The attraction between the lead characters is obvious right from the start. I was eagerly reading each page, and not even wanting to stop to eat. This series has been sexy and fun from the first book! In my opinion, this is the best book yet. I loved the banter, so edgy and clever. I wish my college years had these two in it. I give this read a 5/5 Kitty's Paws UP!
***This ARC copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.
Get ready for another binge-worthy romance from New York Times bestselling author Elle Kennedy!
College was supposed to be my chance to get over my ugly-duckling complex and spread my wings. Instead, I wound up in a sorority full of mean girls. I already have a hard time fitting in, so when my Kappa Chi sisters issue the challenge, I can’t say no.
The dare: seduce the hottest new hockey player in the junior class.
Conor Edwards is a regular at Greek Row parties…and in Greek Row sorority beds. He’s the one you fall for before you learn that guys like him don’t give girls like me a second glance. Except Mr. Popular throws me for a loop—rather than laughing in my face, he does me a solid by letting me take him upstairs to pretend we’re getting busy.
Even crazier, now he wants to keep pretending. Turns out Conor loves games, and he thinks it’s fun to pull the wool over my frenemies’ eyes.
But resisting his easy charm and surfer-boy hotness is darn near impossible. Though I’m realizing there’s much more to Conor’s story than his fan club can see.
And the longer this silly ruse goes on, the greater the danger of it all blowing up in my face.
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“Thank you,” she breathes the moment we’re alone.
“No problem. Mind if I make myself comfortable?”
“Um, yeah. I mean, no. I don’t mind. Sit if you want. Or—wow, okay, you’re lying down.”
I grin at her visible nervousness. It’s cute. While I stretch out my six-foot-two frame amid the stuffed animals and decorative pillows on the bed, she remains the startled rabbit plastered against the door and breathing heavily.
“Gotta be honest,” I tell her, entwining my hands behind my head, “I’ve never seen a girl so unhappy to be locked in a bedroom with me.”
This has the desired effect of loosening her shoulders and even eliciting a shy smile. “I have no doubt.”
“I’m Conor, by the way.”
She rolls her eyes. “Yeah, I know.”
“What’s the eyeroll for?” I ask, playing wounded.
“No, sorry, I didn’t mean anything by it. Just, I know who you are. You’re, like, campus famous.”
The more I watch her, hands braced at her sides against the door, one knee bent, dirty-blonde hair a little messy and draped over one shoulder, I can’t help picturing myself holding her arms above her head while I explore her body with my mouth. She’s got very kissable skin.
“Taylor Marsh,” she blurts out, and I realize I don’t know how long we were silent until then.
I scoot to the far side of the bed and put a pillow beside me as a divider. “Come on. If we’re going to be in here awhile, let’s at least make friends.”
Taylor laughs out a breath and with it she releases a bit more tension. She’s got a nice smile. Bright, warm. It takes a bit more coaxing, however, to get her on the bed.
“This isn’t like a move,” she tells me, lining up stuffed animal guards to patrol the pillow wall between us. “I’m not some sort of weirdo who tricks men into getting in bed with her and then mauls them.”
“Sure.” I nod with mock seriousness. “But a little mauling would be okay.”
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This book is #2.5, in the Him series. This book should not be read as a standalone. It is best to read these in order and appreciate the goodness that is this incredible series.
We go back to the lives of Wes & Jamie. It is short and sweet but like all stories in the Him series, it is worth every moment. Jamie is at a crossroads about to move up in his Coaching job.
Wes is still doing what he does best. Loving Jamie and making headlines as a star. Now with their lives ahead of them - the best really is yet to come. I love every visit we have to this series. Was overjoyed to spend time with this amazing couple. I give this read a 5/5 Kitty's Paws UP!
~~The Goal by Elle Kennedy