Title: The Play
Series: Briar U #3
Author: Elle Kennedy
Release date: October 7th, 2019
Page Count: 422 pages
Rating: 4 / 4,5 stars
A brand-new standalone novel in the New York Times bestselling Briar U series!
What I learned after last year’s 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 officially going celibate…no matter how hard that makes things.
But there’s nothing in the rulebook that says I can’t be friends with a woman. And I won’t lie—my new classmate Demi Davis is one cool chick. Her smart mouth is hot as hell, and so is the rest of her, but the fact that she’s got a boyfriend eliminates the temptation to touch her.
Except three months into our friendship, Demi is single and looking for a rebound.
And she’s making a play for me.
Avoiding her is impossible. We’re paired up on a yearlong school project, but I’m confident I can resist her. We’d never work, anyway. Our backgrounds are too different, our goals aren’t aligned, and her parents hate my guts.
Hooking up is a very bad idea. Now I just have to convince my body—and my heart.
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 !!
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 there would be no more distractions, and his solution…celibacy !!
I must say, that Hunter really did do his best, his balls were as blue as a smurf, yet he persevered. Things were pretty much going his way….until he met Demi that is.
Demi is Hunter’s new partner in a class project. She is absolutely awesome. She beautiful, smart and funny …but most importantly, she has a boyfriend. She is perfectly “safe” for Hunter to be friends with, and so they do. They become very good friends. But what happens when the boyfriend is no longer around and Demi starts opening her eyes to all that is Hunter !!!
All bets are off !! And so the chase begins. It was awesome seeing things from a different view for once. Usually, we have a man chasing the woman, but this time it was the woman doing the chasing and I must say…she really did give it her all 😉
I has a wonderful time reading this book, though I do advice to read the others in this series, before starting this one. I really can’t wait to read Connor’s story. I have a feeling his book is gonna top all the others for me. He is already a personal favorite
I highly recommend this series !!