[eBook] The Play (Briar U)Author Elle Kennedy – Albawater.co

Hunter Davenport has decided that it is in his best interest as well as his teams for him to remain celibate throughout the hockey season That s right, the playboy from last year is no He is focused on hockey and hockey only Sure he s been tempted, but he hasn t broken that vow When he meets Demi Davis, his carefully laid plans may just unravel.Demi isn t much of a sports fan, so meeting Hunter Davenport doesn t excite her like it would some girls Sure she finds him attractive, but anyone would Besides, she has a boyfriend that she is fully committed too, so she and Hunter can be friends However when Demi and her boyfriend break up, she is ready to mingle and Hunter is first on her list Only he refuses to break his vow of celibacy However the time they spend together, the harder it is for both of them to resist each other Can Hunter stick with his vow, or is Demi just the girl that will make it worth breaking This was by far one of the funniest books I ve ever read by Elle Kennedy The back and forth between Hunter and Demi, and Hunter and his teammates was hysterical I was laughing out loud at some points I m so sad that this is the final book in the Briar U series, but this series ended on a high note The chemistry between Hunter and Demi jumped off the page, and seriously the banter between all the guys made it that much better I also thoroughly enjoyed getting to revisit the some of the Off Campus boys This was the perfect friends to lovers story, and I m so stoked that Hunter got his happily ever after Synopsis and Content WarningsDetermined to solely focus on hockey after last season s disastrous ending, team captain Hunter makes a celibacy vow After last season, he s through with distractions Although, as soon as Hunter gets paired up with Demi for a yearlong project, he realizes this vow may be harder to keep than he thought Demi is intelligent, driven, sarcastic, and right up Hunter s alley So when she makes a play for him, his resolve is tested in ways than one.CW attempted suicideThe Play is for fans of sports romances, hockey in particular characters who are college aged collegiate settings romance with comedic elementsReviewWhat I liked I just love living in the universe that Elle Kennedy has created The collegiate atmosphere, college campus, hockey teams, and cast of characters are what make this series and this book great I love her writing style and think she has such a talent for creating unique character voices.Hunter was one of my favorite characters to read about in her series He felt like such a different take on an alpha type hero There weren t silly miscommunication issues that drove the plot He was honest and upfront about what he wanted and his intentions It was so refreshing The miscommunication style plots usually have me yelling at the book in pure frustration There was none of that here Also, it s worth noting that a celibate hero is certainly a divergence from the norm in romance.What I didn t like I normally wouldn t categorize this as a spoiler because you find this out at the very beginning and in the official synopsis , but I know everyone has different definitions on what a spoiler is Demi is in a relationship not with the main hero at the beginning of the book This lasts until about the 40% mark I did not like this I just personally don t enjoy OW OM plot points in my romances I know for some this is no big deal, but for me I kept wanting to rush through it so we could see interactions between the couple This always brings a romance down a bit for me Again, personal preference You may not mind this at all view spoiler Something that also bothered me is the tag line for this book, She s the Player He Didn t See Coming It is inaccurate Demi has only had one boyfriend in her life before she meets the hero and they had been dating for eight years I truly don t understand where the tagline came from, and I believe it s very misleading This really isn t an issue with the book itself and it didn t affect my rating I just wanted to throw this out there just in case you read the tagline and get intrigued because it s just not true.I also included a content warning of attempted suicide I didn t love this plot point and it felt like it just missed the mark for me view spoiler Overall, I still enjoyed the book I think one of the reasons I felt critical in my review is because I love Elle Kennedy and nearly all of her books are 4 or 5 stars for me I have read eleven of her books, so I know I have high expectations when it comes to her writing This is easily my least favorite Elle Kennedy book However, I still love her writing The Play gets a 3 5 from me.Ratings My overall 3 5Steam 3 5Romance 3 5Friendship 3.5 5 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 Noscrewing up Noscrewing, 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.