Monday 7 October 2019

✪ Elle Kennedy ✪ THE PLAY ✪ Briar U #3 ✪

© Bianca ✰ Janeane 

• Book #3 in the #OffCampus Spin-Off series #BriarU
• 7 October 2019
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 celibateno 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 liemy 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 shes 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 bodyand my heart.

After the sucky last year Hunter wants this year to go perfectly. At least when it comes to school and hockey. He doesn't need any distractions in the form of girls and/or sex. He's going to be celibate for a whole year!
Enter Demi. She's beautiful and funny and perfect. And she's going to be his study partner for the whole year!!! They can just be friends, right? She's got a boyfriend anyway. But what if she's suddenly single??? And looking for a rebound??
Nope. Not Hunter. Nope. Right?


We're finally back in that amazing Elle Kennedy hockey world!
Time for Hunter to finally get his own happily ever after!
But he's not looking for it ... at all! What do they say? You'll find it when you least expect it. And there she is: Demi.
I just adored those two! They're just hilarious and so perfect for each other!
But of course we know that it's not going to be easy what with Hunter being celibate. LOL!

I LOVED every single moment of their love story.

Perfect New Adult romance!
With some very adorable and some serious and heartbreaking moments.
And soooo many funny moments - many of them thanks to Rupi and Hollis - LOL - they are just the best. They need their own Netflix show!!!!! ☺
And what is it with amazingly hilarious pets these days in romance books??! We have one in here too. LOL!!!

Nothing more to say! I LOVED THIS BOOK!
Well, there were some moments where I wanted to hit some parents over the head with my kindle - but most of them were good again towards the end. ☺

I can't wait to get more from this world - or any other world written by Elle Kennedy! GIMME!

THE PLAY was such an adorable & funny & sparky New Adult Hockey/College Romance! I adored every single moment! Run to your nearest amazon for your own Hunter - this one is MINE!!!   

ARC received for an honest review

Woohooooo we are back in Elle Kennedy's hockey hottie world, and I couldn't be happier!
It seems an age since we have been here!


If you have read the previous Briar U books, you have already met Hunter - if if you haven't, you don't need to have, but why haven't you???

My heart hurt for him in the previous books, so I was so excited when I learned that he was going to get his own story and HEA.

However, he doesn't want a relationsship.  His girl Demi isn't looking for a relationship.  And the celibacy thing means they can't even have a one and done!

Oh, the tension between them is off the charts.  I loved watching the become friends before they became more.  So many books these days start with a bang before a relationship starts, so it was a refreshing change to go the opposite way.

I loved getting to see more of the guys and gals from the previous Briar U books, and oh my goodness Hollis and Rupi had me in stitches.

I am not one to read as much college aged books any more (nothing to do with the stories, just that I am an old fart and it makes it hard to relate to a lot) however Elle Kennedy could write the take away menu and I would read it.

Great NA romance, and I hope we get more Briar U in the future.



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Stalking Elle ...

A USA Today 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 enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!