*WARNING: THIS IS A NEW ADULT NOVEL, NOT YA*
NA ContemporaryGoodreads Summary:
What happens when a girl who always calls the shots meets a guy who's too wild for even her?
A born flirt and good-time party girl, Emerson has never had a problem finding a willing guy. She's always chosen her hookups carefully, and she's never broken her three cardinal rules:
Never let them see the real you.
Never fall in love.
Always leave them begging for more.
Then Shaw comes along. A hottie from the wrong side of the tracks, he's immune to her flirtatious banter and come-hither smile. After rescuing her from a disastrous night at a biker bar, he doesn't even try to take her to bed—he calls her a tease and sends her home instead. Unable to resist a challenge, or forget the sexy, dark-eyed, bad-boy biker, she vows to bring him to his knees.
But instead of making Shaw beg, Emerson finds herself craving him. For the first time in her life, she's throwing out her rule book. Suddenly, she's the one panting for a guy she can't control—a guy who won't settle for anything less than the real Emerson and who forces her to do things she's never imagined, including facing a past she thought she'd buried.
A guy who just might leave her wanting more. . . .
Tease is tied with Wild for my second favorite in The Ivy Chronicle series BUT that didn't mean Sophie Jordan didn't capture me within page 1. It begins with Emerson going to a biker bar with a girl she doesn't trust. That's where she meets Shaw and several scary looking men who want to eat her alive but when the girl leaves Em at the bar, Shaw comes to her rescue. Both tried to deny their attractions to one another in the beginning but Shaw gave up and tried winning Em's heart over but Em isn't ready for the type of commitment it would require.
Shaw is hot, determined, a veteran who believes his cousin's death is his fault, and loyal. Shaw and Emerson keep ending up at places together and whenever a guy hits on Em and plans to use her, Shaw swoops in and takes her away. Em doesn't understand and gets angry with Shaw but slowly she begins to return the affections Shaw has for her.
Two unlikely people begin to realize just how right the other is for them.
Something that bothered me throughout the book is how Shaw kept controlling situations in Emerson's life and it didn't really bother her. Yes - at first she seemed upset but it wasn't for long. For someone as independent as Emerson I thought she would fight more with Shaw about his controlling but she didn't. I understood why Shaw acted the way he did but Emerson's character didn't hold up to who she was.
But the small flaws throughout the book didn't tarnish my thoughts on the overall story. It was a beautiful tale about two people who thought they were wrong for each other but ended up being what the other needed. I soaked in every word as if it was the last book I'd ever read.
Thank you, Sophie Jordan, for bringing Emerson and Shaw into my life.
I recommend this book to anyone who loves stories about romance. It does have sexual scenes so I caution those who don't like it.