New Release & Review: The Play by Elle Kennedy @ElleKennedy @ninabocci

New Release & Review: The Play by Elle Kennedy @ElleKennedy @ninabocciThe Play by Elle Kennedy
on October 7, 2019
Genres: Romance
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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.



The Play is another great addition to the Briar U series. Hunter and Demi have an instant and undeniable chemistry. After a disastrous end to last season we find Hunter committed to hockey having taken the helm as Captain and swearing a vow of celibacy. He is as smooth as ever, and also much sweeter than I expected. I found myself easily drawn to him and loved the growth of his character. Demi is a great addition to the series and certainly a perfect match for Hunter. She is strong, determined, and relatable. I think what I loved about these two the most was their honesty. They laid their cards on the table and stayed the course.

While the secondary characters never fail to bring humor and light to the story, I was left wanting a bit more from them and overall from the story. This was an sexy, easy read that certainly tackles some larger issues but for the most part did so at a surface level without much actual difficulty.

I look forward to seeing who and what comes next.


About Elle Kennedy

A New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal 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 writes romantic suspense and erotic contemporary romance for various publishers. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!

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