The Play by Elle Kennedy

The Play

by Elle Kennedy


Book 3 in the 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.



Steamy New Adult Sweet & HOT

TRIGGER WARNING: Suicide attempt

The Play is the third book in the Briar U series by Elle Kennedy, and centers around new Briar Hockey Captain, Hunter Davenport, and pre-med student Demi Davis. After the disastrous conclusion to last years hockey season, Hunter has made himself a vow. He blames his distractions on the loss, and therefore, the best way to eliminate the distractions, is to abstain. From sex that is. With the puck bunnies surrounding him, it's hard. Which is why when he is paired up with the gorgeous Demi for their Psych project, he is thrilled that she is happily in love with her childhood sweetheart. Zero temptation. That is, until she is single. And looking for a rebound. With him. Can she make a play that will change Hunter's mind on his celibacy vow? And if she does, will their friendship be ruined?

I loved The Play. I FRIGGIN' LOVED IT. In the other books, its nice that all these playboys end up falling hard for a lucky lady, but sometimes you have to wonder what drew them in in the first place. What makes the heroine THE ONE. In this one there is no question - Hunter befriends her, with NO intentions on sleeping with her. In combination with his vow, the only other women in his life are his roommate, who are all dating his friends. So no distractions. Before the vow, Hunter wouldn't have put in the time he would need to to develop a relationship, but because these two were friends first - voila. It makes sense. Their chemistry is undeniable - even when they were just friends. Besides this, the book felt unique, and boy was it fun. The Egg especially was a humorous addition to the story.

If you love a friends to lovers trope, that has lots of steam and humor, you will love The Play. Honestly, Hunter and Demi have the best chemistry, and their friendship makes everything that happens between them so much better.