Audiobook Review: The Play (Briar U, #3). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The Play by Elle Kennedy

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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 friendswith 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

Not as good as the first two books in this series!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Narrator: 🎙🎙🎙🎙
Romance: 💚🖤💙
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📙📘
World building: 🌏🌍🌎🌏
Character development: 😎☺️🙃😚

The heroine: Demi Davis – a student at Briar University. Demi has a boyfriend named Nico who loves cars and works for a moving company. Demi is a junior and she is pre-med so she has a busy schedule. Her and Nico have been together since the 8th grade but lately don’t seem to have time for each other.

The Hero: Hunter Davenport – He attends Briar U and is one of the best hockey players on a very good team. Last year he fell for his only female roommate and after asking her out on a date he found out that she and one of his other male roommates wanted each other. After that he started hooking up with any hockey groupie he came across until he slept with one that was the girlfriend of someone on a rival team, which started a fight on the ice which ended up getting him injured and the team losing. This year he is taking a vow of celibacy.

The Story: Hunter is attracted to Demi who is in one of his classes. He plans to stay away from her, given his vow and the fact that she has a boyfriend. However, when they are assigned to work together on a project that will last all semester, he realizes that things will be much harder than he ever expected.

Ana Osorio and Teddy Hamilton are the narrators on this book which is done in dual narration. I love Teddy Hamilton, he has a sexy, manly voice and doesn’t sound like he is reading, he sounds like he is talking and thinking which always makes audiobooks so much better. Ana Osorio has a very youthful feminine voice that I like and she is not quite as good as Teddy Hamilton, but she gets better as the book goes on.

One thing I didn’t like about this book was how long it went into the relationship between Demi and Nico. Granted she was getting to know Hunter as a friend throughout the ending of her relationship with Nico, but it wasn’t until nearly halfway through where Demi catches Nico cheating and breaks up with him. Hunter was a genuinely good guy so I liked that and it is easy to see why Demi falls for him, but it almost seemed like she got over it a bit too fast since she and Nico were neighbors since they were young and dated for 8 years.

Overall the book was good, but not quite as good as the first two in this series. Though I still plan to read the next book.


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