The Play

Narrated by: Ana Osorio, Teddy Hamilton
Series: Briar U, Book 3
Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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A brand-new stand-alone novel in the New York Times best-selling 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.

©2019 Elle Kennedy (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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The Play

Demi & Hunter
This was an interesting book, I couldn’t get enough I never wanted to press pause. This couple went from friends to lovers and those are truly my favorite kinds of stories. I loved the other two books but I think this might just be my favorite.

Demi is so outgoing and Hunter is so set in his ways he doesn’t even see her coming. The humor in this book was great too. I love that it wasn’t too serious. They could poke fun and it was still sexy.

There was this one very serious scene and I am glad it was in here because it showed Demi’s depth as a character not that we didn’t already see it but it was just that little extra push.

I LOVED the narration, it’s no secret Teddy is a favorite of mine but it was Ana Osorio that hit it out of the park for me. I don’t think I have listened to her before or if I have I never put two and two together. I will be looking for more books by her you can’t bet your booty.

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Just okay.

Elle Kennedy is my go to author for an escape from reality. This book however is not her best work. This was a stand alone book, however since she kept referring to previous characters and relationships I think it is helpful to have listened or read her previous works in this series. I listened through Audible Escape, so I did not use money or a credit. This is worthy for Audible Escape, but I would not buy or use a credit.

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Missed the mark

I was so disappointed in this book! It wasn’t awful, but it just wasn’t as good as I hoped it would be. I can’t really put my finger on why. I didn’t love the journey I guess. The boyfriend and being cheated (not by Hunter)on bugged me a lot! I was hoping for more from Hunter’s story. We have waited so long to get it. It’s still good and if you love Elle Kennedy and these characters it’s definitely worth it. I listened on audible and did not love the female narrator.

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I loved loved loved this whole series.

I loved this whole series.
I normally don't get in to the high school/college type of books but this whole series had more to do with the ice hockey team and the girls that fell in love with them, than it did about college kids.

I listened to this book at 1.35
Author: ELLE KENNEDY
Plot. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ stars
Story. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ stars & why

Heat. 🔥🔥flames

Narrator.: TEDDY HAMILTON
Betrayal of the story. 🥇 GOLD

Narrator.: ANA OSORIO
Betrayal of the story.🥇 GOLD

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love love love it

I was super excited to start this book. I absolutely loved this book but I havent found an Elle Kennedy book I havent liked.. She keeps you interested thru the entire series.. I highly reccomend this series.. you will not be sorry :)

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Ha! Ohhh how the player falls!!

I've really liked this series, I wasn't sure about Hunter previously but here we are with him being the one to put his brakes on anything with another woman. Demi is looking to rebound and I'm not talking basketball... I mean this is a hockey book. This would happen to Hunter when he has sworn off women... or being in bed with women. Hunter is enjoying his friendship and actually liking being with Demi as friends. He doesn't want to change that. I mean, his record hasn't been the best really.

Teddy Hamilton and Ana Osorio are seriously fantastic together. I'm not sure Teddy Hamilton can narrate anything badly. Ana Osorio was just fabulous! I'm always a sucker for accents and I loved Osorio's accent... the Spanish words and accents was just amazing to hear. This has got to be the best audiobook from Elle Kennedy!

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Elle Kennedy did it again! She just knocks sports romances out of the park. I absolutely loved The Play! You can read this as a standalone, but I highly recommend reading the previous books as it will give you some insight into several of the other characters. I really enjoyed how Hunter and Demi started off as friends and we got to see how their relationship developed into more. Hunter was swoon worthy and always there for Demi. I just loved him! The bi-line on this one does say “She’s the player he never saw coming,” however; I do not really see Demi as a player at all. Her story was much different than what I was expecting from seeing that. I enjoyed it all just the same. This does deal with issues/triggers of cheating, mental health, acceptance, family, love, and more. It had a little bit of everything. I really wish the Off Campus Series and the Briar U series would be adapted into a TV series. It would be so good. I am obsessed with both series and all of the characters. I am heart broken to know this is the end of the Briar U series! Overall, I loved this one and highly recommend it.

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LOVE!

The narration was fantastic. Ana Osorio is new to me, and I loved her voice! As a Latina, I liked hearing authentic Spanish for Spanish words. Teddy Hamilton always rocks! I loved hearing about former characters and always love Elle Kennedy’s writing!

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Elle Kennedy is the best!

This book was awesome! Love anything Elle Kennedy puts out. I’ve been checking weekly for this audiobook! Never cheesy and always realistically adoring.

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Pervasive mispronunciations

Hockey star meets smart girl in a relationship. She breaks up with her boyfriend and gets with jock. Nothing else happens. I don’t know if the major conflict was supposed to be their relationship status, his celibacy or their superficial differences, but none of those devices caused enough conflict to warrant telling a story. I liked the characters even though they were pretty flat. I liked the diversity of the heroine. I don’t see that every day, but it didn’t work. It all lacked something. The story was just ok, but it had the potentiality be better, especially with the likes of Teddy Hamilton voicing the male main character.

My sound quality was garbage, though. It skipped and stopped over and over. When Osorio’s grossly negligent pronunciations are added, I was pulled out of the story far too often to get invested. Ms. Kennedy has mined the Briar U campus of all it’s worth. And by the abrupt nature of the ending and epilogue, I think she realized it about forty chapters too late.

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Kennedy I never disappoints

Love Kennedy’s books , that have the perfect balance of humour, banter , romance , emotion and sex