The Play

Briar U, Book 3

Get ready for another binge-worthy romance from New York Times bestselling author Elle Kennedy!

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.


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“OMG. The Queen of Hockey does it again! From the first page, The Play made me giggle and swoon!” — WSJ bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills

“The Play is deliciously sexy and utterly unputdownable! It was the perfect balance of witty banter and heart wrenching angst.” — New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting

“When I pick up an Elle Kennedy book, I know I’m not putting it down until I’m done. The Play was no different. Hot, witty, and SO angsty.” — International bestselling author K.A. Tucker

“Chock-full of high-heat and delicious banter, this steamy romance was absolute perfection!” —New York Times bestselling author Kendall Ryan

“Another addictive read from Elle Kennedy! The Play is a steamy, swoon-worthy romance you won’t want to put down!” — #1 New York Times bestselling author Vi Keeland


Books in the Briar U series