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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“Hunter and Demi are sparkling, enjoyable fictional creations, often unpredictable but also entirely believable, dealing with each other in the sexually frank manner that characterizes notable contemporary romance titles… A funny, frank, and refreshingly mature take on the familiar will-they-or-won’t-they romance template.” – Kirkus Reviews

“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

“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.” – K.A. Tucker, International Bestselling Author

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

“This book is a treat! Beyond being laugh-out-loud hilarious, Hunter and Demi’s off-the-charts chemistry kept me reading long into the night. With all the heart, witty banter, and toe-curling romance that you’d expect from an Elle Kennedy novel, The Play is a fantastic addition to one of my all-time favorite series!” – #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas

“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

“OMG. The Queen of Hockey Does It Again! From the first page, The Play made me giggle and swoon. Alpha hero who’s celibate? Heck yeah! A heroine who convinces him to break his vow? Double yeah!” – WSJ bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills

“The Play is everything you’ve been waiting for! Awesome chemistry and hilarious fun” – USA Today bestselling author Sarina Bowen


Books in the Briar U series