The Play - Elle Kennedy

The Play

By Elle Kennedy

  • Release Date: 2019-10-07
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 2,623 Ratings


A brand-new standalone in the New York Times bestselling 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.


  • Needs a trigger warning for suicidal ideation

    By Kaydee2323
    I loved loved loved Hunter and Demi. Their banter was hilarious. I was totally in love with them. However, the Hollis/Rupi story line was annoying at best, and it kind of ruined the end for me.
  • A fun story, but…

    By KYoungbe
    I would rather give this 3.5 stars if I could. I loved this story… until the final few chapters. It just fell apart for me. It felt a little rushed and I was a little bummed that the epilogue didn’t really focus on our lead characters. Otherwise, it was fun getting to know these two and the slow build was done incredibly well, the tension was hot, and I literally laughed out loud several times!
  • Loved them!

    By mia!! <33
    Hunter is def one of the best boys in the series!
  • sending to everyone!

    By MowgliRenae
    i've been bragging about this series to everyone i know !
  • Loved

    By ello1425
    No words, just absolutely loved!! Demi and Hunter are so cute together. Made me laugh so many times I couldn’t keep track
  • 4/5

    By Allie Rhys
    That one star I kept off is solely because of the TJ situation and the ending with Rupi…
  • Love Hunter

    By Stephanny65
    Going in I knew some didn’t like Hunter from the other books but I did I liked him and found him charming and was not put off by his spiral because he had every right to be upset thought nothing was done to Intentionally hurt him. And now reading his book I love i him so much more.
  • Wow

    By Namasteval 1234
    Hands down my favorite from the series
  • I loved this one, I’ve never laughed so hard from a book!

    By stace2834
    Dear Elle Kennedy, why the freak are these books so addicting?! I swear I’ve blown through the whole Off Campus and Briar U series disturbingly fast, I can’t take a break in between them! I need more to feed my addiction!
  • I Need This Made Into A Show ASAP

    By overjoyed reader
    I just finished this third book in this series and they get better with each book. This is by far my favorite so far in this series. The writing is great and I can’t tell you how much I love the playful back and forth banter between the teammates and Hunter and Demi. There were many laugh out loud moments and I was halfway through the book and I stayed up until 2 am to finish it because I could not get enough. My hats off to the Author.