Shy Girl vs Popular Boy (Forever Love #3) by Jordan Ford
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A second-place sister. A first-rate jock. Can the light of love shine through the darkest pain? Bianca: Cam likes me. He’s asked me on a date. It’s kind of unbelievable. He could have any girl he wants, yet his eyes landed on me. Can this be real? Do I go for it? He’s so out of my league. I’m terrified. I don’t think the other girls like it. Their heated glares are warning me away, and now my twin sister’s in trouble too. Stacey won’t tell me what’s wrong, but she’s acting weird and I’m worried that her boyfriend has hurt her. I need to get to the bottom of it. I’m all she has left. Can I really make this thing with Cam a reality? I want him so badly, but I promised Stacey I’d stick with her no matter what. How do I protect both sides of my heart? How do I choose between love and loyalty? Shy Girl vs Popular Boy is the third story in the touching Forever Love YA contemporary romance series. If you like sweet high-school settings, sisterhood bonds, and sensitive takes on real-world trauma, then you’ll adore Jordan Ford’s rollercoaster journey.
4 out of 5 (very good)
Shy Girl vs Popular Boy is the third book in the Forever Love series, and now the focus moves to Bianca, Cam, and Stacey.
Cam likes Bianca but has a horde of girls who wants his attention. He doesn't think anything of it as he is not interested in them, but Bianca sees it. With her low self-esteem she wonders how he could ever really like her. These two swing backward and forward throughout the book, but it does give them a HFN finish.
Stacey plays a huge part in this book, and although her storyline does impact Bianca and Cam, I felt it almost overshadowed them at times. Don't get me wrong, what she goes through is horrendous, and Bianca and Cam SHOULD be there for her, just like everyone else. It just felt like this story almost matched Bianca's life - pushed to the background for Stacey.
Saying that, I still really enjoyed this story, and can't wait for the next installment in this series that is turning into a family saga rather than 'just' a contemporary romance. This family is intertwined, now and forever, and I sincerely want to continue to find out about all of them!
I have no hesitation in recommending this book, but due to the intertwining, I would recommend you start at book one, otherwise you will miss out!
* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *
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Jordan Ford is a young adult romance author. “Writing high school romances brings me the greatest joy. My heart bubbles, my insides zing, and I am at my happiest when immersed in a great scene with characters who have become real to me.” Her first series, The Big Play Novels, is based on a high school football team in the fictional town of Nelson, Idaho. "I've totally fallen in love with this team and the girls that win their hearts." Her second series, The Brotherhood Trilogy, delves into romantic suspense and she's enjoyed delving into more intense stories still soaked in romance.
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