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City Girl vs Country Boy

(Forever Love #1)

4.50  ·  Rating details ·  56 ratings  ·  34 reviews
A tragic accident brought them together. Will devotion be the glue that mends their broken hearts?

Eighteen-year-old Harper’s perfectly planned city life changed in one devastating instant. While she prepared for college, her parents died in a horrific car crash, leaving her and her younger siblings to a distant family friend. And when she sees their assigned guardian’s bac
Kindle Edition, 317 pages
Published September 26th 2019 by Jordan Ford Books
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I received a free copy from the author and voluntarily reviewed it

Wow what a read! This one was both heartwarming and heartbreaking. I've been excited about this series since the author first mentioned the concept and now that it's finally here I was so excited and also a bit afraid it wouldn't live up to the expectations in my head. But it did, it was such a great read.

City Girl vs Country Boy follows the story of a group of teenagers. It's quite the unique set-up. There are three families and
Holly Flora (Southern Girl Bookaholic)
This book is nothing short of amazing in the way that this Author can make you feel all those emotions like the characters are experiencing at the time and leaves you wanting more!!

It took one moment for three families to be completely broken and shattered when a car crash takes the lives of four people. With Harper and her two younger siblings along with their 'cousins', Stacy and Bianca are sent to live with their 'uncle' Beck and his stepson, Tane with Beck was also supposed to be on that fat
Leanne ~ Tales From The Heart
This series is going to be a winner for me, the first one had me glued to my kindle. A tragedy changed the lives of these young teens, would it hold them together or tear them apart? Harper had Uni plans, life plans not mothering plans yet. Will she find love instead, her heart is already broken? I was holding back the tears reading this book. A fantastic read, can't wait for the rest of the series.
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
City Girl vs Country Boy is the first book in the Forever Love series, and we start with tragedy. Harper speaks to her mum only half an hour or so before they have a head on collision that changes the lives of so many.

Written mainly from Harper and Tane's point of view, but also with some from Stacey, this book was a delight to read, whilst also being very emotional. Harper is trying so hard to hold it together for everyone else, and yet is in desperate need herself. Tane can see the struggles s
Sep 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was lucky enough to receive an ARC and I am so happy to be one of the first to read this amazing new YA series. It was emotional from the get go and I was already grabbing for the tissues by the end of the first chapter. The realism was so honest and brutal and you felt like you were living the tragic loss along with these orphaned teenagers.

This was so much more than a country boy meets city girl teen romance. It's the first in a new series that sets the scene for what's to come. There are v
Sep 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this story. Tragedy strikes for a young girl and her siblings They end up with a guardian and perhaps love will happen, when she meets a kind young man. Fabulous. Don’t miss out once it’s released.
Jennifer G
Sep 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tragedy mars their beginning but this land, it heals. Harper believes in the power of a plan. Her plan is to go to uni with her best friends, study business, and enjoy her life. But a horrible car accident leaves her, her siblings, and her pseudo-cousins orphaned. Their parents' best friend is assigned guardianship over the entire lot of them and they all head to his rural cattle farm. There Beck and his stepson Tane do their best to welcome and comfort the grieving kids. Beck and Tane both came ...more
Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Harper is a city girl, she has a plan and she is sticking to it, and at eighteen years old she believes she has it all figured out. Her parents are on vacation when a tragic accident takes their lives and the lives of her parents closest friends. Harper, her siblings, Willow and Oscar, as well as their "cousins", Stacey and Bianca are suddenly orphans. Beckett Connell, a man their father's called brother, is their guardian. They all remember him from when they were much younger, so Uncle Beck is ...more
Whoo Gives A Hoot
Sep 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
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City Girl vs Country Boy is the first installment in Jordan Ford's brand new series, Forever Love and this phenomenally talented author delivers an emotionally captivating tale that will pull on all of your heartstrings. Trust me when I tell you that tissues are a MUST while reading this story...seriously keep a box or two close by.

This story was beautifully heartbreaking and gave a sense of hope that things would get better as time went on. Harper
Karla Vértiz
Sep 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC for a honest review. I have to say that Jordan Ford is one of my favorite authors and her books always get me a warm and hearty vibe. So City girl vs Country boy is set in New Zeland so some of the words were new to me specially because my native language isn’t English. But as always her stories are so well written that I literally devoured this. In this first book of this series we meet three families tied by loving laces that comes from the past. You read from three POW Harpe ...more
Sep 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Lexee Toste
Sep 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this story! It is very well written and drew me in from beginning to end. These characters really grab you by the heartstrings early on and still have a hold on mine. This book is not complete. We follow multiple characters and the story does not end on a cliffhanger exactly, but not everything is resolved. Where we are left off was at the end of a stage, with a new set of circumstances upcoming that everyone will have to deal with. It was a good stopping place, even if all I wa ...more
Nana Pickrell
Sep 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I was privileged enough to receive an advanced reader copy of this book from the author for a voluntary and honest review.
You know that elusive book hangover we all long for? Jordan delivers that and so much more with City Girl vs Country Boy.
City Girl vs Country Boy consumed me from the very first chapter and it did not let me go until I finished the last page. The characters were brilliant, and the plot created a brilliant story. The well written story line and the well developed characters ho
Sep 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A terrible accident. Five kids without family. Life will never be the same. A pact of forever love will be the answer. Beck, lost his wife and twins and in his grief he also lost his two best friends. But now he has to face the pact they made as a teen and take care of their families and Tane, his step son. An amazing story about live, love not matter what and forgiveness. You will laugh, cry and feel all the raw emotions the characters go trough and will beg Jordan Ford to write the second book ...more
Sep 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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*I have received this book in exchange for an honest review!*

Wow, the feels. This book was so full of so many feelings that they assaulted my senses. I don't even know how to compute. I don't ever want to find myself into this kind of situation, it would totally break me.
It was beautifully written from 3POVs and they completed each other so well that it took nothing away from the story, it actually added so many angles.
I can't divulge much because I don't want to spoil things for you but prepare
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh! Where do I even start...Let’s see-in this book, you have characters who have suffered tremendous loss that changes everything they have ever known. I have been not so patiently waiting for this book to release since the author first started talking about it and now the time has come where I can share it with you.

When tragedy strikes and three families become one, some major changes take place. After losing their parents in a car crash Harper and her two siblings along with Stacey and her tw
Gwen Shafer
Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jordan always writes such great books. This one is full of emotion. Right off the bat you are hit with a very tragic moment. From there you are taken on a journey that will lead you on a path of adventure, heart ache and dealing with losing the people you love the most. Harper is the oldest in the group she is the one that deals with everything and tries the hardest to make everything work. She has her sister Willow and brother Ozzy who both aren't handling things well at all. Then there is Stac ...more
Sep 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is the first book in a new series. There are three point of views Harper, Tane, and Stacey. It’s about the lives of the three characters and a few others whose lives change drastically. It’s about high school loves, coming to turns with tragedies, and becoming a family. At first I thought having three point of views would be weird and awkward, but I loved it. I thought it works really well with this series. This book does not really have a cliff hanger, but the underlying storyline will be ...more
Sarah Davis
Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I got the opportunity to read this book as an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Follow the journey of Harper, Willow, Oscar, Stacey and Bianca as all 5 has to go live with with "Uncle Beck" in NZ (which they haven't been there in 10 years) after a horrific tragedy.

I would highly recommend reading the first book in Forever Love series if you want to read a book that takes you on a beautiful and emotional journey.
Sophie Koufes
Sep 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
City Girl VS Country Boy is a ya contemporary romance set in New Zealand, told in multi pov and the first novel in this series ends with a sort of cliffy as the lovestory continues into book two. I love the writing style and how this innovative novel is scripted. The wording includes New Zealand lingo creating a realistic effect. The narrative is swirling with unexpected twists. Character's are compelling with complex personalities. A beautiful deep seeded novel that is exceptional with heart-re ...more
Carly Bemberg
Sep 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was such a sweet story. I love how it’s not just the main love interest who has a voice. “Uncle” Beck is thrown into and unexpected situation and makes the best out of it. I love the back story with their parents. I feel like Tane and Harpers stories is going to be one of those romances that has to build up gradually then explodes with love. Such a great beginning to this series. I can not wait to see what the characters are going to do next.
Sherry Vaughan
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There is a bittersweet air to this book. 5 young people are orphaned and their parents requested that an old childhood friend be their guardian. So, instead of continuing with their lives, they are stuck on a farm near a small town in New Zealand. There are some tender moments but a lot of heartache as the kids try to deal with the loss of their parents and what comes next. There will be more to follow in this new series.
Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was privileged to receive an ARC copy of this amazing book to preview. From laughs to deep sorrow this book had me crying one moment and cracking up the next. How do we deal with grief.....every person is different and I appreciate so much the grace with which this story is written. We make mistakes, we say things we don’t mean, we love family no matter what. Forever love. Seriously read this book, you will love it! Can’t wait for the next one! Thanks Jordan you’re the best!
Marsha Graniel
Oct 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
City Girl vs. Country Boy is a heartfelt book that will have you hooked since the beginning. This is a multi POV book that is surprisingly interesting! This book contains, tragedy, friendship and family. I love where Jordan is taking this series and I can’t wait to read the next book!!

I voluntarily leave an honest review of this Advanced Readers Copy!!
Tammy Criswell Brock
fell in love with this book from the beginning! Harpers parents and another couple they are best friends with die in a terrible car accident. Harper is left taking care of her 2 younger siblings. They other couple have twins girls, they all had left guardianship to Beck, who has his own heartache from losing his wife and boys in a car accident. Beck also has his step son living with him Tane who chose to stay with Beck when his mother left. Harper and Tane have an instant connection. Grab the bo ...more
Paula Genereau
Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Harper's story was amazing . I absolutely loved it. It will have you gasping and wanting more.
Sep 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Heartbreaking and sweet. I can't wait for the next book.
Gina Cihacz
Oct 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great start to the new series. Emotional with a romantic twist. Yet again a wonderful series from Jordan Ford.
Sep 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What an absolutely glorious start to a new series! The emotional rollercoaster is complemented by terrific character development, believable plot twists, some truly exceptional dialogue and wonderful world-building. Jordan Ford is a truly talented young-adult fiction author, and has produced yet another must-read novel. Can't wait for the next in the series, especially as this one ends on a cliffhanger!
Latifa Morrisette
This book is about how the lives of five children are thrown I to chaos after a tragic accident. Siblings Harper, Willow, Oscar and Twin sisters Bianca and Stacey's lives are forever changed when the at Beck Connell's farm. This book shows how the after effects impact each of their lives. It's an emotional journey that will require tissues.
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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 a

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