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Shy Girl vs Popular Boy

(Forever Love #3)

4.38  ·  Rating details ·  146 ratings  ·  34 reviews
A second-place sister. A first-rate jock. Can the light of love shine through the darkest pain?

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 awa
Paperback, 372 pages
Published November 2019 by Jordan Ford Books
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Anne OK
The third book in this YA series and I'm still all-in. The drama ramped up this time with Stacey caught in the middle. A new and mysterious new character arrives on scene and I am eager to learn more about Hayden. And the new relationship between Cam and Bianca is so sweet and emotionally challenging that I'm afraid things are about to take a bitter turn. I am absolutely addicted to all the different personalities, interactions, dramas and different relationships, both family-wise and otherwise. ...more
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
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 storyl
Leanne ~ Tales From The Heart
I ended this book with a emotionally drained sigh. This is the twins story, Bianca and Stacey are so different. We watch sweet, shy nerdy Bianca fall for the cool guy. Cam is so right for her confidence. I really enjoyed their journey of love. At the same time we see the trauma that Stacey is going through. A scary reality, it's fight or flight and she's ready to flee. Will she confide to her family? I was teary through the last half of this book, so many feels, anger being one of them ...more
I received a free copy of this book from the author and voluntarily reviewed it.

I am really enjoying this series so far and happily started the third book in this series. I really like how this series follows this whole family of characters and from book to book the focus shifts a bit to different characters. It's a romance story, but it's so much more. It has heartbreak and hope, pain and love. And it's such an addictive read that makes me want to keep reading even with the more difficult momen
Jennifer G
Nov 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Bianca, the sweet, shy girl convinced she belongs in the shadow of her beautiful, outgoing twin. Cam, the popular rugby playing prefect. She can't believe he could ever be interested in a girl like her. He hasn't been able to get her out of his mind since the moment he first laid eyes on her. Bianca is dealing with the deaths of her parents, Cam has family secrets of his own. Her sister is in some kind of trouble. But none of that matters when they are together. He really likes her. She really l ...more
Nov 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Life on the Connell farm continues for twins Bianca and Stacy, this instalment gives us their dual POV. Bianca has finally plucked up the courage to say yes to a first date with Cam, whilst Stacey is veering over to the dark side in her relationship with Jonas. They are both still trying to deal with the loss of their parents and are grieving in different ways.

There were some heavy issues that were addressed in this story that really make you question society and the disturbing things that stil
Sophie Koufes
Nov 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shy Girl vs Popular Boy (Forever Love Series Book # 3) is a YA contemporary romance told in multi pov.
A perfect addition to this series.
I absolutely love the composition of this series, how the characters evolve with each book, and the family dynamics. The world this author has created is so touching and heart wrenching.
Bianca and Cam are super adorable together and I absolutely love them both. Looking forward to reading more about them.
A highly compelling novel that touches on difficult subj
Nov 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A powerful, awesome love and live’s story. Everybody in the Connell Farm made a promise to stick together and help each other in everything, physically or emotionally. Will it be enough to allow Stacey face the worst nightmare ever possible? Will Bianca realise how great she is and that Cam is really interés in her? A challenging and amazing book.
Nana Pickrell
Nov 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
I was privileged enough to receive an advanced reader copy of this book from the author for a voluntary and honest review.
Shy Girl begins strong and with each passing page, they story just gets better and better. It never loses momentum, the characters never fall flat and you just want to drag out the reading because you don't want the book to end. I devoured this book!
Gwen Shafer
Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was an interesting one. This one is mainly about Stacey and Bianca. Sisters who are trying to start over after losing their parents. Bianca is the shy one who is not by any means popular. She pretty much keeps to herself. But one certain guy has her paying more attention to things around her. Cam is popular and good looking. He plays for the rugby team and is popular with a lot of the kids at school. Someone that should not like Bianca. But that doesn't stop him from asking her out.

Karla Vértiz
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC copy for an honest review.
This is the third book in The Forever Love series and you have Bianca, Stacey and Cam’s points of view. I enjoyed Jordan’s books so much and this one didn’t disappointed me. This series have this overcome vibe right from the start because when you are dealing with a loss the pain can get you to very dark places specially if you don’t want to deal with mourning. In this book we finally see what happens with Stacey’s avoidance approach to her parent’s de
Nov 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Bianca is the opposite of her beautiful, popular twin sister. She is shy, the quiet one, she sees herself as plain, at best, and she isn't sporty and thin like her twin Stacey. Cam is a jock, very popular, and gorgeous. He can have any girl he wants, but he only has eyes for Bianca, the most beautiful girl in school as far as he's concerned. Bianca and Cam are beginning to date, but suddenly Bianca's twin Stacey is acting strangely, and she won't tell Bianca what's wrong. Bianca made a promise t ...more
Juliana Ignácio
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jordan Ford surprises us with every story she writes, as they express the real feelings and problems of teenagers' lives. And this story was wonderfully written. I found my eyes filled with tears in various parts, especially the relationship between Stacey and Bianca. Because I'm a twin, I can fully understand the feelings they share.
Bianca is the shy, reserved girl, and when the popular athlete, Cam, becomes interested in her, she is slow to believe that she really deserves his attention. As th
Lexee Toste
Nov 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this story!!! I loved getting to see Bianca and Cam get closer together and start dating. Cam was just perfect with Bianca and I loved how he had no problem moving at a slow pace for her. He wanted her to be comfortable and so he wasn't sure about asking her out again as she hadn't really answered the first time but he got that she had seemed nervous and surprised before being interrupted. This book is the third in the series and they all follow around our makeshift family. I ...more
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I truly could not love this series more. So often I find that young adult novels trivialise issues to the point of condescension, and recalling that period of time in my life, that really bothers me. Jordan Ford is an author who truly understands how to write about teens and young adults in a way that respects that phase of life and appeals to all ages of readers. This is a perfect third instalment to a series that is quickly becoming one of my absolute favourites. The emotions are genuine, the ...more
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful world created by this author . A popular boy, a shy girl. Can this work out? The storyline keeps you involved. Loved it.
Nov 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved this story. Seeing the development of the twins story was beautiful and at times enraging. Cams and Bianca’s relationship grows whilst Stacy struggles with Trauma and the struggle to let her family in. I cannot wait for the next book 😍
Nov 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
This is such a good young adult series that really tackles issues that teens face, even though it’s set in New Zealand. This is the continuation of the series and the previous books must be read before this one. In this story, Bianca and Cam grow closer, while Stacey faces a very real and serious issue. I love this series and can’t wait to read the next book and see where it takes the characters’ lives.
Nov 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really love Bianca and Cam as a couple. So far, they are my favorite in this series. Jordan Ford has done an amazing job of developing these characters and their stories as they try to adjust to their new lives following the loss of their parents. I've enjoyed following this family from the beginning and can't wait to see what the future holds for each of them.
Karen Voitik
Dec 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
>Book Review – Shy Girl vs. Popular Boy
>I am an independent reviewer. This book is the 3rd in the Forever Love series and ends on a positive note for the main couple. Cam is the popular boy. He is clueless as to how the girls all act around him, trying to capture his attention. All he knows is that girls seem to like him. Bianca is the twin to super popular and outgoing Stacey. Bianca is insecure in her body image and can’t believe Cam would ever notice or like her. Cam just thinks she doesn’t l
Tiah Macdonald
Dec 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow where to start...
this is another beautifully crafted novel by the amazing Jordan Ford.
all the character are genuine and truly believable... i felt like i had been friends with Bianca and Cam for years. the plot is wonderfully layed out and at not a single point did i question where i was or the purpose of the events.
Biance is the perfect embodiment of a shy teenage girl and Cam, ever the popular gentleman. Stacey also holds a strong part in this book and faces her own struggles.
Bianca mus
Sarah Davis
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
*ARC opportunity*

This book shows more of Bianca and Cam than the last one. Bianca gets more courageous with her feelings for Cam not knowing that he has the same feelings towards her in the beginning. This is a great continuation for the Forever Love series and I can't wait to read the next one.
Tammy Criswell Brock
Dec 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
these kids have suffered a terrible loss, Beck is so wonderful helping them through it. I love this series and can hardly wait for the next book to see where this goes.
Dec 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Emotional roller coaster

At times while I was reading this book I forgot it was “just a story”. I was very much caught up in the family crisis. I loved the sweetness of Cam and Bianca flirtations and felt the pain of Stacy’s mistake that tore her world apart.
I am looking forward to book four and really hope Leon gets what is coming to him!!
Latifa Morrisette
Dec 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shy Girl vs Popular Boy focuses on Bianca, Cam and Stacey. We all know the things these two sisters went through and adding bAck to mix is interesting. You do get your HFN and I'm excited to see what's in store for the next booj.
Doris Raines
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another 5 stars! I can easily read these in about a day. These stories just get more and more emotional as the series continues.
This is supposed to be Cam and Bianca’s story but it is more about Stacey and what happens to her.
I love that this was a three person story though because you really need those other view points in situations like this. Stacey should not have trusted Jonas that much but I get it at the same time. He seemed like an okay enough guy and I didn’t expect what happened to b
Nov 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
*I received and ARC of this book for a honest review*

This is the third in the series that I've read so far and it gets better and better every with every installment.
I have become so invested in these characters. All the situations they go through. All the emotions.
I have to admit this book put me through the wringer. There were some moments when I actually had to stop a little bit so that I didn't pour my soul out on the keyboard.
It was such a roller coaster of emotions but in the end it left m
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Obsessed with there characters.

I kindly received a advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This book got out of me so many emotions I can't even begin to describe. I love Cam, and Bianca. For 3 quarters of the book I didn't like Stacey that much. I'm still kind sceptic where she's concerned but I'm willing to give her a chance. Honestly I can't wait to read the upcoming book. I won't tell you who is it about, just that you really need to get this book as soon as it comes out,
Paula Genereau
Nov 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book. Loved it
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Jordan Ford is a teen and young-adult romance author. She loves to write romance novels filled with angst, mystery, danger and first love. If you're looking for heartfelt romance, loyal friendships, thrilling drama and characters you can fall in love with, then you're in the right place.

“Writing romance brings me the greatest joy. My heart bubbles, my insides zing, and I am at my happiest when im

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