My rating: 5 of 5 stars
FOUL PLAY is book three in the Barlow Sisters series and is a sports related/”bad boy”/suspensful/young adult romance. So, I’ve read several books (at least 7) by author Jordan Ford and every time, I think, “This is my favorite!” but then she comes out with another book and I change my mind! THIS one’s my ABSOLUTE favorite! Chloe and Vincent’s story just gave me all the feels. There’s an achingly sweet romance, a thrilling mystery, tension filled twists and of course the PERFECT happy ever after for all three of the Barlow Sisters. That old adage, “Don’t judge a book by its cover” is a lesson learned for the secondary characters in this story. Vincent fits the bad boy profile but Chloe’s sweet heart knows that he’s more than meets the eye! Vincent’s dire home life just broke my heart but I loved how strong yet vulnerable he was. And Chloe turned out to be my favorite Barlow sister. She was perhaps more of a wallflower compared to her outgoing sisters but she had the biggest heart! Another great book for my READ AGAIN E-SHELF! Told from dual POVs with a sweet ending and multiple epilogues (Thanks for that Ms. Ford!) I received, read and voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
FOUL PLAY – Barlow Sisters #3
She’s following her heart. He’s looking for redemption. Can they beat a bad rap and slide home safe?
Chloe Barlow has always wanted to give back. But when she volunteers at the local church one night, her good deed is repaid with a violent attack. The biggest surprise comes when Armitage’s resident bad boy saves Chloe and leaves a sweet note in her locker the following day. Could Chloe’s classmates have been wrong about him the whole time?
Vincent Mancini hasn’t cared about his reputation in years. At least, not until Chloe looked in his direction. With his older brother in jail and a rocky home life, it was always easier to accept his troublemaker label. But it turns out Vincent’s brother might be innocent and with Chloe agreeing to a date, things are looking up for the troublemaker…
Chloe is determined to prove her family wrong about Vincent by clearing his brother’s name. But as their investigation takes a dangerous turn, Chloe could end up with something much more serious than a broken heart…
Foul Play is the final standalone book in The Barlow Sisters Trilogy, a series of simmering YA contemporary romance novels. If you like forbidden love stories, complex characters, and high-adrenaline mysteries, then you’ll love Jordan Ford’s sports romance series.
About the Author
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.