Tyler Schumann has always been known as Nelson High’s goofy clown, the guy with the big mouth. But there’s something people don’t know: he’s tired of being in the shadows of his Raiders’ buddies, and he’s ready to do whatever it takes to get the one girl in school he wants to finally notice him: Roxanne Carmichael.
Sammy Carmichael is just one of the guys, known for her mad boarding skills and her razor-sharp wit. But she has a secret, too—a crush on her best friend. It’s a relationship she’s not willing to risk damaging by getting all romantic about it.
When Tyler asks for Sammy’s help, she’s stoked to be able to spend a little one-on-one time with him. Their secret mission will bring them closer together…until she realizes what he’s really after—her sister. Tired of being in the shadows herself, Sammy sets out on a mission of her own to prove that she’s the Carmichael girl he really wants.
But the secrets and lies she discovers as she embarks on her quest could tear her relationship with Tyler to shreds, and Sammy must decide which lies are worth exposing and how much damage the truth will cause.
I am so, so sad that this is the last book in The Big Play Series. Jordan Ford has provided me with well written and heart warming stories. She has reignited my love for the Young Adult book genre and has left me begging for more.
The final installment of The Big Play Series, Shoot The Gap, follows the story of Tyler and Sammy. Tyler has a big mouth and has always been known as the class clown. However, there is so much more to him than meets the eye. He’s tired of being the status quo and wants more. He especially wants a certain girls attention….Sammy isn’t afraid to hang with the guys. She’s smart, witty and has crazy board skills. Only, she’s tired of being seen as just one of the guys. She wants her best friend to see her, to see what’s always been there, but has been too afraid to voice. When an opportunity to help Tyler presents itself, Sammy can’t help but jump at it. It’s finally her time to shine and show Tyler what he’s missing out on. As these two friends grow closer, secrets will be told and their relationship will be tested. The truth will set you free, but sometimes, it hurts more than it helps. Will Sammy and Tyler get their HEA? There’s only one way to find out.
Shoot The Gap is a fantastic addition to The Big Play Series. Jordan Ford pulled out all the stops with this one and had my emotions all over the place. This story was well-written and took me back to high school. I loved the angst and the cliques. The characters as always are very real and easy to connect with. I loved Sammy and Tyler together. Yes, they shared a lot of frustrating moments, but that made the slow burn/build of their romantic relationship all that much better. There were quite a few times where I just wanted to shake Tyler and make him open his eyes to finally see Sammy, but I have to tell you, he more than makes up for it and had my heart swooning all over the place.
Overall, I really enjoyed Shoot The Gap. Jordan Ford has created a beautiful story with amazing friendships and young love. This story had the perfect balance of angst, swoon worthy moments and frustration. I loved the way that Shoot The Gap wrapped up this series. I loved seeing it all come together and getting some time with a few of our old friends. My only complaint, is that the series is over!
I can not wait to read more from this author in the future.
*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*