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 feel sort of sad to say goodbye to this series. Jordan Ford’s books have made been dear to me as I read the journey of these characters.
I’ve always like Tyler and I think it’s just fitting to end the series with him. Tyler was mostly seen through the series as a goofy guy and it’s so nice to see a different side of him in this book. With him, along with Sam showed us that it’s not so bad to be true to yourself.
Sam’s strength is so admirable. I like how she stood firm and stood for who she is despite how dysfunctional her family was.
I guess that’s another great thing about this series. We not only get to see diverse characters but we also get to see diverse parents and how they contribute to these youngsters up bringing and shaping their characters as they make their way into the world.
This book is so much more than I expected it and I enjoyed every moment with Sam and Tyler. Praises to Jordan Ford for writing an awesome young adult series.