"The Red Zone"
Genre: Young Adult, Sports, Romance. 199 pages.
to know her.
Running from the gossip, whispers and drama at her high school back in New Zealand, Kaija Bennett hopes time in the states will be a healthy change. But when Kaija finds herself attracted to a guy from the very group she is running from, she wonders if she can really change. Mack Mahoney is the captain and quarterback of the football, all the guys want to be him and all the girls want to get with him. Yet there's song inside him that screams for more than just football, and it isn't till he meets the new girl with green eyes that he realizes love is possible. Now if only Mack could get Kaija to open up and give their connection a shot even with all the high school social stigmas.
Overall, great story for any that love high school romances with all the drama. Mack is the oh so popular jock but with a good heart. Kaija hated what she became and how badly she hurt someone; Nelson high was to be her chance at a do over. Which is very relatable, that desire to begin anew to improve ourselves and change how we act or treat people better, is something I know I've felt each year before school started or I started at a new job. The issue of bullying was greatly tackling in this book and I love how well Jordan Ford continues to bring the issue up in each book with her couples circumstances. I can't for the reveal of who is messing with everyone by spilling secrets. Oh and by far favorite thing in the book was the prank war, which was super fun and flirty. So if you love a story where there's an insta connection but the girl wants nothing to do with popular "it" guy on campus because of her past, than this book will interest you.