Review: The Foxhole Court

The Foxhole Court (All for the Game, #1)

Title: The Foxhole Court
Author: Nora Sakavic
Publication Date: January 15 2013
Genre: Contemporary
Format: eBook
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis

Neil Josten is the newest addition to the Palmetto State University Exy team. He’s short, he’s fast, he’s got a ton of potential—and he’s the runaway son of the murderous crime lord known as The Butcher.

Signing a contract with the PSU Foxes is the last thing a guy like Neil should do. The team is high profile and he doesn’t need sports crews broadcasting pictures of his face around the nation. His lies will hold up only so long under this kind of scrutiny and the truth will get him killed.

But Neil’s not the only one with secrets on the team. One of Neil’s new teammates is a friend from his old life, and Neil can’t walk away from him a second time. Neil has survived the last eight years by running. Maybe he’s finally found someone and something worth fighting for.


First off I want to start this review by providing a link to a list of the content warnings for the entire series here. Please check this out beforehand. There is some heavy stuff that goes on throughout the series.

I first read this series three years ago and I loved it just as much then as I do now after reading it for the second time. I know that some people have really strong feelings against this book but I absolutely adore it. The characters are the best thing about it for me and the biggest reason why I love the whole series.

Characters

Neil Josten, how I love him. He’s such a superb, spunky character. From the beginning to the end of just this one book, Neil changes so much and it’s so delightful to read about. Neil is a plucky, sassy character who looks like a cinnamon roll but could actually kill you very easily. I just love Neil “I’m fine” Josten and I hope you do too.

Plot/Writing

The first sentence of this book is one of my favorites for the beginning of a book and a series as a whole. I think Sakavic’s writing is good. It’s not the best but I still enjoyed it a lot.

So the story and plot is kind of absurd and unrealistic. However, I looked past that because the characters are amazing and I love them all. There are some amazingly funny scenes in this book that had me shook. Also the fact that this is low key a sport book and I don’t like sports says something about how good it is.

Overall Thoughts

I’m glad to know that after rereading this book and the whole series I still love them a lot. I can see why some people might have issues with it but I do think it’s a good book with such wonderful characters. If you’re looking for a book with the found family trope then this series is calling your name.

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