Wednesday 7 December 2011

Review: Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Pages: 288
Format: Kindle

What girl doesn't want to be surrounded by gorgeous jocks day in and day out? Jordan Woods isn't just surrounded by hot guys, though - she leads them as the captain and quarterback on her high school football team. They all see her as one of the guys, and that's just fine. As long as she gets her athletic scholarship to a powerhouse university. But now there's a new guy in town who threatens her starring position on the team... and has her suddenly wishing to be seen as more than just a teammate.

OhmygoshIloveditsomuch!!!! I'd seen the cover of this book out and about for the past few months and couldn't wait for its release. I bought it on my Kindle on release day.  I love instant gratification. My kindle ROCKS!

This was such a great book.  Jordan is quarterback and captain of her high school football team. That demands respect right there. In a way, I think that Jordan feels like most of us in high school.  Different.  Author Miranda Kenneally nailed this on the head.  It felt very real.  Jordan is trying to accomplish so much for her college career.  More than that, she is making opportunity for women everywhere. Amen!

I loved that Jordan was such close friends with her teammates.  I liked how they didn't treat her any different because she was a girl, but they let her know they knew she was female.  I fell in love with Henry and Ty in their first scenes. I kind of had a dream with Henry in it. I LOVE HIM!! I liked that I got to know each characters back story.  I'm all about understanding them more and it makes me love the story even better.  I love  good character development. The pace is good, and kept me reading in the middle of the night.  

There is teen sex.  I'm really not a fan of normalizing this, even if it IS normal in today's world. Let's not make it normal, eh?  But it's here.  I suppose I was super naive in high school, but seeing as it has been almost 15 yrs since I graduated high school, I don't remember much. 

Overall, fantastic read! I love a good contemporary and this was definitely it! 

"I didn't know crushing on a guy would require me to up my calorie intake." 

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