Saturday, August 23, 2014

Book Review: Catching Jordan

Title - Catching Jordan
Author - Miranda Kenneally
Series - Hundred Oaks #1
Genre - YA Contemporary Romance
Published - December 1st 2011
Publisher - Sourcebooks Fire
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 of 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 everything she's ever worked for is threatened when Ty Green moves to her school. Not only is he an amazing QB, but he's also amazingly hot. And for the first time, Jordan's feeling vulnerable. Can she keep her head in the game while her heart's on the line?

Jordan has always loved football and since pop warner at a kid she’s been playing quarterback. It’s her senior year she wants to play for Alabama but as the season starts everything changes when Ty shows up and joins the team. He’s an amazing quarterback with the prospect of going all the way plus he’s super attractive and distractions Jordon from her priorities. All her life Jordan has been one of the guys the game has been the most important she doesn’t think about guys like the other girls.

However with the arrival of Ty things are changing for Jordan and they aren’t all going to be good. With the arrival of the new quarterback she can’t keep her head in the game, and when her father does finally show’s up she’s not even playing. At home she can’t get her dad to give her the time of day when it comes to football but he’s all about supporting her brother’s college career. All Jordan has dreamed about is going to Alabama and playing football but as the football season starts to end it may not be an option. She’s also has a boyfriend which is new for her and put a strain on her friendship with her best friend. Jordan will need to figure out what she wants before it’s too late and loses it all.

I liked Jordan right from the start a girl playing football with the guys at a high school level it was awesome. I love the way the guys are protective of her on and off the field and that she’s a tomboy not your prissy weak minded girl. She’s also sweet and innocent when it comes to guys I found that refreshing. I loved her fellow football players of course Henry was my favorite but I liked Ty too he’s a good guy with a good heart.

Catching Jordan is a story about a girl struggling to be the best in a guy’s world. I feel like the story is well written it flows from start to finish and I could see it really happening. It’s a clean story that teens as well as adults will be able to relate to Jordan’s story. The characters I found were easy to connect with I loved Jordan by the end she’s just a great character. My only gripe was I didn’t care for the love triangle but it wasn’t as overwhelming as most it was tastefully done which I appreciated. All in all it’s a great story and for my first book by the author I was impressed. I have every intention of checking out the rest of her books because I enjoyed this one.  
4 out of 5 Stars


  1. I also loved Jordan. She was definitely a fun and easy character to connect too. Great review! I enjoyed this book immensely, but sadly I have to saw, the series kind of go on a downfall from here. Maybe it'll be different for you. :)

    Cindy @ In This World of Books..

    1. I just read the synopsis for the next one. Not sure how I feel about a student/teacher relationship so I'm going to toss it on my back burner for a while.

  2. There were aspects of the love triangle that I wasn't crazy about either. I was a little nervous about how things were going to turn out for a while, but I thought that Kenneally made it all work out (at least to my satisfaction) in the end.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction