Title: Catching Jordan
Author: Miranda Kenneally
Series: Hundred Oaks #1
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: March 1, 2012
ONE OF THE BOYS
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.
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?
I wanted to love this book so bad. I'd heard such great things about this series and I was honestly pumped! Unfortunately, a combination of personal taste and over-hype made this one a disappointment. So sad!
I wanted to like our heroine, Jordan. I mean, she's a kick ass football quarterback! Unfortunately, she got on my nerves for a lot of the book. She was really judgmental and it drove me crazy. She did improve towards the end, but it was too late. Then she does some things that had me scratching my head in bewilderment.
I was hoping for a cast of secondary characters to save this one, but it just didn't happen. Ty annoyed me, Sam Henry pissed me off and Jordan's dad made me generally cranky.
My next issue is where the personal taste issues come in. I'm much more of an action girl than a romance girl. However, this book had a major focus on romance. As Jordan navigated the rough waters of romance, I was just itching for the next football game to arrive to break things up. And I don't even like football (or as my bf and I now call it: hand-egg)! This is totally not the books fault, as I'm sure fans of romance will enjoy these sections much more than me.
Overall, I was disappointed in Catching Jordan. I didn't enjoy the characters and I found the romance overpowering. That said, I do plan on continuing this series and trying Stealing Parker because I want to make it to Racing Savannah, because, HORSES!!
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