Monday, November 28, 2011

Review: Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

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Catching Jordan
Miranda Kenneally
Release date: December 1st, 2011
by Sourcebooks Fire

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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.

*A copy was provided by Sourcebooks for review purposes*
What did I think of Catching Jordan? Umm.. well.. it was FREAKING AMAZING! There is just so much I could say about this book. It has romance, humor, love, loss, friendship, family – it has something for absolutely everyone. Even if you aren’t into sports – like me – or know nothing about football – like me – don’t even hesitate to pick it up. This is a masterpiece written by a brilliant mastermind that you Can. Not. Miss!!


Ok, phew. Now, let’s start with Jordan. Our dear wonderful Jordan who is over six feet tall, plays football and is considered “one of the guys” is completely loveable and such a sweetheart. She may be a tomboy, but she has the same teenage angst and emotions as any other girl. She wants to talk about her recent crush, vent about not being supported by her dad, and someone to teach her how she’s supposed to kiss. I connected with Jordan immediately – she made me laugh and cry. She made me feel her heart flutter and then break. This was a definite emotional ride that I won’t soon forget!

The romance is absolutely swoon-worthy. The chemistry in Catching Jordan is phenomenal. Not just the love chemistry either. A connection is deeply felt between all of the characters: the team, the friends, the families. It’s all so incredibly well-written with charisma floating off the pages that you’ll see these people come alive. This is the first book I’ve read that has made me laugh to the point of tears (I’m so glad I wasn’t in public) and now that it’s over, my heart is so filled that I desperately want to hug this book, marry it, and have it’s babies!

Catching Jordan is not simply a love story. It’s so so so much more; It’s about going for your dreams, overcoming obstacles and never giving up believing they will happen. You will undoubtedly finish this book with a smile on your face!Β 

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40 Responses to “Review: Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally”

  1. K R Weinert

    Great review! I’ll have to pick this up; contemporary YA’s got dome great stories at the moment…find myself peaking out of the fantasy genre more and more often.

  2. Caitlin

    I can’t wait to read this! I don’t know much about football either, but I’m intrigued by a girl football player. I love how you fangirled.. it made me laugh! lol

  3. Rebecca

    Oh I want to read this now! What a great review:) Now I have this mental image of you with all these little book babies running around you. LOL

  4. Ashley @ Book Labyrinth

    Yay I’m so glad you loved it!! I totally agree with your thoughts. I loved the romance and the friendship, and I adored how it was so much more deep and introspective than you might expect based on the premise.

  5. Alisa

    Wow, makes me reminisce about my high school days. Great review; I’m definitely interested now! *Runs off to pile it on to my TBR list*

  6. Mimi Valentine

    “What girl doesn’t want to be surrounded by gorgeous jocks day in and day out?” <– LOL that has to be the most awesome first line for a synopsis ever! x)

    I’m really big on awesome characters, and Jordan sounds like someone I could instantly connect with too! And that romance — holy wow, why haven’t I picked up this book yet???

    Amazing review, Giselle! I’m definitely going to pick this one up soon! πŸ™‚

  7. Natalia Belikov @ Dazzling Reads

    Kyaaaaaaaaaaa!! fangirl scream!!! KYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!! Dear!! this is the second great review of this book I read though the first one didnt convinced me to read this book as yours!! I love contemporary romance holy cow!! I want this book asap!! kyaaaaaaa!!!I want to laugh as you say and swoon and smile and fall in love with this book! thank you so much for such wonderful review!! so enthusiastic yey!! =D fangirl again! KYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!! ^.^

    β˜…Dazzling Readsβ˜…

  8. Giselle

    Thanks for the comments guys! <3

    @Natalia Belikov LOL. Your comments are always HILARIOUS! <3 Thanks for the laugh and GO GET IT!! It's on Netgalley DUDE!!!!

    @Mimi I’m curious to see your review on this one Mimi!!

  9. Giselle

    Thanks ladies!
    The plot IS unique! And reading a nice, fun contemp is a great change from all these paranormal books coming out! Definitely refreshing!

  10. Karen @ Book Light Graveyard

    !!!!! (Is that enough exclamation marks to express how much I want to read this book?) This book looks so fantastic. I don’t even like football, but I’m so impatient for this one. Fantastic review–you’re not making waiting any easier πŸ™‚

  11. Shellie

    Great review, now I want to get my hands on it even more! I’ve heard so many great things about it. Want, want, want, lol. And about Saving June, it was a great read, it’s on my Christmas list to have as a hard copy!

  12. Giselle

    Thanks ladies!

    @Shellie: I definitely plan to read Saving June all the fabulous reviews have definitely made me uber curious!!

    @Karen @ Book Light Graveyard: I don’t like football either! hahah So no worries!!

  13. Kristina

    Catching Jordan is one of my favorite books that I read in 2011. I loved all of the characters, and many times I was laughing out loud. Glad you loved it as much as I did. Great review!

  14. Ashley

    Oh wow! I’m definitely going to have to read this one soon! I’ve heard a lot of mixed things about it, but I’m definitely going to need to read it soon!

    A review from a blogger that is pretty much identical in Contemporary tastes just read and loved this one too so now I’m legit excited about it!

  15. Sophia

    Oh, wow! I’ve read a lot of rave reviews but I think yours takes the cake. I’ll definitely have to pick this one up. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the review, Giselle!!

  16. Netherland

    I love it when a book takes me by utter surprise! When I read the synopsis to Catching Jordan I was very intrigued by the whole idea of the main character, Jordan, being the Captain of the schoolΒΏs football team. I was curious to see how the author would pull this off, and I have to say she did an excellent job. It was very believable and Jordan is a character everyone will love. In fact, every single character in this book is awesome!