November 16, 2011

REVIEW: Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

Paperback, 288 pages
Expected publication: December 1st 2011
Sourcebooks Fire
ARC copy received through NETGALLEY.
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 now there's a new guy in town who threatens her starting position... suddenly she's hoping he'll see her as more than just a teammate.

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 school’s 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!

Catching Jordan was a very fast read for me and super, super, entertaining. There wasn’t a moment where I found the story to be uninteresting or lacking anything. This was one of those books I stayed up really late to read and just couldn’t put it down until the last page. When I was finally done I couldn’t sleep because all I kept thinking about was how good this story is.

In the story, Jordan is the captain of her football team. Football to her means everything. She takes it very seriously, and one of her goals is to get accepted to the college of her choice and play football for their team. Jordan isn’t really the party type and doesn’t really do the whole “dating” thing. She feels all that is just a distraction and right now she doesn’t need that. So imagine everyone’s surprise when the new boy in school, Ty, joins the team and Jordan starts to act a little bit different. She begins wearing clothes she normally wouldn’t wear and distressing about her hair, things normally girls worry about. Ty enters Jordan’s life and things just go off track for her. It’s obvious that both of them have a thing for each other and as much as Jordan tried to hide it from her team mates, they just knew. I loved how close and how much respect Jordan’s team mates had for her. They treated her like if she was one of the guys, but at the same time like she was their little sister. They were always there for her and respected every decision she made for the team.

Catching Jordan also has a nice little twist. I loved the direction Kenneally took the story and all the true life moments that I felt helps us, as readers, relate to her characters. The romance in the story is just a plus. Jordan deals with a lot more than boy trouble.

This is just a great read and I am really looking forward to reading ANY books by Miranda Kenneally. She is now on my AUTO-BUY list of authors. This is definitely a MUST-READ, MUST-BUY!

5 out of 5 Stars!



  1. Catching Jordan is one of my most anticipated books this December so I'm really glad you liked it. I've requested it on netgalley too but still hasn't been approved. :/

  2. Chel, it took them a lonnnngggg time to approve me. I hope you get approved soon! This book was sooo good!

  3. I got denied twice :( but damn amazing review Dee!! I cannot wait to read this when it releases!!!

  4. Great review! I'm adding this to my TBR shelf since I love sports and romance.

  5. This is on my TBR pile. Maybe I should bump it up. You make it sound sooo good. Great review girl!

  6. Great review Dee! Loved this book so much. Will definitely be buying it when it comes out. Super re-readable. :)

  7. I love this review Dee! It makes me excited to read the book. I can't wait to read it!

  8. Oh i just got this one off Netgalley like - an hour ago! So happy to hear how great it is I'm really in the mood for this!

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  9. Everyone seems to love this book! :) I'm so glad I bought a copy. I can't wait to read it. Thanks for the review!


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