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Unrequited Love: Catching Jordan Review




“When unrequited love is the most expensive thing on the menu, sometimes you settle for the daily special.” 
― Miranda KenneallyCatching Jordan 

Author: Miranda Kenneally
Date Published: 12/1/2011

Short Summary: 
From The Author-
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. 

So... I think I remember mentioning that I love sport romances right? Here is one! I absolutely fan girl'd over this novel. Check it out!


In Public or Under The Covers?
You better read this book in public! You will want everyone on the bus, in your class, at the park, and other places to envy you. They'll grow red when you laugh at Henry's craziness, sigh at Ty's cuteness, cry during the climax, and jump for joy in the last ten pages. Then again, if don't like an audience... you may want to read this alone. 

What Mood?
Be ready for a thrill ride when you start getting lost in Catching Jordan!

Main Character- nay or yay?
I would love to sit down with Jordan (or Woods) if I could. She has plenty to teach me. How to be actual best friends with attractive males? How to throw a 75 yard pass in jeans and a baby tee? How does she have the model relationship with her brother? I already have a stellar best friend; I don't have to ask her that question. But, perhaps... I could ask her how she manages to sleep in the same bed with him... every night. I would kill my best friend, Roderick. I just love Woods. I wish to be her in another life.

Getting Over Tyler Green:
We've all met a Tyler Green before. He is the perfect guy. He's the other quarterback. Ty is good at academics, sweet to his sister, good with her family, loves her friends (which are technically his friends too), a good kisser, and he's HOT! Kenneally stated that Ty resembled Chace Crawford. However, what have we learned about this type of guy? He's a bit too perfect. Is this the case for Ty? You might find that what Woods thinks she wants isn't what fate wants. 

Character Fever:
There needs to be another section for the other players of the Hundred Oaks Red Raiders Football team. Carter, JJ, and Henry are probably the greatest minor characters ever. Every time we get a glimpse of them at her house, flirting with girls, or giving pretty decent advice, I smile.  I still remember all of their names. This is how outstanding they are. 

Crust Factor:
We saved this section for anything upsetting about the book. In our group of friends, we call anything grimy or unacceptable crusty. Fortunately, the only crusty part of Catching Jordan is her disapproving dad. He does not believe that she can be a great football quarterback. He barely attends her games. However, his crustiness works for two reasons. As a reader, it's easy to relate to her family issues. In the end, her father has a hand in the happily ever after. 

Don't Judge a Book by its Cover:
I adore this cover! It's simple yet bright. My favorite part of the cover is the fact that they are wearing normal clothes on the field. The cover strikes so many questions. Who is the boy? Ty? Henry? Why did she chose the 50 yard line? 

Song this reminds me of:
Knock You Down is the perfect song for Woods, Ty, and Henry. Leave a comment giving me your opinion. 

Future Companion Novels:
There are two companion books in the works. 
  Here's an excerpt for the first Stealing Parker.
 Here's an excerpt for the second Bad, Bad Thing.

I'm extremely excited for both!!

Overall Rating:

I'm giving Catch Jordan a Matt Bomer (5 Stars). This supernova novel is as sweet and sexy as Bomer himself. The book is an carefree read.Yet somehow, Kenneally challenges you with real life problems. Jordan deals with all the problems of a normal girl: college applications, balancing academics, athletics, boyfriend(s?), and the prejudice of women athletes. You learn so many lessons, you could probably get away with reading this in school. I hope you enjoy as much as I do. Leave us a comment!


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