Mar 1, 2012

Review: Catching Jordan

Title: Catching Jordan
Author: Miranda Kenneally
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Pages: 281
Challenge: 2012 DAC
Source: Own
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My Rating:

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. -summary from

Can I begin by saying how much I enjoyed this book?! I devoured it. This is a story based on so much more than just a sporty romance, and I’m so glad I didn’t let my non-football attitude stop me from picking it up!

Meet Jordan, Senior quarterback of her high school football team. Although her father disapproves, she is determined on getting a scholarship to play college football. She’s passionate about the sport even though most perceive it to be a boys game. She stands up for herself and doesn’t let others compromise her dreams. (woo whoo! You go girl!)…. Jordans weakness; she doesn’t notice boys the same way other girls do….

This story is not just about Jordan’s love life, it also touches base with her rocky relationship with her father. I understand that he’s just worried about her and doesn’t want her to get hurt, but there were certain scenes in the book where I wanted to smack some sense into him. He was totally being sexist. It’s bad enough that Jordan had to deal with peer pressure, slander, and other not so pleasant things; only to come home and be ridiculed by her father. But I simply loved the fact that even though Jordan fumbles (no pun intended) through certain situations, she always comes out with a positive attitude and with a self learned lesson.

Kenneally's writing easily nailed Jordans tomboy attitude, and was able to insert a softer, more feminine side as well. Jordan was simply a football loving girl, who was one of the guys. Speaking of guys…. Can I have my own Sam Henry? Jordan's best friend and teammate Sam Henry, was fabulous. He was selfless, sweet, hot and smart. I thought it was the cutest thing how he would spend the night and sleep in the same bed with Jordan… not THAT kind of sleep, the real sleep! :)haha! I’ll admit, I was totally Team Ty in the beginning, but as the story went on I could feel Jordan loosing interest and so did I.

I’ve never been much of a football girl but Kenneally has made a fan out of me. Catching Jordan is a beautifully written novel, full of charming characters and emotional situations. It was a sweet romantic read and so much more. Very much looking forward to reading Kenneally’s next book; Stealing Parker.


  1. Oh, I completely loved this book as well! I just inhaled it. It definitely was more than I thought it was going to be. I'm so glad you felt the same way that I did! Wonderful review, Diana! <33

  2. I really want to read this one! Glad you enjoyed it, I want to read it more now :)

  3. I loved this book so much! One of my top reads of 2011 for sure. It was so much fun and incredibly well written. I almost peed my pants during the baby part. So glad you enjoyed it too! :)

  4. I'm glad you enjoyed this. It's on my TBR and I'm more excited to read it now.

    (By the way, I got Shadows on Amazon. I can't wait until Onyx comes out!)

  5. I've seen nothing but positive reviews about this one. Great review!!!

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  6. I was a huge fan of this book. I didn't think I would be. The author did a great job making me the way Jordan did toward the men in her life. Like you I was a big fan of Ty and when Jordan lost interest, so did i. Great review D!

  7. I love your review! I really want to read this. Nothing like a good realistic fiction novel with a strong lead! :)

  8. Great review, Diana! Your enthusiasm for this book is rather infectious. Sam sounds absolutely swoon-worthy. After reading your review and seeing how much you loved this one, I will have to bump it up on my TBR!

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