Review: Racing Savannah by Miranda Kenneally

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Review: Racing Savannah by Miranda KenneallyRacing Savannah by Miranda Kenneally
Series: Hundred Oaks #4
Published by Sourcebooks Fire
Pub Date: December 3rd 2013
Pages: 304
Format: ARC | Source: NetGalley
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
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5 Stars

They’re from two different worlds.

He lives in the estate house, and she spends most of her time in the stables helping her father train horses. In fact, Savannah has always been much more comfortable around horses than boys. Especially boys like Jack Goodwin—cocky, popular and completely out of her league. She knows the rules: no mixing between the staff and the Goodwin family. But Jack has no such boundaries.

With her dream of becoming a horse jockey, Savannah isn’t exactly one to follow the rules either. She’s not going to let someone tell her a girl isn’t tough enough to race. Sure, it’s dangerous. Then again, so is dating Jack…

 

I love when a book surprises me and Miranda’s books do that every time. I always think I know how things will play out but the characters and story never go how I think. The characters are always way more layered and the story is always so much more than a love story.

Savannah is probably my favorite of Miranda’s characters so far. She just has this amazing will and drive and I completely admired her for it. I related to her insecurities too, even though I never was as strong as she. I think overall, she’s the most relatable of all the Hundred Oaks girls.

Savannah had a complicated love interest in this story. Her and Jack’s relationship was never going to be easy, with him being the boss’s son and all, and essentially him being her direct boss. I thought Jack was a great multi-layered character. He struggled with so many things because he wanted to please so many people in his life, especially his father. I definitely felt for him. The parents in this story are very present and I loved seeing that they loved their children very much. They each had their struggles but overall they were supportive in the end.

I loved learning more about horse racing thanks to Racing Savannah. I already had an idea of how it all works thanks to the show Wildfire, but this book brought a new understanding of it all. It’ll make you want to go to a race, that’s for sure!

Like in all past Hundred Oaks books, Racing Savannah does have a few appearances by past characters. There’s even a wedding!! You’ll have to read it and find out whose wedding though. ;) It’s always such a fun treat to see who we’ll see and probably the best way to get a glimpse of their happy lives now.

Basically, you need these books in your life. Each one is better than the next and leaves me wanting more, more, more!

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About Miranda Kenneally

Growing up in Tennessee, Miranda Kenneally dreamed of becoming an Atlanta Brave, a country singer (cliché!), or a UN interpreter. Instead she writes and works for the State Department in Washington, D.C., where George W. Bush once used her shoulder as an armrest. Miranda loves Twitter, Star Trek and her husband. Visit www.mirandakenneally.com

Jess @ Gone with the Words

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Jess is a 30 something female living in Texas. Most days you will find her on Twitter, giving her opinion on her latest reads, her latest tv obsessions, movies, and hot dudes. In her free time she loves to watch tv, movies, and of course, read tons of books with hot dudes in them. She also makes time to run this blog. :)

5 Responses to “Review: Racing Savannah by Miranda Kenneally”

  1. Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook

    I still haven’t read any of Miranda Kenneally books. I have heard really good things, so I don’t know why I haven’t read any of hers. I love the sound of this one, though. Maybe I’ll start with this one.

  2. Bookworm Brandee

    I’ve had this series sitting on my shelf for far too long. Racing Savannah sounds great and if Ms. Kenneally consistently surprises you, she’s an author I need to read! Great review, Jess!

  3. Estelle

    I found Savannah the most relateable too. I don’t have a finished copy but I’ve been really wanting to reread this. IT WAS JUST SO GOOD and there were a lot of lines I liked that I did not write down. (I’ve been slacking in this lately.)

    AND THE WEDDING THE WEDDING. Loved. Made me cry.

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