Friday, February 20, 2015

Love & Football

Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally
: December 1, 2011 by Sourcebooks Fire
I've been wanting to read this book for seemingly forever. Except maybe it's one where I built my expectations up a little much, because unfortunately I wasn't a huge fan of it.

Jordan is the quarterback on her high school football team. She's one of the guys and never has thought of a guy as more than a friend or teammate, but as you'd expect with a YA book, that's going to change. Seems like a good idea for a plot, right? And yes, I still think it is, that's why I wanted to read the book so much. But it just felt so, so predictable. I could see that being somewhat expected with a YA story, and yet it just felt like too much to me.

Then there was the insta-love. Jordan and Ty set eyes on each other and instantly their both infatuated. Then they wind up sleeping together without any fanfare. Yes, I realize Jordan is supposed to be a tomboy, but even so I couldn't quite believe how easily she fell into bed with him without a second thought. This may be a bit of a spoiler, but again you pretty much knew this was going to happen from the second you started this.

My own personal pet peeve with this book was that Jordan wanted to go play football at Alabama. I understand why, but still, as an LSU fan I couldn't quite get behind it. Although clearly, this isn't an issue most people would have with this.

I did enjoy the football talk, and actually I would likely list that as my favorite part of the book. I know Kenneally has a whole collection of these sports books, and while I'm still be willing to give her a second chance, I don't see myself going out of my way to do so.


Today I'm linking up with Blonde Undercover Blonde for Book Club Friday!


  1. There was a time when I saw this book literally everywhere. I'm really disappointed to hear about the predictability though! Still, I've heard enough good things about the author that I'll probably give it a try anyway. Thank for sharing!
    Esty @ Boarding with Books

  2. Ugh. It's such a letdown when a story is so predictable. I do like the base of the story though!

  3. Okay, this book doesn't sound like one I want to check out AT ALL. Blah.

  4. That's too bad. I hate predictable books.