Tuesday, November 12, 2013

ACR Review: Racing Savannah

Title:  Racing Savannah
Series: Hundred Oaks #4
Author:  Miranda Kenneally
Publisher:  Sourcebook Fire
Release Date:  December 3rd, 2013
Source:  A copy was provided by the publisher via Netgalley.  Thank you!
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…
My Review:  This was my first time stepping into the world of Hundred Oaks and I can't quite decide whether I liked it or didn't  There were parts that I absolutely adored and there were parts that I just couldn't stand.  Despite my less than solid opinion, I will say that I absolutely flew through this book.  I was unable to put it down!

One of the things I really enjoyed in this book was the fact that Savannah wasn't afraid to go for her dreams.  Even though the odds were stacked against her, she fought and worked for the things she wanted and wasn't willing to let anything get in her way of doing so.  I admired how caring her was and how willing she was to give up things if it meant making her dad and step mom happy, even if, in my opinion, they didn't quite deserve it (at least her dad didn't after treating her so unfairly).  

While Savannah was a very strong and compassionate character, she also had her moments where she just irritated me like nothing else.  She acted as if every person who had money was the devil.  She didn't give them a chance before passing judgement on who they were.  Jack, the son of Savannah's boss, had his faults as well.  He just could not stand up for himself at all.  My gosh, any time his dad came around he would just completely shell up and I still have no idea why because his dad seemed like a pretty okay guy to me.  He was never mean to Jack or any of the other characters in the story.  I also got extremely mad at the way Jack handled the relationship between him and Savannah.  It was rude and childish.  I couldn't get behind the romance in this book because the characters got on my nerves.  

While I don't know much about horses, I did enjoy that aspect of the story.  It wasn't anything I'd ever read before and I liked seeing the way Savannah and the other characters handled and took care of the horses.  They were a big part of the story but not so big that they distracted from the more prominent aspect of the book: Jack and Savannah's relationship.  

This book was a mix of good and bad for me.  Miranda Kenneally did a wonderful job showing that you should always fight for your dreams and I do think that people who have read the last books will enjoy it a lot more than I did.  I will go back and read the ones that came before it, though!  

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1 comment:

  1. I loved Catching Jordan but I found Stealing Parker just like a mirror image of CJ. Haven't read the others yet. Let's see if I'd like them or not.

    Btw, Cool layout! I like it. :)

    Michelle, The Escapist.


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