(Hundred Oaks # 4)
By: Miranda Kenneally
Pub. Date: December 3, 2013
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
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,
Savannahhas 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,
Savannahisn’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.
It's no secret that I am a fan of Miranda Kenneally and her Hundred Oaks series, and while I have enjoyed all of her stories, they haven't compared to her first one, and my favorite, Crossing Jordan. Until Racing
! Everything about this story was
perfect. From the Southern setting, to the characters, to the writing and plot.
Never being a fan of horses (they creep me out!), I didn't really know how I
was going to feel about so many scenes in a book featuring horses, but it
wasn't a problem because the writing and characters were so good! Savannah
The chemistry between
and Jack was so sweet. As a reader you think Jack is going to act like a rich,
privileged, spoiled boy. But he isn't. He is sweet and caring, and wants to
make his father proud. Savannah
was also an awesome character. She loves her family, and even though she is
upset with her dad for getting a lady pregnant, she doesn't hold it against
them, and does what she can to help. It was a nice change of pace from other YA
characters out there.
As with her other books, Kenneally focuses on a certain sport, and while I don't like horses, I enjoyed learning about them and the inner workings of horse racing.
I really enjoyed Racing Savannah. I will always read the books from the Hundred Oaks series!