Series: Hundred Oaks #2
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire on October 1, 2012
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Red-hot author Miranda Kenneally hits one out of the park in this return to Catching Jordan's Hundred Oaks High.
Parker Shelton pretty much has the perfect life. She’s on her way to becoming valedictorian at Hundred Oaks High, she’s made the all-star softball team, and she has plenty of friends. Then her mother’s scandal rocks their small town and suddenly no one will talk to her.
Now Parker wants a new life.
So she quits softball. Drops twenty pounds. And she figures why kiss one guy when she can kiss three? Or four. Why limit herself to high school boys when the majorly cute new baseball coach seems especially flirty?
But how far is too far before she loses herself completely?
“Maybe all friendships don’t fizzle. Maybe, like the kaleidoscope, the colors just change.”
Favorite Character: I’d have to say Will. He was so nice and cute. I’d love a guy like him.
“Bubblegum Pink is the nail polish of the day.”
My Musings: Like Kenneally’s first novel, Catching Jordan, this novel has blown me away. Set in a normal, high school setting, Kenneally once again produced a contemporary novel that rivals some of my favorite paranormal romances. This novel was beautifully written: it was entertaining, yet heartwrenching at times. It was detailed, and it kept me wanting more.
I loved the well developed characters: watching Parker grow into herself and gain confidence after her mother’s event was heart warming. Although she made some bad decisions over the course of the book, i’m glad that she ended up happy. Will was the picture perfect guy. He was a church boy, he played baseball, he was sweet and nice and everything you could ever want in a guy. Parker, if you ever get tired of him, send him my way will you?
I honestly can’t think of anything bad about this novel. Kenneally has once again succeeded in not letting me down. I am anxiously awaiting her third companion novel, Things I Can’t Forget. If you haven’t read this novels and you like a good contemporary, then these are your best bet.