Series: Hundred Oaks, #4
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release Date: December 3, 2013
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, YA
Source: For tour
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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…
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I think I’m getting to that point where I am insanely sick of contemporary romances. Six in a row is just about enough now. I’m quite sure, under different circumstances, I would have enjoyed this so much more but I wouldn’t give this more than 3.5 stars at the current situation.
How willing are you to risk everything to be with the one you love? Savannah and Jack come from two different backgrounds. She works at the stable while he lives in an estate house and owns the farm. She’s poor while he’s swimming in his wealth. She’s the one with big, dangerous ambitions and he’s the one that can make them come true. She’s the one that’s been warned that he’s not worth it. He’s the one that’s been told she’ll bring him down. But still, they want to be together no matter the odds.
Savannah has been around horses for most of her life; she trains them and finds herself in the stable most of the time. When she gets the opportunity to become a horse jockey, she wants it more than anything. Not only did I love Savannah’s passion for horses, but her humorous remarks kept me grinning like a fool. She doesn’t like being treated like shit and is a strong young woman. I loved her attitude and how determined she is. Moreover, I liked how she would go to her father and talk to him openly, other contemporaries have the MC closing up towards their parents, not telling them anything. Per contra, I struggled to get used to how observant Savannah could be. There was constantly the phrase: “He’s staring at me” or something like that. You’re not looking at him but you can still see him staring at you? Kinda creeeepy. Especially when it happens so many times.
Another aspect that shined was the friendships. Rory and Vanessa’s relationship with Savannah was truly amazing. The three would stick up for each other and were totally honest. Exactly what an authentic friendship is like. For example: Rory and Vanessa offered to kick Jack’s ass because he was being a dickhead.
For me, what did not make this a hugely lovable novel were Jack and the romance. Unfortunately, I struggled to like Jack for half of the story. Savannah and Jack’s connection was so hot and cold and too fast. I get that Jack’s nature is to flirt, but I seriously hated his approach sometimes. There’s something about flirty cocky guy gone all gooey and sweet that just doesn’t work for me. I would have preferred if there was a better build up.
All in all, Racing Savannah was a great read even though I failed to connect with Jack or believe in the romance 100%. This was my first Miranda Kenneally novel, and I think I am willing to try her previous ones.
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