In Review: Catching Jordan (Hundred Oaks #1) by Miranda Kenneally

Posted February 21, 2018 by Kim in 5 Stars, Audiobook Review, In Review, Re-Read Review / 1 Comment

In Review: Catching Jordan (Hundred Oaks #1) by Miranda KenneallyCatching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally
Series: Hundred Oaks #1
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: November 11, 2014
Publisher: Audible Studios
Format: Audiobook, Length: 8 hours and 49 minutes
Narrator: Christina Delaine
How I got it: I bought it!
Add it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon
My rating:

What girl doesn't want to be surrounded by gorgeous jocks day in and day out? Jordan Woods isn't just surrounded by hot guys, though-she leads them as the captain and quarterback of her high school football team. They all see her as one of the guys and that's just fine. As long as she gets her athletic scholarship to a powerhouse university.

But everything she's ever worked for is threatened when Ty Green moves to her school. Not only is he an amazing QB, but he's also amazingly hot. And for the first time, Jordan's feeling vulnerable. Can she keep her head in the game while her heart's on the line?


In Review My Thoughts

Hey there! While I wasn’t successful in the Re-Read Challenge in 2016, I did find that I loved the recommended format of the reviews so I’ve decided to keep it for my re-read reviews going forward. It looks a little different than my typical reviews, and I’m ok with that. ?

WHEN I First Read

January 2012 (Kindle)
First Re-Read: November 2017 (Audiobook)

WHAT I Remember

I have to be honest, I didn’t remember a lot of the finer points of the story. Of course, it’d been over five years since I read it so I shouldn’t be too terribly surprised. I’ve read a whole lot of books since then. I remembered the basics though — girl quarterback, love triangle with the new guy and her best friend, angst and feels. And, of course, that I totally loved it.

WHY I Wanted to Re-Read

I’d thought about rereading Catching Jordan for a long time, but I just never got around to it. Once I finished Defending Taylor, I knew I had to do it sooner rather than later. The epilogue left me with so many Jordan and Sam Henry feels I had to go back to the beginning of their story. Also, I was not entirely ready to give up the Hundred Oaks series. (I’m still not.)

HOW I Felt After Re-Reading

I loved it just as much the second time around as I did the first. I think it gave me even more feels this time than it did the first, honestly. It was a bit angstier than I remembered, but I don’t necessarily mean that in a bad way. I just don’t read as many YA books these days, so I tend to forget how angsty they can be. But no matter, it’s still one of my top faves in the genre. It felt a little like catching up with old friends. Plus, Christina Delaine did a great job bringing life to Jordan, Sam Henry and the rest of the crew and I enjoyed her performance.

WOULD You Re-Read Again?

Absolutely! But, before I reread Catching Jordan again, I want to work my way through the rest of the Hundred Oaks series for a second time. It’s such a great series with so many fantastic characters. I really was sad to see it end. But at least I know the audiobooks are a good option for when I decide to visit the world again.


I once read that football was invented so people wouldn’t notice summer ending. But I couldn’t wait for summer vacation to end. I couldn’t wait for football. Football, dominator of fall—football, love of my life. 

When unrequited love is the most expensive thing on the menu, sometimes you settle for the daily special.


About Miranda Kenneally

Growing up in Tennessee, Miranda Kenneally dreamed of becoming an Atlanta Brave, a country singer (cliché!), or a UN interpreter. Instead she writes, and works for the State Department in Washington, D.C., where George W. Bush once used her shoulder as an armrest. Miranda loves Twitter, Star Trek and her husband.


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One response to “In Review: Catching Jordan (Hundred Oaks #1) by Miranda Kenneally

  1. I love The Hundred Oaks series. The final book, Coming Up for Air, was bittersweet for me. It was a great story and we got to catch up with Jordan and Sam, but it was the last one. I am glad you were still as fond of Catching Jordan after all these years.