ARC-Book Review! A Blogging Reader’s Review after reading ‘Defending Taylor’ (Hundred Oaks Series) by Miranda Kenneally.
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Title: DEFENDING TAYLOR
Author: Miranda Kenneally
Series: Hundred Oaks Series
Publishing date: July 5th, 2016
(Review based on an advanced readers copy)
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Captain of the soccer team, president of the Debate Club, contender for valedictorian: Taylor’s always pushed herself to be perfect. After all, that’s what is expected of a senator’s daughter. But one impulsive decision—one lie to cover for her boyfriend—and Taylor’s kicked out of private school. Everything she’s worked so hard for is gone, and now she’s starting over at Hundred Oaks High.
Soccer has always been Taylor’s escape from the pressures of school and family, but it’s hard to fit in and play on a team that used to be her rival. The only person who seems to understand all that she’s going through is her older brother’s best friend, Ezra. Taylor’s had a crush on him for as long as she can remember. But it’s hard to trust after having been betrayed. Will Taylor repeat her past mistakes or can she score a fresh start?
My ‘Blogging Reader’s ARC-Review’ after reading ‘DEFENDING TAYLOR’ by Miranda Kenneally:
“Defending Taylor” is the first novel that I’ve had the opportunity to read from author Miranda Kenneally. This novel is definitely a coming-of-age story and delivers on many charming aspects within the story-line. It falls into the genres of young adult and contemporary romance with a nice measure of sports. “Defending Taylor” is written from the main female character’s P.O.V.(point of view), Taylor “Tee” Lukens.
After a bad incident at St. Andrews Academy, Taylor “Tee” Lukens has no choice but to move to a public school near her parents. She broke up with her boyfriend Ben, must say goodbye to her old friends and has to start new at Hundred Oaks High school. Her one bad choice was starting to snowball into a life changer. Her main concern was ruining her GPA and not being able to go to Yale. As soon as Taylor begins at her new school, she realizes that her mistake may follow her here. And to top it off the one boy that she crushed on for most of her Adolescent and teenage years decides to show up into her life again.
Taylor comes face-to-face with Ezra Carmichael, her older brother Oliver’s best friend, the one who unknowingly stole her heart and broke it. Just seeing him again reminds Taylor of the day he broke her heart at her sixteenth birthday party. Did she still have feelings for Ezra? What secret is Ezra hiding?
With the huge secret that Taylor is hiding from those she cares about most, is she risking her father’s career as well as her relationship with Ezra? Will she ever be happy at her new school Hundred Oaks or will her past continue to cause her drama? “Defending Taylor” is an entertaining and enjoyable story about a young girl making one mistake that affects her life and those she loves, in a big way. It’s also about finding herself, finding love, and figuring out how to grow from an error in judgment. I recommend this if you’re looking for a decently satisfying novel with appealing characters. Check this out if it piques your interest. 🙂
MY BLOGGING READER’S STAR RATING: ‘DEFENDING TAYLOR’ 4 out of 5 stars:
How I imagined the characters while reading ‘DEFENDING TAYLOR’:
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