Title: Defending Taylor
Series: Hundred Oaks #7
Author: Miranda Kenneally
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release date: July 5th, 2016
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?
-- The eBook edition of Defending Taylor contains an exclusive Catching Jordan short story called "Touchdown."
Defending Taylor went by f a s t. It was a super fun, summer-y, with a swoony romance, soccer, a family in politics, and the road to college. It's perfect for people who are in that process of choosing where to go and what to study. Taylor was funny and relatable and she was so very real.
A list of things you want to know this book has:
→ Sports YA
→ Family of heroine is in politics = rich heroine
→ Also rich love interest THEY ARE ALL RICH (I love when they are, okayyy)
→ The ship knows each other since little kids and Ezra is her brother's best friends HOLLA
→ "Girls are in charge of their own bodies, desires, and feelings." - YES YES YES I love Taylor
→ College time of the year. Taylor wants to go to Yale and she is the process of exams, applications and choosing a major.
→ Ezra is so so cute.
→ Sex positive scenes and ALL THE BOOK. We need more books with sex positive scenes. I love that Kenneally always implements them in her books.
→ For those who have read all her other Hundred Oaks, you'll like to know there are some cameos from fave characters *Wink*
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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