Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Racing Savannah (Hundred Oaks #4) by Miranda Kenneally

Racing Savannah
Blurb (from Goodreads):
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…

Racing Savannah by Miranda Kenneally

My rating: 3.25 of 5 stars

Racing Savannah(Source: I own a copy of this book.)
16-year-old Savannah loves horses, but she wants more from life than the minimum wage that her father gets. Instead Savannah wants to exercise horses for a good wage, and she wants to start at the stables where her father works.
Jack is managing the stables for his father, and isn’t sure about giving Savannah a go as a horse exerciser, unless she can ride Star – Jack’s well-bred but untameable horse.
Can Savannah tame Star? And can she tame Jack too?

This was an okay story, and I liked the romance, even if the love interest annoyed me a bit!

Savannah was a girl who wore her heart on her sleeve. She didn’t pretend to be someone she wasn’t, and she didn’t try to be what other people wanted her to be. She didn’t lie about the fact that she missed her mother, she didn’t pretend when it came to falling in love, even when Jack disappointed her, and she was always honest about what she wanted. I also admired how she tried to look after her father’s pregnant girlfriend, even when she didn’t particularly like her.

I liked the storyline in this book, and it was obvious that Savannah had a way with horses. Horses aren’t really my favourite animal, but I was still able to enjoy this book, and it was obvious that the author had researched the topic of horse racing before writing the book.
I liked the romance in this book, although at times I got really annoyed with Jack. One moment he was being lovely and sweet, and the next he wasn’t being nice at all. There were some really sweet and steamy moments in this book, which I really enjoyed, but there were also frustrating moments!
The ending of this was okay, although things did seem to turn around really quickly. I liked that Savannah got a happy ending, even if things weren’t tied up 100%.
Overall; okay story with a sweet romance, but the love interest was a bit annoying.
6.5 out of 10.

1 comment:

  1. Jack pissed me off to no end. I think he ruined the whole book.