By Miranda Kenneally
Publication date: Dec. 3, 2013
Sourcebooks Fire, 304 pages
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…
— Goodreads.com description
They’ve fun, they’re light, they’re humorous, and — best of all — they’re about girls who are into sports. I think we don’t see that often enough in YA!
That being said — they’re not my favorite books of all time. I don’t get as committed to the characters as I know other readers who LOOOOVE them do, and I do get a little case of Old Lady Syndrome when I read ’em.
I felt very similarly about the latest in the series, Racing Savannah, though I loved its feature sport best of all: horse racing! I’m a huge horse racing fan,* so I had such fun as I read.
On the downside here, I didn’t care for the main boy! Boo! I thought he was a little shady, I guess?
So, I’d say: If you liked the other books, you’ll definitely want to check this one out.
* Me at the Derby a few years ago!