Series: Hundred Oaks #1
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire on December 1, 2011
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Young Adult
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ONE OF THE BOYS
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?
At A Glance
So many amazeballs.
I want to have this book’s babies! Seriously. I loved this book. I was a bit apprehensive because Racing Savannah was just meh for me, which is the first book I read of the series. But now I finally know what the fuss is about with this series. I loved the sports, friendship, and humor.
Jordan is so awesome. I love a girl who fights the norm. I can only imagine how hard it is for a girl to become a quarterback in an all male football team. I love football but it’s a rough sport. You have to honest with yourself, a girl is more likely to get hurt in the game. We usually don’t have as much body weight and muscle mass as guys. It sucks but it’s true. But that doesn’t mean we can’t play the game just as good as the boys, and Jordan proves that. She is badass and 100% committed. Then the new guy, Ty, comes, with his quarterback awesomeness, and ruins everything. Or makes it all better. Honestly, a little bit of both.
I liked Ty in the beginning. He had a hard last few years and your heart can’t help but go out to him. He really is good guy. He doesn’t actively try to replace Jordan as quarterback, but he is good, damn good. You can only imagine how Jordan is twisted up inside as Ty becomes the new, shiny toy in town and she can’t help but become fascinated with him like all the rest.
Then we have Henry. Henry was an amazing friend to Jordan and always had her back in the game. I didn’t suspect his feelings towards Jordan for the longest time, just like Jordan didn’t. But when she finds out, drama-city! Things get mega complicated.
I love how everything turned out. It’s not necessarily perfect, but it’s realistic in a satisfactory way. Jordan ended up with the right guy in the end.
There is only one thing holding me back from giving this 5 stars. Henry’s attitude and reaction to some things were annoying. It felt wrong based on his character from the beginning. And it wasted a lot of time.
We get a love triangle but I was cool with it. There is some smooching but that’s it. Very YA.
This is a must read. Especially if you love sport romances. It’s the best sports romance I have ever read actually. So happy I gave this one a chance. Very, highly recommended.
“When unrequited love is the most expensive thing on the menu, sometimes you settle for the daily special.”
“You know, there’s no more dangerous creature on Earth than the teenage girl.”
“This must be the weirdest thing a football coach has ever seen: two quarterbacks making out.”
“A wise man once said, ‘Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.”