From book blogger to book blogger
Remember the Stealing Parker Giveaway from September?
Well, one of my wonderful blog readers (Danielle, aka Charlie) won a copy of this book and she was nice enough to share her thoughts about this story with you all, on the blog.
I must tell you that the first book written by Miranda (Catching Jordan) was one of my favorite romances in 2011, so I am quite eager to get to read Stealing Parker too.
If you did read this book, please let us know your thoughts about it, and how did you find it compared to Catching Jordan. 🙂
Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally
Red-hot author Miranda Kenneally hits one out of the park in this return to Catching Jordan’s Hundred Oaks High.
After her family’s scandal rocks their conservative small town, 17-year-old Parker Shelton goes overboard trying to prove that she won’t turn out like her mother: a lesbian.
The all-star third-baseman quits the softball team, drops 20 pounds and starts making out with guys–a lot. But hitting on the hot new assistant baseball coach might be taking it a step too far…especially when he starts flirting back.
Parker’s life was in a mumbo jumbo ever since her mother left them for her friend- a girl friend. Since then, she did a lot of things, some of which she wasn’t proud of, just to prove that she’s not a lesbian like her mother. But things were still in shambles.
Despite trying to act like a total bitch around guys, Parker wants the real thing. The real romance and not just some one-time thing. She may be tough in front of everyone but her vulnerability starts to show at home.
“It’s a scary thing to wake up and realize the people you need most aren’t nearby anymore…
But you keep moving.” – Brian
At some parts in the book, I found that I can somehow relate to Parker. Her disappointments and expectations were real and didn’t feel fictional. I love how book characters seem real and not just some people in the page.
Though this might not be that romantic compared to Catching Jordan, I think Parker and (view spoiler) moments were cute. They weren’t best friends like Jordan and (view spoiler) so it was pretty much understandable that they didn’t spend their times cuddling and being so damn comfortable with each other. Although I love the fact that his family liked Parker and they didn’t judged her like those Christian’s did.
I love Parker’s reunion with her mother. I like the fact that she finally surrendered and finally called her mother when she couldn’t handle it all. It makes me realise that though people may walk out of your lives, someone will always be there for you.
For the second time, Miranda made me enjoy the story with a sport I’m not really familiar with. I love how she keeps it simple and light. I love how she makes me cry too. Can’t wait to read her next book!