Thursday, June 13, 2013

Review for Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally

Title: Stealing Parker
Author: Miranda Kenneally
Release Date: October 1, 2012
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Format: Ebook
Source: Amazon
Pages In This Edition: 242
Rating: 4/5 Stars

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Stealing Parker


Beyond the Cover:

Summary:

"Red-hot author Miranda Kenneally hits one out of the park in this return to Catching Jordan's Hundred Oaks High.

Parker Shelton pretty much has the perfect life. She’s on her way to becoming valedictorian at Hundred Oaks High, she’s made the all-star softball team, and she has plenty of friends. Then her mother’s scandal rocks their small town and suddenly no one will talk to her.

Now Parker wants a new life.

So she quits softball. Drops twenty pounds. And she figures why kiss one guy when she can kiss three? Or four. Why limit herself to high school boys when the majorly cute new baseball coach seems especially flirty?

But how far is too far before she loses herself completely"
I was browsing the teen books on my kindle and looking for a book that I wasn't going to break my bank on. As a rule, I try to look for books that are five dollars or under when I decide to go the ebook route. I just can't bring myself to spend more on something that is only a couple bits of memory. I saw this and it looked cute. With a 1.99 price tag, I was sold .

This book was everything I wanted it to. It was romantic, it showed growth in a character, and the writing wasn't boring. If a book can meet those standards, I'm a happy camper.

The story line is great, because just as it starts to slow down, you're given another situation to ponder. I've read a lot of books like this one, and it was really predictable, but in a heart-warming way. A way that didn't have me pounding my head against a wall, an urge that I've had with other books that were sort of like this. I'm only sort of kidding.

The reason I liked it was because of the main character. She actually seemed to think in a logical way before she did things, so I had less of a hankering to punch her for acting stupidly. Throughout the story, she questions her religious roots, but still upholds the moral standards that she knows are right, and I respect her for it. Unlike other stories that unrealistically show the good girl immediately jumping headfirst into romance and sex, they actually show Parker's indecision and thought process.

The guys are hunky too. ;)

Definitely check this one out if you can.


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