Review: Racing Savannah

Feb •  11 •  2014
This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: Racing SavannahRacing Savannah by Miranda Kenneally
Published by Sourcebooks Fire on December 3rd 2013
Genres: Young Adult-Contemporary/Romance
Source: Bought
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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…

So I think that you all can figure it out that if a book has my name in it, I have to read it. Most characters named Savannah are stuck up and rarely do I find a Savannah that I enjoy reading. This Savannah, I like.

Plot: This is about a girl who moves to a new town cause of her father’s job. She works with horses and wants to work her way up to become something more. In the midst of things, Savannah faces many life changes in her family as well as learning the ropes in the new town. I really enjoyed this plot. It paved a nice way for the reader to become fully invested in the story.

Love/Friendship: Since Savannah’s job is somewhat of a blue collar job, Savannah finds herself in a new territory of expectations. She meets this boy who is above her and not supposed to date people like Savannah. I like that this area is explored little by little in the story. Savannah learns quickly and despite the options that are given to her, she works with what she got. I adore that about Savannah. Because like her, I’m the same way. She didn’t care what people thought. She had a plan and was going through with it. The responsibility that Savannah took on are much like what I would do. She did more for others than herself and showed some true integrity.

Ending: I like that this ending is not quite a happily ever after but sort of is. Savannah gets what she wants but she worked for it. She pushed and excelled for what she wanted.

I think this is another fantastic addition  to the Hundred Oaks series. This is truly a story that captures my expectations. Racing Savannah is great.

I give it 4 BITES!


Happy Reading!


  1. Gaby
    Feb 11, 2014

    Sounds good, I like hea endings, but it’s good Savannah got what she worked for!!

  2. Jenny
    Feb 11, 2014

    I’m little nervous about this “not quite” happily ever after, but I do so enjoy Miranda’s books so I know I’ll be giving it a try. And yay for a character with your name! It’s always fun to come across that:)

  3. I must have that HEA, so the ending makes me nervous, but I’ve had almost HEAs that are satisfying. Hm… you have me curious! I bet you loved the character’s name, especially since she rocked in the book! LOL

  4. Jenni
    Feb 12, 2014

    I really liked Savannah too, she ended up being pretty strong and I came to admire her. I also appreciated that everything wasn’t in a perfect bow at the end.

  5. Wendy Darling
    Feb 13, 2014

    Wow, I didn’t realize there was a fourth book! It sounds like this Savannah might be as nice as you are. Maaaaybe. 🙂

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  6. Kate @ Ex Libris
    Feb 13, 2014

    I loved this book and I agree that Savannah was the reason for her own success, which was something I really liked about the story.

  7. So glad you liked this one! I haven’t read anything by this author before but her books do sound good. I love horses myself and feel like I could probably connect with Savannah!