12 Aug 2016

#Review: DEFENDING TAYLOR by Miranda Kenneally


Author: Miranda Kenneally
Series: Hundred Oaks
Source: Purchased from Chapters
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: July 5, 2016
Rating: 4/5 stars

There are no mistakes in love.

Captain of the soccer team, president of the Debate Club, contender for valedictorian: Taylor's always pushed herself to be perfect. After all, that's what is expected of a senator's daughter. But one impulsive decision-one lie to cover for her boyfriend-and Taylor's kicked out of private school. Everything she's worked so hard for is gone, and now she's starting over at Hundred Oaks High.

Soccer has always been Taylor's escape from the pressures of school and family, but it's hard to fit in and play on a team that used to be her rival. The only person who seems to understand all that she's going through is her older brother's best friend, Ezra. Taylor's had a crush on him for as long as she can remember. But it's hard to trust after having been betrayed. Will Taylor repeat her past mistakes or can she score a fresh start?

I loved JESSE'S GIRL so I pre-ordered this one as soon as I heard about it. I was not disappointed. I think this one was super adorable but also really eye opening. I loved Taylor, her story, and highly recommend reading this one.

One thing I love about the Hundred Oaks is that they are all connected and yet different. I love the cameos from past characters because you get to reminisce about past stories. However you don't have to have read the previous novels to know what is happening in any one novel

I liked that Taylor was just generally a good person. She wanted the best for everyone and did everything she could to make sure this happened. I liked that she didn't want to rat out her (horrible) ex and that she stayed true to her word. Upon finding out Ezra's secret, she was concerned with him finding a way around his parents to pursue his goals. Taylor was all about finding solutions to any problem that arose and I really saw myself in her.

The relationship and the romance was on fire. I loved the chemistry between Taylor and Ezra and their history too. And their sex life was hot af. I loved it.

I don't really have any bad things to say about this one. I really enjoyed it and highly recommend picking up a copy of this one!   


  1. This was my first in the series and I really enjoyed it! I liked Taylor too and thought she tried her best. Great review!

  2. I loved this one as well! I have read all her other books and this one made me just as happy! :)

    Sam @ Paper Cuts


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