Thursday, July 14, 2016
Book Review: "Defending Taylor" by Miranda Kenneally
I've said it before, and I'll say it again - I just love this series of books! This might be the first one to not feature any of the original characters... I mean, they are off having their adult lives now... but we do see glimpses of former friends. Like Jack and Savannah from Racing Savannah and Jeremiah and Annie from Breathe, Annie, Breathe. Oh and we get a little update on Maya from Jesse's Girl too. So, if you've read all of these books, you'll know how fun it is to check in with these characters. If you haven't read the other books - don't worry about it. You probably won't even notice.
So in this book, we've got Taylor. She's super motivated, super studious, and has all the answers that her equally driven family expects of her. But she is far too wrapped up in what she thinks she's supposed to do and want than actually knowing what she wants to do. She has been pushing so hard for a goal that isn't even really hers. Ezra is on his own journey. He has taken a leave of absence from college, which has made him an outcast in his family, while he figures out what he wants to do as well. There's a twist for him though, and Taylor is there to help him work through that. I didn't expect his backstory to be what it was, and I thought it was really well done. The tag line on the cover reads "Is he playing for love or playing her?" and that is so false. Ezra is pretty awesome, generally speaking, and this tag like is completely misleading.
I loved this contemporary romance as I have all of the others. This is one series that stays fresh and interesting!
by Miranda Kenneally
Sourcebooks Fire, 2016
Source: Purchased New