Blog Tour: Defending Taylor by Miranda Kenneally (Giveaway)

Blog Tour: Defending Taylor by Miranda Kenneally (Giveaway)


I’m really excited today to kick off the blog tour for Defending Taylor with an awesome spotlight, mini review, and TWO giveaways for the book, so make sure to enter both!


Blog Tour: Defending Taylor by Miranda Kenneally (Giveaway)Defending Taylor by Miranda Kenneally
Published by Sourcebooks Fire on July 5th 2016
Genres: Emotions & Feelings, Football, Love & Romance, Social Issues, Sports & Recreation, Young Adult
Source: Finish Copy from Publisher
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I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Taylor's always felt pressure to be perfect. That's what happens when you are a senator's daughter. So when she's kicked out of private school for covering for her boyfriend's not-so-legal behavior, she is devastated.Things go from bad to worse as she joins what used to be her rival soccer team at Hundred Oaks High. The only person who seems to understand all that she's going through is her older brother's best friend, Ezra. But Ezra has secrets of his own. Will Taylor repeat past mistakes, or can she score a fresh start?


I’m not usually a huge fan of lighter contemporaries, I like mine dark and twisty, so this one was a little out of my comfort zone. I’ve heard SO many good things about Defending Taylor, and about the author’s previous books, I decided to give it a try, and I’m so glad I did. Defending Taylor mainly focuses on Taylor’s self-growth and I absolutely LOVE this. There is some juicy romance (which I think is handled more upper YA) that I really enjoyed, but it didn’t overshadow the book and the main purpose of seeing Taylor figure out who she is and what she wants to do with her life. I also really enjoyed that Taylor’s family is super front and center and a main focus in this book.

It is one I really recommend, and I think once you pick it up, you won’t be able to put it down. I personally want to go buy all the author’s previous work now!



About Miranda Kenneally


Growing up in Tennessee, Miranda Kenneally dreamed of becoming an Atlanta Brave, a country singer (cliché!), or a UN interpreter. Instead she writes, and works for the State Department in Washington, D.C., where George W. Bush once used her shoulder as an armrest. Miranda loves Twitter, Star Trek and her husband.


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Week 1:
6/27: Bookiemoji 
6/29: Lost In Lit 
Week 2:


What Kinneally book should I read next?


  1. danielle hammelef says:

    I’ve read Breathe, Annie, Breathe and fell in love with this author’s voice. I want to read more of her books. Have you read this one yet?

    • Crystal says:

      I’ve heard Breathe, Annie, Breathe is FANTASTIC!! I actually have that one downloaded and will definitely read it soon! And yes, I have a short review on the post! I read it yesterday and it’s pretty quick and SO good!

  2. Mary H says:

    These books are companions so they can be read in “any order.” However, as the series goes on, the books spoil the previous ones (characters get together, get married, find jobs, etc) so I would recommend starting with Catching Jordan and reading in pub order. Breathe Annie Breathe is definitely among the best, though!

    • Crystal says:

      I read this one already, but figured they did like Perkin’s do, but with contemps spoilers don’t bother me as much for some reason! I think I’m going to go with Breathe Annie Breathe next since I already have it, but after I will def start with Catching Jordan.

  3. Carina Olsen says:

    Yaaay for enjoying this one so much sweet girl 😀 Thank you for sharing about it. <3 Hugs. I haven't read any books by this author.. but I once won a personalized ARC from her, but that was some years ago, lol 🙂 I haven't read it, but I have it. But anyway. Not really for me, haha 😀 But it do look cute, even so. <3

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