The Season

Finished The Season by Jonah Lisa Dyer and Stephen Dyer.  I received a copy from the publisher for review.

Summary (from Goodreads):

She can score a goal, do sixty box jumps in a row, bench press a hundred and fifty pounds…but can she learn to curtsey?

Megan McKnight is a soccer star with Olympic dreams, but she’s not a girly girl. So when her Southern belle mother secretly enters her in the 2016 Dallas debutante season, she’s furious—and has no idea what she’s in for. When Megan’s attitude gets her on probation with the mother hen of the debs, she’s got a month to prove she can ballroom dance, display impeccable manners, and curtsey like a proper Texas lady or she’ll get the boot and disgrace her family. The perk of being a debutante, of course, is going to parties, and it’s at one of these lavish affairs where Megan gets swept off her feet by the debonair and down-to-earth Hank Waterhouse. If only she didn’t have to contend with a backstabbing blonde and her handsome but surly billionaire boyfriend, Megan thinks, being a deb might not be so bad after all. But that’s before she humiliates herself in front of a room full of ten-year-olds, becomes embroiled in a media-frenzy scandal, and gets punched in the face by another girl.

The season has officially begun…but the drama is just getting started.”

You guys, I am totally obsessed with this book.  It’s incredibly smart and funny and also pretty sweet.

It’s being billed as an updated Pride & Prejudice, and believe me, I understand if that makes you roll your eyes.  I rolled mine too, and honestly, I probably wouldn’t have read it if it weren’t for the blurb from Jojo Moyes.  I’m so happy I did because this book is AMAZING.

I’m more than a little in love with Megan.  She’s sarcastic and super smart and obsessed with soccer.  She is NOT a debutante…until her mom secretly signs her up and her dad asks her to go through with it.  She’s not thrilled for herself, but she’s willing to go through with it for his sake.  Given her own choices, though, she’d be happy to let her twin sister handle it.

This book could’ve been horrible.  It could’ve been a YA version of Miss Congeniality, but instead it’s just perfection.

Highly recommended.

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