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Moonshot by Alessandra Torre REVIEW

Baseball isn’t supposed to be a game of life and death…

The summer that Chase Stern entered my life, I was seventeen. The daughter of a legend, the Yankees were my family, their stadium my home, their dugout my workplace. My focus was on the game. Chase… he started out as a distraction. A distraction with sex appeal poured into every inch of his six foot frame. A distraction who played like a god and partied like a devil.

I tried to stay away. I couldn’t.

Then, the team started losing.
Women started dying.
And everything in my world broke apart.

Review

Intense, angsty, suspenseful, and passionate, Moonshot was just the book I needed after a whole month of feeling uninspired by the books that I have been reading. It pulled me right into the story, and I felt completely engrossed by the beautifully written words on every page. There was a suspenseful element to this story, but it wasn’t the main focus. For me, it was just a great, second chance romance.

Tyler Rollins has been a part of the New York Yankees family since she was 7 years old. Daughter of the team’s much-loved manager, she eats, sleeps, and breathes baseball. When her childhood hero, Chase Stern is drafted to the club when she is 17, both of their lives are set on a path that is tumultuous, rocky, and extremely intense.

“True Love didn’t give up because of a hiccup. Or a trade.
True Love stood together and fought.”

They embark on a forbidden affair, which is both sweet, and passionate, but the road to their happy ever after is severely tested when miscommunication tears them apart.

This book captivated me, and I thoroughly connected to their love early on. Ty and Chase were both young and naive – as young adults are, but they both wanted the same thing, and that was to just be together without anyone judging them.

“I broke under his hands.
I might’ve cried. I definitely swore.
In those moments, his eyes on mine, his touch pushing inside, I climbed into heaven and fell back down a different woman.”

The journey they went on was heartbreakingly beautiful, and although I was extremely frustrated at times with the direction the story took, it was a highly memorable and incredibly developed story. I’m never too hard on the characters I read, and all human beings make mistakes and I totally sympathised with the hardships the characters went through.

“I want a life with you.
I want to be the father of your children.
I want every second we missed and a million more.
And I’ll give away the world to get it.”

This is not your typical new adult sports romance, but an emotional and intense read that will keep you glued to the pages. Alessandra Torre is a master at storytelling and I loved that she was able to pull me out of my funk with a raw and gritty romance.

Moonshot is a standalone sports romance, told in dual POV’s.

ARC gratefully received from the author in exchange for an honest review

Images featured in this review were created by me using stock images either purchased from deposit photo or from free stock sites.

About the Author

Alessandra Torre

Alessandra Torre is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of thirteen novels. Her books focus on romance and suspense, all with a strong undercurrent of sexuality. Torre has been featured in such publications as Elle, Elle UK, Dirty Sexy Funny with Jenny McCarthy, as well as guest blogged for the Huffington Post and RT Book Reviews. She is also the Bedroom Blogger for Cosmopolitan.com.

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