Review: Carrie Soto Is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid

TJR has done it again!  What a fantastic read by one of my favorite authors.

Taylor Jenkins Reid has always crafted interesting characters and Carrie is no exception. A passionate and driven woman who takes a natural talent and practices it into perfection is someone you want to cheer for, however, as the reader, you can see disaster coming from Carrie cultivating her hard “Battle-Axe” persona.  You want her to win and you want her to lose for the same reason – it’s good for her. The romance with the Bowe Huntley character, and the relationship she has with her father/coach are both interesting and keep the pages turning. I was completely satisfied by the ending, and I will carry the character of Carrie with me, remembering all the lessons I learned from her.

I would recommend this book to any middle-aged woman like myself who doesn’t want to think her best days are behind her.

Back Cover Copy of Carrie Soto Is Back

Carrie Soto is fierce, and her determination to win at any cost has not made her popular. But by the time she retires from tennis, she is the best player the world has ever seen. She has shattered every record and claimed twenty Grand Slam titles. And if you ask Carrie, she is entitled to every one. She sacrificed nearly everything to become the best, with her father, Javier, as her coach. A former champion himself, Javier has trained her since the age of two.

But six years after her retirement, Carrie finds herself sitting in the stands of the 1994 US Open, watching her record be taken from her by a brutal, stunning player named Nicki Chan.

At thirty-seven years old, Carrie makes the monumental decision to come out of retirement and be coached by her father for one last year in an attempt to reclaim her record. Even if the sports media says that they never liked “the Battle-Axe” anyway. Even if her body doesn’t move as fast as it did. And even if it means swallowing her pride to train with a man she once almost opened her heart to: Bowe Huntley. Like her, he has something to prove before he gives up the game forever.

In spite of it all, Carrie Soto is back, for one epic final season. In this riveting and unforgettable novel, Taylor Jenkins Reid tells her most vulnerable, emotional story yet.

About Taylor Jenkins Reid

Taylor Jenkins Reid is the New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, as well as One True Loves, Maybe in Another Life, After I Do, and Forever, Interrupted. Her newest novel, Malibu Rising, is out now. She lives in Los Angeles.

You can follow her on Instagram @tjenkinsreid.

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