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Carrie Soto is Back - An Inspiring Read for the Sports Fan

Happy book publishing day to this gem! Y'all, Taylor Jenkins Reid (TJR) is back with her latest and it does not disappoint. If you are a sports player (or fan) of any kind, this one is for you.

Summary: 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 retirement, Carrie finds herself sitting in the stands of the 1994 US Open, watching her record be taken from her by a stunning new upstart player Nicki Chan. At 37, Carrie makes the monumental decision to come out of retirement and be coached by her father for one final attempt to reclaim her record.


Review: I absolutely adored this book. It definitely played into my love of competitive sports and provided a real-life glimpse into the psyche of a top-level athlete who is embarking on an unlikely comeback tour from retirement.


Carrie Soto was a completely well-rounded, flawed yet likeable main character that you couldn't help but root for despite her failings. The tension of the matches was almost palpable and I oftentimes found myself afraid to read ahead down the page so I wouldn't spoil the outcome of the match! I also deeply enjoyed the relationship between Carrie and Javier (her father/coach) and it gave me all the feels (and tears). 5 huge stars for this one!


Many thanks to Penguin Random House and Netgalley for the complimentary digital copy in exchange for an honest review.

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