An Extra Shot continues to tell the story of Freddie and Jo-Jo. It moves backwards and forwards through time in a series of first-person flashbacks and describes how the couple fell in love as teenagers, why they drifted apart, what happened in their lives away from each other, and what happens when they meet up again over thirty-five years later. A failed reconciliation in book one, Another Shot, has left Freddie at a railway station thinking about jumping under a train and Jo-Jo in a hotel room consumed with the dark secret she has carried for most of her adult life. Freddie is saved by his best friend, Jack Sparrow, and Jo-Jo is convinced by her daughter, Amy, to meet up with Freddie again. Freddie then persuades Jo-Jo to go away with him for a long weekend in Devon and the couple return home with their love seemingly reignited. However, Jo-Jo can’t let their relationship continue without telling Freddie the truth about her dark secret. Is their love strong enough to get them through?
Thank you to the author and Rachel’s Random Resources for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
Now, this is the sequel I didn’t know I needed, having previously read the first in the series Another Shot we left of with Freddie and Jo-Jo deciding that it was just not working out and they were unable to reconcile. Here we pick up with them dealing with the aftermath of that decision and carrying on with their story.
Once again I really enjoyed the writing of the story and how it’s just a bit of a different kind of a love story, the author was able to keep me intrigued with the secrets that they are hiding while moving at a pace that really kept the story flowing. The characters themselves are quite intriguing and I just really enjoyed how the author progressed their character development within the story. Even better apparently there is a third book in the series to really explore their story! A great four-star read.
Would I read again: Yes
Would I Recommend: Yes
Would I read another book from this author: Yes
About the Author
‘I was born in Walsall, grew up in the West Midlands and now live in Telford with my two cats, Boris and Tai. After working in the health and social care sector for over thirty years, I have now taken early retirement to write the trilogy that has been rooted in my head for most of my life.
An Extra Shot is the second book in the Shots trilogy, which is based on a first love relationship I had as a teenager. It tells the story of Freddie and Jo-Jo, who are reunited in a coffee shop three decades after the end of their teenage romance. How they originally met, why they parted, what happens in their lives apart, and what happens when they reunite is all told through a series of first person vignettes. I am currently working on the final book.
Getting these stories down on paper has been a cathartic process. I hope you enjoy them. ‘
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