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 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?
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Another Shot is an emotional, compelling but poignant read which it’s impossible not to get caught up in.
The story follows Freddie and Jo-Jo as they take another shot at their relationship after their first horrendous attempt. What was interesting was that both of them are quite broken characters and have a lot of secrets or problems in their past. This book goes back over the two couples past and explains more about how they met and what drew them to each other which was fascinating to read about.
This was a compelling read which was hard to put down as I felt personally involved in the story. The author gives the reader a fly on the wall glimpse into their lives which made me feel that everything happening was happening to a friend of mine. There are some difficult subjects mentioned in this book which the author handles quite sensitively. They are quite poignant however and I really felt for Freddie and Jo-Jo as they went through it.
This is the second book in the trilogy but I felt it could easily be read as a standalone as anything you need to know is explained. I’m very interested to see what happens in the final book in the series.
Huge thanks to Rachel from Rachel’s Random resources for inviting me onto the blog tour and for my copy of this book.
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 decided to finish writing the trilogy that has been rooted in my head for most of my life.
The Shots trilogy 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.
Getting these stories down on paper has been a cathartic process. I hope you enjoy them.
I’m currently working on the final instalment.