Can first love ever be reignited?
One Last Shot concludes the trilogy of Freddie and Jo-Jo, which has moved through time in a series of flashbacks, showing 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 three decades later.
At the end of the second book, An Extra Shot, Jo-Jo tells Freddie about her dark secret. Confused, vulnerable and in a state of shock, he needs time to think about what to do next. Jo-Jo is right to be worried. Freddie doesn’t react well.
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I’ve been a fan of this intriguing series from the start and have really enjoyed following Freddie and Jo Jo through the years. It’s been very interesting, and comforting, to follow such a real couple through all the ups and downs that life throws at them. I love the fact that they weren’t a stereotypical ‘hollywood’ couple as they actually had flaws and fell out which made the story seem more realistic. The fact that this book is semi autobiographical added to my enjoyment as I knew the book was based on real events.
The last book ended on a bit of a clifthanger so I was very eager to start this book and find out how things would be resolved. I have to confess to being quite disappointed by Freddie at the end so I started the book not liking him at all. As things continue however I did warm to him once again and start to understand him a little more too which was good as it started to feel like I actually knew him in real life.
Overall I thought this was a great end to the series and I was quite sad to finish the book and leave Freddie and Jo-Jo behind. There is some great descriptions of the 1970 and 80’s which I enjoyed reading about and has led to some interesting conversations about those times with my mum. I’ll definitely be interested in reading more from this author in the future.
Huge thanks to Rachel from Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me onto the blog tour and for my copy of this book. Sending you lots of love and hope you get better soon!
About The Author:
Stephen Anthony Brotherton was born in Walsall and grew up in the West Midlands. He now lives in Telford, Shropshire and is an alumni of Staffordshire, Keele and Wolverhampton universities. He qualified as a social worker and worked in health and social care for over thirty years. This story is semi-autobiographical and is based on a first love relationship that he had at a similar age to the teenage Freddie and Jo-Jo.