Carrie Soto Is Back - Taylor Jenkins Reid

Carrie Soto Is Back

By Taylor Jenkins Reid

  • Release Date: 2022-08-30
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
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From 1,079 Ratings

Description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “An epic adventure about a female athlete perhaps past her prime, brought back to the tennis court for one last grand slam” (Elle), from the author of Malibu Rising, Daisy Jones & The Six, and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

“A heart-filled novel about an iconic and persevering father and daughter.”—Time

“Gorgeous. The kind of sharp, smart, potent book you have to set aside every few pages just to catch your breath. I’ll take a piece of Carrie Soto forward with me in life and be a little better for it.”—Emily Henry, author of Book Lovers and Beach Read


ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Time, NPR, PopSugar, Glamour, Reader’s Digest

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.

Reviews

  • Carrie Soto is Back

    4
    By Aerynsun2221
    It was a fun read! I first got into Taylor Jenkins Reid when I read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. Which I LOVED!!! The story and the characters had so much depth. I liked this story. It just seemed like Carrie was a little too one-dimensional. Many of the characters didn’t have the depth that the Evelyn Hugo book did. That book was SO GOOD! I loved those characters. This one, I wanted to love them. But they felt a little flat.
  • A Real Page-Turner

    5
    By TillieP
    Great characters and just the right amount of detail. I speak a bit of Spanish, but wonder if readers without that get the full emotion from her father; probably so , as his thoughts are clear. Highly recommend!
  • Page Turner

    5
    By Saxd40
    I am not a tennis fan but I was absolutely engrossed in this book. It felt like I could smell the grass at Wimbledon - so well-written.
  • Heart pounding!

    5
    By Marcia in Downey
    Another hard-to-put down book from Taylor Jenkins Reid. They characters are believable and human, flaws and all. There are a few plot twists that I didn’t see coming. I read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo earlier this summer and felt the same: LOVED it!! My new favorite author!
  • Great characters

    5
    By Era10s
    I’m not a tennis player but this story was exciting, warm, funny and great for women for all ages. Love the relationship between Carrie and her father.
  • More than just tennis

    5
    By Dmbw
    About a third of the way through this book I though, this is just about tennis? That’s not going to be all that great I was wrong. No spoilers, but I actually cried at one, no two, points in this book. I love the characters. I loved this book
  • Possibly the best yet from TJR

    5
    By mi-bookworm
    The imagery and connection to emotion that this book has is amazing. Best book by TJR yet.
  • Loved it.

    4
    By lindseyyhill
    Loved it.
  • Spoiler alert.

    3
    By KT0522X
    Enjoyed, but did not think the death of Javier was well planned. I also felt like that was an easy way out for Carrie to need to figure out her last steps at the US Open what to do.
  • Couldn’t Put It Down

    5
    By bubbaphyllie
    So many lessons in this wonderful story! I didn’t want it to end.