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
From 1,582 Ratings


#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.


  • Carrie Soto is Back!

    By grendow15
    I loved this book! Great read after Malibu Rising!
  • Reid takes you into the game

    By Emm.boyd
    What a sensational book!! Couldn’t have been reading it at a better time with Wimbledon starting up. I used to play tennis and this book got my drive for greatness and pushing the gambit rolling again. The story and the characters will stay with you past finishing and the thrill of fighting for something will come alive inside of each reader’s heart. It did mine anyway. Highly recommend.
  • If you love tennis….

    By njmobile
    You may love this book. I’m indifferent about it, so… was hard to care about the main character because she was unlikable
  • Carrie Soto is Back

    By zoesampoochie
    Predictable, AWFUL SHALLOW characters. Just creepy egomaniacs.
  • When you can’t put it down …

    By asapr212
    …it’s 5 stars. Thanks TJR
  • Carrie Soto is back!

    By CoachCrowley
    I started reading Carrie Soto is back because there was an excerpt at end of in Daisy Jones and The Six. (so so so good) and couldn’t wait to buy the book. The only reason for the 4 star rating is because ….I love tennis and there is a lot of tennis in the story….and maybe for someone who isn’t in to it at all, they might not totally 5 star love….but, tennis or not, male or female, Carrie is so relatable, and for so many reasons. The book brings an athlete’s inner thoughts alive in a way that you can’t help yourself from being her biggest fan if not wanting to be just like her! It’s so well written!
  • Now a forever fan of Taylor Jenkins Reid

    By Sh878787
    Loved Evelyn Hugo, love Carrie Soto even more! Maybe because I’m a tennis fan, or because I love Reid’s unique, hard-to-love characters, I will read anything this author writes from here on out.
  • Good reading

    By Happy pharmacy
    It was good!
  • Amazing

    By Kailani0000
    Another great book by Taylor Jenkins Reid!
  • Carrie Soto is Back

    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.