Carrie Soto is a tennis superstar and has shattered every possible record! She is fierce and determined to win at any cost, which hasn’t made her the most popular player. By the time she retires from the game, she is the best player the world has ever seen.
However, six years after her retirement, she finds herself watching her record be taken away from her. She is sitting in the stands of the 1994 US Open as a young British player Nicki Chan brutally surpasses her highest achievement. At 37 years of age, Carrie makes the monumental decision to come out of retirement for one last year in an attempt to reclaim her record. Fiercely competitive, she has something to prove before she gives up the game forever. She returns to her successful coaching partnership with her father and swallows her pride to train with a man she once knew intimately, Bowe Huntley. Like her, he has something to prove too!
I’m not a huge tennis fan, but I thoroughly enjoyed this sporting comeback novel! I was fascinated by the mindset, motivation and dedication that drives athletes like Carrie to succeed. Taylor Jenkins Reid deftly explores multiple themes including the meaning of success and the cost of greatness. A riveting read!
Taylor Jenkins Reid is the author of several novels including Malibu Rising, Daisy Jones & The Six, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and Forever, Interrupted. Follow Taylor Jenkins Reid online, plus read an extract of Carrie Soto Is Back here.
Reviewer: Andrea Molloy Hutchinson Heinemann RRP $37.00