ARC Review: Moonshot by Alessandra Torre

Posted July 4, 2016 by Francesca in Reviews / 4 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Moonshot by Alessandra Torre
Moonshot
by Alessandra Torre

3.5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: July 4th 2016
Published by EverAfter Romance
Pages: 250
Format: eARC
 

“Fans of forbidden romance with sizzling sex and a dash of suspense will enjoy this twisty ride.”
~ Under the Covers

Boy!  What a rollercoaster of emotions this book put me through.  And I don’t mean emotions about the story itself but how it made me feel.  See, at first I was hooked because I absolutely adored the sweet, young heroine, Tyler. She’s the daughter of a baseball legend and has grown up in the field and on the road with her father for most of her life.  Yeah, she’s a bit of a tomboy.  She’s a little sheltered in her view of the world.  And she’s obsessed with baseball.  She lives it and breathes it.  And Yankee Stadium is her home.

Then comes cocky player Chase Stern, with a string of bad encounters with women and questionable morals, but a talent nonetheless, and she’s smitten.  Not smitten enough that she’s not able to hold her own in his presence.  And that is like catnip for Chase.  Now I’ll stop here because this is where some of my emotions started going up and down.  I wasn’t a fan of the initial relationship happening in secret and while she was so young.  I would’ve loved to have seen this happen a few years later. So I struggled with that acceptance.

I won’t spoil what happens because this story is packed with twists and turns on the road to the HEA between Tyler and Chase that you should experience without any previous hints.  But let’s just say my mood and enjoyment kept going up and down because of the choices of the characters after they are thrown back together.  Things that are so out of moral character for what I thought of Tyler especially. So while I enjoyed it, and I liked both of them individually and together, there was also something in the back of my mind screaming “NOOOOOO.  Whyyyyyyyy? Why like this??”

In the midst of their torrid affair there is a series of murders that are plaguing the Yankees that need to be stopped.  This suspense element is quite small really until we get to the very end.  I was hoping for it to be a bigger presence throughout the book.  In the end, I was actually surprised with the killer’s identity, and the more surprising fact was that I didn’t pick up on it being SO OBVIOUS throughout the book.   I’m losing my touch! 😉

Fans of forbidden romance with sizzling sex and a dash of suspense will enjoy this twisty ride.

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About Alessandra Torre

A New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Alessandra Torre has written thirteen novels, three of which have become New York Times bestsellers.

Her first book, Blindfolded Innocence, was a breakout hit, rising to the top of the ebook charts on Amazon where it attracted the interest of major publishing houses and garnered Torre her first print deal with Harlequin HQN. Less than twelve months later, Torre signed a second print deal, this time with Redhook (Hachette) for the Deanna Madden series, an erotic suspense trilogy.

From her home on the Emerald Coast in Florida, she devotes several hours each day to various writing projects and interacting with her fans on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Happily married and with one son, she loves watching SEC football games, horseback riding, reading and watching movies.

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I’m a 30 something sun lover living in the Big Apple (read New York).I’m a book and coffee addict and lover of all things elephants.

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“In the end, I was actually surprised with the killer’s identity, and the more surprising fact was that I didn’t pick up on it being SO OBVIOUS throughout the book. I’m losing my touch!” This pretty much sums up exactly how I felt too!

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Not sure I’d enjoy that much of an interest rollercoaster…thanks though

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Hmmmm….will think on this…

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Thanks for the review, not a big fan of cheating so I’ll probably skip this one.