What they say:
‘An Extra Shot continues to tell the story of Freddie and Jo-Jo. It moves backwards and forwards through time in a series of first-person flashbacks and describes 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 thirty-five years later.
A failed reconciliation in book one, Another Shot, has left Freddie at a railway station thinking about jumping under a train and Jo-Jo in a hotel room consumed with the dark secret she has carried for most of her adult life. Freddie is saved by his best friend, Jack Sparrow, and Jo-Jo is convinced by her daughter, Amy, to meet up with Freddie again. Freddie then persuades Jo-Jo to go away with him for a long weekend in Devon and the couple return home with their love reignited.
However, Jo-Jo can’t let their relationship continue without telling Freddie the truth about her dark secret. Is their love strong enough to get them through?’
The Review: We’re back with a book that does the ‘will they, won’t they’ thing so well. We first encountered it in Another Shot, where we were left on a cliff hanger. Things aren’t going too well for the pair, and again we’re sent back to find out why there might be issues.
The time spent in the past is spot on, and I found myself walking alongside them. Again, I felt for one character more than the other, which probably wasn’t intentional, but I couldnt help it! I really enjoyed this, and, given the cliff hanger ( apologies if I’m wrong!), I’d assume there’ll be a third installment. Very enjoyable and thanks so much to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the book in return for an honest review.
About the author
‘I was born in Walsall, grew up in the West Midlands and now live in Telford with my two cats, Borisand Tai. After working in the health and social care sector for over thirty years, I have now taken early retirement to write the trilogy that has been rooted in my head for most of my life.
An Extra Shot is the second book in the Shots trilogy, which is based on a first love relationship I had as a teenager. It tells the story of Freddie and Jo-Jo, who are reunited in a coffee shop three decades after the end of their teenage romance. How they originally met, why they parted, what happens in their lives apart, and what happens when they reunite is all told through a series of first person vignettes. I am currently working on the final book.
Getting these stories down on paper has been a cathartic process. I hope you enjoy them.’
Social Media Links – Instagram @freddiejojoreunited