Taylor Jenkins Reid has done it again. And I'm a little bit convinced that this author is hiding the fact that she might also be a professional tennis player. I felt like I was there with Carrie on the courts surrounded by the anticipation of the crowd. Taylor Jenkins Reid always manages to put her characters through situations where you aren't sure how you want the ending to go. This one was particularly satisfying.
In this powerful novel about the cost of greatness, a legendary athlete attempts a comeback when the world considers her past her prime—from the New York Times bestselling author of Malibu Rising.
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.
About the Author
Taylor Jenkins Reid is the New York Times bestselling author of eight novels, including Malibu Rising,Daisy Jones & The Six, and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their daughter.
Praise for The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
“Marries themes of loyalty, betrayal, friendship and love into a soaring, fast-paced and gripping performance.”—Shelf Awareness
“Will enchant readers.”—Real Simple
Praise for Daisy Jones & The Six
“Daisy and the band captured my heart.”—Reese Witherspoon
“Wildly delicious.”—Entertainment Weekly
“Stylish and propulsive.”—The New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Choice)
Praise for Malibu Rising
“If summer could somehow fit into a book, then you’d find it in Malibu Rising.”—Oprah Daily
“A compulsively fun read.”—Today (Read with Jenna book club pick)