Title: An Extra Shot
Author: Stephen Anthony Brotherton
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
My Rating: 4 out of 5
‘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?’
An Extra Shot is the follow-up to the first book about Freddie and Jo-Jo, Another Shot, and continues to tell the story of them both and their relationship. I felt like we got to know a lot more about the characters of Freddie and Jo-Jo in this continuing story.
As the story unfolds, we discover more about their relationship when they were younger, and I felt like I knew a lot more about both of them by the end of the book.
An Extra Shot does need to read in follow-up to Another Shot, and can’t be read as a standalone book, but if you are looking for a good romance story, then read both Another Shot and An Extra Shot, both of which are full of love, laughs and reflection.
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