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Carrie Soto Is Back

By Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Publisher Description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “An epic adventure about a female athlete perhaps past her prime, brought back to the tennis court for one last grand slam” (Elle), from the author of Malibu Rising, Daisy Jones & The Six, and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

“A heart-filled novel about an iconic and persevering father and daughter.”—Time

“Gorgeous. The kind of sharp, smart, potent book you have to set aside every few pages just to catch your breath. I’ll take a piece of Carrie Soto forward with me in life and be a little better for it.”—Emily Henry, author of Book Lovers and Beach Read

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Time, NPR, PopSugar, Glamour, Reader’s Digest

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.

1264 Reviews

Slightly Smiling Face“this book was one of my biggest surprises for this year! i honestly thought i wasn’t going to enjoy this book, but i ended up devouring it! it was so good and i loved seeing Carrie’s journey throughout her career. i loved that there was a sprinkle of romance in the story too haha and also seeing her struggles and triumphs throughout her career from her perspective was interesting.”
Easy to readRealistic settingThought-provoking
Anxious Face with sweat“Carrie Soto was a fun perspective to be in for a little while! Her stoic and passionate attitude throughout the story makes room for a really natural and enjoyable character arc. There were a lot of layers to the story about family, love, and differentiating between the two at times! Each match was exciting and overall Carrie Soto is Back was a fun read🤓”
Characters change and growEasy to readFast-pacedRealistic setting
Slightly Smiling Face“I loved how this book was written. It was fast paced but showed a lot of character development and growth. There were NO bad characters. Well done. Really showcased the true storyline of Carrie.”
Believable charactersCharacters change and growLikable charactersMulti-layered charactersBeautifully writtenDescriptive writingEasy to readAddictiveFast-pacedUnpredictable
Surprised Face with Open Mouth“This book was something else. I can’t rate this book anything other than 5⭐️. I don’t know what made this book so special to me but Carrie Soto’s story left a hole in my heart. When going into this book I knew it would be good just because I adored every book of Taylor Jenkins Reid but what this book made me feel is unexplainable.”
Characters change and growLikable charactersBeautifully writtenAddictiveHeartbreakingThrillingDescriptiveAngstyEducationalMeaningful
Beaming Face with Smiling Eyes“I absolutamente love this book! I thought it was beautiful and I love the female empowerment on doing more and aiming for those goals & dreams!”
Believable charactersCharacters change and growLikable characters

About Taylor Jenkins Reid

Taylor Jenkins Reid is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of eight novels, including Carrie Soto Is Back, Malibu Rising, Daisy Jones & The Six, and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their daughter.

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