Review — Moonshot by Alessandra Torre

Posted July 11, 2016 by FMA in 2 Star and Below - It left me Unsatisfied, Blog Tour

Review — Moonshot by Alessandra TorreMoonshot on July 4th, 2016
Pages: 250

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Baseball wasn’t supposed to be a game of life and death…

The summer that Chase Stern entered my life, I was seventeen. The daughter of a legend, the Yankees were my family, their stadium my home, their dugout my workplace. My focus was on the game. Chase … he started out as a distraction. A distraction with sex appeal poured into every inch of his six foot frame. A distraction who played like a god and partied like a devil.

I tried to stay away. I couldn’t.

Then, the team started losing.
Women started dying.
And everything in my world broke apart.

I was provided a review copy; this did not influence my opinion of the book.

Review Moonshot

That moment when EVERYONE loves a book, but you!

I’ve read seven books from this author, all have been 5-star reads for me. So it comes as a shock and sadness that the eighth book, ‘Moonshot‘, did not strike hot, too.

From the start, I felt a disconnect with the characters and the plot.

I didn’t understand the instant love between Chance and Ty.  I knew Ty had a crush on him for years, so on her end, it made sense. But for him, his intense bond seemed out of left field.

I can’t say I ever felt a connection to their romance either. I didn’t feel the passion or the love.

I struggled with the lack of dialogue. I wanted more interaction between characters. Perhaps that would have allowed me to feel more of what they were feeling?

Then a huge pet peeve of mine  —  the miscommunication between the two —  which caused Ty to make a life-altering decision (which, even though she is young, this was so out of character for her that it had me screaming at my Kindle) and caused them to break up. Gah! I was so frustrated with their choices and their lack of communication that it created further disconnect between the characters and me.

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Lastly, I was thrown and a little frustrated by the who-done-it. I really wanted this part to be played up more. I wanted more suspense, more focus on the murders that were mentioned in the blurb. The whole discovery didn’t make sense to me. View Spoiler »

As always, remember reviews are opinions. Chances are great that you will love Moonshot.  Many of my friends did. And don’t forget, I have great respect for the writing of Torre. I love her dark romance and romantic suspense books. Her books quite often make my Top Faves of the Year lists!


About Alessandra Torre

A New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Alessandra Torre has written seven novels, four of which became #1 Erotic Bestsellers.

Her first book, Blindfolded Innocence, became a breakout hit, rising to the top of the charts on Kindle and 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 her erotic thriller The Girl in 6E.

From her home near the warm waters of 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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