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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.
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.
View Spoiler »Trigger Warning: « Hide Spoiler View Spoiler »Cheating: I don’t mind cheating in a book when I can connect with the character and feel like I understood their actions and when the outcome makes sense. However, here, I felt it was unnecessary. This couple could have gotten together later when circumstances were different. They could have waited. « Hide Spoiler
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 »This was a character whom we knew nothing about, aside from their job. Yet, they seemed to hold an important role in the life of those involved. I needed more information about this person. « Hide 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!