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One Last Shot by Stephen Anthony Brotherton

 

CAN FIRST LOVE EVER BE REIGNITED?   

One Last Shot concludes the trilogy of Freddie and Jo-Jo, which has moved through time in a series of flashbacks, showing 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 three decades later. At the end of the second book, An Extra Shot, Jo-Jo tells Freddie about her dark secret. Confused, vulnerable and in a state of shock, he says he needs time to think about what to do next. Jo-Jo’s right to be worried. Freddie doesn’t react well…

 

 

My Review:

This story has multiple timelines running through it as it is told through a series of flashbacks from the point of view of either Freddie or Jo-Jo. It is the final book in the trilogy and I believe you really need to have read the earlier books to enjoy this one to the fullest extent. Freddie and Jo-Jo were first loves that distance and events drove apart. Now they’ve reconnected decades later but revelations made by Jo-Jo now threaten to tear them apart again. Is there any second chance of romance for this pair or will their past force them apart again?

The story shares secrets of their pasts, life events for them both and how these colour just how they react to the present. It is a story filled with revelations, emotional reactions and heartbreaking decisions. If you’re looking for a dramatic portrayal of life warts and all, look no further. This isn’t a comforting, easy read. It deals with many different issues in a robust and forthright manner whilst remaining an entertaining and engaging read.

I requested and was gifted a copy of this book and this is my honest review after choosing to read it.

Purchase Links

https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/product/One-Last-Shot-by-Stephen-Anthony-Brotherton-author/9781913208509

https://www.waterstones.com/book/one-last-shot/stephen-anthony-brotherton/9781913208509

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Last-Shot-Stephen-Anthony-Brotherton/dp/1913208508/

https://www.amazon.com/Last-Shot-Stephen-Anthony-Brotherton/dp/1913208508/

Author Bio –

I was born in Walsall, grew up in the West Midlands and now live in Telford with my two cats, Boris and Tai.

After working in the health and social care sector for over thirty years, I have now written the trilogy that has been rooted in my head for most of my life.

The Shots trilogy is based on a first love relationship I had as a teenager. It tells the story of Freddie and Jo-Jo, who are reunited in a coffee shop three decades after the end of their teenage romance. How they originally met, why they parted, what happens in their lives apart, and what happens when they reunite is all told through a series of first person vignettes.

Getting these stories down on paper has been a cathartic process. I hope you enjoy them.

Social Media Links –

Instagram @freddiejojoreunited

Twitter @FreddieJoJo1

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