Review: Moonshot by Alessandra Torre

Posted July 8, 2016 by collecto in Blog Tour, Book Reviews, Books / 0 Comments

Review: Moonshot by Alessandra TorreMoonshot by Alessandra Torre
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Published by Self Published on July 4th 2016
Genres: Romance
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Source: NetGalley, The Next Step PR
five-stars

Baseball isn’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.

We received this book/audiobook for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect our opinion of the book or the content of our review.

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Sasha’s Review: 6+ STARS! 

”Certain loves can’t be fought. The harder you tried, the harder you would be knocked back, over and over again, until it beat you into submission, until your heart caved and your body surrendered.”
WOW! JUST WOW! I love it when a book captures every part of your soul and consumes it completely. I LOVE THIS BOOK SOMETHING FIERCE and i’m sad i’m writing this review right now because it feels like i’m giving closure to characters i don’t ever want to let go. BASEBALL. OMFG. Alessandra Torre delivers the soul of the game and the essence of the athletes, this book will turn you into a baseball fan. Moonshot was full of passion, mystery and excitement, Alessandra Torre lets you know again she can do ANYTHING with words. EVERY PAGE OF THIS BOOK IS A MASTERPIECE. Moonshot is undeniably my favorite Torre book. The love Ty and Chase shared was so fierce and real i felt like was being showered with it. Love is love, and this book is an example of how you can’t run from it, that no matter the circumstances love will find a way back and will conquer all.
Moonshot has so many things to talk about but I’m not going to mention much cause this is the kind of book you have to experience to understand. Ty is a girl that is basically raised on a baseball field, the players, the game all of that is family to her so is not surprising that sooner or later she was going to fall for an athlete, a baseball player. It sounds simple right? and predictable but it’s not. One thing this author is NOT, is predictable, Alessandra torre keeps you turning pages until the very end. She makes me crazy. Ty was in all things a woman. emotional, loyal, a lioness, passionate…. she put everyone’s happiness before herself. When she met Chase everything between them happened naturally, yet in the middle of all things keeping them apart. A love like theirs was not easy and they survived it.
“It was too much pressure, all of it. Baseball shouldn’t be life or death. Baseball shouldn’t determine fates.”
CHASE. HE’S MINE. MINE MINE MINE. He’s the the kind of book boyfriend that gets so under your skin it ruins you. I’M RUINED. HE HAS MY SOUL. I’m not gonna look at baseball players the same again, I’ll always try to find Chase in them. If not Chase at least one that covers those expectations. The way he loved Ty, HOLYHEAVENSDELIVERME. Chase fell in love with Ty from the moment he met her. He couldn’t stay away, no matter how impossible they love might seemed, she was his utterly and undeniably his. Circumstances didn’t let them fight for their love in the ‘fuck ’em all’ kind of way but their undying love fought for them.
“I gasped, he stilled, and there was a moment of pure fullness, his lips against mine, one sweet kiss that promised me everything, including heartbreak.”
There is a topic in the book that for some it might be a deal breaker but this book is so flawlessly written you won’t even notice it because your focus will be Ty and Chase to be finally together and for someone to solve all the mystery going around. In other words yes, you might notice but you won’t care. At least for me, i was so in deep, i just needed this two together no matter what… NO MATTER WHAT.
This book will consume you, keep you at the edge of your seat and it will enamour you so deep, you won’t bare the thought of reading THE END. Moonshot is one my best reads this year.

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Vivian’s Review: 5++ Stars

“Love has its own timeline, Tyler. Remember that.” –Frank Rollins (Tyler’s father)

Let the game of love begin! Baseball has come to the writing world and it’s never been better. “Look to the moon when you swing,” he instructed. “That’s what you want. A ball that disappears into it. One that goes to the moon and past. A moonshot.” –Frank Rollins. That’s exactly what Alessandra Torre did with this novel…she went BEYOND the moon. This book was so much more than baseball. It was about forbidden love, forbidden love, first loves, and was packed full of “keep you up all night angst.” Much like the description of a moonshot described above, my anticipation soared while reading it.

“First loves were supposed to be flimsy and temperamental. They were supposed to burn bright and fade fast. They weren’t supposed to eat away a man’s heart, his capacity for life.” –Chase.

Description:

Tyler Rollins “Ty”, is the daughter of Frank Rollins (New York Yankee pitcher) and is the Yankee’s “Equipment Staff Assistant Manager”. Since her mother died, Ty has lived and traveled with her father and the team. She’s lived and breathed everything baseball from a very young age. Now 17, she finds herself drawn to another aspect of the game. She finds herself mesmerized and falling hard and fast for the Yankees new trade, Chase Stern.

Chase Stern has a reputation and because of that has been coined by the media as your typical “bad boy”. His only goal is to one day be a Yankee. Well now, he has achieved that goal and has been picked up by the Yankee’s and is there new shortstop. But on his first day there, temptation in the form of an underage ball girl, curves his focus.

Chase and Ty begin to form a secret relationship and bond over stolen moments, but just as Chase and Ty begin to develop deeper feelings and affections for each other, things take a turn for the worse and they go their separate ways. Now almost 5 years later, they find themselves back in the same stadium, with their same beloved team and those same feelings come rushing to the surface. But the game has changed, not only for them, but for everyone. There are mysterious murders happening and these murders have been dubbed as the “Curse of Chase Stern”.  They’re also being said to be linked to the Yankee’s losing. For the past 4 seasons, at the end of the each season, when the Yankee’s loose, another woman dies. #RachelAprilJulieTiffany Coincidently, all four woman have a certain link to Ty. What is that link? And will Chase and Ty be able find their HEA through all of this or is there too many obstacles at play to keep them apart?

I didn’t expect to fall so hard and so fast for these two characters, but much like a line drive to shortstop *wink*, I couldn’t have anticipated it and ducked if I wanted to (which I didn’t). I contribute it to Alessandra’s phenomenal writing. Her choice of wording and writing style was done to perfection and was just elusive enough to keep me intrigued. I found myself so caught up in the love aspect of the story that I completely forgot about the other elements at play…the murders. Just BRILLIANT story telling! I couldn’t put this book down! I loved EVERY minute of this book! Alessandra Torre hit it out of the park with MOONSHOT and I am hoping she plans to write more to Chase and Ty’s story because I simply NEED more!

“Before, I fell for him with a teenager’s love, bold and passionate, no real obstacles to overcome, no real consequences to consider. Now, the wind tickling past my legs, I could see the full path of destruction this world would cause. I saw it, and in that moment, I didn’t care. I couldn’t care. There was right, there was wrong, and there was love. And love trumped all.” –Ty.

#rightwrongLOVE
#28

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