Book Review: An Extra Shot by Stephen Anthony Brotherton

For those of you who enjoyed Another Shot, I’m back with a review of part two of this three-part series.


An Extra Shot by Stephen Anthony Brotherton continues to tell the story of Freddie and Jo-Jo. It moves backwards and forwards through time in a series of first-person flashbacks and describes 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 thirty-five years later.

A failed reconciliation in book one, Another Shot, has left Freddie at a railway station thinking about jumping under a train and Jo-Jo in a hotel room consumed with the dark secret she has carried for most of her adult life. Freddie is saved by his best friend, Jack Sparrow, and Jo-Jo is convinced by her daughter, Amy, to meet up with Freddie again. Freddie then persuades Jo-Jo to go away with him for a long weekend in Devon and the couple return home with their love reignited.However, Jo-Jo can’t let their relationship continue without telling Freddie the truth about her dark secret. Is their love strong enough to get them through?


An Extra Shot Cover


Ok, I have to be honest here. If you have already read Another Shot, then this review is worth reading. However, if you didn’t, it’s really not worth your while reading this review and this book can not be read as a stand-alone.

An Extra Shot was different because, unlike the first, I didn’t know how it ended. I can’t say this format was better or worse than the last, they both just worked.

What I did like more about this book is that it delved deeper into Freddie and JoJo. We learn more about their relationship when they were younger, we see what they were up to during their adult lives, and we better see how both are dealing with their reunion. It helped me get a better sense of the characters and who they are and it was nice to explore an older adult relationship for a change.

Unfortunately, I can’t see much about this book in fear of spoiling the first. If it sounds like something you would be interested, go back and grab Another Shot and start from there.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


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