Moonshot

Moonshot

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by Alessandra Torre
     
 

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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

Overview

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 perfect world broke apart.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"If you like romance with a side of murder and mystery, MOONSHOT is the book for you! Torre pulls readers in from the very first page...In addition to a an intricately plotted mystery, readers are treated to a love so pure you'll be rooting for the couple all the way to their HEA."— RT Book Reviews

"A sexy, exciting, and thrilling read! Highly recommended!" —Aestas Book Blog

"Fans of forbidden romance with sizzling sex and a dash of suspense will enjoy this twisty ride." —Under the Covers Book Blog

PRAISE FOR HOLLYWOOD DIRT:

"Torre's contemporary romance is a true hit." — RT Book Reviews

"Hollywood Dirt was the real thing—pure contemporary romance at its finest. Effortlessly told, entertaining, and so very swoon-worthy. It's not to be missed!!!"—Kim Karr, New York Times bestselling author

PRAISE FOR THE GIRL IN 6E:

"The Girl in 6E uniquely twisted and captivates from the beginning. The premise is entirely original, as are the characters and the pacing. The main character may be a cold killer, but inside is a woman with a soul who sacrifices everything to keep from unleashing herself on the world.... Torre has written a beautifully warped thriller that will be staying with this reviewer for a long time to come."―RT Book Reviews, Top Pick! (4.5 stars)

"A.R. Torre's The Girl in 6E lifts the veil on the dark, erotic world of camming, but the book contains so many more surprises than that. At the novel's core, a tender heart beats, and the increasingly suspenseful pages fly by as its deepest secrets are revealed. This is a taut, edgy, thrill ride, powerfully gripping and impossible to turn away from." —David Bell, author of Never Come Back and Cemetery Girl

"An incredible debut. Gritty, unique, primal, full of angst, oddly feminist, and right up my alley. The Girl in 6E deviates from formulaic romance to deliver something truly special and worthy of praise and attention. A dark soul like me isn't often surprised by controversy or taboo subject matter, but this book delivers and I'll be reading more A.R. Torre books in the future. Kudos!" —CJ Roberts, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Dark Duet

"Dark, edgy, and thrilling in a completely unexpected way." —Lisa Renee Jones, New York Times bestselling author of The Inside Out series

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781940941783
Publisher:
EverAfter Romance
Publication date:
07/04/2016
Pages:
424
Sales rank:
83,158
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Alessandra Torre is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of ten novels. Her books focus on romance and suspense, all with a strong undercurrent of sexuality. Torre has been featured in such publications as Elle and Elle UK, co-hosted Dirty Sexy Funny with Jenny McCarthy, as well as guest blogged for the Huffington Post and RT Book Reviews. She is also the Bedroom Blogger for Cosmopolitan.com.

Learn more about Alessandra on her website at www.alessandratorre.com, or you can find her on Twitter (@ReadAlessandra) or her Facebook fanpage. She also writes under the name A.R. Torre.

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Moonshot 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Alessandra Torre was my go to author for a great story . Not anymore. This is the 2nd book in a row from her that is not good. I gave it a 1 star just so i could post this review.
SaraBetty 6 months ago
Best book I have read in a while (and I read a lot of them)... Beautifully written!! Great story!! Definitely needed a tissue or two and I almost put it down when the ending seemed in question... Talk about love conquering all!! This is it!!! Doesn't matter if you like baseball or not... This book is a MUST READ!!! Ms. Torre really gave us a winner when she wrote MOONSHOT...
BJWVA 7 months ago
I haven't even finished it yet and it's fabulous. Please get this book, read it, love it, recommend it.
Anonymous 7 months ago
You will love Ty and Chase love story and all the twist and turns.
BellaLove_BookBabesUnite 7 months ago
Aaaand commence book hangover. Seriously. This is Alessandra Torre's writing at her best. Yes, it's sexy. That woman can write sexy like no other. BUT. I won't remember Moonshot by its sex appeal. The plot was AMAZING. It was sexy, it was forbidden, it was suspenseful, it was tragic. The entire time I was reading I couldn't stop turning the pages and the entire time I wasn't reading I was thinking about what was going to happen!!! This book is the reason I like to read. Moonshot is the story of Ty and Chase. What I loved about this book: ~ The writing. Alessandra Torre is so talented. She weaves a web of first time love that is so addictive. I was sucked in so completely so quickly. I HATED that I had to stop reading to sleep and take care of my family - real life is such an interruption to my reading! ~ The characters. Ty, her father, the team, Chase. The characters weren't perfect. Ty is a 17 year old girl and she thinks & feels like a 17 year old girl. I wanted to shake her silly a couple of times for the choices she makes...but I made several bad decisions at her age, too. I love that Alessandra Torre was realistic in her depiction of this age. Ty is in love with Chase before he even joins the team because of his talent on the baseball field. But, Ty is traded to the Yankees because he slept with the wife of one of his teammates - so his moral code is questionable. Her father warns her again and again that Chase is no good for her. And she puts up a good fight. No make up, baggy clothes, avoid eye contact whenever possible. But. She couldn't fight the pull. And Chase. I wanted to hate him. I mean. Who sleeps with his teammate's wife? And does drugs? Only a scumbag, for certain. But as I learned more about Chase and found out about the demons he carries, I was able to see under all of that ugly stuff to the guy inside. And I fell for him too. Chase tries to fight the attraction to Ty. He really tries. But. On the few interactions they have, she surprises him. She calls him on his BS. She helps him find peace in a chaotic world. And once he falls for her, he really falls for her. They don't have it easy. They don't get a HEA for a long while. ~The suspense. I loved trying to figure out what the heck was happening. This is what I love most about Alessandra Torre - she is the queen of plot twists. ~ Alternating POV. We get in Ty's mind the most - her POV is told in first person. But we also get Chase - his POV is told in third person. This is an interesting way to do it. I would prefer first person for both POV's but I'm glad we got into Chase's mind. And we also get these bits of news articles that freaked me out and put me on the edge of my seat. Great combination. What I didn't love about this book: there were some parts of this book that drove me crazy. But I really can't say that it detracted from the story. Pet peeves of mine that I avoid in other books worked for Moonshot. And it made the ending that much sweeter. I'm trying not to give any spoilers! Bottom line: Moonshot is amazing. Highly recommend!!
Anonymous 4 days ago
Absolutely loved this book.. not predictable at all and kept me reading and interested whole time.
Christine_Miller 20 days ago
This was the first book I've read by this author and I thought she hit it out of the park! I absolutely loved Ty and Chase. I was giddy with excitement as they got to know each other and my heart broke with Ty as she walked in on something she shouldn't have and then in turn made bad decisions. I loved these characters and how the love they shared, although brief, it was the real thing and something that would last forever. This is a story about young love and making poor decisions, or trying to do what you feel is the right thing. Living life with your head and not your heart. A lot of times, that just puts you through the motions. When Ty and Chase enter each other's lives 4 years later, all bets are off. They have both grown up a lot and know what is important to them. I loved this story. It was heartbreaking and emotional, but I wouldn't change a thing.
Anonymous 5 months ago
I have loved all of her books they never disappoint!!!
Anonymous 5 months ago
For the ones that love a story of love across time without faltering. This is it.
MomRocks88 5 months ago
Anonymous 5 months ago
I loved this book. This author is so talented and never disappoints. The characters and the emotions are so real. I hated to see it end. I read a lot and don't often get book hangovers anymore but this time I do.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Really enjoyed this book. Hooked Fri I'm first page to last.
Stephanie12 6 months ago
“Moonshot. They say the term comes from Wally Moon, a player from the fifties, who hit bombers that the local press dubbed ‘moonshots.’ Dad had taught me the term when I was twelve, and desperate to hit my first home run.” I loved the prologue where we are introduced to Tyler Rollins, daughter to baseball’s great relief pitcher Frank Rollins. She is seven years old and stepping up onto the bus carrying the NY Yankees baseball team. Her dad urging her on as she stood wide eyed. Fast forward 10 years. Tyler, or ‘Ty’ travels with the Yankees as a ball girl and all around gofer. At 17, baseball is her life, the team, her family. She is beautiful and will soon be 18. Adored by Yankees owner Frank Grant, with the hope of her one day marrying his son Tobey. Everything changes when the Yankees acquire Chase Stern, baseballs hottest player…. “Chase Stern. The best bat to hit our game since Barry Bonds. A shortstop who made Ripken look like a rookie. A body built for baseball, a face that made GQ editors swoon, and enough swagger to fill Dodger stands with females.” “His swing, his throw, the dip of his body when he scooped up a ball, the stretch of his six foot body when he leapt into the air…it was my porn…… He was beautiful. He was perfection.” This story has it all. Forbidden love, hot athlete, twists, turns and a few unexpected situations….. We see their beginning. Chase and Ty getting to know each other. Becoming friends. The sharing of secrets and hurts. Ty no longer sees Chase as the reckless playboy that the tabloids painted but a kind and caring guy. She falls for Chase and Chase falls hard for Ty but then comes the misunderstandings and bad decisions. The outcome is devastating for both of them. Woven into all of this is a serial killer, murdering young blond women, betrayal, temptation, and danger. The story starts out slow and a bit confusing. But, I pushed through and was not disappointed! As each chapter passed I became more and more hooked. I love Chase Stern!!!! And Ty….she’s intelligent, beautiful and full of Yankees love! She has an amazing relationship with her dad and it really shows throughout the book. Alessandra Torre is such a versatile writer. I fell in love with her writing after reading ‘Sex, Love, Repeat’ and then went on to ‘Black Lies’ and then ‘Tight’. This story reads similar to those books. I enjoyed it very much! 5 forbidden, sexy, murderous stars !
Anonymous 6 months ago
Couldn't wait for this book and have to say not disappointed ! !
Anonymous 6 months ago
Wow!! This read was phenonmenol!! Another great read by AT. Couldn't put the book down. A page turner. I'm not a baseball fan but the story of Ty, Chase, Tobey and the Yankees left me yearning for more... more of everything!! I need more Ty and Chase!! I was so sad when I turned the last, last page...looking for more. Just couldn't get enough!! So sad. Just will have to reread Moonshot but sliwer. LOVETOREAD
Anonymous 6 months ago
So emotional , sweet, love, caring, suspense . Loved Ty loved Chase.
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Anonymous 6 months ago
I loved this, I couldn't put this book down!
Anonymous 6 months ago
Amazing!! As an avid Yankees fan and New Yorker I loved this story. Great job!! Must read!!
Anonymous 7 months ago
Finished it in one day. Awesome.
Anonymous 7 months ago
I really enjoyed Ty and Chase'story. So much so to even overlook something that I normally don't like in my books. But in the end two wrongs do make a right!
Perla_Reads 7 months ago
A Torre Home Run! This book had it all for me. I happen to love baseball and she captured the feels beautifully. But that was just the icing on a perfect cake of sexy romance mystery with swoon-worthy hero and a tough-as-nails heroine. Ty and Chase are great together, even breaking all of society's rules. Truly a great summer read.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Absolutely loved it. The connection with Ty and Chase so awesome. I didn't want it to end! Loved it!
Anonymous 7 months ago
Great romance book with some twists and turns.
Xkoqueen 7 months ago
Moonshot is an "outta here" suspense/sports romance home run! Ms. Torres has artfully blended together a murder mystery with a sports romance in her latest book, Moonshot. I’m a baseball fan, and I really enjoyed the baseball-isms, lore and history incorporated into the story. Baseball and the Yankees team are so intrinsic to the story, that both are virtually characters. Tyler Rollins, daughter of baseball great and Yankees’ closer, Frank Rollins, grows up in Yankee stadium after her mother’s passing. She is homeschooled on the road, and eventually hired as a batgirl for the team. She lives for that team, but 17-year-old Tyler crushes on a shortstop on another team—Chase Stern. “Everything was the same, yet everything was different, the change palpable in the air. Chase Stern’s arrival at the Yankees hit like an atomic bomb—so loud it was silent, the cloud of effect rippling out from her person in a giant wave that touched all of us.” --Tyler Chase Stern is a baseball bad boy. His bat is hot, and not a ball gets past him on the field, but his tortured past has him behaving badly off the field. Promiscuity, drugs and alcohol are distractions he needs too often but must give up when traded to the Yankees. Despite his reputation, Chase Stern is actually a likable guy with some decent qualities. In fact, Chase and Ty are great together. Even their chaste friendship has sparkling chemistry. I loved the creative story structure; there is a natural flow to it. The story begins when Ty is four, and each jump to the future comes at a natural break in the story. Moonshot is told over a baseball season, which begins in April and tension mounts along with the race to the World Series. Midway through the season (June), there is a jump to the future, however, the storyline resumes from the same month just four years in the future. Moonshot is told from a couple points of view, and the narration changes from first person to third person with the POV changes. All of these structure aspects make for an interesting and complex story. Chase is careful with Tyler; not only does his career depend on it, but he has found a girl worthy of his care. He has found his own baseball goddess. He has found his soul mate. The problems and separation they face are maddening and unfair, but life can be like that. Sometimes stormy and passionate, sometimes sweet and soulful, their relationship is something to hope for, to mourn, and to hope for again. Moonshot is steadily paced. Although the tension does build, I didn’t find it compelling or nerve wrecking like some thrillers. In each time segment, you know that something or someone is going to throw a wrench into it, you just don’t know who or why. All my guesses were wrong, and I was completely surprised by the twist at the end. While the murder mystery aspect was interesting, it is Ty and Chase’s love story that kept me reading. A 4.5 star read for me.