Carrie Soto is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid

I’ve enjoyed Taylor Jenkins Reid’s other books, but Carrie Soto is Back definitely takes the top place.


This story follows Carrie Soto as she leaves retirement to reclaim her place as the greatest tennis player of all time.

Review of Carrie Soto is Back

It’s told in alternating timelines, switching from when Carrie was beginning her tennis career to her in the present time training for upcoming matches.

I have zero knowledge of tennis, but TJR had me on the edge of my seat. She can write a tennis match that is as captivating as any battle scene or dance sequence I’ve ever read. My interest never waned in the story, either. I found it compelling right from the first page. And if like me, you’ve no prior knowledge of the sport, the author does a great job explaining the basics.

It was interesting to see Carrie as a young and fit player outperforming more seasoned players and then the inverse as she’s getting back into the swing of things.

If you’ve enjoyed TJR’s past novels, I’d highly recommend this one as well. She has a knack for writing about subjects that don’t hold much interest to me (Hollywood, rockstars, etc.) but has very memorable characters.

My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5

Expected Publication: 30 August 2022

Thank you to Doubleday Canada for providing an arc via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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