Published by Independently Published
Publication Date: July 4th, 2016
Genres: Sports Romance, Contemporary Romance
Also by this author: Black Lies
Baseball shouldn't 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 a distraction. A distraction with sex appeal poured into every inch of his six foot frame. A distraction who played like a God yet 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.
Together, we would only bring chaos.
How I wanted to LOVE this book. And for almost 50% I did. I was highlighting like crazy and seeing at least 4 star review on the horizon and then it crashed and burned. Honestly, the last half of this book felt like I was reading something completely different. The plot went off the rails and just evolved into this story that I didn’t care to read anymore. I will caution that the rest of this reviews will contain SPOILERS so if you have intentions of reading this then please step away 🙂
A woman shouldn’t be created in such heartbreakingly beautiful combinations. A woman shouldn’t, in fifteen minutes, have the ability to ruin him for life.
There were two things that I loved about the beginning of Moonshot. The first was Tyler’s relationship(s) with her dad and the Yankees. As the daughter of the coach and batgirl to the team, the two went hand-in-hand. Her dad was as awkward as any 17 year old girl turning into a woman would be and it was heartbreaking to see how hard he was trying to let her be part of this life and yet not let her succumb to the type of man that came along with it. Enter my second favorite thing about the beginning of this book. Chase and Tyler together. Can we talk about wicked chemistry? I loved the fact that it was forbidden. He was a bad boy ball player and she was an innocent girl with mass amounts of hero worship. The writing was on the wall from the very beginning that shit was going to go down in spectacular fashion, but that’s when it just gets bizarre.
“Love has its own timeline, Tyler. Remember that.”
View Spoiler »After their first intimate encounter (no sex but still sexy times) Ty walks in on Chase doing coke with 2 baseball groupies. Having witnessed that, as well as what she thought was kissing/sex, Tyler storms off and gets wasted with the owner of the Yankees son, Tobey. She loses her virginity to him that night but the next day her and Chase commit to one another and they start falling in love. Chase later finds out about Tyler losing her virginity to Tobey and he ends up getting physical with a member of the Yankees, gets traded to a different team, Tyler finds out she’s pregnant with Tobey’s child, and then there is a 4 year gap till they see one another again. « Hide Spoiler Basically A LOT goes down in the span of a few chapters and we are left to catch up with the present day and that’s where things take a nosedive into murder-mystery land. It doesn’t come as much of a surprise considering each chapter break is alluding to some upcoming tragedy that centers around Ty, Chase, and the Yankees, but it’s just so out-there. Not to mention that once we are acquainted with where Tyler and Chase are now with their lives, those special moments between Tyler and her dad, or Tyler and the Yankees, and especially Tyler and Chase are just not there. It felt as if the focus was on this whodunit murder mystery and as much as I wanted to care, I didn’t. To top it off, the ending was predictable and too good to be true. It was so easy for things to just resolved that it had me rolling my eyes. I hate that I feel this way because the beginning showed SO much potential but Moonshot was just not the story for me.