REVIEW – MOONSHOT by Alessandra Torre

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SYNOPSIS:

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.

 

 

 

*****Dee’s Review*****

FIVE STARS*****

(ARC kindly provided by the author)

A total hit, delivered by the pen of the very talented Alessandra Torre. Her words so bright, they blinded me, as if I was front and center at Yankee Stadium.

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Ty Rollins grew up on a baseball field, always watching behind the dugout, living and breathing for the game. Her passion for the sport, became a trademark to her character and personality. She knew the ins and outs of baseball. When she was seventeen and working as a ball girl for her dad’s team, the famous New York Yankees, a new player is traded into the organization. The bad boy of baseball, whose talents and stats, Ty have been obsessing about for a long time; she can hardly contain her excitement to meet him.

Chase Stern’s dream, since he was a boy was to be part of the New York Yankees. His very impressive stats have allowed him to behave like the rockstar of baseball. He can pretty much get away with anything. His latest stunt actually got him to finally wear the coveted stripes he’s been dreaming about, but he is about to get a lot more than what he bargained for.

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Chase had been lost in a world where everything is given to him in spades, but the moment he looks into Ty’s eyes, he knows that he’s finally found his home. Right there in the middle of his beloved turf, he’s found the girl that with one look, and her passion for the game are finally making him feel complete, and he is willing to do anything for her.

Chase is five years older than Ty, and he has a very bad reputation, so the obstacles they will have to face will come one after the other.

Maybe the love for the game will be the very thing that makes or breaks the love between Chase and Ty.

Heartbreak, jealousy, and murder will forever change who they are, how they love each other, and how they feel about baseball…

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Sweaty palms, heart beating fast, loud romance vibrating through my body, those were the side effects of Moonshot, I never wanted it to end.

Any time an author can surprise me the way Alessandra Torre did with this novel, it automatically qualifies as a winner in my eyes. Moonshot was so much more than what I expected. Forbidden love, lust, and suspense, kept me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. Moonshot is a fantastic summer read.

 

 

 

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****4.5 -5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

Love had made everything brighter, my smile bigger, my days longer. Every secret smile from him, every stolen touch, had been a shot of happiness. Every night we’d spent together had been a step deeper into our friendship, a cut deeper into my heart.

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I’m going to be honest and say that I didn’t pay close attention to the blurb for this one. From the moment I saw the cover, I was in love!! I desperately wanted to get my hands on this book because I really am a nut for sports themed romances, but this turned out to be so much more. It was a steamy erotic thriller that had me on the edge of my seat near the end!! The beginning seemed to be a little odd for my taste, but once the Hero and Heroine come face to face in the Yankees locker room, I was a goner.

Chase Stern is the hottest baseball player in the MLB and his dream is to get signed on with the Yankees. He’s got a serious bad boy reputation but his stats in the game of baseball are beyond stellar. Eventually, the Yankees come calling on him. This is music to one young woman’s ears. Ty is the seventeen-year-old daughter to Yankees pitcher, Frank Rollins. Since the death of her mother when she was a young girl, Ty has become a permanent fixture with the Yankee franchise. Ty works part time as a bat girl and all around gopher for the guys on the team. Her love of the game and for the Yankees runs deep in her blood. She knows that Chase can bring a long overdue World Series win for her beloved team. Ty also may be harboring a little crush on Chase, which her father is none too happy about.

Knowing that her father is concerned about the possibility of Chase coming on to her, Ty tries to keep her distance, but these two end up having a very hot first encounter and no matter how hard they try, they’ll find it impossible to stay away from each other. Chase has never had deep feelings for a woman but something about Ty calls to him and soon she ends up owning his heart. The two sneak around in order to spend time with each other and agree to take things slow due to Ty’s age but every base they reach together had me panting for more!! All the while I had a sneaking suspicion that something was about to tear this couple apart and I felt like pulling my hair out when I turned out to be right!!

They end up going their separate ways and my heart felt as if it were being ripped out and stomped on. Four years later, fate will reunite them when Chase returns to the Yankees, but Ty isn’t free to run back into his arms. The years apart has not helped either get over the love they have for each other, if anything it all comes rushing back and then some, the moment they come face to face again. When they are finally able to give in to their passion there is no way that that Ty can go back to living the lie that she had been for so long.

This is an angst-filled, fast-paced and steamy thriller that will have you on the edge of your seats! You will be trying to solve the mystery but I’d be amazed if anyone figures this one out until the big reveal. I thought I had the answers but the joke was on me by the time we find out the truth! A very entertaining and sexy read! I highly recommend it!!!

Moonshot goes live on July 4th!!!

Buy Links:
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/29ergXX
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/29b2R83
Amazon CA: http://amzn.to/29b6045
Amazon AU: http://amzn.to/2981TUa
B&N: http://bit.ly/292roti
iBooks: http://bit.ly/MSiBooks
Kobo: http://bit.ly/28Y4zbu

 

*****Mel’s Review*****

4.5 Stars!
(ARC provided by author)
(BR with Patty)

For me, everything about our life, from the long hours, to the hell of a schedule, to the sweat and smells of the locker room…it was all magic. I couldn’t imagine ever walking away from it.

 

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Tyler Rollins is a girl from Pittsburgh. When she was seven her mom passed away & she went to be with her dad. Her dad is Frank Rollins, a baseball legend. She joins him on the road & begins traveling with the team. The team became her family & she grew to love baseball. She is now the ball girl for the NY Yankees where her father is their closer. The Yankee stadium & baseball is home to her. She lives & breathes it & it’s in her soul.

 

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Ty’s baseball idol is the gorgeous bad boy of baseball Chase Stern. He’s five years older than her, but she thinks he’s perfection when it comes to looks & baseball. He is considered one of the best & has dominated the baseball world. When he yet again finds himself in trouble, Chase is traded to the Yankees. He’s headed to the team he’s dreamed about playing for his whole life. Since he was a kid, he’s wanted to be a Yankee & wear their stripes. He has a run in with Ty when he arrives, & is instantly attracted to her. He soon learns she’s his teammates 17 yr. old daughter who is off limits to him. He knows he needs to focus on his game, stay out of trouble, & try to steer clear of Ty, but it’s easier said than done. He’s drawn to the beautiful blonde beauty & can’t get her off his mind.

 

-He didn’t know what it was about her. How she managed to get under his skin.

-Nothing would ever, after that moment, compare.

-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.

 

 

Chase & Ty get to know each other better & as feelings develop, Ty realizes there is so much more to Chase than just talent & ego. He’s gentle & loving and treats her like she’s truly something special. Some drama happens & they are separated for some time. This was a fantastic story about baseball & forbidden love. Sometimes the heart wants what the heart wants & nothing can stand in the way of true love.

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