A Cute Slow Burn Romance
4 out of 5 stars
The Long Shot was one of those books that I knew I was going to enjoy from the beginning. I knew it was going to be a slow burn and I knew that it was going to have a happy ending, but that didn’t take away from the book at all. This was the first book from A.L. Brooks that I’ve read and I hope that she comes out with more. I could even take another book with these characters. I liked them a lot and they seemed to have a lot more to give.
The Long Shot has a lot more going on inside of it than just a slow-burn romance. Brooks covers topics like sexism, especially from family, favoritism, and the lack of support for female sports. These were all sub-topics of the book and didn’t take away from the romance aspect at all. I particularly liked the story arc with her and her father. That was something that I wasn’t sure where it would lead, but I was satisfied with the ending.
It’s also rare to read a book about golf in any genre. I was glad to see that this sport was tackled here and I hope that I can find more like it in the future.
Overall, I enjoyed this one. I thought that Melissa Moran did a good job with the narration. She gave each characters a slightly different tone so it didn’t get confusing. You could also feel the emotion coming off of her when the scenes were emotionally driven.
Talented golfer Morgan Spencer has never won a major but it’s so close she can taste it – no thanks to her sexist father, a golfing legend who won’t even give her the time of day.
Television producer Adrienne Wyatt has thrown herself into her career after her lover left her a year ago. She has a brilliant new plan: a documentary featuring Morgan’s rise and rise, capitalizing on the young woman’s star appeal.
The main problem is that the reserved golfer treats Adrienne’s plan like an invasion of privacy. The other issue is her growing feelings for the irritatingly attractive woman – an unprofessional lapse that would get her ridiculed by her peers if anyone found out.
When things come to a chaotic head, as fierce desires, risked careers, age differences, and dreams all come into play, what will win?
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