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One Last Shot ~ Mini Blog Blitz

Book Title: One Last Shot
Author: Stephen Anthony Brotherton
Genre: Contemporary
Target Audience: Adults
Publication date: March 28th 2020
Format: Kindle

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Why I chose this?

I’ve been following Freddie and JoJo from the beginning and when Rachel from Rachel’s Random Resources told me the last book was having a tour I had to be a part of it. You can read my review for Another Shot here and my review for An Extra Shot is here.

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What it’s about

CAN FIRST LOVE EVER BE REIGNITED?

One Last Shot concludes the trilogy of Freddie and Jo-Jo, which has moved through time in a series of flashbacks, showing how the couple fell in love as teenagers, why they drifted apart, what happened in their lives away from each other, and what happens when they meet up again over three decades later. At the end of the second book, An Extra Shot, Jo-Jo tells Freddie about her dark secret. Confused, vulnerable and in a state of shock, he says he needs time to think about what to do next. Jo-Jo’s right to be worried. Freddie doesn’t react well…

Purchase Links

https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/product/One-Last-Shot-by-Stephen-Anthony-Brotherton-author/9781913208509

https://www.waterstones.com/book/one-last-shot/stephen-anthony-brotherton/9781913208509

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Last-Shot-Stephen-Anthony-Brotherton/dp/1913208508/

https://www.amazon.com/Last-Shot-Stephen-Anthony-Brotherton/dp/1913208508/

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Author Bio

I was born in Walsall, grew up in the West Midlands and now live in Telford with my two cats, Boris and Tai.

After working in the health and social care sector for over thirty years, I have now written the trilogy that has been rooted in my head for most of my life.

The Shots trilogy is based on a first love relationship I had as a teenager. It tells the story of Freddie and Jo-Jo, who are reunited in a coffee shop three decades after the end of their teenage romance. How they originally met, why they parted, what happens in their lives apart, and what happens when they reunite is all told through a series of first-person vignettes.

Getting these stories down on paper has been a cathartic process. I hope you enjoy them.

Social Media Links –

Instagram @freddiejojoreunited

Twitter @FreddieJoJo1

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What I Thought

Trigger warning: attempted suicide

We’re now at the last in the trilogy with Freddie and JoJo and we have once again picked up where we left off with that cliff hanger and Freddie trying to gather his thoughts which in a way threaten to tear him apart.

Like with the other books in the series, this is told from duel POVs with flashbacks to both their time together and their time apart after the break-up. Not going to lie I was a little shocked with one revelation with JoJo as I didn’t think this was keeping with her character but I believe this is semi-autobiographical and stranger things have happened.

Some parts I did get a little confused as I don’t understand what they brought to the story but as the author says “Getting these stories down on paper has been a cathartic process.” so maybe it was him just getting it all out.

I have really enjoyed this series and It has been very well written. If the author was to write another I wouldn’t mind dropping in on Freddie and JoJo in the future.

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