Carrie Soto Is Back
Carrie Soto Is Back: A Novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Genre: General Fiction (Adult), Women's Fiction
No. of Pages: 363
Date of US Publication: 30 August, 2022
My Rating: 5 Stars
How timely the release for this is - with the US Open going on 🎾
This is ultimate late summer reading and I strongly recommend this one!!!!
The moment you start this one, you’re invested, seriously invested. At no point do any of these people strike you as fictional characters, created by the author. Reid’s writing is masterful in this one and the power of her words has woven a gorgeous story. I will go so far as to say that this is my second favorite novel of Reid’s; it’s up there in my top 5 best books read this year.
I simply cannot get over how completely and wholly a Taylor Jenkins Reid novel drags you under its spell. I went into this expecting to love Carrie, who we remember from Malibu Rising, and just knowing that Carrie was going to be a wonderfully complex character - and in case you were wondering, I did, and she was. I really don’t know how I could have loved this one more than I did. I’m already looking forward to rereading this by giving a listen to the full-cast audiobook, which I imagine is fantastic.
The relationships in CSIB are so real; the one between Carrie and her dad is written so beautifully (❤️Javier) and the slow burn between Carrie and Bowe is is gorgeous. There’s some nice character crossover as well.
*** I wound up pre-ordering this on audiobook because I loved it so much 😍
eARC kindly provided by Ballantine Books / Random House Publishing Group and NetGalley. Opinions shared are my own.