A review by hereforthefunofit
Carrie Soto Is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid

informative tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


I was a bit underwhelmed. This story wasn't as complex as and didn't captivate me as much as the TJR books I read in the past (Malibu Rising and Evelyn Hugo). I wasn't very connected to the story/characters or felt taken a long a strongly developed ride of a plot as I am used to with TJR works. And if it wasn't meant to be that, that's completely fine. It doesn't stop me from enjoying it for what it was. 

The only thing I can say as something I wanted more of in this book (other than just liking it more) is that I would've loved at least a chapter or two of her time between the announcement of her retirement and her comeback. I feel like it would've added a lot more context for her frame of mind and added more to the story for her "character development". It felt flat to me in that regard.

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