The Long Shot~A Review

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I chose to read The Long Shot by A.L. Brooks not only because I like the author, but also because I could tell from the cover the story would involve golf. I like golf. It is a fun game. I haven’t played golf in a few years and was never very good at it. The best you could say about my golf game was that I got a lot of fresh air, sunshine and exercise while experiencing lots of sand, water, and tall grass. My biggest handicap was actually hitting the ball when I swung the club at it and avoiding the alligators in the swamp next to the course, but I really liked the game. Maybe reading about someone playing golf could be just as interesting…and less dangerous to everyone around me.

 

This is a lovely slow-burn sports romance. The author did an excellent job researching the game. The settings are vivid and well described, and the characters are realistic, both main and secondary.

The tale centers on Morgan Spencer, a rising star in women’s pro golf. She is consistently in the top five in the field of players, but has never won a major tournament, a fact her judgmental father, a retired star in men’s pro golf, never fails to mention. Morgan’s stress is raised even further when she agrees to become part of a documentary about women’s pro golf, using her as a major part of the film. This means a production crew headed by Adrienne Wyatt follows her around as she practices and plays in different tournaments, preparing for the next major. There is chemistry between Morgan and Adrienne, but also a lot that could tear them apart, including the age gap. Adrienne is eighteen years older than Morgan, and feels every single year as she gets to know Morgan better.

As you can see, this is a complex and well thought-out story. I really enjoyed the entire book, from the golf to the romance. The Long Shot kept me interested from page one to the end, and I think you might enjoy it as much as I did. And I promise to let you (and the poor gators) know if I ever decide to try golfing again.

I received an ARC from Ylva Publishing for an honest review.

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