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Carrie Soto is fierce, and her determination to win at any cost has not made her popular. But by the time she retires from tennis, she is the best player the world has ever seen. She has shattered every record and claimed twenty Grand Slam titles. And if you ask Carrie, she is entitled to every one. She sacrificed nearly everything to become the best, with her father, Javier, as her coach. A former champion himself, Javier has trained her since the age of two.
But six years after her retirement, Carrie finds herself sitting in the stands of the 1994 US Open, watching her record be taken from her by a brutal, stunning player named Nicki Chan.
At thirty-seven years old, Carrie makes the monumental decision to come out of retirement and be coached by her father for one last year in an attempt to reclaim her record. Even if the sports media says that they never liked the Battle-Axe anyway. Even if her body doesnt move as fast as it did. And even if it means swallowing her pride to train with a man she once almost opened her heart to: Bowe Huntley. Like her, he has something to prove before he gives up the game forever.
In spite of it all, Carrie Soto is back, for one epic final season. In this riveting and unforgettable novel, Taylor Jenkins Reid tells her most vulnerable, emotional story yet.
From the Sunday Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six. ''Never has so much sex, tragedy, celebrity and tanned skin been crammed into one thinking person''s beach read. It''s 365 pages of pure exhilaration'' The Times _________________________ A lifetime holding it together. One party will bring it crashing down. Malibu: August, 1983. It''s the day of Nina Riva''s annual end-of-summer party, and anticipation is at a fever pitch. Everyone wants to be around the famous Rivas: Nina, the talented surfer and supermodel; brothers Jay and Hud, one a championship surfer, the other a renowned photographer; and their adored baby sister, Kit. Together, the siblings are a source of fascination in Malibu and the world over-especially as the offspring of the legendary singer, Mick Riva. By midnight the party will be completely out of control. By morning, the Riva mansion will have gone up in flames. But before that first spark in the early hours before dawn, the alcohol will flow, the music will play, and the loves and secrets that shaped this family''s generations will all come bubbling to the surface. Malibu Rising is a story about one unforgettable night in the life of a family: the night they each have to choose what they will keep from the people who made them . . . and what they will leave behind. _________________________ ''T he perfect, literal, beach read, with the emotional depth of the ocean. I was such a fan of Daisy Jones and this certainly didn''t disappoint.'' HOLLY BOURNE ''It''s a full on escapist delight.'' STYLIST , Best Fiction of 2021 ''Thank you Taylor Jenkins Reid for the escapism we all need - a sex-on-the-beach cocktail (quite literally) of a book.'' PANDORA SYKES _________________________ Praise for Daisy Jones & The Six ''Utterly believable . . . fantastically enjoyable'' THE TIMES ''Pitch perfect'' SUNDAY TIMES ''Prepare to be obsessed'' STYLIST ''I devoured this in a day, falling head over heels for it'' REESE WITHERSPOON ''I LOVE it . . . I can''t remember the last time I read a book that was so fun'' DOLLY ALDERTON ''I didn''t want this book to end'' FEARNE COTTON
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup. I devoured Daisy Jones & The Six in a day, falling head over heels for it. Daisy and the band captured my heart.--Reese Witherspoon (Reeses Book Club x Hello Sunshine book pick) Everyone knows DAISY JONES & THE SIX, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity . . . until now. Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but its the rock n roll she loves most. By the time shes twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things. Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out shes pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road. Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend. The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies. Taylor Jenkins Reid is a talented writer who takes her work to a new level with Daisy Jones & The Six, brilliantly capturing a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice. Praise for Daisy Jones & The Six Backstage intrigue is the engine of Daisy Jones & The Six . . . . [A] celebration of American mythmaking. --Vogue Each character is compelling but Daisy Jones is the star. Shes a blazing talent who is unapologetic in her sexuality and lives life on her own terms. . . . Like a poignant song with lyrics that speak to your soul, Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid will transport you to another place and time. --Associated Press Reids wit and gift for telling a perfectly paced story make this one of the most enjoyably readable books of the year. -- Nylon Wildly delicious. -- Entertainment Weekly