An Extra Shot continues to tell the story of Freddie and Jo-Jo. It moves backwards and forwards through time in a series of first-person flashbacks and describes 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 thirty-five years later.
A failed reconciliation in book one, Another Shot, has left Freddie at a railway station thinking about jumping under a train and Jo-Jo in a hotel room consumed with the dark secret she has carried for most of her adult life. Freddie is saved by his best friend, Jack Sparrow, and Jo-Jo is convinced by her daughter, Amy, to meet up with Freddie again. Freddie then persuades Jo-Jo to go away with him for a long weekend in Devon and the couple return home with their love reignited.
However, Jo-Jo can’t let their relationship continue without telling Freddie the truth about her dark secret. Is their love strong enough to get them through?
Stephen Brotherton was born in Walsall and grew up in the West Midlands. He now lives in Telford, Shropshire and is an alumni of Staffordshire, Keele and Wolverhampton universities. Stephen qualified as a social worker and worked in health and social care for over thirty years. This story is semi-autobiographical and is based on a first love relationship that he had at a similar age to the teenage Freddie and Jo-Jo.