I wasn’t ready for this book. Honestly, I had no idea what kind of emotional, thoughtful and poignant story was hidden behind this gorgeous cover. For me, as a reader that has been reading Tijan books since 2014, I feel this book was her best yet. It was thought provoking, deeply emotional and incredibly touching.
Teardrop Shot by Tijan
I asked for his criteria for bed buddies-that’s the PG version.
He swore at me and said he didn’t do groupies. And just like that, our friendship was off to a great start.
Reese Forster was the starting point guard for the Seattle Thunder.
Gorgeous. Cocky. Loved by the nation.
He’s also attending preseason basketball training camp where I used to work.
Correction: where I work again, because I was fired from my last job.
And I might have a tiny bit of baggage, but that’s normal. Right?
Reese and I shouldn’t have become friends. We shouldn’t have become roommates.
And we really shouldn’t have started sleeping together … (Except we did.)
I’m adorably psychotic. He’s in the NBA.
This is not a disaster waiting to happen, at all.
ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.
I must admit that during the first 20% of the book, I wasn’t sure what to think.
On the surface this book sounded like a sports rom-com, with an adorably dorky heroine and a typical professional athlete. But it was so much MORE!!
Charlie was one of the most unique heroines the author has come up with yet. The way she coped with her past was different, it’s hard to describe, but it all makes sense further into the book. Seeing her change, open up, and letting go – it actually felt good, freeing, like a weight has been lifted. Her change is the most significant but also the most emotional of all. Not since Ryan’s Bed have I felt this deeply about a book by this author.
The way Charlie and Reese meshed was beyond amazing. They clicked, recognized each other’s pain, and were willing to open up, sometimes with help of a little push, but both were there for the other and that was what made this book so good!!
Reese was in some ways a typical jock, but he was also so much more. The way he “saw” Charlie was insanely endearing. He was assertive when needed, but also supportive and understanding – he was a dream guy.
I think my favorite part about this book was seeing their friendship develop, deepen and flourish. It didn’t hurt that Tijan wrote some of her best platonic friendships yet.
The entire novel felt more mature, thoughtful, and deeper than anything Tijan has written before. Low on drama – high on emotions. And I was LOVING it!!
Honestly, this book was way more than I ever could have expected or hoped to imagine. This story was surprising and different in every aspect. Her best one yet!!
Teardrop Shot – Tijan