Teardrop Shot
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 dumped.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.

Teardrop Shot Details

TitleTeardrop Shot
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJun 24th, 2019
PublisherTijan
ISBN-139780999769140
Rating
GenreSports and Games, Sports, Romance, Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance, New Adult

Teardrop Shot Review

  • Corina☞BookTwinsReviews
    January 1, 1970
    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.But 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 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.But 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!!✵ ✦ ✷ ✫ ✷ ✦ ✧ ✵ ✧ ✵ ✦ ✷ ✫ ✷ ✦ ✧ ✵ ✧ ✵ ✦ ✷ ✫ ✷ ✦ ✧ ✵ ✧ ✵ ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.For more book recommendations, follow me on Instagram✵ ✦ ✷ ✫ ✷ ✦ ✧ ✵ ✧ ✵ ✦ ✷ ✫ ✷ ✦ ✧ ✵ ✧ ✵ ✦ ✷ ✫ ✷ ✦ ✧ ✵ ✧ ✵
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  •  Sonya ♕Chatterbooks book blog♕
    January 1, 1970
    Teardrop Shot is a quirky emotional romance that at the end of the day, you will find yourself wanting to hug some these characters. They went through a lot and I liked that through the heavy moments, we were rewarded with some much needed humor. Charlie has been through a lot the past few years in her personal life. She’s sacrificed more than anyone could have imagined and to this day, she still feels a certain kind of pain whenever she thinks about the “what ifs”. After a bad breakup and bei Teardrop Shot is a quirky emotional romance that at the end of the day, you will find yourself wanting to hug some these characters. They went through a lot and I liked that through the heavy moments, we were rewarded with some much needed humor. Charlie has been through a lot the past few years in her personal life. She’s sacrificed more than anyone could have imagined and to this day, she still feels a certain kind of pain whenever she thinks about the “what ifs”. After a bad breakup and being fired from her job, Charlie decides to start over and by doing that, she has to go back to her past for a bit. No reconnecting with old friends at her new job, charlie’s job is about to get more complicated when she meets her basketball idol. Reese has it all. Adoring fans, money, good looks, and some of the best team members that anyone could ever ask for. But his personal life on the other hand is in turmoil. With his own family drama dynamic, the only thing that Reese wants to focus on right now, is being the best for his team. Everything else can take a back seat. But as fate would have it, someone is about to turn his whole world upside down and fill it with nothing but humor.I have to say that I really loved Reese. He was this giant force but he had this calmness to him and in every single scene that he was a part of, I felt the safety and pure rawness and honesty coming off of him. I also loved his interactions with Charlie and I felt like they really did compliment each other perfectly in a weird way. They started off as friends and we got to witness them cross over and become lovers which was the best part. I’ll admit that I did have a few issues with this one. Despite me thinking that they were good for each other, something felt like it was missing. I’m not sure what it was, but it was there. I also felt like the story was really slow at times and that made it a bit hard for me to keep my focus especially with the length of the book. Aside from that, I did enjoy most of it and if you’re a fan of sports romance, then I think this one might be for you.    
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  • KAT ♕ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books ♕
    January 1, 1970
    Ekkkkk Thank you!! Crazy love this author!!
  • Jessica Alcazar
    January 1, 1970
    I have never read a book by this author but how does one not read a book with this blurb snippet: Reese is in the NBA. She's a little psycho. ????TAKE ALL MY MONEY RIGHT NOWSince the end of May, when I saw a post of this book with the psycho snippet, I have devoured 5 books by this author including Teardrop Shot. To say that I am surprised would be an understatement. I don’t read New Adult or Young Adult romance fiction. The age group makes me twitchy so I am really careful about the authors I I have never read a book by this author but how does one not read a book with this blurb snippet: Reese is in the NBA. She's a little psycho. ????TAKE ALL MY MONEY RIGHT NOWSince the end of May, when I saw a post of this book with the psycho snippet, I have devoured 5 books by this author including Teardrop Shot. To say that I am surprised would be an understatement. I don’t read New Adult or Young Adult romance fiction. The age group makes me twitchy so I am really careful about the authors I will read who write in this genre. Tijan sucked me in with her voodoo word wizardly powers! I have no other explanation LOL And now my kindle has every single book she has ever written!Man I had fun with this one! And Charlie did indeed turn out to be adorably psycho #WIN She pulled a lot of feelings from me with her journey. The history she had to overcome to grow her future was heart-stopping to say the least. I’m still reeling from it all and I’ve read the story twice. And Reese …. He just made me *happy sigh* throughout this entire journey. Okay, so I’m not giving a play by play of any of it but I do want to say one thing. This book deals with some pretty serious issues and Tijan does it well. Issues that millions of people face every day. It isn’t rainbows and gumdrops and if you happen to be someone who’s living these issues, reach out to your tribe. That’s why they’re there. No one needs to walk that path alone. Ever.
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  • ~Dawn~TUG
    January 1, 1970
    All the stars!!! I LOVED this book. I don’t say this next part lightly...this is my FAVORITE Tijan book!! Total perfection. Loved every second. Being an uber Tijan fan = easy. I've loved all of her books and always connect with her characters BUT this one. This one is on another level for me. I found myself at 11% completely ensnared by the characters, story and raw emotions, whether they were happy or heartbreaking. The beauty in these complex people had me swooning, cheering and absolutely hea All the stars!!! I LOVED this book. I don’t say this next part lightly...this is my FAVORITE Tijan book!! Total perfection. Loved every second. Being an uber Tijan fan = easy. I've loved all of her books and always connect with her characters BUT this one. This one is on another level for me. I found myself at 11% completely ensnared by the characters, story and raw emotions, whether they were happy or heartbreaking. The beauty in these complex people had me swooning, cheering and absolutely head over heels. I LOVED every part of this romance. The easy and the hard parts. The friendships, heart and loss had me handing over my heart and losing myself in the blanket of words brought to life by Tijan. Again. Basketball and words. IT is truly my two favorite things (other than my family...blah blah :) and like always Tijan delivers it with angled precision right in the FEELS. Bravo girl. This book is a MUST read, I devoured it in one sitting. DEVOURED. Beautifully awkward love at it's finest. ~Dawn Two Unruly GIrls
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  • Wendy
    January 1, 1970
    I am definitely a Tijan fan and so, of course, I want to read every book she releases...I did not, however, expect to love this book so much, that from now on, Mason will have to share his number one spot. I absolutely adored Charlie and Reese !!!From the moment I started reading, I was pulled in and I did an all-nighter so I could finish in one go. I loved it that much. Maybe it was the writing style...maybe it was the awesome characters or maybe it was the interesting storyline. It was probabl I am definitely a Tijan fan and so, of course, I want to read every book she releases...I did not, however, expect to love this book so much, that from now on, Mason will have to share his number one spot. I absolutely adored Charlie and Reese !!!From the moment I started reading, I was pulled in and I did an all-nighter so I could finish in one go. I loved it that much. Maybe it was the writing style...maybe it was the awesome characters or maybe it was the interesting storyline. It was probably all of those combined though Now this book was pretty long, but for me...I could have done with even double the pages !!Anyways, I love sports book, awesome heroes and quirky heroines, so I really hit the jackpot with this one ;) I also love me some angst and emotion and I got that as well. How would you feel when your whole world is crumbling, but then, when you think you are at your lowest...you meet your idol and he turns out to be everything and so much more !!!I have to admit that I don't know crap about basketball, but I would definitely go to every game to cheer Reese on !! That man was fine...in every way ;)It took me some time to get used to Charlie though. The questions felt a bit weird in the beginning, but once Reese started answering, I was actually hoping she would ask him more. These two were absolutely adorkable. This book was filled with heartache, laughter, steam, friendship and most of all...love !! It shows that everyone deserves a second chance at love. It is definitely gonna end up on my "favorite MF reads of 2019" list. I highly recommend it to everyone. An ARC was provided to in exchange for an honest review  
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  • Melissa H
    January 1, 1970
    *I received this ARC for an honest review*I have loved almost every book by Tijan that I have picked up. This author is one of my favorites in the New Adult Romance genre. And this one was a no surprise 5 star read for me!When I saw that Tijan was releasing a Standalone Sports Romance I knew I was going to need to immediately pick it up. I didn’t know too much going in other than: “I'm adorably psychotic. He's in the NBA.This is not a disaster waiting to happen, at all.”How could I not immediate *I received this ARC for an honest review*I have loved almost every book by Tijan that I have picked up. This author is one of my favorites in the New Adult Romance genre. And this one was a no surprise 5 star read for me!When I saw that Tijan was releasing a Standalone Sports Romance I knew I was going to need to immediately pick it up. I didn’t know too much going in other than: “I'm adorably psychotic. He's in the NBA.This is not a disaster waiting to happen, at all.”How could I not immediately pick it up as soon as I received it on my Kindle? And I read it all in one sitting! I was hooked.Charlie is a quirky main character that we are first introduced to while she is being dumped by her ex-boyfriend’s grandfather and being propositioned to all at the same time. Oh yeah and did I mention that she just got fired from her job as well? Yeah sounds like a great day. So, when one of her old friends reaches out to her to have a few drinks she ends up saying yes to going back and working at her old job at a sports camp for 3 weeks. Charlie’s questions during uncomfortable situations made me immediately love her as a character and I was rooting for her from the very beginning. At the start of the book you already know that she has some growing up to do and I loved seeing her character develop. Reese Forster is the starting point guard for the Seattle Thunder. He sounds soooo amazing and literally from the first moment I was introduced to him I was in love! Not only is he great book boyfriend material but he has some baggage of his own to deal with. This is a friends to lovers, sports romance that had more depth to it than I was expecting. Just know that I was literally bawling my eyes out several times through this book. So, I warn you, you will get all types of feels with this novel. I do wish I had known that going in I would need a box of tissues, but that didn’t detract from my enjoyment of the book. I felt that the emotions and actions Charlie went through and felt were all justified for the things going on in her life. I did at one point want to knock her upside the head to ask her WHAT WAS SHE THINKING?! Because hello… Reese Forster. Enough said. Overall, I loved this story and the characters. Both Reese and Charlie had a plethora of issues and Tijan gave them plenty of time to work through them and grow. I personally like a romance that handles tough subject matters such as the one presented in this novel. This book really made an impact on me and will be one that I won’t forget.
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  • BLuvsBooks
    January 1, 1970
    Wow! I loved everything about this Story. The characters are amazing. So many layers.I laughed .I cried. I swooned. I hurt for and with them. Tijan is so poignant with her words. She handles subjects with love and care. Go in blind. Tijan does it again. One click always
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  • Pick a Book
    January 1, 1970
    English / Português3,7 starsI love the way Tijan writes. It's an easy and compeling text, you just flow through the pages. I was really missing some sports romance book, so when I read the blurb of TEARDROP SHOP that was it!!! I had to read it. But, I thought the begining of the book was kinda confuse and it actually only got me hooked after 35%. That's when I saw more of Reese and Charlie connection.Charlie was funny but I hated it when she did comparisons. It felt wrong and I don't know how Re ​English / Português3,7 stars​​​I love the way Tijan writes. It's an easy and compeling text, you just flow through the pages. I was really missing ​some sports romance book​,​ so when I read the blurb of ​​TEARDROP SHOP that was it!!! I had to read it.​ ​But, I thought the begining of the book was kinda confuse and it actually only got me hooked after 35%. That's when I saw more of Re​e​se and Charlie connection.​​Charlie was funny but I hated it when she did comparisons. It felt wrong and I don't know how Resse accepted all of that. He was a nice, caring and loving guy but even so he shouldn't accept that. ​This was the only thing that I didn't like. ​So I tried to ignore that and just enjoy the book. Charlie story dealing with her past was good and real. It showed how we sometimes let others ​take our forces and ​when we ​get preoccupied more with other person than ourselves. ​W​e forget who we are​ and​ just​ focus on being what we think other person need.​I read a few books by Tijan and love it and TEARDROP SHOT is one more good read in this list. I recomend for all of thoses that enjoy a weird friendship to lovers (looove friends to lovers stories), with some drama but also mixed with funny and romantic scenes.​*An ARC was provided. Thank you!------English / Português3,7 estrelas ​​Eu amo o jeito que a Tijan escreve. É um texto fácil e atraente, você simplesmente flui pelas páginas. Estava sentindo falta de um livro de romance esportivo, então assim que li a sinopse de TEARDROP SHOP já fui atraída! Eu tinha que ler. Mas, achei que o início do livro foi meio confuso e só fiquei presa a história mesmo depois de 35%. Foi quando eu vi mais da conexão de Reese e Charlie.​​A Charlie era engraçada, mas odiava quando ela começava a fazer comparações. Parecia errado e não sei como Reese aceitou tudo isso. Ele era um cara bom, carinhoso e amoroso, mas mesmo assim não deveria aceitar isso. Acho que foi só isso que não curti. Então, tentei ignorar e apenas aproveitar o livro. A história de Charlie e como ela lida com o passado dela foi boa e real. Mostrou como às vezes permitimos que os outros tirem nossas forças e também quando passamos a se preocupar mais com outras pessoas do que com nós mesmos. Esquecemos quem somos, e só focamos em ser o que a outra pessoa precisa.​Já li e curti alguns livros de Tijan e TEARDROP SHOT é mais uma boa leitura nesta lista. Recomendo a todos aqueles que apreciam uma história de amizade que começa meio estranha e para depois se tornarem amantes (adoro esse tipo), com algum drama, mas sem pesar pois mistura cenas engraçadas e românticas.​​​*Recebi um ARC desse livro. Obrigada!​​​​----------------------​* Pick a Book​F​acebook / ​I​nstagram / ​T​witter / BookBub [email protected]
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  • Bookgasms Book Blog
    January 1, 1970
    I have been obsessed with Tijan since her Fallen Crest series from day one and seriously will read anything that she writes. Her stories are compelling and addicting and I can not get enough. Reese and Charlie were so well matched. The banter in this story was so well written and it coupled well with the serious aspects of the story. When Charlie meets her idol, basketball star Reese Forster, she has no idea that her life will be irrevocably changed. Without giving away any spoilers, I liked thi I have been obsessed with Tijan since her Fallen Crest series from day one and seriously will read anything that she writes. Her stories are compelling and addicting and I can not get enough. Reese and Charlie were so well matched. The banter in this story was so well written and it coupled well with the serious aspects of the story. When Charlie meets her idol, basketball star Reese Forster, she has no idea that her life will be irrevocably changed. Without giving away any spoilers, I liked this story and how deep Reese and Charlie were connected. Being completely truthful here, I loved Reese right away as I found him to be sexy, broody and full of delicious intensity. Charlie on the other hand was a lot to take in. While I understoood her pain and the tragedy in her life, her quirky personality and nature to ask any and every question was very offputting and somewhat distracting from the plot and the meat and bones of the story.Overall, I was hooked on this amazing story of Charlie finding herself again after cutting herself off from the important people in her life and rebounding from the guilt and pain in her life. Fantastic job! 4 stars! ~Ratula 
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  • Kara Hildebrand (Two Book Pushers)
    January 1, 1970
    Tijan has done it again with her newest romance! Teardrop Shot is everything you want in a romance. Humor, lust, sports, awkwardness, angst, friendship, and sexy characters. Tijan has a way of surprising me every single time. I know when I pick up one of her books I'm going to be entertained. But the emotions always catch me off guard. Her writing is getting better. Her characters deeper and her stories more meaningful. Charlie is a huge basketball fan. She's also quirky and a little crazy. Her Tijan has done it again with her newest romance! Teardrop Shot is everything you want in a romance. Humor, lust, sports, awkwardness, angst, friendship, and sexy characters. Tijan has a way of surprising me every single time. I know when I pick up one of her books I'm going to be entertained. But the emotions always catch me off guard. Her writing is getting better. Her characters deeper and her stories more meaningful. Charlie is a huge basketball fan. She's also quirky and a little crazy. Her life is complicated and she's just trying to get through the day. When she gets an offer from an old friend for a job she can't turn it down. She realizes she missed her friends. A lot. She still says kooky things and acts a little crazy, but they still love her. That's friendship. Then she finds out her favorite basketball team is going to be there. With her. For weeks. Reese is a starting point guard and he's fantastic at his job. Basketball saved him and it's his lifeline now. Then he meets the crazy chick working at camp. She says the strangest things and does this thing where she asks questions. And to her surprise, he answers them. She's nuts but he can't help but like her. She's hot and quirky but he doesn't have time for women. But there's just something about her. She makes him laugh. Lets him forget his own troubles. They become friends. Share intimate stories of their families and lives and eventually more. Reese wants more. Charlie doesn’t know what she wants. She knows she wants him, but is that enough? They have to figure out how to move forward. Together. But can they? I loved the relationship between Reese and Charlie. It's complicated and simple at the same time. They have an obvious attraction, but it's more than that. There's a connection that goes beyond the physical. They just get each other. When you decide you want to put it all on the line for happiness you have to be true to yourself. You have to make mistakes before you can know what you really want. Charlie and Reese fight to be together. For their happiness and for love.
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  • Becky Rendon
    January 1, 1970
    I'm not even sure how I feel about this book...That's not true. I feel too many things. I feel happy. I feel devastated. I feel overwhelmed.Tijan throws a lot at the reader in Teardrop Shot. It's intense and heartbreaking. Nothing can prepare you for the direction this is going. You can only hold on to the handle bars and hug yourself tight; believing in hope the whole time. Because unlike a floating Teardrop Shot, this book will not be a graceful arc and perfectly placed fall into the net for t I'm not even sure how I feel about this book...That's not true. I feel too many things. I feel happy. I feel devastated. I feel overwhelmed.Tijan throws a lot at the reader in Teardrop Shot. It's intense and heartbreaking. Nothing can prepare you for the direction this is going. You can only hold on to the handle bars and hug yourself tight; believing in hope the whole time. Because unlike a floating Teardrop Shot, this book will not be a graceful arc and perfectly placed fall into the net for the reader. No, you maybe watching this beautiful story of love and basketball but you are doing it from center ice (with no skates mind you) mid Stanley Cup final like a newborn Bambi.Enjoy Charlie and her special brand of questions. I certainly did. Enjoy the patience, kindness, and care of dealing with such a delicate situation. Embrace Reese because he is mine now. Every sexy inch of him!😉Reviewed for Sweet Spot Sisterhood
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  • Anne Milne
    January 1, 1970
    Tijan is one of my favourite authors I never read the synopsis because I'm always confident I'm her storytelling. I didn't know much except it was a standalone sports romance so I thought I knew what to expect. How wrong I was. Reese and Charlie's story touched me in ways I can't even describe. The author captured the emotion of the story perfectly. The characters will make you laugh, cry and fall in love. My advice would be to go in blind because just when you think you know where the story is Tijan is one of my favourite authors I never read the synopsis because I'm always confident I'm her storytelling. I didn't know much except it was a standalone sports romance so I thought I knew what to expect. How wrong I was. Reese and Charlie's story touched me in ways I can't even describe. The author captured the emotion of the story perfectly. The characters will make you laugh, cry and fall in love. My advice would be to go in blind because just when you think you know where the story is going it all flips and you'll never be the same.Bravo Tijan on another unforgettable story. reviewed by Sweet Spot Sisterhood
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  • Rohina
    January 1, 1970
    Realizing the ARC just landed on my Kindle!!!!! But then again realizing that I can't read it before Saturday afternoon because I have my last final exam on Saturday morning And then realizing that I haven't read a book in a month and a half because of finals and Tijan is gonna be my comeback
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  • Veronica Mckenna
    January 1, 1970
    I am only about 8% in and do not want to be negative, but I hope it improves soon, because so far Charlie is not growing on me, she is like a cross between Summer and one of Tijan's Hard ass heroine’s, it just isn’t working. I am serially worried this is going to be a DNF for me. I really hope not as I love Tijan.Update: I am going to have to put this to the side and come back to it, because I am really struggling. I cannot get on with the heroine, I know she is meant to be funny, but I am just I am only about 8% in and do not want to be negative, but I hope it improves soon, because so far Charlie is not growing on me, she is like a cross between Summer and one of Tijan's Hard ass heroine’s, it just isn’t working. I am serially worried this is going to be a DNF for me. I really hope not as I love Tijan.Update: I am going to have to put this to the side and come back to it, because I am really struggling. I cannot get on with the heroine, I know she is meant to be funny, but I am just finding her irritating, so it is really ruining the whole story for me. Hopefully I can come back to it with fresh eyes and enjoy it, but for not it’s on hold.
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  • Kari Davis
    January 1, 1970
    Yep I just bawled a few times! Damn it Tijan I was not expecting this at all from this read. Beautifully written. Teardrop Shot is going to hit you right in the heart and stomach. Grab a few tissues and yeah this is a mix mash of words from me probably. Charlie is in fangirl land right now. Her favorite NBA player is attending a preseason camp at Echo Island where she is working. She might go all psychotic stalker on him, but first she has to be able to speak. The thing about Charlie though is s Yep I just bawled a few times! Damn it Tijan I was not expecting this at all from this read. Beautifully written. Teardrop Shot is going to hit you right in the heart and stomach. Grab a few tissues and yeah this is a mix mash of words from me probably. Charlie is in fangirl land right now. Her favorite NBA player is attending a preseason camp at Echo Island where she is working. She might go all psychotic stalker on him, but first she has to be able to speak. The thing about Charlie though is she has a tendency to spew verbal diarrhea when she is nervous or stressed. She’s adorably weird in a way that you can connect with. Her random questions/thoughts caused me a few times to laugh out loud. She will definitely grow on you. She’s also a character with quite a few layers, that has a heartbreaking story. A past that I didn’t know was coming. A past that will grip your heart and feel her pain right along with her. Reese is the starting point guard for the Seattle Thunder. He’s loved by all or at least most, but he’s a very private person when it comes to his personal life. He’s good at what he does and basketball is his life. He’s attending a camp to get away from the limelight and dealing with family issues. He’s content on the court and just wants to lose himself in playing ball. But what he doesn’t expect is Charlie. The girl who is gorgeous, but a bit crazy and hopefully harmless. He’s intrigued by her crazy bursts of randomness. Reese and Charlie begin a weird sort of friendship that no one sees coming. Two different people that seem to just get and understand one another. Reese begins to see past Charlie’s facade. He sees her for who she is and what she’s trying to run from. Charlie can’t deal with her baggage and has so many walls up, but Reese keeps chipping away at them until there is a bunch of rocks on the floor. He broke through and that scares her more than anything. Can Charlie move on from the past? From the guilt? I loved this book and I had no clue where this book would go from the blurb. Tijan blew my mind with this beautiful character. Charlie is a strong character and I loved her quirks. She was endearing and I connected with her in ways I never have before. She was a breath of fresh air. Reese I can’t say enough about him either. He comes across as a jerk right at first, but he is loyal, caring and protective. He was a guy who found peace with someone who he wasn’t looking for. He saw Charlie for who she was and accepted her for that. The banter between these two was entertaining and the chemistry is hot! My reason for not five stars is because I would have loved dual POV’s and I didn’t get right into the story because of a few characters introduced right away. But once I got past that I was off and running. I really enjoyed this. It was a different story from one of my go to authors and it will definitely be a re-read for me. ARC received for honest review
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  • Stephanie Friend
    January 1, 1970
    I told myself I was only going to read one more chapter. It’s now almost 1AM. What can I say? I absolutely loved this book!! Charlie is hilarious and super random! She reminds me a lot of one of my bookish friends and some of our conversations. Her random questions were the absolute best!The poor girl over comes dimes GIANT obstacles and you just want to give her a giant hug. She has an amazing support system and a great group of friends. Reese! Hot damn y’all!! NBA Star and super gorgeous...yes I told myself I was only going to read one more chapter. It’s now almost 1AM. What can I say? I absolutely loved this book!! Charlie is hilarious and super random! She reminds me a lot of one of my bookish friends and some of our conversations. Her random questions were the absolute best!The poor girl over comes dimes GIANT obstacles and you just want to give her a giant hug. She has an amazing support system and a great group of friends. Reese! Hot damn y’all!! NBA Star and super gorgeous...yes, please?! There were several moments in this book where he made my pulse pick up. Just the way he looks at Charlie *swoon* He is a super likeable character and I love everything about him! Loved the setting for the book. Taking it back to Charlie’s roots. I was very satisfied with everything about this book. It’s probably one of my favorite Tijan books to date!! I've always been a huge basketball fan and this book makes you feel like you're right there sitting court side. Definitely a one sit read!
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  • Michelle Krystel
    January 1, 1970
    I was given an advance readers copy of this book and have decided to write a voluntary honest review. Teardrop shot is one of the best books I ever read. I cried a lot it brought out ugly tears. And story that thought it was gonna was completely different. Tijan you blew me away. I was completely hooked I just couldn't stop reading. I had to know how it ended. I love Reese I honestly truly think he's perfect and so damn sweet. I mean he didn't start off that way. I fell and fell hard for him. He I was given an advance readers copy of this book and have decided to write a voluntary honest review. Teardrop shot is one of the best books I ever read. I cried a lot it brought out ugly tears. And story that thought it was gonna was completely different. Tijan you blew me away. I was completely hooked I just couldn't stop reading. I had to know how it ended. I love Reese I honestly truly think he's perfect and so damn sweet. I mean he didn't start off that way. I fell and fell hard for him. He's truly become a top book boyfriend. One I'm. Going to gushing about for a long time!! Now Charlie my God the girl is crazy but I'm good way sje definitely made me laugh.
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  • Erica Chilson
    January 1, 1970
    I received a free copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads 5 Stars I need to preface this review by stating this didn't even feel like Tijan to me, which isn't meant in a positive or negative way. Teardrop Shot just felt different than the angsty vibe I've come to expect from Tijan, but that doesn't mean it won't top my favorite list of 2019. Unexpected. Emotionally deep. The saddest yet also one of the most hilarious novels I've ever read. Bravo, Tijan! That was one heck of an ope I received a free copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads 5 Stars I need to preface this review by stating this didn't even feel like Tijan to me, which isn't meant in a positive or negative way. Teardrop Shot just felt different than the angsty vibe I've come to expect from Tijan, but that doesn't mean it won't top my favorite list of 2019. Unexpected. Emotionally deep. The saddest yet also one of the most hilarious novels I've ever read. Bravo, Tijan! That was one heck of an opener, which hooked me immediately. Creepy grandpa. The humor was a bit over-the-top at first, but I quickly got used to it- this is coming from a stuffy fuddy-duddy who enjoys dark humor and dry wit, not slapstick comedy. Once I discovered what all-encompassing grief lurked beneath the surface, the humor was much-needed and appreciated and a welcome relief. There were two major issues dealt with in Teardrop Shot. There's a reason I didn't put Spoiler-Free at the top of my review, not that I plan on spoiling anything. But I felt readers may want to know the novel's driving force, because it could be a possible trigger. In a perfect balance of hurt-comfort, Charlie and Reese are dealing with loved ones who are causing nothing but grief and shame and pain. Instead of closing those emotional walls and shoring up that armor, they let each other in, when no one else before was allowed entrance. True friendship, an unbreakable connection, and a relationship built on an emotionally mature foundation, instead of lust and infatuation. Slow-burn at its finest and most believable. Dementia and addiction cause Charlie and Reese to find comfort and understanding in one another. This resonated with me, as both issues have impacted me in the same way they have Charlie and Reese. Yet they also manage to parallel one another, because the same emotions apply to both situations. Charlie stole my heart, resonating so deeply with me, there were times I had to put the novel down and just let the bawling commence. I've been there- I'm still there. Freezing everyone out, cutting off all the friends I used to have, finding safety and security in my own personal bubble, where I refuse to let anyone new inside with me. Charlie had the courage to let Reese in, revealing the ability to hope. I'll try to be vague, as I truly don't want to spoil the experience for anyone. A loved one of Charlie's has early-onset dementia, all those hopes and dreams dissolving, until the one you love no longer recognizes you. But in truth, you no longer recognize them, because you're the same person, and they're the one who has changed. We live for those sparks of recognition (where you both recognize each other), but a few minutes after leaving their presence, it hurts worse because of it, because it solidifies all you've lost and never will regain. Reese's struggles with his brother's addiction also hit me close to home- as all those hopes and dreams Charlie wanted with her loved one, addiction stole those from me as surely as dementia did her. Which is why I said those two issues paralleled one another, the emotions mixing. I experienced dementia with my late grandmother, whom I'm still grieving, but I lost my best friend to addiction. At first, it was rare moments where he behaved as a stranger, but as the years rolled by and the domestic violence increased, the enabling slowly killing me, it became rare moments when my best friend made an appearance, where those appearances hurt (just as I described above with the person suffering from dementia recognizing you) Being subconsciously pushed away for my own good, then feeling endless guilt for abandoning him when there was no way I could help or heal him. Both situations require grieving the living, grieving what could have been, should have been... what will never be...As you can see, I spent the last half of the novel in tears, never having had BOTH main characters resonate so deeply within me. Feeling that powerlessness again as I read and empathized with their very real agony.The beginning was cute, with a mystery surrounding why Charlie was so emotionally closed off while using humor to deflect- some of that humor was the funniest I've read to-date. But as the novel progressed forward, the emotions ran deeper. Not only did I get a summer camp, which is something that for some reason always seems to draw me in like a moth to flame, I also got to read about an NBA legend- also another plot device that tickles my fancy. While these plot devices seem a bit vapid yet oh-so entertaining, it was necessary to offset the deep emotional wreckage Charlie and Reese were suffering. A perfect balance. Charlie and Reese felt real, their actions and reactions human. No doubt I'll reread Teardrop Shot. I also won't hesitate to recommend the novel. But I will warn, if you've been impacted by dementia or addiction, this very real take on both may trigger your emotions. For me, it helped work through them more, not feel so alone, but in others it may spark emotions they're not ready to handle.
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  • Anna
    January 1, 1970
    This author has done it again! Tijan has this way of carefully crafting a story that is both unique and entertaining with complex characters that will put you through all of the feels. The blurb of this book does not do it justice. For me, Teardrop Shot started off feeling a bit lighter than some of her other books in that there was a bit of comedic flair as the heroine, Charlie would spout off random, humorous questions when stressed, nervous or excited however as the story developed, it turned This author has done it again! Tijan has this way of carefully crafting a story that is both unique and entertaining with complex characters that will put you through all of the feels. The blurb of this book does not do it justice. For me, Teardrop Shot started off feeling a bit lighter than some of her other books in that there was a bit of comedic flair as the heroine, Charlie would spout off random, humorous questions when stressed, nervous or excited however as the story developed, it turned into something so much deeper and put me through an array of deep emotions. There were moments where I was ugly crying, swooning, and feeling hopeful.Charlie is a quirky, oddball heroine who’s penchant for spewing these random questions made her quite endearing to me. I like that she wasn’t a cookie cutter character. She started off as a fangirl camp groupie towards Reese Forster, but then she bonds with Reese as a man. Charlie was a strong heroine who suffered something heartbreakingly devastating and the author did a great job of showing just how much this affected her all while pulling at my heartstrings. There were times that I thought she was a bit immature in how she handled things, but at the same time, I think that it was fitting with her character. I absolutely adored Reese. He is an NBA all star for the Seattle Thunder and meets Charlie at Echo Island Camp where their team is training. In the beginning, he isn’t sure what to make of Charlie and you can see this as his responses to her are a bit mercurial - he is humored, then commanding, and then pissy. However, he sees something in her that speaks to him and the two start to form a friendship that later evolves into something more. I love just how insightful and understanding Reese is. He is able to see beyond the jokes and past the mask that she presents to those around her. My reasons for 4 instead of 5 stars is that I wasn’t too sure about Charlie at the beginning so it took me a bit longer than usual to be fully engaged in the story and I would have loved to have had some chapters told from Reese’s POV. Overall, I really enjoyed this sports romance with its complex, well-developed the characters and its unique plot. I received Teardrop Shot for free and I am definitely looking forward to more books by this author.
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  • Larissa Rye
    January 1, 1970
    This book was another slam dunk by Tijan! Tijan’s books always make me have all the feels. I laughed, I cried, it made me think but most of all it made me feel so many emotions. When I first seen the blurb for this book I wasn’t really sure what to expect. Would it be more romcom or sports romance? I can honestly tell you that whatever you were expecting, it is so so much more. Her books just hit me right in the feels, I’m always blown away by where the story takes me. For the first couple chapt This book was another slam dunk by Tijan! Tijan’s books always make me have all the feels. I laughed, I cried, it made me think but most of all it made me feel so many emotions. When I first seen the blurb for this book I wasn’t really sure what to expect. Would it be more romcom or sports romance? I can honestly tell you that whatever you were expecting, it is so so much more. Her books just hit me right in the feels, I’m always blown away by where the story takes me. For the first couple chapters, I admit I struggled. I wasn’t sure where she was taking us with Charlie. But like always, there was a deeper meaning/struggle happening that slowly revealed itself. I don’t want to give spoilers but I didn’t see the Damien plot turning out the way that it did. It is absolutely heartbreaking & explains so much. Charlie is strong, she is brave & she overcomes so much to be with Reese. I loved Reese almost right away, (I’m probably one of the biggest basketball fans, it’s probably a good thing there’s no team near me or I’d be the biggest groupie!!) there was just this feeling I got that he would be a special character. And he was, he was strong, honest, loveable, committed, hard working, loyal & basically everything you’d want in a guy. He wasn’t your usual cocky jock character, yes he loved the game & he played it extremely well & he was famous but he had his struggles & he just didn’t come across as a cocky shit who thinks he deserves everything. At least not from my perspective. These two together completed each other in the best way. He understood Charlie in a way that even her friends didn’t. He got her to open up, and love life again. Not that they didn’t struggle along the way or have problems, which made it that much more relatable. And Charlie was a pillar of strength for Reese at the end when he needed it most. I loved the epilogue where you got to see where they ended up down the road. That’s always one of my favourite parts of a book. I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of this book in return for an honest review. I can honestly say this is one of my favourite Tijan books & more than deserves all 5 stars, if not more. Thank you so much for this amazing read & for once again giving me all the feels.
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  • Moon Love
    January 1, 1970
    Teardrop Shot is Tijan's 2nd full length release this year and she has at least one more to come before the year ends. If you're familiar with her work, you'll know she takes time and builds the story slowly but does it in a way that captures your attention from the very beginning and immerses you in the characters and world she has created. This book is no different and showcases the calibre of her talent brilliantly. I found myself mesmerized by both Charlie and Reese. They're so different fr Teardrop Shot is Tijan's 2nd full length release this year and she has at least one more to come before the year ends. If you're familiar with her work, you'll know she takes time and builds the story slowly but does it in a way that captures your attention from the very beginning and immerses you in the characters and world she has created. This book is no different and showcases the calibre of her talent brilliantly. I found myself mesmerized by both Charlie and Reese. They're so different from the outside, but so similar when it comes to how they deal with challenges to their defences. Charlie uses quirks to keep everyone at bay around her among other things and Reese uses his basketball talents to get his feelings out. These vulnerabilities they have really helped highlight how strong they actually are. These mechanisms have kept them safe for a long time. Watching them slowly open up to each other, first as friends and then eventually as lovers was so satisfying. It just helped build their chemistry from sparks to a raging inferno. One of my favorite aspects of this wonderful story is friendship. I loved how Charlie had true friends; Ones who even with a distance of time and space where true to her and their ties to one another. And Reese too. While he may be a superstar, he still had good people around him to look after him and make sure he was alright, even if their actions weren't always the brightest. Camaraderie is always important and both Charlie and Reese had some great ones. It never fails to surprise me how Tijan can take a seemingly simple story and elevate it in something complicatedly magnificent. I always think it's proof of how skilled an author is when it happens and it always adds to my appreciation of the story. The themes addressed in this book are poignant and heart-felt. I not only found myself in tears as I read and my chest ached as Charlie and Reese dealt with what haunted and hurt them, but I found myself contemplating and learning so much about topics I'd never considered before. Teardrop Shot is a brilliant story of friendship, love, and dealing with complications of life. It's enchanting and haunting and will stay with you long after you finish the last page.
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  • Kay Daniels (Kay Daniels Romance)
    January 1, 1970
    Tijan writes beautiful stories with big feelings and big moments where we witness the character slowly grow through little life moments and it's so glorious to read. I don't know how she does it, but her characters crawl into my soul and set up a permanent camp where I remember them long after I've finished reading them. Charlie lost herself in a relationship years ago. She has recently resurfaced and thankfully her old friends won't let her disappear again, even though every instinct inside her Tijan writes beautiful stories with big feelings and big moments where we witness the character slowly grow through little life moments and it's so glorious to read. I don't know how she does it, but her characters crawl into my soul and set up a permanent camp where I remember them long after I've finished reading them. Charlie lost herself in a relationship years ago. She has recently resurfaced and thankfully her old friends won't let her disappear again, even though every instinct inside her says to run and hide. It is with pure desperation, due to lack of job, lack of funds, and some small voice that says she really needs to get her life back in order, that Charlie says yes to the job that her old friend, Trent, offers her.Working back at the summer camp wasn't exactly her idea of a dream job, but little did she know that her dream team, The Seattle Thunder, would be the ones occupying the grounds for the next several weeks. The one problem Charlie has...weird question vomit. She was kind of a hot mess. Her life, her finances, and yeah...her questioning when she was nervous. Aside from that, everything was great. At least that is what she told herself."You're a little odd, aren't you?" I snorted. "Fantastically so."Meeting Reese Forester was a dream come true, becoming his friend, was an added bonus, becoming more than friends....that was complicated. Charlie wasn't looking for a relationship. She is a shell of her former self and doesn't need further complications. She warns him time and again, but Reese has a pull she wasn't expecting, he continues to open up her heart and mend her broken wounds. Between Charlie's old friends and her new ones, it's nearly impossible to stay hidden and damaged, but she has to make a choice to make, run away and keep hurting or run towards a new beginning.Teardrop Shot is quirky, emotional, romantically steamy and full of all the feels. It's mending old friendships, mending one's self, and forming new bonds. This entire book is such a fantastic read, it will stay with you long after you finish it. 
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  • Kara (Rotella Reads)
    January 1, 1970
    Tijan, oh Tijan. What have you done to me?I'll be 100% honest and say that when I started this book, it didn't feel like a Tijan novel. The female main character, Charlie, was unlike anything she's ever written. I was so worried that I wouldn't like this read based on the quirky and sarcastic nature of Charlie's personality. But as the story progressed, I became more in love with the different approach Tijan took with this read. I became completely enthralled with the characters' unique qualitie Tijan, oh Tijan. What have you done to me?I'll be 100% honest and say that when I started this book, it didn't feel like a Tijan novel. The female main character, Charlie, was unlike anything she's ever written. I was so worried that I wouldn't like this read based on the quirky and sarcastic nature of Charlie's personality. But as the story progressed, I became more in love with the different approach Tijan took with this read. I became completely enthralled with the characters' unique qualities and personalities. Instead of feeling like this wasn't her usual style, I started to feel like "wow, she's really taking this to a whole new level!"Who couldn't love a book about a NBA super-fan completely down on her luck, meeting her basketball idol in the flesh and having to interact with him on a professional level. It was the perfect set up for an epic, embarrassing tragedy or a love story you could only dream about. The thrill of finding out which one it would end up being was half the fun of this read.The hero, Reese Forester is my newest book boyfriend. He was perfection in this novel. I don't think there was a single thing I disliked about his character. Brooding, focused, charismatic, driven, sweet and oh so sexy! A baller with a heart of gold. Did I mention how smoking hot he was?Teardrop Shot shook me. It broke me emotionally. It ruined my mascara. Sure, the beginning was fun and silly and comical. But things got down right serious and emotional in this book. Deep and catastrophic life experiences were interlaced in this witty romance read. And I loved it that much more for it. I connected with the characters on a deeper level because of their struggles and heartache. No one in this read was left unscathed by life and all that it throws at you. This book was so powerful, it's hard to put into words just how truly incredible it was for an atypical sports romance. From beginning to end, I was held captive. I just couldn't put it down.I received an ARC of this book from Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Rhiannon King
    January 1, 1970
    With every new Tijan book that is being released my level of excitement goes up a notch and with this Sports Romance it's no different. You think you know how this book is going to be but I can tell you it's nothing like you're probably expecting. Reese and Charlie's story will blow you out of the water, everything they have had to go through before they ever met will tear at your emotions. Can two broken souls come together as one? Charlie is well Charlie, she's annoyingly adorable, batshit cra With every new Tijan book that is being released my level of excitement goes up a notch and with this Sports Romance it's no different. You think you know how this book is going to be but I can tell you it's nothing like you're probably expecting. Reese and Charlie's story will blow you out of the water, everything they have had to go through before they ever met will tear at your emotions. Can two broken souls come together as one? Charlie is well Charlie, she's annoyingly adorable, batshit crazy weird, think Summer from Anti-Stepbrother only taken up a few notches (lol), but I loved her right from the first page. She made me laugh with all her random question outbursts, she is who she is and she makes no apologies for it. She's a HUGE Seattle Thunder fan and an even bigger Reese Forster fan and she's about to find herself in fangirl heaven. Reese Forster, starting point guard for the Seattle Thunder basketball team is about to meet Charlie, when he stormed in to the gym at Echo Island Camp that night demanding a ball; he wasn't expecting Charlie to ask "What's your criteria for determining who you choose to be a fuck buddy" but then again Charlie wasn't expecting that to come out of her mouth. One question is what leads to a friendship neither of them were looking for. Reese starts to see through Charlie's mask, the jokes, the façade, it's her way of hiding the pain she's still trying to deal with. It only takes one person to crack the armour you encase yourself with, and everything you hide from the world starts to pour out on to the floor. They have amazing chemistry together and I absolutely loved their back and forth banter. Their story was perfect, both had tragic pasts but both helped the other when the time was needed. Their story started with a random as hell question so it's only right it ends with one too. This book pulled at my emotions, I felt their pain. Tijan touches on a subject you don't really read in books but it was written tastefully and amazingly. This book is about self discovery, learning to heal and coming to terms that it's ok to not be ok and that when you have people in your corner it's ok to lean on them so they can help with your healing. I can't give this book enough stars....
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  • Tongan Book Lover
    January 1, 1970
    Teardrop Shot by Tijan is a slow burn sports romance standalone filled with so much humor, love, lust & loss. Tijan continues to write novels that are set so far apart from the norm, with surprises you'll never see coming. This novel is one of those books that sneaks up on you. You're distracted by the setting, the scenes and the idea of your normal romantic comedy, that when it hits you, it completely consumes you. This book absolutely gutted me. Such a beautiful and tragic story that will Teardrop Shot by Tijan is a slow burn sports romance standalone filled with so much humor, love, lust & loss. Tijan continues to write novels that are set so far apart from the norm, with surprises you'll never see coming. This novel is one of those books that sneaks up on you. You're distracted by the setting, the scenes and the idea of your normal romantic comedy, that when it hits you, it completely consumes you. This book absolutely gutted me. Such a beautiful and tragic story that will probably remain with me forever. Soooo much more than a sports romance, and resonated so deeply within me I am having some serious problems coming back down to reality. It was all so unexpected and strategically written so that all these emotions were charging out of me. I cried (like a baby), laughed (a lot), loved and lived through this novel and through Reese and Charlie. Charlie; broken, so strong, selfless, full of love and hiding from the world. And also an avid basketball fan. Reese; basketball superstar, angry, haunted, protective and a little bit lost. An unusual coupling but one that makes so much sense. Their journey is a weird one. It's angsty, dysfunctional and funny as hell, filled with so much sexual tension, I swear I was permanently flushed. The obstacles these two have gone through, in the past and currently, is a testament to the strong people they are today and is one of the best things they share in common. They help each other heal, they continually challenge each other and watching them together is such a beautiful thing. I don't know what else I can say without spoiling it but this book is everything to me! Tijan is blowing the book community away with her genius. She always manages to set herself so far apart from every other author with her unique talent for spinning tragedy, love, and new adults. Thank you Tijan for giving me this story. I will never be able to let go of it. Nobody is ready for this story!
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  • Pamela Lilley
    January 1, 1970
    Flipping heck! I am an emotional wreck! What a truly wonderful story, it was funny, it was romantic, it was so so emotional (for me especially, dementia is a disease I’ve had first hand dealings with). Okay, no more emotional talk, let’s talk basketball, I know nothing about it, but I’m going to make it my mission to watch a game and find out more, especially if there are some real life players like Reese or Juan, because let me tell you, those guys leave all the rest in the dust, they’re perfec Flipping heck! I am an emotional wreck! What a truly wonderful story, it was funny, it was romantic, it was so so emotional (for me especially, dementia is a disease I’ve had first hand dealings with). Okay, no more emotional talk, let’s talk basketball, I know nothing about it, but I’m going to make it my mission to watch a game and find out more, especially if there are some real life players like Reese or Juan, because let me tell you, those guys leave all the rest in the dust, they’re perfect book boyfriends. The story follows the quirky and very heartbroken Charlie, an extreme basketball fan. So when she finds herself working the courts at a training camp hosting her dream team with her dream player, NBA superstar, Reese Forster, things start looking up for her (if only she can get her head screwed on straight and stop all the verbal diarrhoea spewing out of her mouth). Reese also has his own issues, he’s dealing with a not so easygoing unsupportive family. Together they eventually learn to let each other in, and things are looking peachy, until that little bit of doubt creeps in and tries to ruin everything. Have they got what it takes to take that extra step, do they even want to try? Strangely wonderful characters, a wonderful story, with wonderful writing, as usual. I was lost in the story, addicted from the first to the very last page. If I could give a book more than five stars, this would be it. I received an advanced copy of this book from the author’s publicist, this is my honest review.
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  • Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
    January 1, 1970
    5 Stars!I'm a huge, huge fan of anything Tijan and while her Fallen Crest crew will always be a very top favorite (if you don't know who I'm talking about then you must be living under a rock!), THIS is the book knocking on its door in my love for it. I really, really loved this book a lot y'all... and every single moment that I read in the pages.A little different for her in the best way and a whole lot of laughs, swoon, and tears in this slow-burn, deep, emotional, intense, unforgettable, unpu 5 Stars!I'm a huge, huge fan of anything Tijan and while her Fallen Crest crew will always be a very top favorite (if you don't know who I'm talking about then you must be living under a rock!), THIS is the book knocking on its door in my love for it. I really, really loved this book a lot y'all... and every single moment that I read in the pages.A little different for her in the best way and a whole lot of laughs, swoon, and tears in this slow-burn, deep, emotional, intense, unforgettable, unputdownable book. Teardrop Shot was completely brilliant in every little way... unstoppable and beautifully told with highs that'll make you soar and lows that'll break your heart... and I simply could not get enough of this story, their journey or these characters.I don't want to spoil anything but this is an experience you do not want to miss. Meeting Reese and Charlie, they'll unexpectedly steal your heart and stick with you long after their story is over.You can't go wrong with any Tijan book.... but if you are looking for something new, fresh, impactful, and all around addicting from the very start with a twist or two to keep you hanging on, then THIS is the romance that you need to read.I highly recommend this book.Reviewed for Renee Entress's Blog
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  • Eileen Robinson
    January 1, 1970
    I am sure when an author writes a book, they aren't always aware of the effect it can have on a reader. This truly is one of those books, that you never see coming but gives you everything including a flood of thoughts and emotions you didn't even realise you had hidden so deep inside you. It takes a special author to give you that special reader connection to the characters and this book and this author do it in spades!! I wasn't prepared for Charlie and Reese's story, Both damaged by life befo I am sure when an author writes a book, they aren't always aware of the effect it can have on a reader. This truly is one of those books, that you never see coming but gives you everything including a flood of thoughts and emotions you didn't even realise you had hidden so deep inside you. It takes a special author to give you that special reader connection to the characters and this book and this author do it in spades!! I wasn't prepared for Charlie and Reese's story, Both damaged by life before they even meet, yet they give me so much hope. Tijan broaches difficult subject's in such delicate ways, that your emotions feel everything, the rawness, the devastation, the caring, the typical shut down of smiling on the outside when inside is crumbling apart. Charlie and Reese have found their own coping mechanisms, for Reese it's basket ball, and for Charlie its her humour. I loved every crazy thing that come out of her mouth and at times i was in fits of laughter along with the tears! Oh how i loved this girl!! She made me laugh, she made me cry, she made it real!!! Reese with his burden's, is truly a rock, a man with patience and thoughtfulness. I can honestly say that Reese and Charlie have easily become two of my favourite characters!!
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  • The Smutbrarians
    January 1, 1970
    Feels 4Steam 5Storyline 5Overall Rating 4.5Kindle eArc provided by AuthorsReviewed by RobinReese Forster was the starting point guard for the Seattle Thunder. Charlie had followed his career, knew his stats and now he was going to be at the camp training. The camp she worked at. She was currently going through some stuff. Lost her job. Dumped by her boyfriend. But when they become roommates things get even more complicated. Charlie’s a little bit crazy. Reese is in the NBA. They shouldn’t be fri Feels 4Steam 5Storyline 5Overall Rating 4.5Kindle eArc provided by AuthorsReviewed by RobinReese Forster was the starting point guard for the Seattle Thunder. Charlie had followed his career, knew his stats and now he was going to be at the camp training. The camp she worked at. She was currently going through some stuff. Lost her job. Dumped by her boyfriend. But when they become roommates things get even more complicated. Charlie’s a little bit crazy. Reese is in the NBA. They shouldn’t be friends let alone anything more.“I felt normal, for a small moment.I was a girl crushing on a guy, not a fangirl gawking over a celebrity, and it hit me hard in the chest. Right there, making that thing pumping and skipping a beat.That was what I’d been afraid of.”4.5 Crazy Stars! I really fell in love with Charlie. She had so much adversity thrown at her and somehow she just kept right on moving. Not without issues. But she still did it. I love the angst in Tijan's writing and I found Charlie's story so unique. What she went through was something I never really thought of before. And Reese...actually it should be Reese Forster. Two names. The way these two "friends" fought their attraction. And then tried to explain it away. Attractive people gravitate towards attractive people...right? It's only natural. LOVED IT! Fun, quirky, sad, broken, beautiful...it all spoke to me and made me keep turning page after page.When you are addicted to those angsty, emotional stories, you only need to pick up a Tijan book and you will feed your addiction. Her stories are page turners that you cannot look away from. Books that you can read over and over again.
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