Teardrop Shot

Teardrop Shot

by Tijan


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780999769140
Publisher: Brower Literary & Management, Inc.
Publication date: 06/24/2019
Pages: 376
Sales rank: 161,697
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.84(d)

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Teardrop Shot 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous 12 days ago
Absolutely loved this book!
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WhooGivesAHoot 24 days ago
Teardrop Shot by Tijan was a SLAM DUNK and this story gave me all the feels! This slow burn romance was full of hilarious moments and a whole lot of angst! The author's storytelling ability wholeheartedly captivated my every thought and emotion, leaving me on the edge of a cliff ready to topple over with every twist and turn thrown our way. Oh and don't even get me started on surprise after surprise that I never saw coming! Charlie and Reese's chemistry was swoon-worthy and these two totally slammed their way right into my heart. The story stated a little slow for me, but from the moment these two connected they had my full attention and I couldn't help but devour every word. Their constant back and forth banter was so freaking entertaining and it gave some nice comic relief to those emotionally gut-wrenching moments in between. This story was a highly entertaining sports romance that is breathtakingly beautiful and unique! Truly a must read story of 2019!
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Jocelyne Germain 25 days ago
This was my first Tijan's book, and this definitely won't be my last. This sport romance, beautifully written, has it all: wonderful characters, amazing story, outstanding chemistry. Reese and Charlie's story is perfect. This story is more than just a sport romance! It's hilarious, emotional, and romantic. I highly recommend it
Anonymous 25 days ago
If you have read any Tijan book, you know you are getting a strong yet complicated female lead with an equally strong male to handle her. Tijan, you absolutely wrecked me with this one. Your best yet, for real. Charlie’s past was not at all what I was expecting, which made it so much more raw and beautiful of a story. Reese was such a pillar of strength and then boom! His layers are exposed and you are hit with a character that is so real you just think at some point we will find out this is a true story of two real people out there. Thank you for continuing to awe me with your character development and your amazing storytelling. This truly was such a beautiful read.
I LOVE STORY TIME Book Blog 27 days ago
I have to be honest and say that this story took me by surprise. First, I admit that I had no idea what teardrop shot meant, so I thought it an usual title because I had nothing to relate it to. Second, when I first started reading, I had such a hard time connecting with the heroine. She was a bit bizarre and all over the place. Then, her awkwardness spoke to my awkwardness, and I got her. I really got her. I felt for her. I hurt for her. I cried for her. I hoped for her. I cheered for her! Reese and Charlie's story was surprisingly emotional. It was SO much more than just a sports romance. It gutted me and made me feel. I was heart broken over what Charlie was trying to hide and what Reese was trying to avoid. Charlie and her questions had me laughing out loud, and I loved the way Reese wasn't scared off by her personal demons. I especially appreciated the way he handled Reese's past... like a real, caring, confident man. When I finally learned what a teardrop shot was and when Reese explained what it meant in reference to Charlie, it brought everything together for me. I just sighed and thought... Tijan is freakin' literary genius. Seriously! I haven't read a story of her's that hasn't consumed me completely. She is one of the few authors that can go back and forth between different romance tropes and nail it every single time. I loved Reese and Charlie. I'm so glad I had the opportunity to spend a few days with them. Teardrop Shot is definitely one of my favorite Tijan reads. I highly recommend! ♥Review by Lys
UpAllNightBB 27 days ago
5 Stars Review by Lisa Late Night Reviewer Up All Night w/ Books Blog This book is nothing like I thought it would be. It is so much better than I could have imagined. Emotional, inspirational, funny, powerful, and so much more. Teardrop Shot by Tijan is absolutely breathtaking. I don't want to say the best of her work because I absolutely love all her books, but this one just shows what an amazing author she is. How her written words have such a hold and how they can affect you so much. Absolutely brilliant!!! This is one of those stories that comes down to all the small intricacies throughout the story. All those little details and pieces that just grab you and pull you into their world. You feel every laugh, shake of the head, eye roll, tear, etc. with them. Oh, and those pieces that you just had no idea would sneak up into the story and take your breath away because it’s just powerful. Life is hitting the proverbial wall for Charlie and it sends her back to to a place she left behind. Life keeps taking shots at her but, when Reese’s first encounter with Charlie doesn't go so well, what's the worst that can happen? This story just has so much power to it. Everyone should read it. Keep doing what you're doing, Tijan, because your stories just keep getting better and better and I can't wait to read what you release next.
Kayreader 27 days ago
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.
Itsgottabethebooks 27 days ago
Tijan brings out all the feels in Teardrop Shot. Charlie and Reese were entertaining to say the least. The banter between the two was hilarious. Charlie and her quirky personality and Reese just so chill but troubled made the pair go well together. They understood each other with all the pain in their life. I enjoyed the slow burn as they went from friends to lovers. This story had it all. You will find yourself in tears of sorrow, happiness and laughter. Tijan takes the W with this sports romance.
KMariReads 27 days ago
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.
Sandy-thereadingcafe 27 days ago
4.25 stars--TEARDROP SHOT by Tijan is a contemporary, adult, stand alone romance story line focusing on Charlotte aka Charlie, and professional basketball player Reese Forster. Told from first person perspective (Charlie) and one chapter from Reese TEARDROP SHOT follows the building relationship between Charlie and professional basketball player Reese Forster. For the past several years, our heroine Charlie, has been living in her own private h*ll, a hell of which few people are aware. One year earlier Charlie walked away from the love of her life, and entered into a relationship with a man who broke her heart. A phone call from a former friend finds Charlie the ‘ball girl’ at Echo Island Camp, a private camp where the Seattle Thunder basketball team will be holding preseason workouts. Enter professional basketball player and starting point guard Reese Forster, our heroine’s favorite player, and the man with whom Charlie will fall in love. What ensues is the building but forbidden romance between Charlie and Reese, and the potential fall-out as Charlie pulls away before yet another crack in her already broken heart. Charlie is what can only be labelled quirky and strange; a little cray-cray with a slight case of rambling Tourette’s where our heroine asked questions that make no sense at all. Struggling in her own personal nightmare, Charlie’s failed relationships, and continuing job losses constantly pushed at her already fragile heart-Charlie’s secrets have built a wall between herself and her friends, friends from whom she walked away eight years earlier. Meeting her idol Reese Forster, stirs something deep within our heroine, something that manifests itself just short of an emotional breakdown. The relationship between Charlie and Reese is one of immediate attraction. Charlie’s peculiar way of dealing with stress comes across as odd and unorthodox. Reese Forster finds Charlie’s peculiarities wacky but fun, fun enough to answer her constant stream of unusual questions. The $ex scenes are intimate and passionate without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. There is a large ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters including Charlie’s friends Trent, Owen, Hadley, and Grant; camp administrator Keith Gimpel; as well as several team members –Garth, Terry, Matthew, Juan, and their significant others; and coaches, agents and administrators for the Seattle Thunder Basketball Team. TEARDROP SHOT is a story of secrets, heart break, love and loss; of friendship and family; of struggle and peace. The premise is fascinating; the characters are flirty, sassy and wounded; the romance is spicy, edgy and intense. TEARDROP SHOT is a wonderful, emotional and captivating story line that touches on some traumatic times for our story line couple.
AT_202 27 days ago
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.