Genres: Contemporary Romance
Also by this author: Fallen Fourth Down, Fallen Crest University, Anti-Stepbrother, Cole, Eye Candy, The Boy I Grew Up With, Bennett Mafia
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.
What the hell just happened?! Teardrop Shot just book slapped me! I thought this was going to funnier for some reason. Maybe because the blurb was a bit lighter? Either way, this book took me on a journey. There is some humor (because honestly, Charlie is bat crap crazy), but the story comes with sadness, heartbreak, and pain too.
Charlie was a tough character for me because she is just so ridiculous most of the time. You learn about her past and you “get her” but it didn’t really make her less annoying to me. Reese was a good hero but a little static at times. He is so different from Charlie that at times, she just sort of dominates the scene. Honestly, I feel like the story was not so much about their romance as it was a story of Charlie-her life, both past and present. Their love is a slow build, which does make it feel more real. They are friends first, then lovers. That aspect of the story was quite sweet really. These two people needed good friends in their lives and they had that both in each other and others.
Charlie and Reese had some pretty traumatic events in their past they are still dealing with. It was hard to read at points because it was just painful to read. Tijan does such a great job at pulling the reader in, emotionally. Reese is probably what made this book amazing for me. He is primo book boyfriend material for sure!
- POV: dual 1st
- Tears: yes
- Trope: friends to lovers, famous
- Series/Standalone: stand alone
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler
other angsty, emotional books by authors like Colleen Hoover, LJ Shen, Kandi Steiner…then you will probably like Teardrop Shot!