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Teardrop Shot

By: Tijan
Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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Summary

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 is a 100K standalone sports romance.

©2019 Tijan (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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not for me

I like seeing things from both perspectives but all 5hat was given here was the girls a few hours in and I'm bored with the slightly desperate woman with psycho stalker vibes

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Wow! 5 Stars is NOT Enough. I Loved It.

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. Having read both the ebook and having listened to the audio. I’ve got to say, I was way more emotional listening to the audio. Such a wonderful story. Savannah Peachwood did a fantastic job at narrating. Dan Bittner too was brilliant, sadly he was only in for a few minutes, but for those few minutes I was in heaven. Highly recommend.

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  • LC ADEA
  • 15-08-19

Great story, loved it.

I really loved this story. It brings attention to different aspects of grief, and coping with it. While it has a undertone of emotionality to it, it still is a light and upbeat story for the most part. It was balanced really well between heavy and light heartedness and it was performed excellently. My only two critics are 1) Dan Bittner literally only performed one chapter, and it was a short one. So perhaps it should say performed by Savannah with a guest appearance by Dan. Which is really totally on Audible I think.
And 2) I wished this story had more than one chapter from the male POV of the H. I wanted to see how Forrester actually thought about things, about Charlie with her quirk, his own issues etc.
that being said the story still does amazingly well at bringing both characters to life and letting you see their side of things. It’s excellently performed and it’s definitely a great story. Absolutely recommend.

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  • Larosa
  • 15-08-19

A tear in my eyes

I absolutely love this story Reese and Charlie is everything. I had no problems listening to any of this story. I think Savannah Peachwood and Dan Bittner did an excellent job with the narration. Savannah brought them questions to life.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 28-08-19

swoooooooning over here

this one of those books you break night to read. I could t stop listening to this book !!! I might have to break night again because oh child I miss Reese already❤❤❤❤

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  • CassandraB
  • 03-09-19

Great story, kept you guessing

Not your typical boy meets girl, girl meets celebrity blah blah. Actually had some surprises and a nice spin. Really enjoyed this book.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-09-19

A True Tear Jerker

Tijan strikes again, pulling you right in as if it is your life, your story. have you ever mourned for something that was "supposed to be"? If so then you will relate to this story. please do not forget the tissues.

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  • T.S.
  • 30-08-19

Pretty bad

This story was all over the place. It had potential to be good but it went very very wrong somewhere. I had to stop half way in and couldn’t finish.

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  • A.S.
  • 24-08-19

Loved it!

Teardrop Shot is now my favorite Tijan book yet! I laughed, I cried and I didn't want it to end. The narrators did a phenomenal job, as well!

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  • jojo beanz
  • 14-10-19

Stopped at chapter 5. Completely stupid

i tried. i really tried. Heroine had too much crazy. i couldnt get into the story, her crazy was so random and stupid. i have read books with characters with disabilities but this heroine had issues that seemed like the author played 52 pickup with the DSM and picked out whatever symptoms seemed weird. run if you can.

1 star for story (only bc i had to). 5 stars for narrator, i like ms. peachwood.

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  • Jennifer G
  • 13-10-19

Well done

Charlie is dealing with a personal tragedy and not very well. After basically disappearing on her best friends for over a year, she is convinced to help out for a few weeks at the camp they all met at. Reese, an NBA star is dealing with a family scandal and his team have decided to hold their pre-season training at a secret camp instead of their own facilities to keep his off-court drama from affecting the team. When Charlie, a huge basketball fan, realizes that she will be working for and actual NBA team with her favorite basketball player it's nearly overwhelming. Reese doesn't know what to make of the strange girl but finds himself fascinated with her. Somewhere along the way, they realize they are friends, then friends with benefits, then maybe more.

Charlie. Adorably psychotic, a certain type of stalker, a quirky mess. I love this broken girl. I understand why people would get frustrated with her. They wanted her to pull it together, stop crying so much. However, having worked with dementia patients and now in a behavioral health center, I can promise you that people don't move on or heal on any schedule other than their own. Her fragileness spoke to me. Her quirky questions amused me. Her pain slayed me. Reese was wonderful. His understanding, his patience, and his answers made him perfect for Charlie. Charlies's friends were al fantastic. I wasn't as fond of Reese's circle of acquaintances and teammates.

This seems like a new direction for Tijan. Of course, I loved Fallen Crest. Who didn't? I loved raw, gritty Tijan. It took me a while to accept that she had moved on from those stories. There were several books that I found sub-Tijan, still good but not as good as I expected. Now, this. It lacks the darkness of her earlier work but the characters are every bit as developed and every bit as broken. But their world is more realistic, their problems are less extreme. They are more relatable. I'm interested to see if this trend continues.

Savannah Peachwood and Dan Bittner were excellent. I thought they brought Charlie and Reese to life. Savannah captured Charlie's quirkiness and could reel off those questions perfectly. Dan managed to show Reese's many sides as he related to Charlie. Well done.

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  • CAMILLE
  • 08-10-19

love it . realistic and definitely a re read

beautiful story and more realistic than most. will definitely listen to it again..definitely looking into others by this author and live the narrator