Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Bocci PR
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
My Teardrop Shot Review . . .
I just got on the Tijan bandwagon a little while ago and what a ride it has been. So, when I saw this book I was all over the opportunity to read it. And I LOVED IT!!!!
Charlie has some issues and she's the perfect representation of awkward when stressed. When Charlie gets stressed she's starts to ask random questions which all ignore except for one. Charlie's world is falling apart but one constant is her obsession of Reese Forster, NBA great.
At one time Charlie had a solid group of friends but had to let them go. Out of no where her friends start to come back and drag her back to in to their fold. From the beginning we are not sure what destroyed Charlie, but the more she starts to come back to life the more we start to get her past story. And what a tragic story it was.
While Charlie has the opportunity to work at her old job with her old friends, she also gets the opportunity to meet her idol. Charlie's meeting with the team was hilarious and caused her quirkiness to almost get out of hand. However, one player found her quirks hilarious and made him want to know more about her.
Reese's family life is blowing up and causing him and his team to hide. So, they can to train and stay out of the limelight they end up renting a private camp for their pre-season training camp. While they are there training he's drawn to the a bit crazy Charlie. Once Charlie and Reese meet their banter is off the chart.
"You text me that and then shut off your phone? What are you? Twelve?"I flushed. It was a bit immature. I picked at my shirt. "Adulting is hard.""Though shit."
Reese and Charlie start as friends but end up so much more. I loved the healing of these two. I also loved the relationship between Charlie and her friends. Charlie had ended up on island by circumstances and didn't have a life line back to the mainland. Thankfully her friends sent a life preserver and Reese is the one who reeled her back in. This was such a beautiful, heartfelt amazing story.
There were so many elements that made me love this story. From Charlie's quirkiness, her strong personality, her friends, her relationship with Reese and the healing journey.
5 Awkward loving Thumbs up!